Welcome to my website! I write short stories, essays, nonfiction books & novels. You can see published examples of the first three categories, and an introduction to my novel, at the menu links above. News about my most recently published projects is below.
"Bound," my odd little fantasy story about a traveler who stumbles into a crisis in a secretive civilization which first embraced and then fled from the mystery and the passion of religion, has just been published by After Dinner Conversation. (The story is mine; the picture and discussion questions are theirs.) I've been writing and … Continue reading Beyond reason
My story "Sea-Changes," about complicated family love and bereavement (and also about mysterious sea creatures), has been reprinted in Black Hare Press' ebook "Lockdown Fantasy #1," which can be downloaded free through this link: It was first published in 2015 in Donna Quattrone's anthology "Something Rich and Strange," but it seems appropriate for this time … Continue reading Sea-Changes: a story of grief and transformation
My very short story "At The Cave-Mouth," in which a dragon-slayer arrives poised for a desperate battle and runs into an unexpected choice, can be read free online here. I've always been fascinated by dragons in other people's stories, perhaps starting when I read Laurence Yep's "Dragonwings" for the first time. So far my stories … Continue reading Dragons and dilemmas
Swords and Sorcery just published "Behind the Curtain." Most of my stories are ethical/political musings, but this one's just a romp or bagatelle, sort of a Ruritanian intrigue, if Ruritania had a hint of magic and if Ruritania's women were something more than merely decorative. In it Dame Asra Thorne, the best...all right, one of … Continue reading Behind the Curtain
My story "In The Forests Of The Night" is out in the new dark speculative fiction anthology "Coppice and Brake," edited by Rachel Brune. This story starts at midnight in a traincar containing many passengers bound for a political rally--some as supporters, some as protestors, all unknown to each other until an unexpected interruption gives … Continue reading Mental contagions