I belong to Scribophile, a writers’ group dedicated to raising the quality of members’ writing and sharing useful information. Members gently (but incisively!) critique each other’s writing and sometimes pool their efforts in publications. I’m greatly honored that editor K.T. Stephens included a story of mine in the latest Seven Deadly Sins Anthology: Avarice. The book was published today and is available on Amazon as both a paperback and a Kindle book. Here are the links:
My SF story “Esmeralda’s interstellar Hot Tub Cafe” was published today by Aurora Wolf. Editor Michael Pennington included it in this issue and I thank him for doing so! It’s not Shakespeare, but I had a lot of fun writing it. If you liked the bar scene in Star Wars, you’ll like Esmeralda’s place. Here’s the link: https://aurorawolf.com/2018/04/esmeraldas-interstellar-hot-tub-cafe/
I’m alone again . . .
My climbing story “Fallen Angel” is included in the latest anthology of the Seven Deadly Sins series. Avarice will come out on April 3rd, but its cover is here already. I thought I’d share it with you all.
I thought I’d give you a heads up. I’ve made a modest contribution to what promises to be a great anthology. Avarice is the latest volume in The Seven Deadly Sins, a YA Anthology and will be available early in April. My story “Fallen Angel” is tucked into the mix of compelling stories. I’ll update you as publication approaches.
Apologies! I lost track of “Tag Team” and didn’t let you all know when it was published last fall. Ever since I watched the original “Topper” – Cary Grant, Constance Bennett and Roland Young – I’ve been enamored of humorous ghost stories and have written several such. You can read “Tag Team”, one of my better efforts, in the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable Archives. I hope it offers a few chuckles!
The Kids Book Review (KBR) is an Australian site devoted to fun, quality literature for young people. Run by a dedicated and far too busy group of women, it monitors and recommends the best in books for kids. It offers excellent credibility to aspiring authors, so I tried to bolster my reputation a bit by writing several stories for them a few years back. “The Dark Monster” was the first of these. I liked its two characters – a grandfather and his grandson – and, more importantly, they liked each other. More stories naturally sprang from their friendship. The latest was just published in the Assisi journal, a publication associated with St Francis College in Brooklyn.. “Uriah” has an additional character, but the story’s inspiration derived gramps and the kid. I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I still do.
P.S. I’ve included a link to a poem of mine that’s also in Assisi.
Should the Confederate statues go? That’s an easy one for me. I visited Northern Alabama in 1964 when still a teen and learned a great many things. Among them was the fact that the Civil War had not ended when I thought it did. It still hasn’t. Dogwood Dream is fiction, but its facts are true.