Sunday, December 29, 2019

December News and 2019 Recap

Happy Holidays, my friends! It’s hard to believe I’ve been maintaining this blog, more or less, for over eight years now. It seems simultaneously so much longer than that, and yet, not that long at all. I’ve never been one of the great bloggers, but I hope to keep producing a piece here and there that people find worth reading.

To finish out the year and the decade, here are my latest publications:

“Girl with a Gun” and “Parisian Phoenix by Way of Texas” were published in Unearthed, which is run by Professor Tyler Flynn Dorholt and the student editorial board at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

“Chaos Theory” is in the winter issue of Re-Side Zine. Many thanks to editors Beth Longman and Elizabeth Kemball.

“Deactivated” appeared in the latest issue of Peculiar.

I had 99 pieces (poems, short stories and reviews) appear in 55 publications/venues. I also published two books, Requiem for a Robot Dog (Cajun Mutt Press) and High Water Lines (Prolific Press). I received two Best of the Net Nominations, one from The Harbor Review and one from Whale Road Review. I also received the Seamus Burns Creative Writing Award from the Verbal Writing Centre in Northern Ireland. It’s truly been a great year. I’m hoping 2020 holds wonderful things as well.

I am so close to finishing Book VI of The Order of the FourSons, I can almost taste it. I’m hoping for a spring release of the book. When I finish the first draft, I plan to share a new excerpt. I have some other O4S fun stuff squirreled away for upcoming posts.

Thank you again for your readership! I’m wishing you all the best for the new Roaring 20s.