Book Review – Devolution

"Knowing you saw something is different from knowing what you saw." Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre, by Max Brooks Sasquatch. Bigfoot. Their Asian counterpart, the Yeti. These giant ape-like creatures have been mainstays in tons of folklore and urban legend for hundreds of years. For cryptozoologists, they are right up there... Continue Reading →

Publishing Update – The Bone Machine

Readers, I'm excited to let you know that my short story, The Bone Machine, has been published in digital and audio formats on White Enso, under their Kaidankai Podcast series. The Bone Machine is the story of a boy, Joseph, who just wants the world around him to feel normal again. But, when he begins... Continue Reading →

Two (Un)forgettable Years

In March of 2020, my place of employment had all office employees head home for what was thought to be two weeks. Two years later, things finally look like they did before. Driving back to the same office in my same car and seeing (mostly) the same people. But there have been changes. Sure, some... Continue Reading →

Publishing Update – Bloodhound

Readers, it's with great pleasure to reveal that my short story, Bloodhound, is included in the March 2022 issue of JOURN-E! You'll find it starting out the Detection & Mystery section. Bloodhound is the story of Agent John Tanner's hunt for a fabled creature - the Pied Piper. The agency he works for operates in... Continue Reading →

Publishing Update – The Last Flight Out

Readers, I'm so excited to reveal that my short story, The Last Flight Out, is included in the January 2022 issue of SavagePlanets! The Last Flight Out is a story about isolation and existential dread on our planetary neighbor, Mars. Commander Joel and Mission Pilot Marie, a married couple, are veteran astronauts assigned to NASA's... Continue Reading →

Publishing Update – Creature Features

Readers, I'm thrilled to announce that my short story, Creature Features, is included in a new anthology from Hellbound Books Publishing - Monsters, Monsters, Monsters, Monsters! Creature Features is a tale about Keith, a young corporate executive, who is eager to prove himself in front of his peers while at a company offsite. As Keith... Continue Reading →

The Challenge with Originality in Fiction

Thus I rediscovered what writers have always known (and have told us again and again): books always speak of other books, and every story tells a story that has already been told.- Umberto Eco You are correct, Mister Eco. Writing an original work of fiction is difficult. Fiction itself, whether literary or genre, requires many... Continue Reading →

Publishing Update – Osprey

Readers, my post-apocalyptic short story, Osprey, went live at MetaStellar on September 1st! Osprey takes place in Anchorage, Alaska, hundreds of years after advanced technology was abolished. Sinister forces conspire against the general population to raise the new gods from their slumber... MetaStellar Speculative Fiction This publication is my first ever reprint, which is fitting... Continue Reading →

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