Over the past few years I’ve been fortunate enough to be included in several poetry anthologies from editor and publisher Stacy Savage. Each anthology has a different theme, and each publication routes its proceeds to a particular charity or non-profit that aligns with the theme of the collection. Most recently, the call for submissions was based on trees and everything they have to offer. Having grown up, I have several years under my belt of seeing trees, and naturally I had some thoughts. So I wrote them down and had two more poems selected for this latest anthology. Proceeds will go to benefit the Arbor Day Foundation.
If you’ve been waiting tirelessly for my newest poems to be published, the time has come. Now go buy this paperback book so more trees can be planted!
“As the ancient, wise proverb goes: I’m too old for this.” – Will McGee.
What do you do when you want to save somebody who doesn’t want to be saved? In the case of Will McGee, you just keep trying. No matter what it takes. No matter the consequences; Family, career, reputation, livelihood. The reckoning of Will McGee is upon him. The sins of his past have come calling, and now it’s time to confront them – while still trying to save those he cares about. His efforts to bring things full circle just haven’t worked out. No matter how hard he tries. And when it all falls apart, you go to war with friends who wear a black and blue patch on their backs.
The next generation has gotten themselves entangled with the Kings of Chaos Motorcycle Club, and Will has one last shot to save them, the club, and his legacy. Can he pull it off and make it work, or will he run out of road?
Prepare for the epic conclusion to the Kings of Chaos Motorcycle Club Series, but be ready for this one, because there are no fairytale, Hollywood endings in Rough River Falls.
Circle City Publishing’s second anthology is now available! This quirky collection features unique perspectives on various scenarios for the end of the world. Scroll down for the link to order this compact, handy guide.
The end of the world has become a romanticized topic thanks to the numerous books, television shows, and movies on the subject. But what about all the times when things don’t go according to plan? Zombies roam the planet. Basic survival necessities become scarce. Behavioral patterns are thrown into chaos. Zombies. The world itself revolts against its oppressors. Survivors are forced to come together, whether they like it or not. And, of course, did we mention zombies?
An Absurd Apocalypse explores all of these ideas, while begging the question – What does happen when the end of the world doesn’t go according to plan? Seven authors contribute their unique ideas to answer that very question. Get ready for some of the unluckiest survivors in uncomfortable conditions.
Earlier this year, I saw a call for submissions for poems based on new beginnings. They were to be included in an anthology that would benefit organizations that fight against domestic abuse. The call spoke to me. For several years, I’ve worked directly with domestic batterers, and take my work in serving their victims very seriously.
With that inspiration, I got to work. I whipped up three poems to submit, hoping at least one of them would be considered for inclusion. A couple months ago, I was notified that all three were selected. Continue reading →
The time has finally come! What better day to treat yourself to something spooky? Dim the lights, hide under a blanket, and check out three full volumes of fresh new horror stories! order your copies today!
All three volumes of Nightmare Whispers can be purchased below as ebooks or paperbacks to suit your need. If you’re curious about what happens when a local ghost story comes to life, you can find my story, Into the Graveyard, in Volume I.
Ephemera: Life Lessons Learned, the latest anthology that I contributed to is available now! Click the link and get your copy today! My story, Bunker 2253, is an apocalyptic tale of survival for a family of three. What would your survival plan look like? A stock of dried food? Access to weapons for defense? An underground bunker, perhaps? You never know what you might need, who you can rely on, and who may be a threat!
Edited by Cait Marie and published by Unicorn Nightporium, LLC., Ephemera: Life Lessons Learned is an anthology like you’ve never seen before!
First, let’s see the cover!
Every story has a lesson.
People constantly learn throughout their lives. It creates history. It defines the future.
Is the grass greener on the other side? Do the ends justify the means?
Eleven authors have come together to bring you tales of adventure and romance, loss and gain, family, friends, and everything in between. From arranged marriages to dates in haunted houses to androids infused with human memories. Fairy tales, dystopians, apocalyptic worlds.
Today I’d like to share a little bit about what I’m currently working on. I have some great news, and some other news.
First, the great news: I was recently accepted to contribute to an upcoming short story anthology! This project will be the first time any of my fiction work will be published somewhere other than something I’ve organized, and I’m super pumped about this opportunity. With as long as I’ve been writing, it’s kind of embarrassing to admit that this is the first time I’ll be included in somebody else’s project. Honestly though, I’ve only ever submitted a very few stories for consideration. See, writers are notorious for having rock-bottom self-confidence levels. I very much fit into that mold, so I’m typically not too eager to open the door for that level of critique and rejection. And because every experience until now has led to rejection, it’s only solidified that lack of self-confidence. Now, I wanted to share a little about my backstory, but I don’t want this to turn into a pity party, so let’s keep it moving. Continue reading →
We reach the final story teaser this week to get an idea of what the Fun Size Anthology will have in store! This great collection comes to a close with a fantastic story from Ben Oneal‘s Benjamin Kroh series. Continue reading →