Oh man, there is a lot going on…
First off, I’m sort of turning this particular blog into a central hub of all my fiction writing, having focused on creating a “serious” online writer site that has a listing of all my fiction and nonfiction work. You can check it out here if you’re interested.
Speaking of writing, there are updates at THE MONTHLIES and THE FOLLOWER, including a guest post at THE MONTHLIES from the excellent Thacher Cleveland.
Anyway, I don’t know how often I’ll be posting on here except to update on new fiction writing, I’m mostly blogging on Tumblr and posting semi-regularly on Twitter. Stay tuned…
Hey everyone, my monthly short fiction series THE MONTHLIES is now open to fiction submissions! I’m trying to basically line up some guest spots in the upcoming few months.
You can submit snippets/excerpts from your upcoming book or novella, or even original short stories. There’s no genre or length specifications, but please try to keep it under 10,000 words?
With “THE MONTHLIES GUEST SPOT” in the subject line, email me at;
Just attach the story as an MS Word document, along with a brief (2-sentence) bio and a link to any site you’d like me to link to. If I like it, I’ll let you know and give you a date when the story will be posted.
As always, check out the pre-existing stories up now at THE MONTHLIES.
Hope to hear from ya soon!
Hey guys, chapter 2 of THE FOLLOWER, my free espionage mystery novella, is now up to check out, enjoy, and spread around!
Lyle is back in New York after the disaster that was the Columbus incident, but what’s next for him? Follow along to find out!
“Bailout,” a short story, is the latest up at THE MONTHLIES, my free short monthly fiction series. It features Ben Miles, the character from my book RUNNING THE TRAIN AND OTHER STORIES. It’s just a little misadventure featuring everyone’s favorite PI and bail bondsman, so enjoy it.
You can check it out here!
Hey just wanted to drop a line about a new part-time project, STANDING UP & STANDING TALL, a “dumping ground” of sorts for nonfiction essays and funny real-life stories and observations.
An idea inspired by a friend of mine, SU&ST is pretty much a no-schedule, no-format thing that I hope you find funny. The “plan” is hopefully a once-a-month thing, but we’ll see.
Hey just popping up for a brief reminder that The Follower, the serialized novella I’ve been working on, has gone live!
A freelance operative/courier gets cut off from his handlers after a simple job goes haywire. Without any contacts and alone in New York City except for a few friends who have no idea what he really does for a living, Lyle Kinane hangs onto the only insurance he has…
A copy of the package from that fatal job.
He’s got no connections, is 600 miles away from the scene of the crime, and his anxiety attacks are flaring up like crazy. But he’s got no choice, because the only other option is a permanent retirement in a Potter’s Field, which would make his anxiety seem like nothing in comparison…
Check it out!
So I’ve decided out of the kindness of my heart and all that hippy crap that I will be serializing my side-project novella THE FOLLOWER, a mystery/espionage story set in the “universe” of Ben Miles, online for free, chapter by chapter.
You can check out the site and the RSS and email subscription options right here.
Posts will be beginning in a few weeks, in the start of March. Stay tuned.
I’ve been thinking a lot about serialized stories in magazines like Reader’s Digest, Vanity Fair, pulp magazines, comic anthologies, and cheap sci-fi fiction publications, and how no one really does that anymore. Anthologies are such an awesome way way to follow multiple stories monthly or weekly or bimonthly, but in fiction these days they’re such a weird rarity. So in the tradition of those types of outlets (as well as my other current monthly fiction series THE MONTHLIES), we’ll be doing this as a once-a-month thing, with a new chapter with ever installment.
I’m excited for this to get off the ground. Hope you enjoy it as well.