The Grimorium Verum – Table of Contents Revealed

I’m excited to be a part of this next publication from Western Legends as both a contributing author and book cover designer. The book comes out very soon. Please help support this project – lots of talented storytellers – you won’t be disappointed! I’ll share purchasing info once available.

The Grimorium Verum – Table of Contents Revealed.

 

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Dick Cass Wins National Trout Unlimited Essay Contest

A wonderfully illustrative essay by Dick Cass, one of my former MFA mentors. It touches on a man’s inhibited emotions as he deals with the fear of loss. Take a moment to read.

Dick Cass Wins National Trout Unlimited Essay Contest.

The future is never certain, but we knew that

question mark coverI would be lying if I said losing my job this month didn’t adversely affect me, so I’ll take delicate steps around the truth. I’m not hear to bring anyone down. I was laid off thirteen days ago along with several other great colleagues due to corporate downsizing. Right in the midst of the holiday season. Not ideal for anyone.

The job hunt commenced that same day as I don’t like like to waste time, particularly with long-term financial security at stake. I’ve put story and book projects on temporary hold – again – so I could resolve this quickly and efficiently, though that now appears to not be in my best interest.

I’ve written at length about such situations before here on this blog and in my graduate thesis: a negative situation or environment spawns bad moods and low productivity. A lack of productivity creates a sense of loss, misplacement, and depression. Not good.

Therefore, I am challenging myself to write every day going forward, whether it’s here on the blog, my fiction, or for other opportunities. This will keep me accountable and my creative brain active as I continue my job search.

Phobophobias is on Sale Now!

Phobophobias cover wrap

My latest published story, “U is for Ufophobia: Streaks of Green” is available … Phobophobias is on Sale Now!.

Where to buy:

Amazon US

» Paperback
» Kindle eBook

Amazon UK

» Paperback
» Kindle eBook

CreateSpace eStore

» Paperback

New book release: Don’t Look Back featuring my story: “The Elusive Pettibone”

Don't Look BackI’m excited to announce the publication of my latest story, “The Elusive Pettibone” as part of the anthology Don’t Look Back: Thirteen Terrifying Tales of Urban Folklore from Dark Moon Press.

“The Elusive Pettibone” is my origin story for the White Lady of Union Graveyard set in Easton, Connecticut. The legend of the White Lady is a popular case studied and written about by the renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. I first learned of the legend while attending one of their speaking events in Stamford, CT in the late 1990s. As there is no official record of who exactly the White Lady was, I found it a great opportunity to explore this subject that is both familiar to me and located close to home.

The story follows the tragic tale of the slightly off-balance Angela Pettibone on a life-long search for her lost son, Henry, whom no one, not even her husband, believed to have existed. The story includes a subtle nod to another of the Warrens’s mot famous cases, Annabelle, featuring a doll with red hair. By complete coincidence, Annabelle is now a major motion picture that was just released in theaters this past weekend.

It was a pleasure working with editor David Lingbloom during the writing process, which coincided with the first of two neck surgeries I have endured over the past ten months. I appreciate his patience in working with me as I pushed through a physically debilitating phase in my life.

You can check out David Lingbloom’s blog here: http://hearsesay.wordpress.com.

Please consider supporting this creative endeavor and read some scary and entertaining stories just in time for the Halloween season.

Don’t Look Back is currently available in paperback and ebook.

Order from the publisher, Dark Moon Press:
Paperback: http://www.darkmoonpress.com/product/dont-look-back/

Order from Amazon:
Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1502312638/
Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OAAHOUU/