Yesterday I sent out to the new book to reviewers. Today I make my case as to why they should give it a look. What… https://t.co/Tjb2VN1ioG (3 days ago)

“A man’s subconscious self is not the ideal companion. It lurks for the greater part of his life in some dark den of its own, hidden away, and emerges only to taunt and deride and increase the misery of a miserable hour.”

P. G. Wodehouse

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Jan
14

The new book is out! Now on Kindle as well!

Dizzying Depths, my 10th short story collection (and by far my 10thest), is the first not self-published. Very exciting. You can purchase it now here or on Amazon. If you are a book reviewer, just send me an email and I will get a copy to you ASAP. The Kindle version is finally out! Get […]

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Jan
27

true story

(originally posted 5/1/2013)   I pulled up to the intersection and realized there was a snafu in progress. As long as I am not the star of said production I usually enjoy a good snafu and hate to see a day pass snafuless.  It appeared that somebody had loaded the back of their station wagon […]

Jan
26

Bad Advice for Writers (the good bit)

(First appeared at mariaviolante.com on 12/19/12. I cut to the ending, which was the only interesting part of the whole thing. This was, of course, before Facebook had turned into the shitshow of censorship it has now become.)   I once wrote this as a Facebook update:   I hate when you take a swig […]

Jan
25

Introduction to What You Don’t Understand

The next few days I’ll have a few book reviewers visiting the site so I want to be on my best behavior. The following is the Introduction to What You Don’t Understand and is about as honest as I’m capable of;   I don’t like the arrogance of people who claim “Youth is wasted on […]

Jan
24

Bug Farm

What if George Orwell had written Bug Farm? “Six legs good, two legs bad” the insects would have said. “Eight legs good, two legs bad” the arachnids would have said. “Ten legs good, two legs bad” the solifugids would have said. “Twenty four legs good, two legs bad” the centipedes would have said. Which goes […]

Jan
23

a notebook that will never find its way home

Randy was 38 and had lived a life devoid of regret. Until he found the notebook anyway. Left behind at a coffee shop by a local psychotherapist. He found that out when he started flipping through it. Session notes. At the top of each entry was all the pertinent information from each encounter; the patient’s […]

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