Monday, January 22, 2018


The Winter 2018 issue of Illumen features my poems "Sometimes We Drown" and "Doomed". This is my first publication of the new year and here's wishing for many more!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Liquid Imagination

Issue 35 of Liquid Imagination is online and includes my poem, "The Woman With Leaves in Her Hair". This poem I'm sure I wrote almost a decade ago. It's nice to finally find a home for it. Sorry there's no audio narration to go alone with it. I have no idea how to make an MP3. Besides, I feel a little shy about my voice in public. I haven't gone to a poetry reading in almost twenty years!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Literary Hatchet

The Literary Hatchet #18 is now available both in print and PDF and features three more of my poems.

Today also marks the completion of draft #2 of my next novel (I am not spoiling the title yet). Now on to the hardest part: typing it (I know I'm a writer, but I hate typing. Hate it hate it). Once I finish that, however, I can begin the third (and final) draft. That's how my process goes when I write fiction: Draft #1 is the rough draft, where I may only have a beginning paragraph or idea in mind. No ending is usually in sight, but I work to find that ending and keeping going until I do. Draft #2 is a revision, making notes, adding or deleting scenes, perhaps writing character studies. Draft #3 is where I work from my laptop (everything else is just on paper. I'm old-fashioned that way) and work on polishing the manuscript, not leaving a single paragraph behind until it is perfected as best I can.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Dreams of Dali

I don't know for how long, but it is only now that I realize my poetry chapbook is out of print and I have removed the dead Lulu link from the side of this blog. It is unfortunate that it is considered "retired" by its publisher, as I guess that publisher does. C'est la vie. I guess it's time to write a new book of poems. I had tried previously to collect some poems for a horror-relate chapbook, thinking at first I had a quality-length manuscript, but I was wrong. There just weren't enough poems of that nature.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Pif Magazine

My poem, "Melting", is featured in the July issue of Pif Magazine.

Also, I haven't mentioned it yet, but I have a few poems in The Horror Zine's latest print issue. You can purchase it here.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Dark Moon Digest

My short story, "Aria for a Black Tattoo", has been published in the new issue of Dark Moon Digest!

Honored to have work in a publication that pays by the word and also gives a contributor's copy. I have made a goal for myself to work harder on my fiction.

I also have a poem accepted by The Literary Hatchet, which I thought was to be published in April, but I don't think the new issue has come out yet. I will keep you informed.

Edit: I just received an email stating The Literary Hatchet #17 is now available for a free PDF download. :)

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Foliate Oak and Illumen

My poem, "Broken" , is now online at Foliate Oak. This is my first appearance on this site. It's a nicely put together journal and I'm pleased to have my work included therein.

Also, I have a poem in the Autumn issue of Illumen . I am waiting anxiously for my contributor's copy.