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Can You Eat It Before It Eats You?

Can You Eat It Before It Eats You?

Deena Warner, wonderful artist and friend creates a new Halloween card each year. She does the illustration and invites an author to create a story to go with it. This year I was honored to write that story. Here it is for your enjoyment.   “Oh, man, […]

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The Shadow Over Deathlehem

The Shadow Over Deathlehem

Halloween doesn’t have to be the only holiday filled with spooky, chilling tales. Grinning Skull Press has been publishing Christmas tales to keep you up at night for several years. They are part of the Deathlehem universe that is filled bit bad Santa’s, Krampus, evil trees and […]

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They Come With the Storm

They Come With the Storm

My short story, “They Come With the Storm” will be included in the New England Horror Writers anthology, “Wicked Haunted.” The anthology includes 23 stories by a litany of great writers. It will be available for Halloween. I’m extremely proud to be included in this group. The […]

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Gypsy

Gypsy

Wow! It’s been a while since I’ve been here. Since 12/16 to be exact. I’ve got to do a better job of keeping this up. So, let’s catch up. I’ve published a new novella, “Gypsy,” from Grinning Skull Press. Tim Ritter is dying, the Big C was […]

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The Merchant, the Witch and the Christmas Tree

The Merchant, the Witch and the Christmas Tree

The Merchant, the Witch and the Christmas Tree (or the origin of the Blue Spruce) an original fairy tale   Once upon a time, in the land of Patara, there lived a very proud merchant. His name was Rupert. He traded in gold and silver and fine […]

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Of Smoke and Snowflakes

Of Smoke and Snowflakes

Of Smoke and Snowflakes   Phil snapped a twig in half and fed the pieces to his fledgling fire. He was two miles from his cabin and there was no way he could make it back before nightfall. Better to spend the night in the woods than […]

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Tricks and Treats – Halloween stories from Connecticut Authors

Tricks and Treats – Halloween stories from Connecticut Authors

“Tricks and Treats” is a Halloween anthology written by Connecticut authors, both contemporary and historical. Contemporary authors include myself, Melissa Crandall, Rayanne Strong, John Valeri, Stacey Longo, Kristi Peterson Schoonover, and g. Elmer Musson. Historical authors include Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Charlotte Perkins Gilmore and John […]

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The making of Reunion

The making of Reunion

I did it again, neglected to post anything here for over two months (June & July). A lot has happened in those two months, so let’s catch up. First and foremost, my novel, “Reunion” from Grinning Skull Press was released on July 22nd at NECON. NECON is […]

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Abandoned

Abandoned

Abandoned, my next novel is set for release on June 1, 2106 from Books and Boos Press (https://booksandboospress.com/).   John Valeri, Hartford Books Examiner has this to say about Abandoned:  “Abandoned grabs you from the very beginning and doesn’t let go. This one will stay with you long after […]

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The Disability Literature Consortium – Promoting the writing of people with disabilities.

The Disability Literature Consortium – Promoting the writing of people with disabilities.

  Last summer several literary journals with a focus on disability came together to form the Disability Literature Consortium, or DLC. Their common goal is to promote the writing of people with disabilities, and right now they are hard at work at this year’s AWP conference working […]

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