Over the last few years, an old hobby has retaken ahold of me, dancing. I attended my first dance in eighth grade. I'd never danced, but I'd seen "American Bandstand" and "Soul Train," so I knew the basics of shaking my body parts around. I was as nervous as a squirrel on a busy country … Continue reading Girls Like Guys Who Can Dance
This Halloween, follow Tom and 30 other writers down "The Rabbit Hole." I reveal a series of letters between a Miskotonic University professor and a man trying to solve a paranormal physics problem in “Conrad Usry’s Estate.”
Book Review: Good Neighbors by Russell C. Connor A good horror yarn full of gore, rape, betrayal, drugs, and even a bit of rock 'n' roll. Ratings: (poor, average, or good): Writing was good. Background information was good. Character Development was good. Russell is good at crawling around inside these different characters' heads. 5 out of 5 … Continue reading Book Review: Good Neighbors
This is one my proudest published works, a Lovecraftian story published in a magazine dedicated to the mythos. This story is about a WWII U.S. Navy Destroyer and its fateful encounter with "Mhuld'enda of the Deep."
I had an amazing weekend at Texas Frightmare 2018. Thanks to everyone who stopped at Russell C Connor's and my table to talk and check out our books. New fans bought nearly 100 books from me. Thanks! Y'all made my weekend! Here are some of the amazing people I met.
I served aboard U.S.S. Portland, LSD-37, from August 1983 to December 1987. When I found out they’d decommissioned her and then sank her in the early 2000s, I wanted to ensure what I knew of her was not forgotten, so I recorded various anecdotes from my time aboard in Transplanted Yankee: Lest All My Balderdash … Continue reading U.S.S. Portland, LPD-27
The Writers' Co-op has accepted "Conrad Usry's Estate," a Lovecraftian Time Travel tale, for inclusion in their upcoming anthology, Rabbit Hole. Be on the lookout for dates and locations!
Jumblebook has accepted two of my short stories for publication. "Rocket Fuel" is a 1,250-word original, creative non-fiction about my childhood friend, Scotty, and me. As eighth-graders in 1979, we got it in our heads to build and launch our own rocket. First though, we had to make our own fuel. "Rocket Fuel" is an … Continue reading Jumbelbook Acceptances
Book Review: Agent of Byzantium by Harry Turtledove. I’ve always been a fan of alternate histories and time travel tales, and this book does not fail to deliver. Seven novelettes about a secret agent, Basil Argyros, working for the Roman Empire in the 1300s where Islam never occurred. Basil travels the empire, performing work … Continue reading Book Review: Agent of Byzantium