Category: Books

The Plot is Murder cover

The Plot is Murder

With Poodles! My friend and Seton Hill University Writing Popular Fiction cohort, V.M. Burns, got a first look at the cover for her debut cozy mystery this week. (In an odd turn of events, I saw it before she did, but I won’t say “nanny-nanny-boo-boo” or anything. That would be rude.) She was a little excited. You can read about…

“A Lineage of Shadows”

Scott Nicolay‘s podcast The Outer Dark features an excellent interview with Nightscript editor CM Muller. In the final segment (last half-hour-ish), Scott is joined by reviewer Justin Steele, and they say wonderful things about the volume—including some kind words for my contribution, “The Cuckoo Girls.” (I think C.M. should be particularly proud to have Nightscript called a “spiritual successor” to not only the much missed…

Nightscript, Volume 1

Nightscript, Volume 1, edited by C.M. Muller, available in print and ebook editions from the publisher and Amazon. Contains my story “The Cuckoo Girls” along with stunning stories by Kristi DeMeester, Gregory L. Norris, Charles Wilkinson,  David Surface, Daniel Mills, Kirsty Logan, Kyle Yadlosky, Clint Smith, Damien Angelica Walters, Eric J. Guignard,  Marc E. Fitch, Michael Kelly, Bethany W. Pope,  John Claude Smith,  Zdravka Evtimova,  Jason A. Wyckoff,  Ralph Robert Moore, Christopher Burke, and Michael Wehunt. Purchase Links: From the…

Context is Everything—Or Is It?

I’ve been missing in action for some time. I spent the summer living in England and traveling in Europe. Although I fully intended to blog about my travels, it didn’t happen. (But, other writing did happen. Lots of writing. It was a good summer in all respects.) At the moment, big changes are taking place in Real Life. I’m trying to find the time…

Because the Night

This morning, editor C. M. Muller announced the Table of Contents for the inaugural volume of Nightscript, an anthology slated to be published annually. I am honored to have my story, “The Cuckoo Girls,” included in this amazing line-up. “Everything That’s Underneath” by Kristi DeMeester “Strays” by Gregory L. Norris “In His Grandmother’s Coat” by Charles Wilkinson “The Cuckoo Girls” by Patricia Lillie “The…