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September 11, 2018

This weekend I'll be attending my first Albacon -- a science fiction convention in Albany, New York -- which people tell me is small but a lot of fun. It will also see the launch of "Fantasy for the Throne" which includes my story "Witch v. Hansel, Gretel, et. al." Her...

July 26, 2018

I received word this week that my third novel, “Father of the Bride of Frankenstein,” has been accepted by Fantastic Books. As I just received the manuscript back for revisions I don’t have a publication date yet, but it’s likely to be either late this year or early ne...

July 3, 2018

People who write fiction are sometimes asked where they get their ideas. With me I need a spark of inspiration, and if it catches fire I’m ready to go. Where do these sparks come from?

In the case of an upcoming anthology I was actually invited to contribute to, it came...

June 2, 2018

I’ve been plugging away, submitting short stories here and there. In some cases, the rejections come quickly, and it’s easy to get dispirited. In other cases, I can wait months or more than a year to get a response, which is equally distressing. I have one story sittin...

April 22, 2018

As of the moment I have a number of short stories and a novel out for consideration. While I have a story coming out shortly in a new anthology and have placed another in one coming out this fall, lately I've either been fielding rejections or find myself simply waitin...

March 31, 2018

On March 20, 2018 I lectured on Billy Wilder and comedy in conjunction with a showing of "Some Like It Hot." This occurred as part of a four day symposium on Wilder held at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan.  You can see the lecture here (it includes a link to t...

February 22, 2018

It’s several days later and I still can’t quite believe it. I look at the list of past recipients of the Skylark Award (formally the Edward E. Smith Memorial Award) which is bestowed annually by the New England Science Fiction Association, and I’m in awe.  From Frederi...

January 28, 2018

I’m in the process of moving. I hate it. I’m looking forward to having moved into my new place, but the process makes me tired and irritable.

People tell me this is a good time to go through stuff and throw away things that have piled up over the last eight years here,...

January 3, 2018

Next weekend (Jan. 12-15) is Arisia, the annual Boston area science fiction convention. I'll be there doing panels, a reading, autographing, and just hanging out. If you're there, please say hello. And if you're interested, here's my schedule:

Movie Year in Review Marin...

December 29, 2017

Thank goodness 2017 is coming to an end – for many reasons, not least of which are its movies. You can see my ten favorites of the year here: https://northshoremovies.wordpress.com/2017/12/28/ten-best-of-2017/

As I've said in previous years, I really can't rate these as...

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