The 2012 Fish Anthology, titled Roommates & Other Stories, Memoirs & Poems was launched at the West Cork Literary Festival in Bantry, Co.  Cork, Ireland, on July 11.  My story, “Roommates,” was awarded the Fish Short Story Prize. 

The contest judge, David Mitchell (Cloud Atlas, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, number9dream, Black Swan Green) called it "a classy, satisfying, memorable piece of work."

Copies of the Fish Anthology are available in print and PDF from Fish Publishing

Clem Cairns, publisher, Fish Publishing, (left) Linda, and Chris Stewart, author of Driving Over Lemons and Three Ways to Capsize a Boat, outside St. Brendan’s Church on the square in Bantry at the Fish Anthology launch.

Photo courtesy Fish Publishing

Betty’s Branch,” a short story, was published in the September 2012 issue of 42 Magazine.

One Chair Away,” a short story, is just out in the Fall 2012 issue of Concho River Review.

Recent Appearance

Celebrated the publication of Kestrel 29 at Fairmont State University in  Fairmont, West Virginia, April 12 -13. Besides reading from “Bordering on Sainthood,” “Roommates,” and a yet unpublished story, “Down in the Boondocks,” I participated in a panel discussion on character and a podcast on writing groups.  “Bordering on Sainthood,” appears in Kestrel 29.

About suspense writing...

    See the article on Julie Ann Walker in USA Today, April 4, to discover my favorite thriller:



December 2013

“Without Goosebumps”

Clover, A Literary Rag
December 2013

“Three of Them”

Clover, A Literary Rag, V. 5, which includes my short story, “Whatever Will Do,” is now available from The Independent Writer’s Studio:


St. Augustine, Florida

Saturday, November 9, I’ll be one of six Kestrel readers at the OTHER WORDS Literary Conference sponsored by the Florida Literary Arts Coalition.