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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