• “The Listeners” in Gargoyle Magazine

    The concept for “The Listeners” came when my wife and I walked into BLFM Literary Saloon in Seattle’s Pike Place Market. The book Mysterio’s Encyclopedia of Magic and Conjuring was displayed on a shelf just inside the door, and after a 60-second internal debate about whether to purchase the magic guide or a Lovecraft collection, […]

  • “The Tenders” in Electric Spec

    The new issue of Electric Spec features my fantasy story “The Tenders.” The story is an adventure with pirates, sea battles and a bit of magic. “The Tenders” takes place about a year before the events of “The Morning Tree,” which appeared last year in SERIAL Magazine. Earlier this week, I provided a few comments […]

  • “A Small Price to Pay” in Everything! Volume 1

    My story “A Small Price to Pay” was first published in Planet Scumm in 2018 and republished by Starship Sofa. Now it’s back, in Everything! Volume 1, a gorgeous paperback collection of Planet Scumm’s first four issues.

  • “A Protector on the Road” in Broadswords and Blasters

    I’ve returned to Broadswords and Blasters with “A Protector on the Road,” a follow-up to “Irini,” which appeared back in 2018 in issue 5. I’m excited to be back! A prequel to Irini, “The Ladies of Lethseme,” was featured earlier this year in Daily Science Fiction.

  • “The Perpetual Empire” in Planet Scumm

    Jordan Rane’s prison is a glass-walled cell in the ocean depths. The only way to escape is to trust the imperial agents who keep him there. “The Perpetual Empire” is my second story for Planet Scumm, out now in Issue #7. It’s set in the same world as my earlier story, “A Small Price to […]

News and Updates

The Bigger Picture Podcast: Future Vision

In May I joined three fellow authors for a panel discussion at Balticon 52 on the topic of finding optimism in a world that doesn’t always seem to warrant it.  The panel was moderated by Charlie Brown and hosted by Vex Mosaic, the online magazine of speculative thought to which I’ve contributed two essays.  The […]

“Twelve Months” wins Apparition Lit’s June flash fiction contest

My story “Twelve Months” has won Apparition Literary Magazine’s June 2018 flash fiction contest.

New, Limited Edition Midnight Legion Adventure: Last Recruit

There’s a new Midnight Legion mini-adventure! Tomorrow, Studio 9 will release a limited edition prequel to the Midnight Legion trilogy, Midnight Legion 0: Last Recruit, for Free RPG Day.  Go here to find out whether your local hobby shop will carry it.  And if you miss it, don’t worry—it will be featured as one of […]

Midnight Legion Update

We regularly get asked about the Midnight Legion, Book 3 release date.  I just posted a response to a new comment on themidnightlegion.com, so I’ll share the update here as well: the third and final book is done!  At least, the text is—I finished it at the end of May, so now we’re on to […]

Thanks, MCPL

Got this today from Montgomery County Public Library, in Maryland: “Your book, Zanjan, is now available at Montgomery County Public Library! It’s at Aspen Hill, Davis, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Kensington Park, Olney, Rockville, and Silver Spring branches.” Thanks!

Balticon 52

I’m looking forward to Balticon 52 later this month.  This year, I’ll be participating on the panel “Vex Mosaic, The Bigger Picture” on Sunday, May 27th.  I’ve written two articles for Vex Mosaic, and I’m excited to join the editor and my fellow writers for what I hope will be an entertaining session.

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