Hello there, cutting board.

I’ve talked before about the cutting board. Yesterday, I realized that I was gonna have to pull mine out. There’s nothing worse than a pointless ‘plot point’, and I found one in a later Last Call story. Luckily, it’s few months out, so I have plenty of time to excise it. It won’t affect the […]


Comes out tomorrow! Though you can pre-order it from Amazon. This story has a story. And it starts with the original Mina and Matty story: The Hunted. See, I was writing something for a competition, and I desperately needed names. So I stole them from a friend’s book, with permission. So Sam and Rick, became […]

Still stuck

Seriously, I have not written one word on that last story in a week. I tried changing the POV, a tactic that has jumpstarted more than one of my messes I’ve tried editing other stories in the cycle for inspiration. I’m about to start critiquing my friend’s stuff, just to take my mind off of […]

Almost ready

For both Thanksgiving and to publish Wendigo.   I’ll be live tweeting as I listen tomorrow afternoon. Always my last step. This one is just pure fun. If you’re a fan of the show Supernatural, you’ll probably start crying from laughter. Or just cry. I might suck after all. But Turkey Day is almost here, […]

A crumbled Hunter’s Moon

“Did you know that Pittsburgh has more bridges than Venice, and more stairs than San Francisco?” Why did I pick the opening sentence as the one to sum up the last story? Because the entire piece hinges on what Giorgios knows that you don’t. Which is quite a bit. And yes, I know common wisdom […]

#Saturday Scenes

This week’s scene is in honor of Supernatural’s 200th episode. It’s from my short Wendigo, an affectionate send up of the show. *** Sam settled down in Rick’s recliner, grateful for a little peace and quiet. No intense bass boomed from the speakers of Matty’s basement bedroom. The stairs were blissfully empty of Rick and […]

So it didn’t get done

That story is still unfinished. Every time, I tried to sit down and write this weekend I got distracted. However, I now have an empty house for a few hours, and I worked out how the story ends… more or less. I did however, do some renovating on Monsters of Pittsburgh, so that’s a good […]