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Free Fiction Monday: Hearts

David loved Kari from the moment he first saw her. That love inspired his art. But something more, something darker might prove his greatest inspiration of all—if only he can finally look within his own heart. “Hearts” by USA Today bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch is available for free on this website for one week only. The […]

Free Fiction Monday: Skating In Time

Mickey never imagined her life would turn out this way. But she learned the hard way that life holds many surprises. Seeking solace on the skating rink, she discovers that life’s changes hold hope for new beginnings—if only she knows where to look. “Skating In Time” by USA Today bestselling writer Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free […]

Free Fiction Monday: Folk Lure

Drew, a private investigator, protects Karen. Lonely, sad, vulnerable Karen. So, when Karen decides to respond to a suspicious-sounding personal ad about a music audition, Drew tags along. What he observes puts his instincts on high alert. Drew fears the Folklorist plans to use her and toss her away. But the truth will prove far […]

Novel Excerpt: Snipers

As of this writing, my novel Snipers has been out a little over a month, and it’s received stellar reviews. Booklist gave it a starred review, and others have given it all kinds of kudos. Here’s a sampling: “Told in roughly alternating chapters set in 1913 and 2005, [Snipers] is a deft mixture of SF and mystery […]

Free Fiction Monday: Hitchhiking Across An Ancient Sea

Denny and Nikki share a similar history. Or so it seems to Denny when Nikki shows up, bruised and withdrawn, in the quiet Oregon Coast town he now calls home. But history creates a powerful pull on the psyche. Sometimes in good ways. Sometimes in bad. And sometimes, the end of a journey actually marks […]

Free Fiction Monday: Renn and The Little Men

In the Wild West, gunslingers populate the legend of many a dime novel. And Renn knows her way around a gun—and a book—better than most of them, including her famous brother, who can credit his skills to Renn. So, when the strange little men show up looking to hire her missing-in-action brother, Renn takes the […]

Local Knowledge in the Best American Mystery Stories of the Year!

I’m honored to report that my short story, “Local Knowledge,” has just been reprinted in The Best American Mystery Stories 2012 edited by Robert Crais. The story first appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. I’m very pleased by this.  If you’d like a copy, you can get it at your local bookseller or find a copy here.

Recommended Reading List: September 2012

I finished writing a particularly troublesome novel in September. That novel only let me read very dark fiction, nonfiction, or YA novels. (Yes, what I write often dictates what I read.) So I was limited on the first half of the month. As for the second half, I started a lot of books I thought […]

Physical Therapy

I have a new short story in a beautiful anthology out of Ireland, Box of Delights, edited by John Kenny.  Here’s the cover. The anthology has stories by some marvelous authors, including Mike Resnick and Steve Rasnic Tem. I can’t wait to read it. You can find ordering information here.

Roger, At Sunset

I have a new short story out in the wonderfully eclectic literary magazine, Rosebud.  The story, “Roger, At Sunset,” was one of those amazing stories that arrived fully formed while I was researching something else. Wish that happened to me all the time. You can find Rosebud here. I’d also suggest reading editor Rod Clark’s marvelous […]

A New Science Fiction Story!


My story, "The Museum of Modern Warfare" just appeared in the December Analog. Get your copy by clicking the words below:

Analog Science Fiction and Fact

A New Story!


My story, "The Night of The Dancing Champions" just appeared in one of my favorite issues of Fiction River so far. Check out Recycled Pulp by clicking the words below:

Fiction River: Recycled Pulp

A New Alternate History Story!

Vatican Vaults

My latest alternate history story, "The Island of Lost Priests" just appeared in Tales From The Vatican Vaults. Readers in the U.K. can get this book in all formats from ebook to paper. If you're elsewhere, you can get paper only through online retailers. U.S. Readers, click the words below:

Vatican Vaults

A New Urban Fantasy Story!


My latest urban fantasy story, "Fashion and the Snarkmeisters," just appeared in Chicks and Balances. Get your copy at your favorite bookseller, ebook retailer, or by clicking the words below:

Chicks and Balances

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