WeWriWa: Drink Up!

Since it’s the day after Halloween, I thought I’d stay with my creepy theme a little longer and give you some horror! Since I love vampires and I love historical fiction, here’s a bit of Mooner to help you recover from your Halloween! And remember – for a look at more authors, be sure to … More WeWriWa: Drink Up!

WeWriWa: The Other Man (or the return of Mrs. Lederhosen)

I feel like I’ve done a lot of genre fiction excerpts this week, so for Weekend Writing Warriors let’s briefly revisit one of my literary pieces, The Other Man! One of the things that got me through such a heavy piece was that I included some hilarious interaction with Andrew’s two children…not that I ever acted … More WeWriWa: The Other Man (or the return of Mrs. Lederhosen)

WeWriWa: The Other Man

I’m trying to get back into this, because there are so many excellent authors putting out little snippets over the weekend and I miss them. Be sure to check out the full weekend writing warrior list, too! Today’s sentences come from one of my older releases, the literary drama The Other Man. Andrew’s disenchanted with how … More WeWriWa: The Other Man

WeWriWa: Olde School

It’s been a while, so I decided to participate in Weekend Writing Warriors this week! This week’s eight comes from the first chapter of Olde School. Ippick, Uljah, and Paddlelump are at lunch at Trip Trap’s Diner, and Uljah and Paddlelump discuss the finer points and frustrations of owning a bridge… The Eight: “Ye get … More WeWriWa: Olde School

WeWriWa: Mooner

I’m once more trying to get back in the swing of things after a fairly busy past few months. Today’s eight is from a re-release of my historical vampire story, Mooner. This bit is when Bill, the naive upstart in the lumber camp, notices Tom, a reclusive, down-and-out  fur-trader, in Red’s Saloon. While Big John … More WeWriWa: Mooner

WeWriWa: Candles

This week I’m taking another bit from a horror story, but it’s somewhat different than the other-worldly fiction of The Invisibles. This piece is from Candles, which can also be found in my collection Lost in the Shadows. It’s a zombie story set against the backdrop of Christmas Eve, where a widowed mother with two … More WeWriWa: Candles

WeWriWa: The Ruins of St. Louis (Thunder on the Battlefield: Sorcery)

Today I’m thrilled to be able to take my eight from the just-released anthology, Thunder in the Battlefield (vol. 2, Sorcery). My story, The Ruins of St. Louis, combines elements of post-apocalyptic fiction, magic, adventure, a quest, a prophecy, and everything else that makes sword and sorcery kick-butt. This eight follows notorious smuggler/pirate, thief, fighter, … More WeWriWa: The Ruins of St. Louis (Thunder on the Battlefield: Sorcery)