Lovecraft inspired

To me, H.P. Lovecraft’s words are powerfully evocative of the chilly spirit of both early autumn and early spring. This is one reason I’m so pleased that a piece I wrote at the Rainforest Writers Village (a wonderful writing retreat that happens every spring up in the Quinault Rainforest) is now available for your autumnal delectation. I was reading a lot of Lovecraft up there in the cold north woods, and it inspired this sequel to “The Dreams in the Witch House.”


I hope you enjoy “Curvature of the Witch House.”

Rahrr! New story available


I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for a good werewolf story. Any tale where ordinary people

grow hair and claws and wreak havoc in another shape makes me happy.

That’s why I’m excited to say that the anthology Beast Within 2 was released this week! It features my story “Solitary Instincts,” the story of a werecougar in 22nd century  Portland.

You can order this one from Amazon or from Graveside Tales, but if you buy right now at Graveside, you’ll save $2!


Reading at Powell’s Books

April 22nd, 7 pm
Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 97005

Mark your calendars!

I’m very excited to be part of a great event promoting The Way of the Wizard, the wonderful fantasy anthology edited by John Joseph Adams. I’ll be reading from my story “The Secret of Calling Rabbits,” and the wonderfully talented Christie Yant will be reading from her piece “The Magician and the Maid and Other Stories.”




“Stone Queen”

If you haven’t had a chance to see it yet, my fossil poem, “Stone Queen,” runs through the end of the month at Abyss & Apex.

The poem was inspired by Sue, the T Rex who lives in the Field Museum in Chicago.  I definitely recommend the book Rex Appeal: The Amazing Story of Sue, the Dinosaur That Changed Science, the Law and My Life, by Peter Larson, the man who discovered her (and several other remarkable tyrannosaurus specimens). If you like dinosaurs, the book will fill you with the urge to go dig one up!

Here’s a great picture of Sue in Chicago:

(Photo from Wikimedia Commons, taken by Scott Robert Anselmo)

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