Friday, October 16, 2020

A Fond Recollection

This afternoon I was thinking about how much I enjoyed reading at the Texas Book Festival Lit Crawl in October 2018. Many thanks to the Texas Observer for having provided me the opportunity. 




Saturday, September 12, 2020

Forthcoming

Pleased to announce that a new story set in Waylon County will be published by the Dead Mule School of Southern Literature in 2021. Many thanks to the editors for opting to publish the piece.

Here is a picture of a donkey Martina took in Fredericksburg a while back since neither of us happened to have a photo of a mule.




Saturday, August 22, 2020

A Bit of Sunshine

Although 2020 has not exactly been a banner year in many respects, it has been a good one on the literary front. So far, five of my short stories have reached publication and a sixth one is due to be released this fall. I am truly grateful for this bit of sunshine in an otherwise challenging year.




Thursday, May 14, 2020

Published in Dublin

Pleased to announce that a new story set in Waylon County was published by The Blue Nib today. This is my first short story published outside of the US, and I would like to thank the good folks at The Blue Nib for choosing to publish this piece.

https://thebluenib.com/the-lord-aint-willing-and-the-creeks-done-rose-heath-dollar/


Saturday, April 18, 2020

Yellowstone Flash

Many thanks to BULL for publishing "Porkchop," a flash fiction piece set in Yellowstone National Park. Although I actually lived in Yellowstone in the mid-nineties, this is my first published piece that is set there. You can read the story at: http://bullmensfiction.com/fiction/porkchop/

Lone Star Geyser (circa 1995)

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Forthcoming

Many thanks to the editors at Red Dirt Forum for choosing to include three of my stories in the upcoming music issue. I greatly appreciate the support.


Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Caprock Canyon

Martina and I took a short, but much needed trip to West Texas. A little time in Caprock Canyon State Park was good for the spirit. While we were there, I found myself fascinated by everything from the tallest red cliff to the tiniest pebble. I loved watching small birds flit through the brush, bison scratch their backs on mesquite trees, and mule deer pause for a drink. I even enjoyed the "buffalo jams" on the road. They reminded me of those golden days when I lived in Yellowstone Park.


Hiking the Upper Canyon Loop Trail

A tiny fern fossil on the trail