New Interview And New News

So, it’s like this: recently, thanks to Gwenda Bond and Jeff Vandermeer, I was afforded the opportunity to interview one of my writing idols — horror and storytelling legend, Robert McCammon. There was, of course, no hesitation on my part; the guy tells amazing stories. I lay the blame of my decision to become a writer at his feet, in fact, thanks to books like Swan Song and Boy’s Life. He’s got a new book out — The Providence Rider — and we talked about that and his career and... Read The Rest →

Self-Publishing And The Burden Of Proof

“Whoever said that life is fair? Where is that written?” — Grandpa, The Princess Bride Last week I wrote a probably-too-cranky post about the bad apples bobbing around the self-publishing bucket, and that post got a little attention as it pinballed around Ye Olde Webnet, and as such, it received a number of interesting responses here and there and everywhere. I thought it best to continue this discussion and, this time, tackle it with a little less, erm, invective on my part. Because I think we’re scratching at some very... Read The Rest →

It’s A Great Time To Be A Storyteller

Happy Memorial Day, y’all. Very short post today: It’s a great time to be a writer and a storyteller. It’s not the easiest time, no. But it is a great time, just the same. We have more options than ever. The Internet has given us tools and connectedness. Our stories can travel lickety-split with the click of a mouse or the swipe of a finger. We can connect with other creators and collaborate. The audience can collaborate with us. We can publish big, small, or by ourselves. We have artists... Read The Rest →

Flash Fiction Challenge: One Random Sentence

You will get a random sentence and you will use it as either the first or the last sentence of your up-to-1000-word flash fiction entry in this week's challenge. For instance, I got the sentence: "The textual silence swallows against the geometry." I have no idea what the fuck that means, but it's great.

In Which You Interview Me, Part One

It’s high time to finally answer the 80+ questions you crazy people asked me way back when. I may shorten some of your questions or correct your typos/spelling errors because I am an ass. Accept it. I will answer a chunkful of these at a time. Let us begin. “I really liked Double Dead. Any chance of a sequel?  — A. Wallace BOOM. It’s called Bad Blood. And it’s outtie like a belly button, yo. I probably shouldn’t ever say that last part again, should I? Hm. Anyway! The book... Read The Rest →

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