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Airships, death rays, tentacles…and puns. So many puns.

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.

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

It was a complete surprise and no fun.

But at least I got a book out of it.

HeartSnark Kindle cover
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Book trailer

ALL proceeds benefit organ donor charities.

HeartSnark was a finalist in Humor at the 2020 Next Generation Indie Awards, in Humor

It’s also a finalist at this year’s Reader’s Choice Awards, in Memoir

(you can vote until November; click on image)

Interview about HeartSnark

My story “Outside the Realm of Time” (golem vs. zombies in 1899 Denver) appeared in this Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers anthology, a finalist for the 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.

False face cover

My story in this one, “Nergali Orphan,” is The War of the Worlds told by a Martian soldier, about the terrible choice she has to make when she discovers she is not on a mission of peace.

2017 Colorado Book Award for Best Anthology

FOUND cover

My story here is “Lonely Crutch”, imagining the result if Marley’s ghost visited Tiny Tim first.

Colorado Book Award finalist.

I now have a YouTube channel, MrShakespeareReads, where I recite all 154 of Shakespeare’s sonnets as Shakespeare, in full doublet and ruff (as one does).

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

Castles Customs Kings 2 cover

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

MM bench

My Steampunk novel Paragon of the Eccentric won the Colorado Gold contest (Speculative Fiction category) sponsored by Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. It’s being shopped to agents/editors as we speak. Thanks to the judges and all who supported it.

It also won the Incite Denver contest for best opening line:

“When a Whitechapel whore waves her tentacles at you, attention must be paid.”

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

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