Category Archives: #MakeItLocal

First Story for the KC Star

I just sent in my first story for the Kansas City Star. A few weeks ago I’d written about having the opportunity to freelance for them. Yesterday it felt good to go back on assignment. I finished up the 700ish … Continue reading

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Everly #4 Climbs to Top 100

One of our recent Everly Everywhere books is at #90 today on Amazon’s children/inspirational list. That brings the Everly collection up to a total of five books total. We couldn’t be happier to see our vision behind this little, blue … Continue reading

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Happy International Speculative Poetry Day!

Today is, officially as of today, International Speculative Poetry Day. The Governor of Minnesota presented the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association with a proclamation recognizing the day. The SFPA is preparing to observe its 40th anniversary in 2018. The celebrations will … Continue reading

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Are Horror Writers Psychopaths? Test Yourself

People often assume horror writers must be psychopaths that keep bodies in the basement. The truth is, horror writers are too busy writing to worry about real bodies. Case in point—what books have you read by Norman Bates and Dexter … Continue reading

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Samhain Again

Happy Halloween! I feel a little remiss this year. With all the business of moving and work, I really haven’t done much to celebrate my favorite time of the year. One of the reasons I love Halloween so much is … Continue reading

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Submission Opportunities

Meat for Tea—Writing submissions should be works of prose no longer than 8,000 words in length. The theme for the nest issue is “Kid.” Themes are not to be approached literally. All writing should be sent as an editable attachment, … Continue reading

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Review: Visions of the Mutant Rain Forest

I recently finished Visions of the Mutant Rain Forest by Bruce Boston and Robert Frazier and loved it. The writing is lush and intelligent. There is much of the classic craft in these lines and I can imagine them draining … Continue reading

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“Lullacry” Reading on SFPA

There is a recorded reading of my poem, “Lullacry,” on the Science Fiction and Poetry Association’s website as part of their Halloween Poetry Readings. I never like how my voice sounds recorded, but for this poem maybe the child like … Continue reading

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New Haiku Doodles

Since I learned so many new ideas about the many facets of haiku, I’ve been exploring the ideas and scribbling down different patterns. I don’t have anything worth writing home about yet, but here are the directions my thoughts are … Continue reading

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2017 N3F Short Story Contest and Submissions

The National Fantasy Fan Federation is having a short story contest that ends Dec. 31, 2017. Stories entered in the contest must be original, unpublished, not longer than 8,500 words in length—and must be related to the science fiction, fantasy, or similar … Continue reading

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