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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.

Monday, September 20, 2010

My fall/winter plans

Well, I have had a few real great sales of stories. It's nice to see the stories I wrote this summer finding homes. I would love to keep cranking out all kinds of short stories, but I have The Vale of Shade coming out this winter (hopefully!), and I want to keep on the fast track for my five year plan (I'm only at the beginning of year 2!). There are still a few more stories out there waiting to find out if they will be accepted, but I've got good hopes for those, too. This will be my plan:

1. I need to do some editing of my dark fantasy novel for kids: The Door to Halloween. It is a great book and I know It'll be out in the bookstores within the next year or so.

2. I need to do some final editing on the second and third book of The Vale of Shade: The Bastard Prophecy and Lord of an Endless Realm.

3. I have given myself till the end of February to complete The Hairy Monster Book, a humorous fantasy/buddy road trip story of Glen, the Sasquatch, and Barry, the Werewolf.

So, Now, I dive in, and with any luck, in a year or so, I will have five books out on the shelves. And then there's the two sequels I have planned for The Door...

I won some booty in the 2010 pirate contest over at The Library of the Living Dead. This reminds me. If you haven't read "Mother Cassie Goes on Account", GO AND DO IT NOW! You can go to www.loreleisignal.com and make sure you vote for my story. YOU ONLY HAVE A LITTLE OVER ONE WEEK TO DO SO!

Well, now, if I can stay healthy, be a good Dad, husband, and teacher, and manage these grandiose plans, I will have certainly earned my place in the weird literary hall of fame.

Wish me luck!


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

This one I am very proud of...

I am apparently getting the big cold over with early. I hope it has had its way with me and will get bored with me soon. I took lots of naps today, played cards and wrote one heck of a piece of flash fiction: "In the End, We are Like our Fathers". It will see print in Unquiet Earth by Static Movement. I am very proud of this one. It came to me while I was cursing my state of unhealth and my boy's continuing struggle with his ailments. I hope all of you stay in good health. Stay true to yourselves and the great mother.

Your Pal,

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Now serving 12 and 13...

Well, lucky 13 was reached today. Static Movement accepted "England, a Bad Dream" for their Oh, the Horror! anthology. "Texas Thunder" found a home with their "Dark Romance from the Far Side". The former is about an American student that becomes a pawn in an ancient war between two supernatural and very scary forces. The latter is a zombie romance.

I am very excited, but I am going to have to write some more stories before I exhaust my store. I have some plans to add to the mythology of my superhero universe started in "Team 7: Seventeen years later". It should be good.

Our neighbor just gave us a huge bookshelf. Looks like I'm going to need it very soon.


Friday, September 3, 2010

Another nice review...

Another favorable review of "Mr. Klein's Cancer" can be found at: http://horrornews.net/3913/necrotic-tissue-issue-11/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

This writer goes to eleven!

Well, last night I officially went to eleven short stories published. It's a ghost story I've been scaring kids with for years. It is a real treat to get published in a kid book. I am awaiting word on a couple of big projects and trying to keep my head above water as I am teaching full time once again.

Living Dead Press has some very interesting anthos open. I posted a link on where I'm published in case any writers out there haven't stumbled upon them.

Go well and stay well,