FREE HALLOWEEN UNICORNS!

Yes, you’ve read that right — as a Halloween promotion, Black Dog & Leventhal publishing has made one of the stories from the DEMONS anthology available for free — AND THAT STORY IS MINE!! *Mwahahahahahaha* “The Unicorn Hunter” is the one I’ve been gushing about — the one from the Enchanted universe. It’s the story I saw in my…

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DEMONS On Sale Now!

I am on the back cover AGAIN! Wheee! From Skipp’s intro to “The Unicorn Hunter”: After all this evil, I thought some beauty might be in order. So thank God for Alethea Kontis, who brought it and then some, in an old-fashioned mythical context with some new-fangled twists. This is a very easy story to love. And unless you’re…

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In Which Neil and I Duke it Out Again

Anyone who’s ever edited an anthology knows: there is a method to the madness. Some philosophies differ, but the two most important stories in an anthology are 1.) the opener and 2.) the closer. You want to start strong…and possibly end stronger. Yes, even in literature, it’s fine if you want to eat dessert first. Last year, John Skipp…

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Were-Fore Art Thou

Today’s blog entry can be found over at Evelyn M. Byrne’s “DO YOU KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOR?” site. Evelyn has been hosting a whole series of essays about paranormal figures…this week has been about werewolves. For a different perspective on things, I offered her the idea behind the shapeshifting wolves in my story “Sweetheart Come” from the John Skipp anthology…

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The Answer Is, Was, and Always Will Be: “Yes.”

It was all the rage in high school: South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts. As a junior or senior you could audition for their summer program in one discipline: visual art, ballet, drama, singing, writing…there may have been others, but two of those defined who I was. There was only one problem. I had to choose between them….

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