Contributor copies On Spec #96!
My contributor copies for my story “Sin and Toil” have arrived! This is my fifth published story in On Spec. My previous stories include: A Ragman’s Vow, From the Sea, Touch the Dead, and A Terrible Loyalty. There’s already a bit of a review (though more commentary, I suppose) over at Apex Magazine, on “Sin and Toil”. Update We had a bit of a sump pump malfunction so that last couple weeks have not been as productive as I would have liked. I’m nearly ready to deploy the complete Lazy Designer series to those who have purchased it from my direct buy site. Hopefully this week. A couple weeks after…
Sin and Toil in On Spec Magazine
My story “Sin and Toil” is now available in the latest issue of On Spec Magazine! You can buy the print copy (or subscribe!) here or check out their ebook version here.
Review for “A Terrible Loyalty”
Noticed the first review for my latest story in On Spec Magazine. As the title suggests, a story of friendship and loyalty in hostile circumstances, the circumstances being the world we live in and the government we live under. A relatively luke warm review, I suppose, from Lois Tilton at Locus, but I’m always pleased to see my work being read by others. You can read the full review over at Locus.
“A Terrible Loyalty” in @OnSpecMagazine
Delighted to announce that my story, “A Terrible Loyalty” is now available in issue #92 of “On Spec Magazine”. This story marks my fourth appearance in On Spec (“A Ragman’s Vow”, “From the Sea”, and “Touch the Dead” showed up there in past issues). Special thanks to Diane Walton, the managing editor of On Spec, for her help with the edits on this story. The story was substantially improved through the process.
On the off chance that some of you are thinking of checking out my stories this holiday season, here’s a short summary. Probably the most gift-able item with my writing in it right now is Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader – Flush Fiction which contains my story ‘Proof in the Pudding’. I also have three stories upcoming in future issues of On Spec Magazine (not sure when exactly but I’d wager that at least one will appear next year). Subscriptions can be obtained from the On Spec website. Additionally, I have stories in back issues of On Spec magazine available: A Ragman’s Vow From the Sea Touch the Dead I also…
Another Story Sells to On Spec Magazine!!
In case you think I’m just repeating myself, this is not the same post as my earlier announcement. This science fiction story is called ‘Sin and Toil’ and I’m very pleased that they’ve chosen it. For those of you counting this makes six stories that I’ve placed with On Spec. Three have been published already. I am not sure when the other three will show up in print but I imagine at least one will appear in 2013. The stories that are available are: A Ragman’s Vow From the Sea Touch the Dead And the stories that have yet to appear: A Terrible Loyalty A Primer on the Ins and…
Story Sale to On Spec Magazine!
I hinted at good news earlier and here it is. Last week I learned that I’ve sold my fifth story to On Spec Magazine! The story, A Primer on the Ins and Outs of Building Bliss, will appear sometime in 2013 though I already have another story in the queue (A Terrible Loyalty) to appear next year, so we’ll see if both make it in before 2014. Either way, I’m very pleased and I’ll let everyone know when it is avaialble. And I have more good news to share but I’ll wait till next week :)
Read Now: Stone Eater
Delighted to see that my story ‘Stone Eater’ is now available to read at Abyss and Apex, the online magazine of speculative fiction. This fantasy story was one of the first I finished writing after retiring from BioWare. Best of all the story is free to read at the Abyss and Apex website for a few months, after which it will be archived (you need to be a subscriber to read the archives). Please let me know what you think of it! And if you enjoy it tweets and shares will be very much appreciated. This is my second story to see print this year. The first, ‘Touch the Dead’…
Touch the Dead
Here’s a larger size cover for the latest On Spec magazine containing my story ‘Touch the Dead’ as well as the link to the current issue details.
‘Touch the Dead’ now available
My latest story is now available! ‘Touch the Dead’ appears in On Spec #87 (Winter 2011/2012) issue. This is my third story to be published in On Spec. The best way to read the story is to get a subscription to the magazine. I believe you can also order single issues of the magazine instead… and there is a digital subscription option too. Lois Tilton from Locus has already put up a favorable review: While riding with his girlfriend, driving too fast, a ghostly encounter runs him off the road… Brian is haunted everywhere by hostile ghosts. Read the entire review. ‘Touch the Dead’ is also set in the same…