Category Archives: Creative Writing

Writing and the Future

I have spoken to many experts in the field of commercial and scholastic writing, and it seems formal composition must change. While there are some armchair philosophers that would claim our society lives in a current blur of ignorance, this … Continue reading

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Nemesis and Other Things

S.T. Joshi put together a new anthology with Hippocampus called Nemesis. I have a story in there, and all of us just sent bios. That means publication is coming soon. Exciting! I am enjoying writing the memoir The Electric 70’s. As I … Continue reading

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Latest News

My first collection titled Seven Deadly Pleasures, Hippocampus Press, will be out of print soon. Copies are still currently available on Amazon or the Hippocampus site. This book contains the story “How Bria Died,” which appeared also in Paula Guran’s The Year’s Best … Continue reading

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‘Phantom Effect’ is LIVE!

Today is the day before ‘Phantom Effect’ comes out through Night Shade Books. This is my most bold piece, that in effect, took a lifetime to write. This is my biggest stage, as Night Shade/Skyhorse is the most prestigious publisher … Continue reading

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“Quest for Sadness” from ‘Seven Deadly Pleasures.’

The third story in the ‘Seven Deadly Pleasures’ collection is surely the creepiest, titled “Quest for Sadness.’ Though the tale went through multiple drafts, it was pretty much completed after the first run, written over the span of one snow … Continue reading

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“The Clever Mask” from Seven Deadly Pleasures”

The story that appears in the two-hole in my first collection is titled “The Clever Mask.” This was the first horror story to get accepted anywhere long before I put Seven Deadly together, and it has a nifty little story … Continue reading

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Close-up view of “How Bria Died” from the first collection titled “Seven Deadly Pleasures.”

I am new on Twitter, and I thought a nice celebration would be an in-depth view concerning different parts of my books. Today, I am going to talk about the opening story in my first collection, “Seven Deadly Pleasures” (2009 … Continue reading

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Almost Sold Out “Alice Walks”

There are only three copies left of the hardcover version of Alice Walks, my first novel with the lovely artwork by Sam Araya. Centipede Press did a fabulous job with this, and to sell out the run of initially 300 pieces … Continue reading

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“Becky’s Kiss” is live for pre-order!!

It is no secret, really. I wrote a young adult love story so different than my other hard core adult horror material that I released it under the name Nicholas Fisher. I have been talking about this book for some … Continue reading

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3D Cover Reveal!

Check out the pretty, pretty 3d version of the cover for my upcoming YA novel Becky’s Kiss, coming out November 30th!

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