Greetings, lovers of fine literature!

Sorry you blundered onto the wrong site.

You’ll have to settle for near-death hilarity, snarky talking swords, and poop monsters. Loads of poop monsters.

Bronze Medal winner,

Independent Publishers Book Awards

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Trailer Purchase

JMC cover



HeartSnark was a finalist in Humor

at the 2020 Next Generation Indie Awards!


Detailed interview about HeartSnark:



Detailed interview about Brimstone and Lily and the writing process:



The new baby, Moonbeam.


Sorry I haven’t been updating this page. But I have a REALLY great excuse.

I’m now the proud owner of a certified pre-owned heart (!)

As of April 7, 2019, I’m running on a new engine.

Zipper pull close up

I just wrote a comical nonfiction book about the experience (apparently the only one ever).

HeartSnark: a literally light-hearted account of my heart transplant (Kindle)

HeartSnark Kindle cover

Also in paperback.


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.

This one was also nominated, but did not win.

False face cover


We won the 2017 Colorado Book Award for Best Anthology!

FOUND cover


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 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).


was at Denver Comic-Con, just walking around as a tourist for once.

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

Uncle Deadly


Castles Customs Kings 2 cover

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


MM bench

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


Barbed Wire Books poster low


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


JMC Front Cover
Book 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 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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