Monthly Archives: October 2017

Almost Halloween!

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What is/isn’t Haiku?

Haiku is a traditional Japanese form of poetry that consists of three lines of 5/7/5 syllables… isn’t it? At least that’s what I learned in school. Lately I’ve come across poets who disparage the translated haiku we were raised on. … Continue reading

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Diary of a Sorceress Giveaway

Enter to win a signed “and kissed” copy of Diary of a Sorceress by Ashley Dioses from now until Oct. 27. The giveaway is being hosted by Goodreads. Click here for the link. From Amazon: The young poet Ashley Dioses has … Continue reading

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Work is… Working

The past two weeks have been a blur. I worked 114 hours total at my new job. Yes, I had overtime—34 hours of overtime. I will have a very fat paycheck next Monday. I still managed to keep up with … Continue reading

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In Niceville Nov. 12

I’ll be back in Niceville on November 12 for one day and I’d like to see all the people I can for farewells. I’ll be at Cafe Bienville from 2-4 p.m. that Sunday, and then it’s back to Kansas City. … Continue reading

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HWA Poetry Showcase Volume IV is LIVE

I’m excited to announce that the HWA Poetry Showcase Volume IV is now available on Amazon. This prestigious collection showcases the work of some of the best dark and speculative poets in the industry today. I’m proud to have been … Continue reading

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Amy, Absinthe & the Renaissance

Today I finally got to meet my first book editor and long time friend Amy Eye face to face. She happened to be in town for the Kansas City Renaissance Fair. She owns a booth there for the company she … Continue reading

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From Soraya: Interview with Jack Ketchum

Today I have another interview from my friend, Soraya Murillo Hernandez, from Spain. Soraya speaks Spanish, and I only speak English, so our friendship has leaned heavily on technology and Google Translate. Soraya has so many incredible interviews that I’ve … Continue reading

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For Monsters & Dark Verse

Happy Friday the 13th! To celebrate this special day, I have two quick announcements. The first is that a new version of Monsters Are Everywhere is available on Amazon. Now part of the Everly Everywhere books, it was the book … Continue reading

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Back Into Newspapers!

I just received an opportunity to get back into the newspaper business by freelancing for The Kansas City Star. With a circulation of one million readers, that is definitely a byline I covet. Ernest Hemingway wrote for this newspaper and … Continue reading

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