Category: My writing updates

New Story Out.

email from editor J.A. campbell of THE STORY EMPORIUM. Yes, I have a story – FOR LOVE OF MAXIE – in the second volume. Anyone who likes steampunk/weird westerns should take note.

New Story to Appear.

Yes, AMY sold to UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES Anthology (Wolfsinger Pubs.) I’ve just okayed the galleys, and the anthology should be out any day now, while the cover, (based on my story) is fantastic!

No Vogel

Thanks to all who voted for me, but sadly this time I didn’t win. On the other hand if schedules are kept, I may have at least one eligible book again in 2018 since a fantasy novel should be out next year. Meanwhile short stories continue to sell with A FRIEND OF GRANNY NGAIRE sold …

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Sales Galore.

Yes, life is good. I signed contracts for BASTET’S DAUGHTERS with Wildside April 20th. I’m delighted, they do such a great job on the Sherlock Holmes pastiches I write, that I know I’ll be happy with this fantasy book too. Then I had acceptances for- LALLI sold to rEVOLUTION antho. (MIFI writers) and The Story …

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Yup, I should have mentioned this earlier, but my newest Holmes came out from Wildside Press Books a few weeks ago and will be at Malice Domestic – look for it there. I love writing Hokmes for several reasons, one is that there’s no heavy-duty CSI stuff, simply a consulting detective and his best friend, …

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New Sherlock Novella Available

yes, Wildside now have what i think of as my “Sherlock and cat” novella out. This is a follow on to the short story I had in MX Books’ major Holmes anthology. SOMETHING THE CAT DRAGGED IN is available on amazon, and at Wildside, and I love the cover. and for a mere $1.99 you …

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My Holmes Novella

Some time ago I was aked to write a Holmes story for a major anthology. I did, but I found that I loved the characters I’d created so much I couldn’t just drop them. So I wrote Something The Cat Dragged in – which has just appeared at Wildside and on amazon, to my delight. …

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A Great Writing Update

this week I had an email from SFFANZ to say that VESTIGES OF FLAMES, my SF/disaster novel is on the ballot for Best SF Novel. I’m delighted, and fervent thanks to everyone that nominated. Now please, get supporting con memberships, or SSFANZ memberships and vote for it too.


A GUARDIAN FOR BAMBI, and WHEN GYPSY CAME RUNNING appeared in THE BEST ANGEL STORIES (I got my copies in January) 2016 from Guideposts USA. Theme anthology.

Couple More Articles Out

NATURAL AND OTHER WAYS OF DEALING WITH FLEAS also IN AN EMERGENCY REMEMBER THE ANIMALS (both) appeared in ANIMALS’ VOICE, (SPCA Quarterly) March/Autumn 2016 and due any day now is – my humorous article, LET JOY REIGN UNCONFINED BECAUSE MY WRITING CERTAINLY DOES sold to FREELANCE WRITERS MAGAZINE for their March 2016 issue.