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February 25, 2003
Yeah, yeah, it's been a loooooong time between updates. Life got in the way. Is still in the way, really. But this is big and way past time I posted it. My first novel, Shara, has been accepted by 3F Publications and will be available in June 2003. You can preorder copies at Shocklines, the online horror bookstore. 3F also will be doing a series of graphic novels about characters from Shara, mainly Ulrik. It will be called Wolf Ruler and will appear twice each year in the Taste of Horror anthology.
Earlier this month, I had an article called "What to do when your spooky sputters" published in Speculations magazine.
June 24, 2002
My first copies of Darkscapes came in the mail today. It's not a bad looking little book, if I do say so myself. It can be ordered for $2 off the cover price (cover price is $19.95) at Publish America's Web site.
June 6, 2002
"Wandering John" has been accepted for inclusion in the next issue of Whispers From the Shattered Forum. The first part of this story is based on a dream I had about walking through downtown Oklahoma City spitting baby mice. From there, it turns into a shapeshifter story (but no werewolves this time).
May 30, 2002
I got the approved version of the cover for Darkscapes. It's a little different than the proposed cover. I'll post it on the site as soon as I get a Web-friendly format of it.
May 18, 2002
The first review of Darkscapes went up today. Mary Turner (aka Shannon Riley) reviewed it on her Web site. It's a very flattering review.
May 9, 2002
Was accepted to teach my self-designed "Newspapers to Novels: Using Journalism Techniques to Enhance Your Fiction" class at Pioneer Technology Center in Ponca City. Class begins in Sept. 2002.
May 5, 2002
My unfinished novel, HEART OF THE WOLF, placed third in the Oklahoma Writers Federation Inc. annual contest ... in the historical romance novel category.
May 3, 2002
Made a final check of the page proofs for DARKSCAPES.
April 15, 2002
Not writing news, but ... my second son/fourth child, Jacob Adam, was born today at 5:05 a.m. Mother and child are doing well.
March 31, 2002
My story "To Be a Mother" was accepted for inclusion in The Midnight Rose anthology to be released by Southern Rose Productions. This is another werewolf story about Kiona Brokentooth. The anthology will be published later this year.
March 26, 2002
Today I signed a contract with Speculations for them to publish my article "Dead Babies Count." The piece is about putting depth to your gore in horror fiction writing.
January 23, 2002
I agreed to a contract with Publish America for them to release my short story collection DARKSCAPES later this year. DARKSCAPES collects 34 dark-themed stories written (or at least outlined) at the time I made my first pro-level sale of fiction. It will be published as a trade paperback.
CALL TO THE HUNT was recommended for a Horror Writers Association Bram Stoker Award but disqualified because it isn't long enough. However, after that, the new stories "Feast of Saratoga," "Henry's Run," "Call to the Hunt" and "Kiss of the Wolf" were then recommended in the Short Fiction category.
December 6, 2001
I signed a contract to have my short story "Lulu" published in Lone Wolf Publications' CD ROM anthology CARNIVAL, edited by Jean Rabe. It will be available in 2002.
December 1, 2001
My short story "Warren Pepper's Victory Choir" was published by 1000 Delights online magazine.
October 15, 2001
Mary Turner, publisher of Southern Rose Productions and editor of Tapestry online magizine, posted a review of CALL TO THE HUNT at her Web site.
October 1, 2001
CALL TO THE HUNT was published by my own MoonHowler Press. This is a chapbook collection of werewolf stories mostly based on characters from my novel SHARA.
August 18, 2001
I began course work toward a master of liberal studies degree through the University of Oklahoma. This is a self-designed, mostly independent study program. I am focusing on creative writing and will use my next novel, AMARA'S PRAYER, as my thesis.
And yes, one of the main reasons I'm enrolled is to bury my BA from that accursed school in Edmond. Now, when people ask where I went to school I can say I went to OU.
June 25, 2001
"Originality in Genre Fiction" published in ByLine magazine. For info on ByLine, go to their Web site.
June 12, 2001
This Web site launch officially announced.
June 1, 2001
"Digging Up the Past" online at EOTU.