Hello, my friends, and Happy Friday! We made it through another week. If you’re looking for something to read this weekend, I’ve posted a new short story to my Medium site – “Karaoke Night.” This is from the exclusive e-book version of my chapbook, Three in the Morning and You Don’t Smoke Anymore (Insomnia Edition). And if you’re looking for something to listen to while you read it, I’ve also curated a playlist on Spotify to accompany this book. And speaking of books, the e-book version of my novella, Tryouts, is on sale this week for 99 cents – to coincide with a certain basketball tournament that’s going on right now!
Hello, my friends, and Happy Friday! We made it through another week, and spring is just around the corner. If you’re looking for something to read this weekend, I have a new short story, “Dreams,” that’s featured in the current issue of The Ocotillo Review. This is a piece which, for contractual reasons, didn’t make it into my collection, All The Things She Says, but who knows, maybe eventually in an expanded version (and I’ve already picked out the alternative cover below – what do you think?). And speaking of All The Things She Says, I just posted another story from that, “Roommates,” on my Medium page, so check it out and if you like it, maybe buy the book!
Happy Friday! If you’re looking for a short story to start your weekend, I’ve got one for you — “Seattle” has just been published in Defuncted, which calls itself “A Collection of Abandoned Things.” This piece originally appeared in The East Bay Review in 2017 but then that website crashed (or something) and it went away. But thanks to Defuncted, it’s back again — and while it’s self-contained, at some point it might find its way into a longer piece I’m working on!
Happy Valentine’s Day! In the spirit of this holiday, I’ve just released my new chapbook – ALL THE THINGS SHE SAYS – a collection of sixteen short stories first published nonsequentially in lit mags and journals over a span of seven years to tell the story of a couple navigating the detours and roadblocks of life. It’s available now on Amazon, for Kindle Unlimited, or from your favorite independent bookstore [ISBN: 978-1-7375801-5-7]. And check out this page for some extra content, including a playlist I’ve curated that sets the vibe for this book!
Hello everyone, and Happy Friday! We’ve made it through another week, and I’ve got some exciting news. I just posted a new short story on my Medium page, “Postcard.” This is part of a collection that I’ve been working on for a while, which I was originally going to call The Sadie Stories, but instead, I’m calling All The Things She Says. These are sixteen stories that I’ve published nonsequentially in literary journals and magazines over a span of seven years, assembled together for the first time, that tell the story of a couple as they navigate the ups and downs of life during their more than thirty-year relationship. It will be available for presale soon, and it releases, fittingly enough, on February 14!
Hello, my friends, and Happy Friday! I hope everyone’s New Year is off to a good start. Things have already started to pick up for me. First, I have a new short story, DREAMS, that’s coming out next month in The Octotillo Review published by Kallisto Gaia Press. It’s another one of what I’ve been calling the “Sadie Stories” although when I put this collection out later this year, it’ll have a different name (no spoilers!). Then, for anyone in the Cincinnati area, my play, GEESE, a comedy about the frustrations of having a gaggle of geese in your parking spot, is being produced by The Drama Workshop next weekend, January 20-22, as part of Home Brew Theatre. And finally, I’ve posted another short story from my collection, Three in the Morning and You Don’t Smoke Anymore (Insomnia Edition) on my Medium page called, SHRINK. Check that out, and if you like it, there’s more in the e-book!
Hello everyone, and Happy Friday! We made it through the week, with the holidays upon us. I thought I’d share some stories from my Medium page you might be interested in reading over the break (hopefully you’ll get some sort of break!). The first is “What Devil Is This?” which is part of my collection, Three in the Morning and You Don’t Smoke Anymore (Insomnia Edition), available exclusively as an e-book on Amazon and for Kindle Unlimited. This is the first time I’ve published this story outside of the collection. The other two are some oldies but goodies that are appropriate for the season: “The Time Santa Almost Didn’t Make it to Birchmont Village” which is part of my collection, (Mostly) True Tales From Birchmont Village–The Complete Year (which makes an excellent stocking stuffer!) and “The Old Man and the Santa Sprint,” a personal essay about feeling my age during a Christmas 5K Fun Run. So check them out, and enjoy, and have a festive holiday season, and a safe and happy new year!
Hello my friends and Happy Holidays! In the spirit of the season, I’ve posted a new short story on my Medium page—“The Time The Black Friday Sale At Lilabelle Durham’s Upscale Boutique Got A Little Out Of Hand”— part of my collection (MOSTLY) TRUE TALES FROM BIRCHMONT VILLAGE—THE COMPLETE YEAR, now available wherever you buy books, and it makes a perfect gift!
Hello, my friends, and Happy November 1st! The day has finally arrived, the release of (Mostly) True Tales From Birchmont Village – The Complete Year, an expanded edition that features five new stories to round out the year with this close-knit community of quirky and eccentric residents. So make some s’mores, and get a copy NOW, at Amazon, for Kindle Unlimited, or order from your favorite independent bookstore [ISBN: 978-1-7375801-4-0]
So if you’ve read my short story collection, (Mostly) True Tales From Birchmont Village, and thought how you might need a few more stories about this quirky and eccentric group, well, you’re in luck, because coming November 1, I’m releasing (Mostly) True Tales From Birchmont Village-The Complete Year, with five new stories further chronicling their near catastrophes and calamities. The new stories (and, thus, new perceived problems for these folks) are:
- The Time Ted Canari Took a Beach Vacation
- The Time the Potato Festival Finally Returned to Birchmont Village Only to Nearly Be Lost Again
- The Time the Black Friday Sale at Lilabelle Durham’s Upscale Boutique Got a Little Out of Hand
- The Time Movie Night Turned Into a Rock Concert
- The Time the Johnson Family Moved
Pre-order is happening now at Amazon for Kindle, and there will also be a paperback version released on November 1 as well. So make yourself some s’mores, and pick up a copy!