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Element of Mystery -- Finalist!
May 24, 2023

BWG continues their winning streak as Finalist for Best E-Book!


Writing Across America
Mar 23, 2023

Another in GLVWG's anthology series! Contains my story, Incident at Robinson's Lake, where blackmail and birdwatching make a dangerous combination.


Element of Mystery
Sept 27, 2022

Another in BWG's award-winning anthology series! Contains my story, Man of His Word, where a local sheriff and a quirky FBI special agent track a notorious serial killer.


Writes of Passage
Aug 30, 2022

GLVWG's 1st award-winning anthology! This wonderful collection contains my short fiction Kinsey's Quarry, about the only kid in the county who hasn't taken the quarry dive challenge.


Joined HWA!
Jul 7, 2021

I am an official Affiliate Member of the Horror Writers of America!


Fur, Feathers & Scales
July 1, 2021

Indie Books WINNER!
This superlative anthology has my story: Goats in the Machine -- Strange goings-on at a farm, with the arrival of a shaggy kid.


My first indie press release!
Mar 27, 2021

After four long years of writing, editing and waiting... Meanwhile in the Middle of Eternity is released! Editor Phil Giunta declared my story is the "gem of the collection"!

And hot on its heels, GLVWG produced its 2021 anthology Writes of Passage!


Jackson is a Finalist!
Jan 31, 2021

My Friend Jackson receives Finalist in Indies Today's Best Books of 2020! I am psyched! Jackson is entered in a few more competitions. Wish me luck!


Fur, Feathers & Scales
July 1, 2021

Indie Books WINNER!
This superlative anthology has my story: Goats in the Machine -- Strange goings-on at a farm, with the arrival of a shaggy kid.


My first indie press release!
Mar 27, 2021

After four long years of writing, editing and waiting... Meanwhile in the Middle of Eternity is released! Editor Phil Giunta declared my story is the "gem of the collection"!

And hot on its heels, GLVWG produced its 2021 anthology Writes of Passage!


Jackson is a Finalist!
Jan 31, 2021

My Friend Jackson receives Finalist in Indies Today's Best Books of 2020! I am psyched! Jackson is entered in a few more competitions. Wish me luck!


Feathers, Fur & Scales
Dec 1, 2020

Sweet, Funny & Strange Animal Tales - and my short story Goats in the Machine has all four!


My Friend Jackson
Oct 1, 2020

My new novel hits the streets! And has already earned 5 stars from Indies Today and Readers' Favorite!

Inner-city teen Jasmine is ruthlessly bullied at her new school. When the violence escalates, she is rescued by a monstrous force with deadly results. Emboldened by her new ally, she drifts toward the darkness. Will she able to outwit the authorities and her enemies, as she struggles to reclaim her true self?


Untethered
July 20, 2019

Silver Falchion FINALIST!
This wonderfully creepy anthology has two of my stories:
Ride of His Life -- Kids receive a message from a roller coaster's unexpected passenger.
Un-Familiar Spirit -- Two Egyptologists embroil friends and family into their exploration into whether or not ghosts truly exist.


Rewriting the Past
Mar 21, 2019

The 2019 GLVWG Anthology is published! The Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group did it again, and yours truly has another "strange tales" story.
My contribution to this year's collection is The Teller of Not-So-Tall Tales, where a traveler lands himself in a Wild West weighstation backwater, where history (and the people) are not quite right.


Untethered
Oct 1, 2018

The 2018 BWG anthology is released! This volume of tales of paranormal goings-on is right up my alley. It includes two of my ventures into the outré:

Ride of His Life and Un-Familiar Spirit


BWG Roundtable
Spring 2018

I'm the Bethlehem Writers Group's Featured Author in the Spring 2018 issue of their prestigious Roundtable website. In line with this issue's topic of Topsy-Turvy, I offer Off-Color Language, a strange day in the life of a woman dealing with the peculiar affliction of synesthesia.
At the sidebar is my Top 10 List of favorite synthesizers I have played.
See what I did there!?


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."
"...left me wanting more"!

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!
My contribution is my story Deadly Embrace, a thriller set in the not-so-distant future, recording the duel to the death between two sociopaths.


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"!


Once upon a Time
Oct 18, 2016

The 2016 BWG young-reader's anthology is released! This volume of tales for all ages includes two short stories close to my heart.

Give and Take -- A classic fairie/folk tale of a prince who accepts a gift from a woodland spirit, and the consequences it brings.
Book Worm -- As if Hailey didn't have enough trouble with classes and bullies, now someone - or something - is stealing all the books she's borrowed from the library.


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.
Tune in to WDIY 88.1FM around 8PM for my story!
Or stream it live!


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!
Hidden among the 49 short stories, essays and poems from the group, is my short story That Which Was Lost, another tale of the strange that would be perfectly at home in Rod Serling's Twilight Zone.


BWG Roundtable
Jan-Feb 2016

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.
At the end of my story is my Top 10 List of favorite anime films!


The US Review of Books
Jan 1, 2016

Pindlebryth of Lenland - The Five Artifacts
Nationally recognized US Review of Books awarded Pindlebryth a review of RECOMMENDED, a status awarded to the 15% BEST books!
An excellent start to the New Year!

Write Stuff Conference
  Apr 11-13, 2024
  LV Stay Sure/Best Western
  Bethlehem, PA

  Tech Ops will never be the same!


Book Signing!
  May 25, 2024
  Barnes & Noble Southmont
  Bethlehem/Easton, PA

  All the best Lehigh Valley Horror Writers!


Stokercon 2024
  May 30-Jun 2,2024
  San Diego Mission Bay Marriott
  San Diego, CA

  City lights... 'n'ev'ythin!


Shore Leave 44
  Jul 26-28,2024
  Wyndham Resort & Conv. Ctr.
  Lancaster, PA

  Kickoff for the "Eldritch, Inc." release!

Looking for a Publisher

DAW of the Dead
 Short Horror
Two sons inherit a pirate radio station, and find live recording of a song that is irresistible.

Three on a Match
 Short Fantasy
The consciousnesses of a rebel dragon and a dying wizard inhabit a single body. What on earth could his apprentice want at this hour of the night?

Stars In Their Eyes
 Novelette
A mash-up of Lovecraftian horror and hard sci-fi, fraternal twins stumble upon the cosmological secret that killed their uncle.

Ironclad Contract
 Short Fantasy
A wizard is hired by Mephistopheles to find a murderer.

Tunnel Vision
 Short Fantasy
Why is a world-renowned architect so intent on incorporating fractals into his creations?


Release Dates TBD

Eldritch, Inc.
  1st in a Fantasy Novel Series
An "insurance agent" with an unreliable paranormal aptitude and a flippant attitude battles against magnetic demons, vengeful elves, intelligent viruses, Gorgons, killer ghosts, multi-dimensional beings... and then it gets really weird.

Since the original publisher reneged on a year-long verbal agreement (grrr...), I'm working on "novelizing" the stories into a lifetime arc.

Sentinel of Eternity
  hard sci-fi/paranormal
  Ghosts in Space!

No Place Like Home
  hard sci/fi
  There are limits to humanity's spread

Cape Ark - Jarjin's Story
  epic fantasy
  Pindlebryth prequel!

Pindlebryth of Lenland - The Race For Change
  epic fantasy
  Someone is killing Raccoon wizards across the world, The Raven nation hungers for war, and a sixth animal nation arises. Not to mention new developments for Prince Pindlebryth, his new wife, the sorceress Darothien, Prince Selephyrex and his newborn bastard child.


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