North Iowa Book Bash!

The North Iowa Book Bash in Clear Lake, Iowa, is always a fun and successful time. I met a ton of friendly readers, hung with some cool writers, and even sold a couple books! The Book Bash is a big deal in North Central Iowa. Well attended and scrupulously organized by the great Mickey Haley-Fredericks, …

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Read With The Lights Turned Off

If you're feeling like a little no-calorie treat while you're handing out candy, here is a little something to pass the time."The Audition" is a spooky-themed short story I wrote a few years ago. It originally appeared in an anthology called "Sadistic Shorts," which you can still buy on Amazon.  THE AUDITION “Sweet Caroline!”“Bop-Bop-Bop!”Mike Harris grimaced and …

What I’ve Been Reading – The Agony, The Ecstasy, and The Buddha

I first met Rachel Eliason right after I "came out" myself.As a science fiction author, that is.Since then, we've been together on several author panels and readings, and I was honored when Rachel and A.R. Miller invited me to contribute Traveler to a 3-in-1 ebook they wanted to publish.Rachel's grace and honesty make her a …

What I’ve Been Reading – Fool

“This is a bawdy tale. Herein you will find gratuitous shagging, murder, spanking, maiming, treason, and heretofore unexplored heights of vulgarity and profanity, as well as non-traditional grammar, split infinitives, and the odd wank.” ― Christopher Moore, Fool Shakespeare parodies are a dime a dozen, but few twist familiar tropes like Christopher Moore. He's previously tackled vampires, Death, …

SF & Drugs & Rock & Roll – Is All My Brain and Body Needs

Music in Science Fiction & Fantasy By Dennis W. Green  (This is an expanded version of an article that was originally published in PerihelionSF under the title "More Than Zarathustra.) What jazz standard shares a melody with the Star Trek theme? And what rock & roll tune tells its story against the background of Einstein’s Special …