Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

Sometimes I really miss the 1980s.  To those of you who celebrate the season, make this a Christmas to remember.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

"Brotherly Love" to appear in 100 Horrors (Cruentus Libri Press)

I just signed a contract for a flash fiction story to appear in 100 Horrors, a collection of 100 horror stories, 100 words each, by 100 authors.  Looking forward to seeing the finished collection.

Follow:  Cruentus Libri Press Twitter

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving to those of you in the US who celebrate this fantastic holiday.



Every year I watch this film, directed by Jodi Foster & starring Holly Hunter, Robert Downey Jr, Anne Bancroft, Charles Durning, Steve Guttenberg, Claire Danes, Cynthia Stevenson, Dylan McDermott, and Geraldine Chaplin.  An amazing cast.  Smart, funny writing.  Skilled direction.  In my book, this is a damn near perfect movie.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

"Zombies We Have Heard On High"

 "Zombies We Have Heard On High"
The Undead that Saved Christmas 2 (Rainstorm Press, 2011)

Do a little early Christmas shopping for the zombie-loving horror fans in your life.

 In a postapocalyptic world infested with enraged zombies, a man risks his life to provide the perfect Christmas for his mentally challenged brother.  This story is dedicated to my brother Jay and to Samantha.




Bonus:  Proceeds from the sale of this book go to Hugs Foster Family Agency. - an agency that has an LGBT non-discrimination policy.  (Of course.)

Available in paperback.   Kindle version available from Amazon.com.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Love this website: www.sissydude.com


I was wandering around the tumblr-verse and discovered the Sissydude Tumblr feed.  It's a mix of vintage, camp, porn, kitsch and narration that made my gay little heart go pitter pat.  The Tumblr feed is still live, but new posts are going directly to a new website (click the pic above to visit).

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Read "I Know Why the Wage Slave Sings"


My story "I Know Why the Wage Slave Sings" is included in this fantastic anthology edited by Shane Allison.

Here's what you're missing if you haven't ordered a copy...


When I got back to my desk, the phones were starting to ring and my cube-mate Roscoe was standing in front of his desk talking on the phone to his alcoholic father.  “I told you I can’t talk about this right now,” he said, then clapped the phone shut.

“Tough times?” I asked.

“Fuckin’ parents,” he said.

“Yeah,” I said, booting up my computer and logging in to check my calendar.

Whatever.  Roscoe knows I’m an orphan; he says that shit to annoy me.  Not my fault his father is a blithering alcoholic who calls him about forty times a day, sobbing or raging into his cell phone.  Sometimes I can hear the old guy railing and screaming.  It’s almost enough to make me feel sorry for Roscoe, but the bottom line is that when your dad’s the third richest man in Virginia and a former Bush Cabinet member—that’s W, not Herbert Walker—you don’t get a lot of pity from me.

I’d do him, though.

Roscoe, not the dad.

I know you’re thinking:  Shit, this is one crass motherfucker.  Well, fuck you.  He’s got this perfect ass, like a pair of luscious melons that ride beneath the charcoal grey of his work slacks, just bouncing there like they’re hangin’ totally free just beneath the cotton.  I would rip his pants down to his ankles and slide my face into his fragrant crevice in a second if I thought he’d let me.  I can imagine the smell, sweaty and a little funky, like maybe he ran to catch the shuttle from the commuter parking annex this morning, but sweet tasting and moist like expensive saltwater taffy.

Pre-order your paperback copy now.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

"Siren Song" will appear in Erotica Exotica (Coming in October 2011)

My supernatural short story "Siren Song" will appear in editor Richard Labonte's upcoming anthology, Erotica Exotica: Tales of Sex, Magic, and the Supernatural (Bold Strokes Books). The tentative release date is October 18, 2011 but it's available for pre-order now.  You'll have your copy just in time for Halloween.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Sonnets

I've been thinking about this poem by William Wordsworth:

Scorn not the Sonnet; Critic, you have frowned,
Mindless of its just honours; with this key
Shakespeare unlocked his heart; the melody
Of this small lute gave ease to Petrarch's wound;
A thousand times this pipe did Tasso sound;
With it Camöens soothed an exile's grief;
The Sonnet glittered a gay myrtle leaf
Amid the cypress with which Dante crowned
His visionary brow: a glow-worm lamp,
It cheered mild Spenser, called from Faery-land
To struggle through dark ways; and, when a damp
Fell round the path of Milton, in his hand
The Thing became a trumpet; whence he blew
soul-animating strains--alas, too few!

I've always loved a good sonnet.  Though I am a really poor poet, I think there is a connection between sonnets and flash fiction.  My mind keeps tugging me back to this form.

The Marriage of True Minds was a fantastical fictional riff on a famous Shakespearean sonnet.  I think it worked well for the casual reader or the esoteric poetry reader, but I want to explore the sonnet form as well as the content.  Stay tuned.  I'll let you know how it's going. 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The new cover for Hot Daddies.



Here's the new (final) cover for Hot Daddies (Cleis, 2011).  It's available for pre-order in paperback.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Bye Bye Baby



Bye Bye, Jane. I will miss you.

Jane Russell, 1921-2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

New Covers



Just got the covers for these 2011 releases.  Gotta love them.