Tag Archives: Granny Hooper

Gho is here

Five and a half years in the making, my very first story has just been published in the Bardic Tales and Sage Advice, Volume VI anthology by Bards and Sages Publishing.  Originally a novel, Gho  was trimmed down to a … Continue reading

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Gho is coming

After 5 years, endless rewrites, and a major compaction from novel to novella, I just received the galley proofs for the upcoming publication of my very first story.  Gho, a paranormal fantasy about Hildi Schreiber, a teenage inventor whose paranormal vortex detector inadvertently … Continue reading

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Excerpt of the week: Gho

Since my very first story every, “Gho,” sold this week, the winner of 2nd place in Bards and Sages charity writing contest, I thought it appropriate to use it as my excerpt.  But seeing as Gho has had two lives, … Continue reading

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Rejection #194: Short answer

Rejection #194 (of my countdown to 200 short story rejections) was from a very established, high quality dark fiction outlet that I had only recently run across. A very short answer: “Thank you for sending “Faro,” but I decided not … Continue reading

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Rejection countdown: #192

Rejection number 192 came from a pro market that I really respect but have never been able to crack.  The piece was “Faro,” a mythica / ghost story mash-up featuring a young Granny Hooper, the heroine of “The Confederate Cavalryman’s … Continue reading

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Excerpt of the week: Last Ghost of the War

Seems like a ghost story is appropriate for Halloween, so how about an excerpt from a historical fiction piece, “The Last Ghost of the War.” From somewhere toward the end (but no spoilers). Quick synopsis of what has come to … Continue reading

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“Believe” has been published in Silver Blade

Normally I get a runner’s high from seeing my short stories in print.  But this morning when I first saw “Believe” up on the Silver Blade ezine website, what stunned me was the artwork.  Something I can take no credit … Continue reading

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Excerpts of the week: two versions of The Cavalryman’s Saber

Fortunately we writers rewrite. A lot.  Otherwise readers would have to consume the drivel we spew out in our early drafts.  As an example, here is an early draft from the work that eventually became “The Confederate Cavalryman’s Saber.” The … Continue reading

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Excerpt of the week: Gho

This week’s excerpt is from an unpublished work, Gho, an urban fantasy about Hildi Schreiber, a young inventor who returns as a ghost to avenge her murder (yes I know my blurb needs work).  Originally written as a YA novel, I am … Continue reading

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Excerpt of the week: Faro

I polished up and submitted three short stores this week, including my first submission of a new yet old short story, “Faro.”  It’s a story I started years ago after chatting with a local history buff who had described to … Continue reading

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