Archive of 2012 January

On The Structural Integrity of Cookies

on January 31st, 2012 in Blog Post by | 4 Comments

Uh, yeah. Back before I resolved to NEVER EVER PUBLICLY MOAN ABOUT REJECTION, I wrote this entry on the Bastardized Version. Here’s the deal – everyone gets rejected. I recently was slapped down by an editor of an anthology – I thought I was a shoe-in. I’m sure he had…

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2011 Stoker Award Preliminary Ballot

on January 21st, 2012 in Blog Post by | 3 Comments

I’m honored to be included. FIRST NOVEL: RECS: Bird, Allyson — Isis Unbound Lee, Frazer — The Lamplighters Reynolds, Graeme — High Moor Talley, Brett J. — That Which Should Not Be Wagner, Jeremy — The Armageddon Chord JURY: No ballot required, the following works will proceed directly to the Final Ballot. Please note these…

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With Dignity

on January 17th, 2012 in Blog Post by | 4 Comments

This weekend my father, at 72, had an accident. He’d been sick, some sort of upper respiratory infection with terrible – and I mean absolutely ghastly – coughing. So, he was heading back to the guest room in his house to take a nap (which he does for about 4…

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Office Space

on January 16th, 2012 in Blog Post by | 4 Comments

I love seeing where other authors write. The age of laptops is here and I often see on social media where my writer friends update their status from Starbucks or their local coffee shop or bookstore. But for me – because I have a fairly demanding dayjob and two children…

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Forbidden Fruit

on January 16th, 2012 in Uncategorized by | 2 Comments

Way back in 1910, Antti Aarne went out into the world with a mission, to codify the world’s folktales. He gathered as many stories and bits of folklore as he could from as many cultures, classifying and indexing them. In 1928, or thereabouts, an American, Stith Thompson, took Aarne’s work,…

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Needle Winter 2012 Cover

on January 13th, 2012 in Blog Post, Portfolio by | 1 Comment

It’s that time of year again, where I’m spending oodles of time working on great crime fiction layout and design. Decided to get back to the pulpy roots of Needle Mag. Looks like a good line-up. Especially LaTray, the Funkmeister, and, of course, Kieran Shea. And the rest. Good dudes…

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