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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.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Isolation is available in kindle format.


You can purchase Isolation for your kindle now, or wait a couple of weeks and buy a hard copy. Either way it's much better than smoking cigarrettes and watching Captain Kangaroo. My story, "The Reservoir" is in this one. I can't wait to read this antho.

Friday, December 10, 2010

POWERS is on sale!

The superhero anthology, Powers, is now available at Pill Hill Press Book Store for the super-reasonable price of $9.99. My story: "The Tripwire Trio" is in this. I am very excited to read all of them.

Review of Dan Simmon's The Hollow Man

I just finished reading Dan Simmon's The Hollow Man. I know, it's 17 years after it first came out, but I feel compelled to recommend this book to anyone who has a soul (or a holographic wavefront).

This book tells the story of the telepath and math professor, Jeremy Bremen, as he copes the death of his wife, Gail (the only other telepath he has ever met). His journey of grief and loss sends him across a suffering and depraved American landscape. There are many twists and turns, and there may be many times the reader thinks, 'I can't take anymore of this', but in the end I can only say that the journey is worthwhile and the outcome is, too. The story has such pathos and heart, that it never surrenders to a cynicism seemingly demanded by the nature of the individuals that cross Mr. Bremen's path; nor does Mr. Bremen surrender.

I am in awe of Dan Simmons. Once in a while, as a writer myself, I like to find a book of his I haven't read and humble myself before the work of true master. He has earned a place as one of my top five favorite authors of all time. This is for many reasons. He writes with heart, while exploring scientific concepts that rearrange my view of the world. He evokes terror and beauty with his masterful style.

Finally, Dan Simmons has written a book that will haunt my memory for the rest of my life. That's not faint praise. This book just entered the list of the very best I have ever read. Enough said.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Look at my little writer's garden grow!

Do you like plants, or are you deathly afraid they are silently communicating with each other and waiting till we let our guard down? Either way, I'm sure you'll love The Library of Horror's upcoming anthology: Fearology 3: Planting the Seeds of Horror.

My short story, "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree" will see print in this anticipated volume!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Tripwire Trio

"The Tripwire Trio" will see print with Static Movement's Powers: A Superhero Anthology very soon. I came up with these characters when I was 12. I thought how cool would it be to actually see if I could do it know that I am 3 times that age. Well, I was pretty happy with the results and the editor seemed to be, as well.

This story is about three GI's in WWII that are part of a top secret experiment. They get the ultimate call of duty in the story.

I love writing superhero fiction. I have written a couple of stories so far in this particular universe and plan on writing plenty of novels about them.

I just finished another short story for The Beta City anthology over at The Library. I am very hopeful for that one, too. Just have to edit it...