Saturday, February 9, 2013

Review #1

Hired as a reviewer for The US Review of Books. First review.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New Post Jan. 2, 2013


Sunday, December 30, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

New Post and Page

Hi! New post and page at

ETA: Halloween Special! Get 15% off Chicago Cemeteries prints at

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Thursday, September 6, 2012


My website at was hacked and is going to look a little wonky for a couple of days. It seems to be only one (important) file was defaced, so I'm hoping it will be a simple fix. Hope to be back up and running by the weekend at the latest.

Update: Not that anyone's waiting with bated breath, but I've successfully downloaded a new zip file of my Wordpress theme for my site - something I was unable to do last night at all, despite trying for ... well, we won't say how long. Now I can either re-install the file and/or the entire theme. We'll see which solution works.

Update 2: Looks like I got it back up and running.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

New Website

I'm happy to announce the launch of my new website, Among other things, it includes a blog, which will focus on creativity. I'll also announce publishing and contest opportunities as I run across them.

I will leave this one up and will still be posting from time to time. 

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Screenwriting Blogs

If you're into screenwriting (or even if you're just into writing), these blogs are great resources whether you're looking to improve your story, dialogue, scenes, what have you:

The Bitter Script Reader

Go Into the Story


I'll be adding links to my blog roll in the next couple of days. 

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Submission Opportunity

Have a short story you thought would never get published because you have an evil protagonist? There may be a home for it. Find out more info here at John Hartness's site for the Big Bad Anthology he's putting together.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

RIP, Orson. You were a good friend. The best. I miss you already. 

Friday, April 6, 2012

Facing the Sun

Friend and fellow writer Richard Levangie had surgery yesterday to remove a brain tumor. He's not going to be able to work for a while, so some friends put together an anthology (to which I contributed) to keep him afloat financially while he recovers. The anthology, called Facing the Sun,can be found here. Any dollar amount will get you the anthology—which, given the writers involved, promises to be good reading.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Free 3D software

Free 3D software from DAZ Studio for a limited time. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


You may not know Mira Bartok. I don't, either. But I do know she runs a great site to help artists in almost every discipline by posting information about grants and their deadlines. If you create, it's likely Mira has posted about a grant or two to help you forward your artistic career. This is something she does completely free of charge for us.

She released THE MEMORY PALACE a while back, her memoir about her childhood and early adulthood with a schizophrenic mother. The book just won The National Book Critics Circle Award for Best Autobiography.

Go on over to her website and give her a congrats, if you would. And buy the book.

Congrats, Mira!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

EE's 1000th Facelift

No, that's not something out of science fiction. The facelifts are query letter critiques. Those of you who write and want help with story openings, synopses, and query letters could do a lot worse than sending them to Evil Editor for his spot-on analyses. You'll get more than a few belly laughs, too.

I'm a day late with this. But send him a congrats, anyway.