• “The Morning Tree” in SERIAL Magazine

    Erol entered Quilen D’ana’s home seeking fortune and retribution.  Instead, he’s walked into a trap.  My new story, “The Morning Tree,” is out now in the fifth issue of SERIAL Magazine.  SERIAL is a magazine inspired by the classic pulps and specializing in genre fiction. “The Morning Tree” is a story set in the world […]

  • “Absolution” in Every Day Fiction

    “I’m the one who launched the strikes. I’m the one who killed thirty million people.”  “Absolution” is out today, my fourth story for Every Day Fiction. “Absolution” is also an indirect prequel to my Perpetual Empire stories.  (I say “indirect” because it doesn’t involve the same storylines, but it does help to explain the context in […]

  • “The Locket” in Obra/Artifact

    My first story of 2019 is out today in Obra/Artifact (Issue #6). In “The Locket,” two sisters learn about a past that never happened.  “The Locket” is also one of four finalists of the inaugural prose contest of the MFA of the Americas, which publishes Obra/Artifact.

  • “Enclaves” in STORGY

    “It’s strange now to think that I once knew her. One of the Bonded. But things were different then.” My story “Enclaves” is out now in STORGY. It follows Jacob as he’s left behind when one of his oldest friends embraces a new technological world. Enclaves also provides new details about the development of the […]

  • “The Engineers of Abundance” in Empyreome

    Only empty trucks enter the Nuvoy compound, but they’re always full when they leave. Haden breaks in to find out how. “The Engineers of Abundance” is out now in Empyreome Volume 2, Issue 4. This is my second story for the magazine—“The Last Mission” was a Weekly Flash in September 2017.

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“Agents of Empire” in Aurealis

My new short story, “Agents of Empire,” is out now in issue #99 of Aurealis.  It looks like a fantastic issue overall, so please support them with a purchase or subscription. “Agents of Empire” is a story of the Perpetual Empire.

The World Reborn Set for Summer Release

The Midnight Legion, Book 2: The World Reborn Kickstarter closed today, and with your support Studio 9 was able to meet all of its stretch goals. If all goes according to schedule, The World Reborn should be going out to backers in July, with copies in stores worldwide shortly thereafter.  Most of the backers will […]

How Midnight Legion’s Art Is Made

C. Aaron Kreader, the artist and co-creator of Midnight Legion, just posted an example of how he turns the book’s puzzles into artwork.  Here is a four-step process starting with my text about plants growing in a swamp, and ending with a lavish, full-color image illustrating options the reader can explore. For another example, head […]

First Review for The World Reborn

Here is the first review of Midnight Legion, Book 2: The World Reborn, from slickerdrips.  Among other things, the review explains how The World Reborn connects to Operation Deep Sleep while introducing some new elements.

Cover Reveal for MYTHIC #3

MYTHIC has just shared the cover for issue #3, which will feature my new short story “His Brilliant Eyes.”

Hidden Scene in Operation Deep Sleep

Midnight Legion, Book 2: The World Reborn will soon be in readers’ hands.  That means a new adventure to explore, but it also means that more secrets will soon be unlocked in Book 1: Operation Deep Sleep. Like The World Reborn, Operation Deep Sleep is meant to be different every time you read it.  Encounters […]

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