It’s live! The latest Harry and Marlowe story is now up on Lightspeed! And if you’d like, buy the whole issue with a ton of great fiction!

Here it is:  Harry and Marlowe and the Secret of Ahomana.

And there’ll be another Harry and Marlowe story out next year as well.




signing this Friday!

September 12, 2018

Hey locals! This Friday I’m signing books and chatting with folks at Talking Books Plus in Lakewood!  Starting at 5 pm. Stop by and say hi!

Another reminder:  Fairwood Press is publishing a signed, limited edition of my novella PARANORMAL BROMANCE — it’ll be the story’s first time in print!  Head over to the website to get the special pre-order price.

new stories!

September 3, 2018

As I mentioned earlier, I went from having only one new story out this year to having three new ones out just in the last couple of weeks. No wonder I get confused!

This month sees the publication of Lightspeed’s 100th issue, and it includes the newest Harry and Marlowe story, “Harry and Marlowe and the Secret of Ahomana.” This one moves the story forward in kind of a big way. It’ll go live on the site in a couple of weeks, but you can buy the whole issue and read it — and a bunch of exclusive content — right now.

The Sept/Oct issue of Asimov’s Science Fiction includes “The Huntsman and the Beast,” my gender-flipped retelling of Beauty and the Beast. I’m quite fond of this one!

And the reissue of Wild Cards VIII: One-Eyed Jacks includes a new Lady Black story by me, “A Broken Thread in a Dark Room.”  A companion story, “Unraveling,” will appear in Volume IX: Jokertown Shuffle. My mission to retroactively insinuate myself in the entire series from the beginning is going swimmingly! The next few reissues are true mosaic novels and solo novels, so it’ll be while before I can further infiltrate with new/old stories. And then we’ll be just about caught up, which will be weird…

I’ve also added a chapter to It’s Tough Being Cobra These Days.

And it’s probably time for me to go update the website!


late-breaking appearance

August 31, 2018

I’ve scheduled a signing in Denver next month:  Friday, September 14, 5 – 7 pm, at Talking Books Plus in Lakewood, CO.

I’ve got a couple more events lined up before the end of the year, including Mile Hi Con. Stay tuned!

And that short story I mentioned needed revising? Revised it Wednesday, sold it today. Woohoo! If only all the projects could work that smoothly…


I have been remiss! I knew this was out and just forgot to mention that THE WILD DEAD (Like Bannerless before it) is available on audiobook, for thems who wants audio. Go forth and listen!

And here’s a new thoughtful analysis/review of both books, by Liz Bourke over at I’ve really been appreciating these in-depth takes on them both as crime fiction and post-apocalyptic fiction.


So things are happening, and I’ve got stuff to promote.

Patrick Swenson of Fairwood Press and I talked back and forth about something fun and cool and different we could do, and we came up with this:  a limited, special edition hardcover of my novella Paranormal Bromance, my story set in the Kitty series about 3 Gen-X vampire roommates (that I wrote WAY before What We Do in the Shadows came out, I’d just like to say.) I published this as an ebook a few years ago, and an audiobook earlier this year. But this will be the story’s very first time in print. We’re only doing 500 copies, signed and numbered.

The edition will be out in October, but you can preorder and get a special discount over at the Fairwood Press site.

And the new cover:

upcoming short stories

August 8, 2018

It’s weird to think I’ve only had one new short story come out this year, the Bannerless prequel “Where Would You Be Now” on  There’ve been a few reprints…but surely that hasn’t been my only new story out this year? I usually have a lot more! Especially knowing how many I’ve sold over the last year and are waiting in the hopper…

Well, the logjam is about to burst. Hold on, folks.

Brand new this week, the reissue of Wild Cards VIII: One-Eyed Jacks, has a couple of new stories, and one of them’s by me: “A Broken Thread in a Dark Room,” which features Lady Black.

Next, I have not one but two new Harry and Marlowe stories due out in Lightspeed. “Harry and Marlowe and the Secret of Ahomana” will be in next month’s 100th issue of Lightspeed. The second story will be out sometime next year. This one’s been in the hopper awhile so I’m glad you’ll be able to read it soon. I really need to get these collected and round out the arc.

“The Hunstman and the Beast,” my own take on Beauty and the Beast, with a twist, will be in the Sept/Oct issue of Asimov’s Science Fiction.

And now available for preorder, Unfettered III, the latest of Shawn Speakman’s big charity anthology projects, assisting writers with medical expenses. And this one’s going to be huge, I think. My story is short and sweet, “Sidekick,” about an administrative assistant who gets in over her head. The anthology will be out March 2019.

These aren’t all, but just what I have dates for. Whew, I’ll feel better when these are out and making the rounds. Still in the short fiction game, and there’s more on the way!

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