I rarely miss The Molotov Cocktail's contests because the themes are a ton of fun and the Top Ten are always tremendous reads. My story, "Reveals the Wicked," took first this time. "Reveals the Wicked" at Molotov Cocktail Magazine Image by The Molotov Cocktail Magazine
Totally unexpected honor to be on any list, much less a list with an award at the end of it. If you gave THE PHLEBOTOMIST a read, and enjoyed it enough to click just three more times (once on the link, once to vote for the book in two categories (best debut and best novel)), … Continue reading THE PHLEBOTOMIST – LONGLISTED for the BOOKNEST FANTASY AWARDS
To this point in my life, I'd considered being placed on a list generally to be a bad thing! Now that I'm writing, it has a whole different connotation. The way that THE PHLEBOTOMIST, now nearly four months in the world, has been received has touched my heart and I am so profoundly happy that … Continue reading End of Year Lists, Lists, Lists
Best podcast name ever? I joined Roni Gosch on her podcast to talk about writing and books and process, etc. We got off on lots of little sidetracks, including Twilight, CGI dogs, cynicism and Star Wars, and 1976's The Shaggy D.A. It's a quick ninety minutes. Lol. Chris on Litcast of Doom.
Far in advance of the release of my debut novel in September, I did all the things you're supposed to do to promote visibility to make the book a success. I began setting up readings and signings, trying to get onto con panels, etc. Then the pandemic hit. Funny how timing works. The week before … Continue reading Debuting During the Worst Year Ever, Awards Eligibility, and Book Bloggers!
I've got a new short story up at Metaphorosis about an audacious plan to save humanity and a scientist who must cope with failure twenty-five light years from home. This is a purely sci-fi story, so not my usual spooky flash-fare, but there is some dreaminess to it. I hope you enjoy it. A scientist … Continue reading The Skin of Aquila Cadens
A little off the wall, underwater spooky bit of flash for your Halloween. _____________________________________________________ SNAKEINS Joseph considered the sonar readout on his heads-up display, trying to figure the most efficient route through the debris field. He chinned the comm just behind the helmet’s regulator and spoke into it, “I’m picking up a patch about two … Continue reading Snakeins
It's been a long and winding path, but I am so happy to announce that I am now represented by Hannah Fergesen at KT Literary. We are already churning on a few projects and hopefully we'll have some great things to announce in the not too distant future! Someday soon I'll get around to writing … Continue reading Represent!
Today, I did an AMA (Ask me Anything) on Reddit along with fellow debut author Dan Hanks. A lot of great questions came in about our books, the writing process, publishing, and so forth. I really enjoy sharing my experiences as a new author, so if you ever have a question, just drop it in … Continue reading Reddit AMA (Ask me Anything)
I have a short essay up over at The Nerd Daily about my decision to try and be a writer later on in life and about all the catch-up I had to play for that to happen. There are many paths to writing, but the one piece you can't avoid is reading. And I wasn't … Continue reading Starting the Writing Journey…late