Sunday, September 13, 2020

Gypsum Sound Veils released - contains my story, "Service Interruptus."

Gypsum Sound Tales , an Australian publisher of fantasy, horror, science fiction, adventure, and other genres released their newest anthology, "Gypsum Sound Veils." today. This collection of stories about a wedding and what can go right or wrong contains my short story, "Service Interruptus."

The book is a collection of stories that document the marriage of Guy Moroney and Matilda Sievert, two lovebirds tying the knot in the fictional St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Sacramento, California. Will their big day be a happy one? Will things go according to plan? You’ll have to read to find out, though knowing the authors who have written these tales, I expect there will be some bumps in the night.
The book is available in paperback and on Kindle. It's free to read with Kindle Unlimited.

Thanks to the folks at GSP for including my story.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Rie Sheridan Rose's Contribution to FERAL, IT TAKES A FOREST TO RAISE A CHILD

 FERAL, It Takes a Forest to Raise a Child, has been released by West Mesa Press. The anthology contains stories from fifteen of today's best and hardest working writers.

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Rie Sheridan Rose, one of my favorite writers and editors, contributed the wonderfully clever story, ‘Going Native.’ At the risk of giving too much away, she employs a role reversal in her engaging tale. "Who's the human here?

Rie Sheridan Rose multitasks. Her short stories appear in numerous anthologies, including On Fire, Hides the Dark Tower, and Killing It Softly Vol. 1 and 2. She has authored twelve novels, six poetry chapbooks, and lyrics for dozens of songs.
On a personal note, she's been very supportive of my work in her capacity as an editor. I admire her patience.
“Mutiny on the Moonbeam” is one of her novels. Here’s the link:

Friday, August 28, 2020

"FERAL: It Takes a Forest to Raise a Child" released. Stuart Conover is today's featured writer.


Amazon approved FERAL, It Takes a Forest to Raise a Child ahead of schedule and the book has been published and is available for purchase.

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Stuart Conover
is today's featured writer. His cross genre contribution, "Elsie's Ward," is a combination of horror and high fantasy. Stuart reinforces an important lesson. Never, ever, piss off a dragon.
Stuart's website, has been a constant source of information and inspiration.
Stuart Conover is a father, husband, rescue dog owner, horror author, blogger, journalist, horror enthusiast, comic book geek, science fiction junkie, and IT professional. With all of that to cram in on a daily basis, it is highly debatable that he ever is able to sleep and rumors have him attached to an IV drip of caffeine to get through most days.
A resident in the suburbs of Chicago, most of Stuart’s fiction takes place in the Midwest if not the Windy City itself. From downtown to the suburbs to the cornfields - the area is ripe for urban horror.
'Oceans' was released on April 14th, 2020, and contains five of his drabbles: “His Last Days at Sea”, “Lost Beneath the Waves”, “The Last Resort,” “The Lost Isles,” and “The Self-Sustaining Outpost.”
'Solitude' was released on January 14th, 2020, and reprints his story "We Lost Charlie Today" which was originally released in 'Soul Survivors Volume II.'
'Horror USA: California' was released on December 13th, 2019, and reprints his story "Fry Machete's Monsters, Munchies, and Mayhem" which was originally released in 'Dead of Winter.'
'Trembling With Fear: Year 2' was released on July 5th, 2019 which he co-edited with Stephanie Ellis and contains a number of his drabbles.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Dorothy Howell, Contibutes, "A Feral State of Mind' to Feral anthology. It takes a forest to raise a child.

FERAL, the anthology is closer to publication every day. Today’s featured contributor is Dorothy Howell, a lady I’ve known for over 34 years, but have never met. She and I were charter members of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Amateur Press Association, which is published 4 times a year and issue number 146 was just released.

Dorothy's contribution, “A Feral State of Mind,” is a remarkable period piece featuring the protagonist from her outstanding novel, “Where You Can Hear the Sea and See the Sound.”
Inspired by childhood on the Connecticut shoreline combined with fascination for Native Americans and Tarzan of the Apes, Howell proceeded from ecology to environmental law to engaging hearts and minds in addressing environment matters. She focuses on how formative places help make each of us who we are and what happens when we are separated, often involuntarily, from such places, in short: self, place, and identity – and identity in exile. Tarzan is compelling as the ultimate identity in exile, at home in the extremes of wilderness and civilization. In both he moves with intelligence, grace, and dignity while most of us are caught closer to the civilized extreme.
Her publications include Intellectual Properties and the Protection of Fictional Characters and the environmental trilogy: Scientific Literacy and Environmental Policy, Ecology for Environmental Professionals, Environmental Stewardship: Images from Popular Culture. Her self-published Where You Can Hear the Sea and See the Sound is the culmination of her “mission.”

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

J. F. Capps Contibutes "On A Bayou" to FERAL, an anthology. It takes a forest to raise a child.

 FERAL, the anthology is still scheduled for release in paperback and on Kindle on September 1, 2020. I'll review the proof copy today, assuming it's delivered by 8 PM as scheduled.

Remember, it takes a forest to raise a child.

J. F. Capps contributed “On A Bayou” to this anthology. The story takes place in the Louisiana swamps. Damn, I’m a sucker for a good Louisiana story, but this combination of mystery and horror is an excellent story that will leave you smelling the scent of bayou water and brushing decayed cypress leaves from your hair. You’ll never feel the same about wading in muddy water again.
. J.F. Capps is the author of "Ophedities and the Dragon", "Eddie,” and "Winter's Orphans.” He spent twelve years with the U.S. Marine Corps, both active duty and reserve components, and currently works as a professional woodsman. He lives on a small farm in the hills of east Tennessee with his wife and four kids.

Monday, August 24, 2020

Robin Lupton has a story in "Feral," an anthology about children raised in the wild.

 FERAL, an anthology of feral children stories is still on schedule for release on September 1, 2020.

Remember, it takes a forest to raise a child!
Robin Lupton, my daughter who lives in England and is an editor for a major textbook publisher contributed one story and shared authorship of another. Robin’s Kipling homage, “How The Rabbit’s Got Their Ears and Tails” is a child friendly fun story. She and I wrote “Flamingo Dawn: The Legend of Keri Flamingo.” Flamingo Dawn was written as a threat to contributors who were lagging in sending in their stories, but the tale turned out quite well and I felt obligated to include it in this volume.
Robin Lupton lives, writes, and runs in the UK. She’s had stories published in “Running Into Trouble,” published by West Mesa Press, “Creepy Crawlers,” and “Letters of Love.” She is a member of the British Fantasy Society and has served as judge for their annual awards in previous years.

Saturday, August 22, 2020

J. F. Terrell, Jr. has a short story in "FERAL," an anthology.

 FERAL, an anthology of stories about children raised by animals will be released on September 1, 2020. It takes a forest to raise a child.

J. F. Terrell, Jr. was one of the first writers to agree to write a story for “Feral.” Within minutes of discussing it, he suggested a story line, that I thought would be great. J. F. (Jess) held his vision and wrote an engaging story about family bonds and parental love. There’s a touch of environmental justice and a strong sense of right and wrong. “The Way of the Wolf” is one of those stories that when I finished it, I didn’t want it to be over.
I hope J. F. Terrell, Jr. will give us another glimpse into “The Way of the Wolf.”
J. F. Terrell, Jr. is best known as one of the administrators in the Facebook discussion group "For the Love of All Things Edgar Rice Burroughs". As of this morning, Facebook says that the group has 4,212 members.
Retired from an I.T. career that spanned 42 years, Terrell now devotes his time to the exploration of Edgar Rice Burroughs' legacy.
Terrell regularly contributes essays and short fiction to ERB-APA, the Amateur Press Association chapter dedicated to Edgar Rice Burroughs.
An active member of the Burroughs Bibliophiles, Terrell has also served as a consultant to the Edgar Rice Burroughs collection at the University of Louisville and provided editorial services to Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
Terrell holds an M.B.A. from Sullivan University based in Louisville, Kentucky.