Journal

Wrote First Draft of ANDREW OF ARMAR 30+ Yrs Ago

Recently, I realized that I wrote the very first, very rough, draft of my fantasy novel ANDREW OF ARMAR over thirty years ago. Written mostly for kicks when I was in high school (ninth or tenth grade?), that original version of the story was handwritten on sheets of loose leaf paper. Many of the basics have remained the same (the core of the story first formed out of childhood play-acting), but a lot has changed over the years through various rewrites, reworkings, and revisions. One thing I have done in subsequent versions is tone down some of the more outrageously graphic violence present in the first draft. I seem to recall describing lots of brains and guts falling out. Alas, I’m not sure that first version still exists. Maybe that’s a good thing! (I still have plenty of no…

Poem and Illustration Published in NIGHT TO DAWN 28

This past Wednesday, I received my contributor’s copy of NIGHT TO DAWN 28. My dark poem “Redcap of Dunnor Peel” appears within, accompanied by the black and white version of my horror illustration “Grinning Redcap”. The poem is a reprint; “Redcap of Dunnor Peel” previously appeared in Issue 2 of THE SCAREALD, published October 2012. The illustration “Grinning Redcap” has not been previously published in a zine.

Kindle Edition of "Vengeance of the Alpe"

My fantasy/horror short story “Vengeance of the Alpe” is now live in the Kindle Store. Here’s my description of the tale:
“In this fantasy short story with a dark fairy tale feel, a malicious sorcerer summons the blood-thirsty alpe to wreak vengeance upon the beautiful maid who rejected him.”
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YB09RH2

BTW, in case you didn’t already know, this tale was previously published in two different zines. It originally appeared in the All Souls’ Night 2010 issue of HUNGUR and then appeared in the April 2012 issue of NIGHT TO DAWN.

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