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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.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

I'm actually working on my novel!

Yep, you heard it. I have my fantasy trilogy partially edited. Very exciting.

Oh, and in case you haven't yet, please go to the Lorelei Signal and read "Mother Cassie Goes on Account" and vote for it.

I hope everybody is as well as can be expected.

Spooked myself out.

I've had this idea for a horror story for over a year. It seemed to fit the requirements for an anthology submission call, so I wrote it. Wow, I am one sick puppy. I didn't realize that I had quite so dark a side. I hope they enjoy being disturbed in the editor's office.

This has been a tough summer. My boy is very sick. My teenagers are very teenagery. My beautiful wife has taken pity on me and given me a this week to write. I edited some old tales, wrote a huge novelette, and a short story about a vampire mother. The novelette is about a group of kids that start performing necromancy in their club house.

So, I have averaged about a story a week this summer. Not horrible, but not what I wanted, so I'm going to stop babbling on the blog and start writing...

Oh, yeah, I'm going to the circus tonight with my super twins! Yeah!


Friday, July 2, 2010

Isaac Asimov Jr.

I went to my brother-in-law's 40th last night. My neice had a pair of fake eye glasses. We started all trying them on and seeing what kind of character we would become. Everybody thought I had arrived at the party to warn them that the invaders were not from this planet. After looking at the photo today, I was shocked at how much like Isaac Asimov I looked. I am going to go drill my mother about her whereabouts in 1973. Then I'm going to contact the estate of the esteemed science-fiction writer. Maybe there is a chance I can write full time, soon. (:

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Read "Mother Cassie Goes on Account" on line!

Wow, what a day. First I get another acceptance and then I realize that my short fantasy story, "Mother Cassie Goes on Account" is available to read on the internet. Carol Hightshoe accepted it into The Lorelei Signal. There is a wonderful illustration from the story by Marge Simon. Check it out!

"A Funeral for Mister Cuddles" has been accepted!

My funny story about the friendship between a sasquatch and a werewolf will see print in Library of Horror Press's Groanology: Amusing Monster Mash-ups. This made my day! I loved writing this story and I hope people will enjoy reading it.

I've been writing like a madman, when I am not eating, picking up kids, dropping off kids, helping out around the house and everything else necessary for a husband and a father of five. I have written two more stories this week. The first is a short story about a retired superhero who finds out his son has inherited his propensity for powers. The second is a dark tale about an American student who gets stuck between two supernatural forces of evil in England. I wish them well, and send them out.

I will be on vacation on a very deep and cold lake next week, but I look forward to writing a few more tales and finishing my latest novel this summer. I hope yours is going well.