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Beyond Kings And Princesses

This book was written by Oren Litwin, who is the publisher of Lagrange Books. Lagrange Books is the publisher of Bad Dreams & Broken Hearts, and also several anthologies that feature my stories. Having admitted that connection between us, let … Continue reading

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Pulp On Pulp, moving forward.

A reminder that the collection of essays that Cheah Kit Sun and I are putting together is open for submissions. I don’t know that Pulp On Pulp will be its title when it comes time to publish it–I just needed … Continue reading

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Followup and clarifications: Pulp On Pulp

A day after I posted the Call For Essays: Pulp On Pulp I have already received one essay and queries on three others. All of them fit the theme of the collection–maybe I’m getting better at writing submission guidelines. One … Continue reading

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“Exiled In The Desert”: A review

Recently I picked up that anthology because I know a number of the people who wrote stories in it and the price was right. One of the stories happens to be written by the guy who runs my Sunday night … Continue reading

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A Call For Essays: Pulp On Pulp

I would like to try to put together a collection of practical essays from writers of Action/Adventure Fiction. Cheah Kit Sun, writer and self-publisher, has agreed to act as publisher. This would be a non-paying project, to be available for … Continue reading

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Fantasticland

FantasticLand by Mike Bockoven will naturally be compared to Lord Of The Flies, and there are some similarities. Bockoven’s novel, though, is more nuanced and complex, and, honestly, far more frightening. To get my one gripe out of the way … Continue reading

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Smash The Mirror

Describing a character is just about the worst way to introduce a character to me. Sadly, it’s also one of the most common. Now, maybe it’s just me, but when a story opens up by focusing on a character–not just … Continue reading

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The Dead Men’s Shoes Society

(Extra special bonus bragging rights points for anyone who can identify the source of the title of this post–yes, it is a name that I used in The Book Of Lost Doors, but where did I steal it from originally?) … Continue reading

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“Worth The Candle”

Okay, so I started in on the story that I promised to write in my last post. There is still plenty of time to get your name into it–all you have to do is leave a review of Duel Visions … Continue reading

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Red Shirts & Reviews

Haven’t you always wanted to be part of the shadowy underworld of outlaw spellcasters? To live the life of a magical gangster, full of danger, intrigue, unlawful conjurations, and bucketfuls of cold hard cash? Well, here’s your chance! I will … Continue reading

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