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I write and live with my beautiful wife, Sandra, and sons (Solstice, Finnegan and Brahms) in a little-big house on a dirt road in a valley in the hills. My secret identity struggles through the grind of teaching high school English to the denizens of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

"Thorbadin's Dillema" has found a home!

I wrote a story about ten years ago, when my wife and I were desperately trying to have a child together. It felt magical, and I put it in a drawer and forgot about it until recently. The twins we made together that spring will be ten just after Christmas this year. I guess that's how magic works. I think it is amazing that almost exactly ten years later I pulled the story out, did a pretty dramatic revision of it, and sent it out. Now, it will be in Pandora's Imagination's Summer Time Magic Anthology. I am very happy. The story takes place in the same town as "The Dragon Wager" which has been published earlier this year in Kings of the Realm: A Dragon Anthology. My epic fantasy novel also takes place here. I think this is a sign. I better get editing/revising, soon. Well, until then, I'm off to the Magical Kingdom with my little miracles, my niece and my soul mate. A wonderful, wonderful thought.

Go well, and stay well,


Friday, April 9, 2010

"The Voice from the Tree" will see print!

My short fantasy story, "The Voice from the Tree" will see print in Brain Soup Magazine. I woke up this morning to find three responses. This was the winner. I am very excited about the thought of this story in print. It is a study in stubborn preseverence. I wrote this re-telling of the events of Genesis for an Anthology last summer. I loved it and wanted it so badly to make the cut. Eventually I heard from them and it was the last story cut from the anthology. I took my chances with a few other places, and I was even told I had written a good story, but the editor, being religious, couldn't in conscience publish it. I suppose it is a bit apocraphyl. But to me, it isn't so much about religion as it is about the human spirit, simians, and aliens. Well, I look forward to reading Brain Soup Magazine. I have listed the link below.

I realized today that I have sold 50% of the stories I have written in the past eight months. That's not bad. I would make one heck of a baseball player batting .500. Well, I will keep writing when I can...