Monthly Archives: April 2014

Priorities

      From The New York Times:   They’re basically the same thing.

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A Key West Horror Story Free on Amazon

My novella, A Key West Horror Story, is free on Amazon through the week. As I’ve written on my Writing page,” A Key West Horror Story is a cosmic, Lovecraftian tale about an ancient, alien vampire and the strained relationship between a father … Continue reading

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James Baldwin: On His Way Back In, or Out?

The New York Times has an article today titled “James Baldwin, Born 90 Years Ago, Is Fading in Classrooms” In a year that marks the 90th anniversary of his birth, educators offer different reasons for Baldwin’s faded presence there, from the … Continue reading

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The Editor Has Eloped: Tales from the School of Incoherent Leftist Journalism

Generally, I would like to get my news and analysis from leftist and left-leaning sources. This is more difficult than it sounds, however, because of the levels of writing at these outlets are subpar. This is due partly to their … Continue reading

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A second month, a second story.

Available here. I turned twenty-seven in March. I’d written two novels, a novella, a half-dozen short stories, and had nothing to show for it but a pile of rejection letters from MFA programs, agents, and magazines. I’d been following Hugh Howey … Continue reading

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The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy

How did I not know this podcast existed? My reading has recently been tilted towards science fiction and other genre fiction (I read ASOIAF for the first time in the past year), as I’ve been trying to get back to … Continue reading

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez dead at 87.

I remember reading Love in the Time of Cholera when I was a senior in high school and being amazed a book like that could be written. Re-reading it several years later only deepened my regard for it, and I consider it … Continue reading

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