• “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 […]

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“His Brilliant Eyes” out now in MYTHIC

My new story, “His Brilliant Eyes,” is out now in the Summer 2017 issue of MYTHIC.  Please head over to get the issue or subscribe.

“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.”

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