Greetings, lovers of fine literature!

Sorry you blundered onto the wrong site.

You’ll have to settle for snarky talking swords, goofy pirates, oozing zombies, and poop monsters. Loads of poop monsters.

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Bronze Medal winner

2010 Independent Publishers

Book Awards


I have a story in the new Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers anthology, False Faces.

The previous anthology, which also contributed to, won the Colorado Book Award.

I’ll be signing it and presenting a panel on ‘Writing Victorian Violence’ at the Colorado Gold Conference September 7-9.

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We just won the 2017 Colorado Book Award for Best Anthology!

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My story “Outside the Realm of Time” (golem vs. zombies in 1899 Denver–woo-hoo!) will appear in next year’s Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers anthology (the one above took home this year’s Colorado Book Award). That makes 3 out of the past 4 anthologies that I’ve been in, and 2 of those were finalists or winners of the CPA.


I’ll was at Denver Comic-Con June 18 & 19, just walking around as a tourist for once.

Saturday night I was in the costume contest (advanced division) as Uncle Deadly from ‘The Muppets.’

Uncle Deadly


I now have a YouTube channel, Mr. Shakespeare Reads, where I

recorded myself reciting all 154 of Shakespeare’s sonnets in

full doublet and ruff (as one does).



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I have 4 essays about Victorian-era violence/self-defense in this new anthology.


MM benchPlease visit the Archived Blogs page for my memorial to author and best friend M.M. Bennetts.


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Just-released radio interview of me for the Book Talk podcast.


JMC Front CoverBook 3 of the Legacy Stone series, Jasper’s Magick Corset, is  now available (sorry for the 3-year wait, all sorts of things cropping up at the last minute; how am I for time?)


My Steampunk novel Paragon of the Eccentric just won the Colorado Gold contest (Speculative Fiction category) sponsored by Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers.

Thanks to the judges and all who supported it.


Part 4 of my guest blog about Victorian violence is now on the English Historical Fiction Authors site.


Part 3 of my guest blog about Victorian violence is now on the English Historical Fiction Authors site.


Part 2 of my guest blog about Victorian violence is now on the English Historical Fiction Authors site.


I have a guest blog up on the respected site English Historical Fiction Authors.

It’s Part One of a series on Victorian violence: pugilism, stick fighting, ladies’ jiujutsu, etc.


Listen to my podcast interview

from Denver Mile-Hi Con on the Media page


My play West was the first piece of fiction ever published in The Fight Master (the journal of the Society of American Fight Directors). It appeared in the spring 2013 edition.


I have another guest-blog up on MM Bennetts’ site,

this time about Napoleonic cavalry sabres

(as before, there are nifty pictures and video clips)



*I have 2 (yep, 2) stories in the You Belong anthology.



won the Incite Denver contest! Thanks for your votes!


*I have a 2-part essay on Napoleonic sword dueling on M.M. Bennetts’ historical fiction blog

You can read it at http://mmbennetts.com/. Part 2 is at the top. Part 1 is just below it. Click on Blog. Yes, there are pictures!



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