Author photo outtakes! (aka: “The One With All the Props”)

A few weeks ago, I shared some of the photos from my Blue Cactus Press photo session. And no photo session is complete without a whole bundle of ridiculous outtakes. And when people are taking photos of me, not all the outtakes are accidental — I come from a long line of goofballs and I … More Author photo outtakes! (aka: “The One With All the Props”)

Author photo session

As I continue to work with Blue Cactus Press on the publication of my forthcoming story collection, There Is No Other Way to Worship Them, we decided I needed updated author pix. So I consulted with my stylist (my wife, Jennifer) and Christina Butcher, the publisher behind BCP and also our photographer. And then, a … More Author photo session

New publication

You know the old saying, right? Sing like the angels are listening. Feel so hard it hurts. Dance your way into the shadows, and murder like it’s heaven on earth. Which is to say, I have a new short story online today. It’s called “Godsend,” and yeah, it’s about singing, and beauty, and angels, and … More New publication

New podcast!

A few months ago, writer Jude Brewer took a train from Portland, Oregon, up to Tacoma, Washington, where he promptly descended into my basement and set up sound equipment. Soon, writer and actor James A. Gilletti arrived with coffee and donuts (and a bottle of handcrafted booze), and then poet and publisher Christina Butcher joined … More New podcast!

New publication

I’ve been so focused on longform fiction and on getting together my new book of stories (forthcoming from Blue Cactus Press!) that it’s been a while since I published any new short fiction. Until today. I’m proud to say that one of my favorite online magazines, Drunk Monkeys, has published my story “This Is What … More New publication

Write in the Harbor and researching for fiction

This coming November, I’ll be leading an afternoon workshop on how to research for historical fiction as part of the Write in the Harbor conference, hosted by Tacoma Community College’s Gig Harbor campus in Washington’s Puget Sound. Longtime fans and friends will know that I’ve written about researching for fiction and have led similar workshops … More Write in the Harbor and researching for fiction