My novel Savage Prey, one of my monster books, has been published by Severed Press. I love writing these, and this one in particular was a wonderful adventure. Link here (and the paperback is listed at $10.99, so this might be a good time to buy if you like creature features!).
Do I have any grinches here? Yeah, I knew that. Well, here’s the perfect holiday story for you (it’s a Tall Tale TV podcast). It tells about Santa’s reaction to being shot down by antiaircraft fire. It’s quite short, but I guarantee you’ll enjoy it!
We live in the future… my first publication of 2024 isn’t a print story or book. It isn’t even an ebook or online publication. It’s a podcast of my story “Boiler Room Beasties” which is about uplifted cats on a starship mission gone wrong. It was published by Tall Tale TV, and I’ve included the YouTube link here.
Here’s some good news with an even better story behind it. My tale “What I Never Told Them” placed third in the Chilling Pen Contest that ended in October (You can read the story for free here).
Now the story behind it: I was on a panel at EasterCon in April when I happened to mention that I’d written a story about sentient seaweed. It was a throwaway comment intended to show everyone how nutty the ideas that occur to writers can be.
To my surprise, everyone seemed fascinated by the idea (if you are, too, the antho that contains the story can be read here), and several people asked me to send them the story.
And I wondered why… and kept wondering until I got it out of my system by writing a story about the whole thing.
Of course, being me, the story took an unfortunate twist for the characters.
Anyway, if you do read it, let me know what you think!
Here’s a cool thing – the Lockdown Sci-Fi 5 antho from Black Hare Press has been released. This one contains my story “Tenth Orbit”, which is one of my all-time favorites (as well as being the title of my very first collection!).
Here’s something cool I hadn’t managed to talk about because of so much travel: my novel Bastion has been published!
This is one I’m particularly proud of. Both the adventure and the characters resonate with me more than many others I’ve written, and it’s one of those cases where I wish everyone would read it, just to meet these people and find out what happens to them!
I have a reprint story up at the wonderful mag Little Blue Marble. A mystery story and a love story and a story of environmental hope all in one. I think you’ll enjoy it! Link here.
Fat Man has been released (on Amazon for now, more platforms to come!). I’m particularly proud of this one, because it looks at a bunch of stuff that is coming down the pipeline, and how it could affect our world for good and bad… without necessarily going off into speculative fantasyland or fear-mongering. It was a tough balance to maintain, and now readers get to judge whether I pulled it off.
And here’s that glorious cover:
Wow. I’ve just received the cover of my novel Fat Man from Untreed Reads, and I’m delighted with it. Have a look!
Also, I’ll keep everyone posted about launch dates and availability.
I’m finally getting up to date on publications that I needed to post about. The last one I’m aware of is Summer of Sci-Fi and Fantasy Volume Two – which includes my story “From Days Immemorial” (this is a story I’m particularly proud of).
Purchase link here, and here’s the wonderful cover (on which I’m honored to be listed as a featured writer!):