The Highwayman’s Quarry – Architecture

Writing fiction set in the late eighteenth century, it’s easy to imagine every building falling into the Georgian period of architecture, something like this image of the Crown and Anchor:

Daring and Decorum Has a Publisher

I’m so pleased to announce that Daring and Decorum will be published later this year by Supposed Crimes, a small publisher focusing on LGBTQ genre fiction. Among their stable of writers is Geonn Cannon, the award-winning author of the Riley Parra series and more. I haven’t made a big deal about the central relationship in Daring […]

Desert Trilogy Releases Today!

My chapbook of three short stories set in the California desert is now available for your ereading devices. It’s officially $2.99, but if you hurry, you might still get it at the $0.99 pre-order price. (It takes a while for Amazon and other retailers to adjust the price.) Here are brief descriptions, and you can […]

Relationships, Place, Art, Careers

Recently I was part of a panel discussion on “The Man Behind the Woman” for the local chapter of the National Association of Career Women. The basic idea was three guys with less stellar careers than their wives talking about how we navigate this gender-flipped territory. Two of us (including me) work from home and two […]

Win a Free Book

To support the upcoming release of Desert Trilogy on Sunday, I’m giving away one lightly used, signed copy of my previous book, All the Wild and Lonely Places: Journeys in a Desert Landscape. All you need to do to enter: go to this post on my new Facebook author page and leave a comment. Oh, and you might also […]

Only Six Days Left to Get Desert Trilogy for Under a Buck

Desert Trilogy goes live in just six days, and I’m hoping you’ll pre-order it before then. You’ll get it for just $0.99, and the book will get a bump in sales on the official on-sale date. Win-win! Here’s a little teaser to get you to plunk down your hard-earned buck. (More excerpts are available here.) The […]

Teaser Tuesday – Excerpt from Desert Trilogy

Derek gasped, resisting the impulse to roll away from a mammoth lumbering at him, its curving tusks waving dangerously. The thundering of its tree-trunk-sized feet hurt his ears, and he could swear he felt the ground shake—or was that the Glass vibrating to give a sensurround effect? The beast crashed past him and headed off […]

Where to Buy Desert Trilogy

You can buy Desert Trilogy as an ebook at these retailers (99 cents during the pre-order period, and $2.99 once it goes on sale November 15th). Go here for more details and excerpts. Amazon iBooks Kobo Barnes & Noble Smashwords A print version will be available soon. (Cover photo by Steve Berardi.)

Desert Trilogy Now Available for Pre-order

My new collection of short stories set in the California desert is now available for pre-order as an ebook, at the special price of 99 cents. When it goes on sale November 15th, the price will be $2.99 (still only a buck a story). These stories are hard to classify in any one genre (one day […]

New Story Excerpt and eBook News

About a year ago, I started talking about self-publishing a small collection of stories set in the desert. I had two stories finished, but that seemed like too few to justify a collection, and so I began working on a third. Then that third story began giving me trouble, because I couldn’t decide on its […]

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