I write professionally but don't make a living at it. This means, essentially, that I sell most of what I write but don't make enough to pay the bills. I write both fiction and non-fiction, and even some poetry. My fantasy novels, Swords of Talera and its sequel Wings Over Talera, appeared as four part serials in Startling Science Stories and Alien Worlds in 1998-99, and 2000-2001. In January I finished the third book in the series, which is called Witch of Talera. It has been submitted. Email me if you'd like to know more.
For a relatively complete Bibliography of my work click here.
About two years ago I finished a horror/thriller called Cold in the Light. It was published
by The Invisible College Press and is now out in trade paperback. It can be ordered from The Invisible College Press
Website or online from Barnes & Noble,
Email me if you'd like to get a
copy of the book and have any questions or problems. To get a flavor of this tale click
The snail mail address for The Invisible College Press is:
The Invisible College Press, LLC
P.O. Box 209
Woodbridge, VA 22194-0209
Though I've written all sorts of things, including science essays, tip pieces, children's stories, westerns, literary/contemporary, and Science Fiction, most of what I write is either horror/thriller or heroic fantasy.
Generally, my writing style is fairly surrealistic and--I like to think--action driven. Early influences on my style would be Robert E. Howard, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Louis L'Amour, John D. Macdonald, and Ray Bradbury.
More recent influences would include, Dean Koontz (See my links for a Koontz fan group that I'm a member of), Peter Matthiessen,and Ernest Hemingway.
Below are a few opening paragraphs from stories of mine....
Splatter of Black
Still Life With Skulls
For more samples--opening paragraphs to other stories of mine--click here. All but two of these have been published. Can you guess which ones haven't been?
If you'd like to read an entire short-short story, then click here. This is one of the very first stories that I ever had published, back in 1991.