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I am excited to announce not one, but two recent short story sales! The first, “Junior Partner,” went to StoryHack Action & Adventure. “Junior Partner” is a little tale about Blacklight, a superhero’s sidekick who can’t get any respect–until his partner goes down and the world is teetering on the brink. Blacklight’s going to have to reach inside himself to see if he has what makes a hero. But even with courage and determination, what can a mere sidekick do…?

“How to Murder a Corpse,” is the second in a series of stories involving a nameless mid-century private eye–who raises the dead on the side. He recently raised a pal killed in an accident so he could say good-bye, but zombies don’t last long, so why would somebody bother to kill him again? And why did he have a vampire’s bite on his neck and a bullet hole in his forehead? Find out in an upcoming episode of the Gallery of Curiosities podcast.

As if that weren’t enough, my flash story “The Deadline” is coming out in the debut issue of Factor Four Magazine on April 1. A long marriage can hide many secrets, but not many of them are quite this … cosmic.

And of course, if you like my short fiction, you can check out my novel series The Stolen Future and Nemesis, by reading their respective introductory volumes, The Invisible City, and The Choking Rain, for free.

I tell you, I am the gift that keeps on giving.

 

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I received word today that Digital Fiction Publications wants to reprint my “werewolf walks into a bar” story, “Paying the Tab.” Okay, it’s not quite like that, but there is a werewolf and he’s in a bar. But who’s picking up the tab–and what’s the final bill?

To keep you busy until it comes out, you can always check out Digital’s publications of “Dead Guy Walking,” and “Grinpa,” as evidence that these folks have impeccable taste in fiction.

#SFWApro

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For any of you in the Portland, Oregon area, on April 21, my story “Dead Guy Walking” will be part of a live dramatic reading series. The evening also features a bunch of other excellent writers  of SF and fantasy, and if you still can’t find anything you like, hey, you’re in a bar. You can always order a Zombie…

 

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“Dead Guy Walking” has been reprinted at Digital Fantasy Fiction. This is my most-reprinted story, so people must like it… Tell your friends you heard about it here!

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I am featured in the new podcast from Meduspod. “Dead Guy Walking” first appeared in 2003, and predates many of the offbeat zombie stories that have appeared recently. Whether this is itself a zombie story is entirely up to you to decide. I can only offer one fact to illuminate your path:

The story was based on actual events. Which parts, of course, are up to you to decide.

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Tonight on “The Big Bang Theory” the scientific inquiry revolved not around quasars and bosons, but what would happen if a vampire were bitten by a zombie, and then bit a human? As it happens, I just this evening put the finishing touches on a story which features a zombie bitten by a vampire (and then shot through the head). Does Chuck Lorre have a tap on my computer? Am I actually an unsung comic genius responsible for the funniest sci-fi-related show in TV history? Or should I be crouched in a corner wearing an aluminum foil hat?

I’m working on a concept featuring time travelers and Shakespeare. If Sheldon starts taking up the question of whether the Earl of Oxford actually wrote the plays, Mr. Lorre and I are going to have a talk…

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