Short story appears in On Spec

So today’s exciting news is I have a short story appearing in On Spec Magazine. What is On Spec? On Spec Magazine is a quarterly journal of Fantastic Literature, published by the Copper Pig Society. The magazine has won several Prix Aurora Awards, and has been a Canadian icon in Fantastic Literature since 1989.   My short story I wrote a strange and challenging story, “Water Rights”, which explores not only rights to Canada’s waterways,…

An August Update

I am Hopeless I know, I know, I truly am hopeless at promoting myself, of keeping people up to date on what I’m doing. But mostly it’s because I’ve convinced myself no one’s listening. Now, that’s not meant to sound like a sucky-baby statement. Just being very pragmatic. It has been my experience with social media of any sort that mostly people aren’t paying attention to all the white noise out there, and my voice…

Short story publication

Spring 2022 Issue of Pulp Literature The great folks at Pulp Literature have released their Spring Issue No. 34. I’m really pleased to share the table of contents with JJ Lee, Megan W Shaw, Kimberley Aslett, Mel Anastasiou, Mitchell Shanklin, Michelle Barker, and Douglas Smith. My story, Would We Had Time, took inspiration from the true story of a chronometer, inventoried as Arnold 294, and made by the famous John Arnold of London. The chronometer…

Sometimes David needs to pay Goliath

For some number of years it has been well-known among indie presses who use Ingram to set up their print-on-demand titles that Amazon, that retailing mammoth, would never play fair. Fair isn’t how you amass billions of dollars in wealth. What the giant would do is accept Ingram’s data feeds so that your title would appear on Amazon’s website, and then within a few weeks the titles would be listed as unavailable from Amazon, and…

December at The Old Stone House

Sold a story Very pleased to announce I have a short story coming out in the next issue of Polar Borealis, Issue 20, which Graeme Cameron is hoping to have out this month. The story, The Intersection, is a reprint. It first appeared in Strangers Among Us: Underdogs and Outcasts,¬†published by Laksa Media, and edited by Susan Forest and Lucas K. Law. It subsequently was included in my recent collection of short stories,¬†Dreams of the…