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Jobless again. This is a good thing.

I put in my notice with Shimmer last week and delivered my working files and etc. today. I have a ton of my own work to do, and I did what I was supposed to do, transition them from print to all-digital. And I do get bored quickly once the hard work’s done at any job. It’s been a fun …

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Announcing my new fiction project, 444ties! First issue FREE!

Seeing as it’s been quite a while since the last 666ties story, I’ve decided to simply drop the project and move on. Move on to another decade at least as exciting and alliterative as the 1960s — and with that, I present to the world the beginning of my magnum opus, my true heart’s calling: 444ties.     Which I …

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It’s #WorldBookDay …

Totally copying Colin Smith, and in no particular order, my own top ten books ever in terms of…read lots of times, life influence, I always have a copy nearby, I’ve bought them for more than one person I loved and begged them to read them, I just loved them so much as a kid and never stopped, whatever. I restricted …

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Doug’s Book, Chaffs, Is Coming Out

I heard from Doug’s brother, at long last, and the book is coming soon. Which is a great thing. Anyway, this is the cover I talked about working on quite a bit last year, for Chaffs, what turned out to be my friend’s last book. It’s an alt history teen romance story, set in a fascist 1980s America, and it’s …

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Word (finally) on 666ties and a new cover…

I’ve been working on 666ties once again the last few weeks. I skipped to the 1963 story, “Beirut,” for…reasons to be discussed at a later date. That’s getting done and then I’ll be back finishing the stories in order. (They’ll be published in the order intended, you’ll have to wait for “Beirut.”) At any rate, working on the story, I …

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About Heroes.

Something from a work in progress that things in the news this week reminded me about. Fictionalized, but the details come from a couple of my father’s war stories.   There’s this story my dad told me once about Vietnam. We were talking, one of those rare times when we were really talking, and I started talking about war. And …