“One Last Harvest” at The Confabulator Cafe and the Sale Continues

My latest Confabulator Cafe short story is now available. Most of my stories have at least a hint of darkness. This one does not. It’s something a bit different. An angel falls in an apple grove. You can read “One Last Harvest” at The Confabulator Cafe.

Only 48 hours remain in my Kindle Countdown sale. You can get the All Manner of Dark Things e-book for 99 cents through my birthday, May 26th.

I had a ton of fun at ConQuest 46 and am already looking forward to next year. I’ll post a summary in the next few days.

“Copy Rights” at The Confabulator Cafe

My latest Confabulator Cafe short story “Copy Rights” is available. We were given the prompt “three steps to world peace.” For some reason, I thought of Ron Artest jumping in to the stands and punching a guy. Artest really has nothing to do with the story, but that’s how my writing goes sometimes.

In “Copy Rights,” a genius slacker invents human cloning technology in order to get out of his shifts at an insurance company call center. Unfortunately, his copy isn’t happy with the arrangement.

You can read the story here.

Also, if you are heading to ConQuest next month in Kansas City, be sure to keep an eye out for me. I’ll be serving on a couple of panels and will be having a joint reading with fellow Bottle Cap Publishing author R. L. Naquin. Brandon Sanderson and some guy name George R. R. Martin will be there as guests of honor. It’s always a good time.

Thank you to everyone who has bought All Manner of Dark Things, so far. It has been a lot of fun. I will be having a book signing at Hastings in Lawrence, KS on May 30th. Stop by if you are in the area.

I’m Not Romeo at The Confabulator Cafe and News Updates

The Confabulator Cafe is back with a short story focus. This month, all the contributors wrote short stories inspired by Valentine’s Day. My story, “I’m Not Romeo” is now available. It’s the story of a guy who takes credit for secret admirer gifts that he didn’t leave. You can read it at The Confabulator Cafe.

In other news, Faed, the anthology “The Polka Man” appeared in, is now available in all e-book formats as well as in print from A Murder of Storytellers.

I will have news on another anthology in the next month or so.

In the meantime, for your viewing pleasure, check out the cover for  All Manner of Dark Things, which will contain “I’m Not Romeo,” “The Polka Man,” and many other stories. It’s pretty cool, and I will be excited to see it out in a couple of months.

All Manner of Dark Things Front

Post-NaNoWriMo: The End is the Beginning

thumbI did it. I won NaNoWriMo, and I wrote all about it over at The Confabulator Cafe. Stop by to see how it went and what plans I have for the near future.


NaNoWriMo Week 3: The Full-Time Writer

thumbMy latest blog post about NaNoWriMo and the writing of Very Dangerous People is up at The Confabulator Cafe. Be sure to stop by and see how it is going. This week, I get to pretend to be a full-time writer.


A Confabulator Cafe Review of John Hornor Jacobs’s Fierce as the Grave


After a bit of a hiatus due to other demands on my time, I have posted a new review at The Confabulator Cafe. This week, I review John Horner Jacobs’s Fierce as the Grave: A Quartet of Horror Storiesa collection  from the author of Southern Gods and This Dark Earth. You can find the review here.



What the Finale of How I Met Your Mother Can Teach Us about Writing

How I Met Your Mother’s series finale aired last night, and I have some thoughts up at The Confabulator Cafe about what the finale and how the series developed can teach us about writing organically. Head on over and check it out. **WARNING** There will be spoilers!


Confabulator Review of The Least of My Scars

least-of-my-scarsThis week at The Confabulator Cafe, I reviewed Stephen Graham Jones’s amazing and disturbing novel The Least of My Scars. You can find my review here. It’s an excellent book, and I hope anyone who is a fan of dark, DARK psychological horror checks it out.

I had a great time at Planet Comicon this weekend. I am always extremely impressed at all of the work the artists put in. It’s got me really looking forward to ConQuest in a couple of months.


Are Writers Role Models? (Confabulator Cafe)

This week at The Confabulator Cafe, I go on a bit of a rant regarding the idea of writers as role models. This is in direct response to a letter to the editor in the Lawrence Journal World about William S. Burroughs’s notes and journals being donated to the University of Kansas. Go check it out, if you are interested.



“Old Devil Moon” at The Confabulator Cafe

I have a new story up at The Confabulator Cafe. A werewolf on a broken-down cruise ship in the middle of the ocean on the night before the full moon dreads what tomorrow night may bring. You can check it out at http://www.confabulatorcafe.com/2014/02/old-devil-moon-flash-fiction/