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“The Last Ditch” on PoetryNook

Friday afternoon rides down the road like Sunday. Soft, church shushed quiet… but no hymn bells ring. There’s only sirens screaming dog barks and gunshots before the hush falls returning frozen silence that precedes the storm. Once neighborly friends now … Continue reading

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Fiction Predicts Future… Again?

Once again, fiction seems to predict the future… I’m especially interested to find out how this one ends. Wash your hands and don’t panic.

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Volunteering at LitUp Festival

Today I’ll be spending a few hours with teenagers at the LitUp Festival at the North Independence Library. Just another example of why libraries are so vital to the communities they serve. Young readers and writers are some of my favorite … Continue reading

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Why Not the Easter Platypus?

Who came up with the idea of an egg laying bunny? The Easter bunny first arrived in America in the 1700s with German immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania and transported their tradition of an egg-laying hare called “Osterhase” or “Oschter Haws.” Children … Continue reading

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NEW, FREE “Suite & Sour” on Curious Fictions

As an experiment, I have uploaded the first three chapters of Suite & Sour to Curious Fictions. You can read them in their raw, lightly edited state and leave comments as to what you think. These chapters have never been … Continue reading

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“Band Aid” Accepted for The Siren’s Call eZine

I’m happy to announce that my short story, “Band Aid,” has found a home. It will appear in issue #44 of The Sirens Call eZine. I’ll post news when this is available to read. “Band Aid” is the result of a prompt … Continue reading

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Made the Marquee!

It’s always a nice surprise to find yourself as an author… especially when that find is on the Horror Writer Association’s book marquee! I happened by the site today looking for details on the upcoming HWA Poetry Showcase and I … Continue reading

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Spotlight: Ghosts of the Sea Moon

A. F. Stewart has a new book! In the Outer Islands, gods and magic rule the ocean. Under the command of Captain Rafe Morrow, the crew of the Celestial Jewel ferry souls to the After World and defend the seas … Continue reading

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Roadside Blog Post

I was all excited to share one of the latest Rednecksgonewild.com videos which I happen to make an appearance in, but as fate would have it I am busy spending my evening stranded on a country road in a town … Continue reading

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Big money in pinching thighs…

How many meals can you get from two chickens? I’m about to find out. At Cafe Bienville, we buy high quality whole chickens, cook them and then handpick the meat to use in sandwiches and salads. The result is a … Continue reading

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