Weekend Whimsy: Con-Eire for FREE!

Starting at about noon Pacific time (GMT+8 hours I believe) and running through Sunday, my comic “behind the scenes of the SF con” play Con-Eire will be free for your Kindle or (free) Kindle app throughout the long weekend. Why? No reason — just whimsy. Maybe I can convince someone to present this again. Lee…

Noir Carnival: AJ Sikes

Inspired by S. L. Johnson‘s fabulous cover image for Noir Carnival, writer A. J. Sikes is running a creepy clown contest — enter to win! And here’s his how-I-came-to-write-the-story piece: Twas but a quiet walk upon the moor A. J. Sikes Back in early 1996, for fun outside of work, I started hanging out with…

Noir Carnival: Carol Borden

What Does the Femme Fatale Want?; or How I Wrote, “The Mermaid Illusion” Carol Borden If there’s one quote that consistently rubs me wrong, it’s Freud’s, “Was will das Weib?” It’s usually translated as, “What does woman want?” Once I learned German, it bothered me even more. A more literal translation would be, “What does…

Noir Carnival: Christopher L. Irvin

Sit the Strongman out, or How I wrote “The Things We Leave Behind” by Christopher L. Irvin   I love a good Strongman character (Gabriel in HBO’s Carnivale for example) but like the Overrated PI, I tried to avoid the classic/traditional circus and carnival actors while writing my story for NOIR CARNIVAL. It’s not that I…

Dancing with the Zeitgeist

Just remember, we were there first. and then came: Fortunately, we’ll be out first:   Before this makes its debut (thanks Aaron Sikes for the heads up): Nice covers, though I have to say I prefer our punk aesthetics (go QoE!)

A Sneak Peek at ‘Let the Right One In’

LET THE RIGHT ONE IN Dundee Rep & the National Theatre of Scotland June 5-29, 2013 I was lucky enough to attend a press preview for National Theatre of Scotland‘s production of Let the Right One In at Dundee Rep. Here’s to forward thinking folks who realise what engaging with the creative community as well…

An English Professor in New York

Yeah, got that song in your head now? (or this one?) Good. I headed down to the city — and when you live in this state, there’s no confusion about what you mean when you say that. New York City casts a bit of a shadow over the rest of the state. Oh, believe me…

Fleeting Fame

I hope everyone is enjoying their holidays: even if it’s not a time you celebrate, with luck you have some time off from your usual duties or a more slack period in which to do them, seeing as a lot of other people are taking time off. Doesn’t Stephanie look fab with the wonderful cover…

New Video: The Rook

See what happens when I have a little extra time? I get colorful. Here’s ‘The Rook’ from Unquiet Dreams. I wrote it the morning of the first day of Alt.Fiction to read at the open mic that day. I recorded this for a future BroadPod (like the December one I’m in, too), but then had the…

Release Day: Chastity Flame

“Step aside, 007, and make room for Chastity Flame. Ms. Flame outwits, out-spies and definitely out-sexes James Bond in this rollicking, witty and exceptionally well-written erotic spy thriller. If you’re a fan of British comedy, look for the in-jokes. If you’re not, there’s more than enough humor, action and hot sex to satisfy any lover…