And Then She Was Gone, Introduction

Author’s Introduction Note: This introduction is included in the epub version of the serial which posts to the podcast feed tomorrow, along with the first chapter. THREE YEARS AGO, I read the opening of a hard-boiled short story at the Baltimore Science Fiction Convention, on the assumption that an audience… Continue reading

The Places Lantham Loves

Clarke Lantham, the hero of my detective series, lives and works around the San Francisco Bay. One of the features of the books that draws frequent comment is how much the Bay itself is a character in these stories. Truth be told, it’s an intentional feature. I’ve been a lot… Continue reading

Released: The Society of Miserable Bastards

The South. Home to a deep culture steeped in African mythology and religion, Native American spirituality, Catholicism and Charismatic Christianity, the blues, and the deep, pounding heat. It is the source of one of the richest literary traditions in the world: Southern Gothic. If you’ve seen The Twilight Zone, or… Continue reading

Released: The Serpent and the Satchel

I used to own a menagerie of boids. Burmese or Ball or Reticulated pythons, or Boa Constrictors, they’re not exactly warm and fuzzy, but they are fascinating creatures. In a very real sense, living dinosaurs. Of course, they’re not exactly cheap, so I had to justify their existence by using… Continue reading

Update on Audiobooks and Podcast

So, as many of you might have noticed, we occasionally produce audiobooks through ArtisticWhispers Productions. Those of you that have may have also noticed that we haven’t put a new one out (or, at least, anything resembling a complete one) in about two years. The hiatus is over. As of… Continue reading

Released: Frock Coat Dreams

I am proud to announce my first steampunk story collection Frock Coat Dreams: Romances, Nightmares, and Fancies from the steampunk Fringe, which includes two brand new stories: “A Goblet of Fifty-Three” and “Sleep, Walk.” This will be the first of two or three collections this year of steampunk stories grouped… Continue reading