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      Over thirty of my short stories have appeared in print anthologies and webzines, including the U.K.'s acclaimed WHISPERS OF WICKEDNESS.   My short story, THE MONKEY'S GHOST was published in the anthology, HISTORY AND MYSTERY, OH MY!, which won the FAPA President's Book Awards Silver Medalist for Short Fiction.  Ellen Datlow selected my short story LION FRIEND as a BEST HORROR OF THE YEAR HONORABLE MENTION after it appeared in CERN ZOO, a British Fantasy Society nominee for Best Anthology, part of DF Lewis' award winning NEMONYMOUS anthology series. My scripts, novel manuscripts, and short fiction have placed in the Writers Foundation America's Best Competition, Writer's Digest Screenplay Competition, Writer's Network Competition, Dana Portfolio Awards, and the Shriekfest Film Festival.
     
      My Books/Anthologies:
     
   

AMERICAN WITCH

My novel available on Amazon's Kindle.

     
   

WEREMAN OF A SOUTH PACIFIC ISLAND

In the short story anthology STRANGELY FUNNY III

Mystery and Horror LLC, 2016

     
   

THE DEMON OF CITY HALL

In the short story anthology STRANGELY FUNNY 2 1/2,

Mystery and Horror LLC, 2015

     
   

THE MONKEY'S GHOST

In the short mystery anthology HISTORY AND MYSTERY, OH MY!, Mystery and Horror LLC, 2015.  2015 FAPA President's Book Awards Silver Medalist for Short Fiction.  "I did not expect the outcome.  This was a fun read."--Robert Lopresti, Little Big Crimes.
     
   

INTERNATIONAL VOGUE AND THE PAJAMA FIASCO WEEKEND

In the short mystery anthology MARDI GRAS MURDER, Mystery and Horror LLC, 2014.  Check out Robert Lopresti's Little Big Crimes review with his commentary on the "unreliable narrator."

     
   

INDRICOTHERIUM

In the short story anthology STRANGELY FUNNY,

Mystery and Horror LLC, 2013

     
   

LION FRIEND

In the short story anthology CERN ZOO

(Nemonymous 9), Megazanthus Press, 2009. British Fantasy Society nominee for 2010 Best Anthology. Ellen Datlow selected "Lion Friend" as a 2010 BEST HORROR OF THE YEAR VOLUME 2 HONORABLE MENTION.

     
   

THE PROBLEM WITH WOMEN

In the short story anthology STRANGE STORIES OF SAND AND SEA, Fine Tooth Press, 2007

     
   

CAT DISCIPLINE

In the short story anthology, TWISTED CAT TALES , Coscom, 2006

     
   

TV MONSTER (Crown)

My hardcover juvenile fiction book, which I wrote and illustrated. Unfortunately, it is out of print, but used copies can be found at http://isbn.nu/0517569345

Check out this fan YouTube video!

Curiously, this fun little book inspires strong reactions.  Kids love it to the point of becoming obsessed with it, quoting it, refusing to sleep until it's read to them several times.  Adult fans chuckle at its subversive humor and off-beat illustrations.  But certain grownups--anti-TV MONSTER zealots, really--twist into fuming knots at the very thought of TV MONSTER.  Me and the book have been trashed in reviews, a thesis from abroad somewhere, not to mention to my face.  Guess I hit some kind of nerve, uh? 

Glad it's developed an underground following.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Short Stories Published in Webzines:

THE FLIGHT OF THE GUINEA PIG

February 16, 2015, SpeckLit.com

THE HUMAN DYNAMO THEORY

January 13, 2015, SpeckLit.com

RESCUED CHILD
March/April 2006,
The Dark Krypt

THE FEMINIST ARGUMENT
February 2006, Whispers of Wickedness

PROPER WEAPONRY

December 2005, Exquisite Death

DRUMMER BOYS
November/December 2005, The Dark Krypt


FORTY YEARS OF TALKING
September, 2005, Illustrated by Carole Humphreys

Whispers of Wickedness

MISSY'S HOBBY

July 2005, Issue # 16 Dark Fire Fiction


SEA MONSTER
July 2005,
Gothic Revue

THAT BOY
June 2005, Gothic Revue


THE ARRANGEMENT
June 2005,
Camp Horror

THE GOOD FORTUNE OF BEAVERS

April 2005, Gothic Revue

A MOCKERY OF A DOG
February 2005, Gothic Revue

HELLO, PAT!
February 2005, Whispers of Wickedness

 
SHOWER DEBACLE
February 2005,
Camp Horror

DIETING DILEMMAS

December 2004, Gothic Revue


REGINALD
October 2004, Volume V Bloodletters

THE FLORIDA ROOM
October 2004, Halloween Issue
Camp Horror

UNFASHIONABLE FLOWER
October 2004, Gothic Revue


DESICCATED MOUSE
September 2004, Illustrated by Snarff
Whispers of Wickedness

 
DEVIL'S TAIL ROAD
August 2004,
Camp Horror

PERFECT FLOORING
August 2004, Gothic Revue


REFRIGERATOR
July 2004, Illustrated by
Zakas
Whispers of Wickedness

TIGER BEATS COUGAR
July 2004, Issue #10 Dark Fire Fiction


A FAILURE Of SELF-HELP
July 2004,
Fools Motley

DECORATING MOTIFS
June 2004, Gothic Revue


DEITY DIFFICULTIES
May 2004, Issue #9
Dark Fire Fiction

EXEMPTION
May 2004, Gothic Revue


JURY BOX
April 2004, Gothic Revue


FENG SHUI: POWER IN ACTION
April 2004, Gothic Revue

 

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