R.I.P. Edward Bryant

I was very sorry to hear the news yesterday that Edward Bryant has passed away. From 1990-1992, I attended the Colorado Springs Writers Workshop that he led. Once a month, the group met at the UCCS campus and carved up each other’s stories. He was knowledgeable, helpful, and encouraging only when that made sense. I’m pretty …

DARK HORIZONS Now Up for Pre-order

My short story “Deeper” will appear in the upcoming anthology DARK HORIZONS from Elder Signs Press. I’m pleased about this on a couple of fronts; not only will I have a  new story out there, but Angeline and I worked with ESP on our novel SCAVENGERS and had a very good experience. The company went …

Finished BLOOD MERIDIAN, Medicated for Depression

I finished Cormac McCarthy’s BLOOD MERIDIAN. I did this because I dearly love his novel THE ROAD. Furthermore, that book seemed to have a point, a plot, a grim redemption. Alas, BLOOD MERIDIAN had no such thing. Years of people telling me BLOOD MERIDIAN was the ultimate horror novel ended up pissing me off. This …