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4-Star rating from Readers' Favorite
Jun 13 2017
A book review that made my day!
"Amazing stories that would chill me to the bone one minute and then leave me surprised the next."
I submitted "If I Can't Sleep, You Can't Sleep" for their awards contest, and a free review was an unexpected bonus. I will be waiting with bated breath 'til September, when Readers' Favorite announces their contest winners.
1st Place GLVWG 2017 Flash Fiction
Mar 25 2017
Woo Hoo! 1st Place in GLVWG's writers conference! And it was the first time I've ever tried my hand at "flash fiction," a genre where the story is constrained to 100 words or less.
The Write Connections
Mar 4 2017
The 2017 GLVWG Anthology is published!
The Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group did it again, and yours truly has a story in it, a-a-and did the cover art again!
A Personal Killing
JC's Story - Can't Not Look
Jan 1 2017
Several members of the Bethlehem Writers Group finished an experiment today. We each contributed a tale of a single event - a murder - from a character's unique point of view.
Some rollicking good stuff is contained in these nine stories! My episode is the 3rd in the series, from the point of view of a pimp/pusher from the streets of NYC - so much for "Write What You Know"!
If I Can't Sleep, You Can't Sleep
Oct 6 2016
Two years in the making, it's finally published!
A collection of strange stories to inflict on the ones you love, each one of these tales began their life told to an audience. In that spirit, these little nuggets of mirthful macabre are meant to be read out loud, preferably during a terrible storm, or when someone's been particularly naughty.
WDIY - In The Tradition
Jul 20 2016
I'm on the radio! I'll be telling an original fairie tale The Balaika and the Samovar on July's storytelling segment of In the Tradition.
Write Here, Write Now
Apr 10 2016
The 2016 GLVWG Anthology is published!
The Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group did it again, and yours truly was the Anthology Chair!
The Bethlehem Writers Group selected moi as the Featured Author in their January-February 2016 issue of their prestigious Roundtable website. The Origin of Specious, is a sci-fi tale crafted to fit that issue's topic — Truth and Lies — and is free for the reading.
The US Review of Books
Jan 1 2016
Pindlebryth of Lenland - The Five Artifacts
Oct 30 2017, 6pm
Whitehall Township Library
3700 Mechanicsville Rd., Whitehall PA 18052
I and several other GLVWG authors are ready to get your spines tingling with a collection of terrifying tales just right for the season.
Everything You Know About Fairy Tales is WRONG!
Nov 6 2017, 7pm
Emmaus Public Library
11 E. Main St., Emmaus PA 18049
The wildly successful talk I gave at 2016's PhilCon is now on the road! We'll look at the origins, meanings and evolution of archetypes from fairy tales. Then compare them against their curious, funny and often GRISLY counterparts throughout history, smashing several childhood icons along the way.
WARNING! - PG13 - Small children will be mortified, and served in a light hollandaise sauce.
Local Author Day(s)
Nov 11 2017, 2-4pm
The Outlets at Sands
Nov 18 2017, 2-4pm
Barnes & Noble, Southmont Center
4445 Southmont Way, Easton PA 18045
Join us for a day of book signings by several local authors. Books make great gifts!
Pocono Writers Conference
Jan 20 2018, 6pm
1002 N 9th St., Stroudsburg PA 18360
Learning more about the craft, especially marketing and getting an agent. Will be pitching My Friend Jackson to anyone who will listen!
Beginning as my toe-in-the-water experiment with 2015's NaNoWriMo, a short story or possibly even novella has hatched. Based on characters and locales from my novel Pindlebryth of Lenland, it will illuminate some background leading up to the first novel's events, and flesh out some minor characters that I wish I had the time and space to devote properly before.
Another of my "mythology meets the Twilight Zone" mash-ups, it weaves the tale of a teenager who is trapped in a cabin with a man who doesn't age -- and with something else...
UPDATE - This story has been accepted to the 3rd installment of the
"Middle of Eternity"
anthology series by
--A bunch of kids receive a message from a roller coaster's unexpected passenger.
...all of which will soon be searching for new homes. And of course, Pindlebryth of Lenland - The Race For Change is simmering away in the cauldron...
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