Serenaded into an Acceptance

Hey folks,

Just received news my short story “The Scissors’ Serenade” has been accepted into this anthology:

It is for a good cause.

If I’m not mistaken, proceeds go towards victims of domestic violence.

A short time in the future the economic bubble has burst. The newfound pressures have added extra strain to the Japanese working class and some of them have gone off the deep end.

A series of violent attacks by an unknown man armed with scissors has given detective Noriko a fresh challenge in her sleepy town. Can she overcome gender inequality in the workplace and prove herself worthy by catching the culprit?

More details about the release coming soon.

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Acceptances Out the Wazoo

I have been behind on updates and I do apologize, but a lot has happened since I last blogged.

First of all: I am a proud dad of a beautiful girl.

(See proof)

In addition, Heartfelt Flows and Misery has been edited. Now it is being formatted and then the freebies will go out and the collection will go live on Amazon.

But wait! There's more.

"Rituals of a Wild Species" got an early acceptance for Southern Fried Autopsies. That cover may be the best one so far. Lynn Lesher is a phenomenal cover designer.

"Ugly as Sin" will soon be out in CRITD III. And "Butterflies in the Killing Fields" received an acceptance letter for part IV, tentatively titled Ghosts. I conducted a lot of research into a dark time in Cambodia's history for the latter.

More novels, short stories, novellas, and even a collaboration are in the works.

Stay tuned! Thanks for sticking with me.

Of Might and Men – 4th Article

This one is all about training. Not only is it helpful for anyone wanting to add size and tone theirnarms, but it also has a fun picture of me goofing around in a Japanese shop last Halloween.

To read my featured article, Of Might and Men: A Journey of Transformation – Welcome to the “Gun” Show, click here:

http://www.spiffycats.com/of-might-and-men-a-journey-of-transformation-welcome-to-the-gun-show/

And as always, thanks for reading, and thanks to Spiffy Cats for the opportunity to share my love for physical fitness and the sport of Bodybuilding.

Novel! “The Rut” Shall Be Published by BWP!

Burning Willow Press has seen fit to publish my novel “The Rut.” Huge thanks to Edd Sowder and Kindra Sowder for including me in their great lineup of releases and with an incredible roster of talented authors.

The contract has been signed and the release date is tentative. As the ball gets rolling, I’ll keep you posted.

Expect cover art reveals. Blurbs. Book release parties. And a few freebies, and other exclusive content, for any readers that subscribe to my email list. I’ll likely give you a hefty e-book of short stories once the novel is released.

Stay near and dear as the countdown begins.

In the meantime, here’s the premise:

Relationships require hard work. If they are to last, sacrifices must be made. At what point does the idea of everlasting love become an obsession? Criminologist Dean Rollins finds himself on course to test the boundaries.

In Kentucky, while working on his second manuscript and dealing with a distant wife, Dean conducts interviews with an infamous Devil Worshipper in a well-known supermax prison. This murderous Southern man is part of a brotherhood who believe they must perform specific evil tasks to reap rewards in Hell. When he begins toying with Dean’s mind, how will things unfold?
Will Dean save himself from falling under the spells of his interviewee? Can he control his own destiny and pull his family out of The Rut?

Novel! “The Rut” Shall Be Published by BWP!