This Gun For Hire

Though (at the moment) this site is focused on my fiction writing, most of my income comes from other sorts of fiddling with words. I do copywriting, produce web content, and write newsletters. As an editor, I work on both...


The Urban Scribe Strikes Again

If you’ve been following my writing and editing adventures, you may know that my path and Gary Phillips’ have crossed more than a couple of times. Gary was one of our regular contributors at FourStory, the magazine-style social justice website...

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“Push” Is Out

As promised a couple of weeks ago, “Push” is now out. It’s the 25,000 word novella version of a 4,000 word short story I wrote 15 or so years ago, which was reprinted in the Best American Mystery Stories 2001....

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One, Two, Three … Push

About 15 years ago I wrote a story about professional wrestling called "Push Comes to Shove." It was published in an anthology from the Los Angeles Sisters in Crime chapter. Somehow it came to the notice of those who put...

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Free Joe Portugal!

This morning I started a giveaway over on Goodreads. Enter to win one of three signed copies of One Last Hit, Joe Portugal number three, fresh out of a box in my garage. The giveaway ends next Tuesday, May 6. Enter...

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Adventures in Bookmaking

I recently added a promotion to this site, wherein if you sign up for my newsletter mailing list you get a free copy of my short story “Daughters.” (See signup box to the right.) Which meant I had to actually have...


Join a List, Get a Story

That’s right! Join the list to receive my not-too-frequent newsletter, highlighting upcoming releases, freebies, and more, and receive a free e-book of “Daughters,” a story that originally came out in Crimespree Magazine a couple of years ago. The protagonist’s not...

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Logan Is Everywhere

You now have no excuse not to buy Logan’s Young Guns, my new e-novella from Stark Raving Group. Because now you can get it anywhere e-books are sold. Amazon, B&N, Kobo, and more. So pick up a copy today and...


Fellow Stark Raver Plugs Logan

No, not plugs as in shoots (You plugged my brother, see?) Plugs as in promotes. Mike Monson, who also writes novellas for Bookxy / Stark Raving Group, talks up Logan’s Young Guns and a couple of other new releases. Thanks, Mike.

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Open the Podcast Bay Doors, HAL

Fellow Stark Raving author Bobby Nash (whose new novella, Snow Falls, I wrote about in my last post) is one of the principals over at Earth Station One, a website dedicated to everything geeky. Science fiction and fantasy on the...