No matter how long I’ve been writing, selling a story to a new market never grows old. This time, I’ve sold a new story to a new market–and I’m writing in a new subgenre! I’ve never tackled steampunk before, but the idea hit me, and I had to write it. In fact, “The Last Surviving Gondola Widow” is the first story I wrote when I finished […]
I’m very excited to announce that Audible has put the entire Smokey Dalton series (so far) into audio books. Mirron Willis voices Smokey perfectly. I listened to all six samples, and realized that somehow Mirron Willis had found the voice in my head. That almost never happens in audio. (For those of you who don’t know, Mirron Willis is a talented actor who has worked […]
Lots of things to share this week. WMG Publishing publishes a free short story podcast every week. I wrote this week’s podcast and I read the story as well. Go to this link and enjoy “Elvis at the White House.” While you’re on the WMG Publishing site, check out the nifty book trailer that WMG’s Jane Kennedy produced for Spree. You guys remember Spree, right? […]
A few months ago, Norm Sherman at the Drabblecast podcast asked me to participate in his Lovecraft tribute month. He wanted a brand new story that referenced Lovecraft, although it didn’t have to be about Lovecraft or Lovecraftian things. So I wrote him “Dread Unlocks,” which just appeared. The cover art is by Bo Kaier, and really suits the story, I think. The podcast is […]
Okay, the interview is not a mystery as in whodunnit. It’s an interview about mysteries, specifically mine. The interview mostly focuses on the use of setting in mystery fiction, which is one of my favorite topics. You can find the interview on the Scene of the Crime blog. The podcast is a discussion between me and the guys at SF Signal. Patrick Hester, John Patterson, […]
The wonderful folks at The Drabblecast have done a spectacular production of my (somewhat creepy) sf story, “The Observer.” Sarah Tolbert did a fantastic reading of the story. Take a listen. You can find it–for free–here, along with some other wonderful stories.
The Dragon Page has uploaded its first interview podcast of the year–an interview with me. It covers a wide range of things from my latest novel Diving into the Wreck to The Freelancer’s Survival Guide to future tech. You can listen or download here.