Sunday, January 19, 2014

Ominous Realities

I should have announced this a week ago (blame it on jet lag), but Ominous Realities, which features my story 'Born Bad,' is now available in trade paperback.

Ominous Realities is a collection of dark speculative fiction.  Some of the stories fall under the sci-fi umbrella, some (like mine) lean more towards the horror side of things, and others take place in the wonderfully imaginative world between genres.  I don't want to give too much away, but let's just say that 'Born Bad' is about theology, and it's about being true to yourself.  I'm very proud to be a part of this collection, and I'm looking forward to hearing everyone's reactions.

Go snatch up a copy.  And, if you're so inclined, drop by here and tell me what you think.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Independent Ink No. 10

Got a Kindle or an iPad?  Got $4?  Let me borrow your mind for a minute.

Issue 10 of Independent Ink magazine features my story 'Render Unto Caesar' (aka, 'Let's Make Sure Balog Gets Excommunicated').  It's now available as a single issue.

When I got my acceptance letter, the editor told me he rarely ever prints stuff about politics or religion, but that there was a "humanistic truth" in this one.  I can honestly say that it's one of the few things I've written that I felt like I HAD to write.

It'll probably piss a few people off.  Then again, if you're not controversial, you're doing it wrong.