The Jersey Devil is Alive!

Or the book is at least. THE JERSEY DEVIL: A COLLECTION OF UTTER SPECULATION is an anthology of five short stories, of various genres, all with a different theory of where the Devil of the Pine Barrens comes from and what he wants. With stories by Melissa D. Sullivan, River Eno, H.A. Callum, Susan Tulio,... Continue Reading →

Big things in the coming months

Still working out blog changes, but I wanted to announce that my short story "The Riders of Harvestland" has been accepted for publication in the upcoming Cat Ladies of the Apocalypse anthology. This was such a fun story to write for such a great subject, I am really excited to be part of this awesome... Continue Reading →

To write a better query

Over the years I have gotten better as finishing, editing, submitting and polishing stories. But queries still get me. Writing them is just so damned hard for me. I had read everything there is to find, I have copied structures, edited like hell, gotten feedback, professional editing, rewritten and personalized and yet, no matter how... Continue Reading →

The most destructive inclination

It's been written and rewritten. Hours and days and months years of work and now you really really like your story. There might be a typo you missed. Maybe an awkward phrase you never noticed, but damn it is good, and you are tired of it. An agent or editor will understand. Nothing is ever... Continue Reading →

When you decide you can’t fail

Writers are notoriously pessimistic, and for good reason. It is effing hard to publish a book, no matter which route you take. First you spend months, years, decades even writing a novel, than you edit the hell out of it for more months, years, decades. Then you pick a publishing path and go down it... Continue Reading →

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