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Are You Self Published?

“Tell people you are a writer.” My publisher gave me this advice, so did my wife and about a hundred of my closest friends. That statement is the foundation of a platform (don’t you hate that word). Things should move … Continue reading

“I 35″ was a lot rougher road than I expected

I wrote a little story entitled, “I 35” mostly in my head on my way to visit my sister in law in Bisbee, Arizona. By the time I got there I had the plot worked out, a couple of catchy … Continue reading

“Manning Up”

“Manning Up” was published in Chupa Cabra House’s Small Town Futures in October, 2014. “Manning Up” Opening paragraphs: Before the trouble started there were lots of different bars in Oklahoma City—Indian bars, gay bars, hillbilly bars. Not anymore. Since the … Continue reading

Billy Dixon’s Lucky Shot

  On June 27, 1874, twenty-eight men and one woman sleeping in a run down settlement called Adobe Walls learned it’s better to be lucky than to have an army on your side. Most of them were buffalo hunters, stalking … Continue reading

The Reason / Available in Fractured Realms Charity Anthology

“The Reason”, was originally published in Glimpses of Insanity, Rainstorm Press, 2012. It is now reprinted by Horrified Press in their charity anthology, Fractured Realms. It became available from the publisher on June 15, 2014 and since September is available … Continue reading

What is that Goose Bump Feeling? ASMR

Most dogs have a special spot that if touched will make one leg do a meaningless little dance. It’s pretty obvious they like it. Nobody has the slightest idea why, especially not the dog. Sounds can have similar effects. Sirens … Continue reading

A Highway or a Short Story Collection?

Highway 70 through Utah is basically a series of short stories tied up by a ribbon of cement. It runs through a region of the state called the San Rafael Swell where there were no major roads at all before … Continue reading

My First Library Book Fair Ever

Jim Stovall was the motivational speaker at my first Library Book Fair ever. The event was held at the Hardesty Regional Library in Tulsa on Saturday, Sept. 13. 2014. I didn’t have the slightest idea who Jim Stovall was or … Continue reading

Shiprock / Rock with Wings

If you drive through the four corners region of the Navajo Reservation along either highway 64 or U.S. 491, you will see a magnificent 1,800 foot tall rock formation rising out of the desert. It seems totally out of place … Continue reading

“Girls from Jumbo” in the Fringeworks anthology, CADAVERS

“Girls from Jumbo” was published by Knightwatch Press in the anthology, Cadavers. The book was launched at Southcart Books, 20-21 Lower Hall Lane, Walsall, UK. Opening Paragraphs:  Animal tracks mark the freshly fallen snow around the cabin. Raccoon and possum … Continue reading