Mr. V: A Serial Occult Mystery — Part 3

An ongoing serialized novel about an ex-cop, a small town, and some very dark goings on. From the author of “The Hole.” All prior and future installments of Mr. V, as well as a quick introduction to the novel, can be found here: Feargus’s restaurant turns out to be a little Cuban joint next to a […]

Mr. V: A Serial Occult Mystery — Part 2

An ongoing serialized novel about an ex-cop, a small town, and some very dark goings on. From the author of “The Hole.” All prior and future installments of Mr. V, as well as a quick introduction to the novel, can be found here: Now on to Part 2. Ricky walks me out of the museum and […]

Mr. V: A Serialized Occult Mystery Novel

An ongoing serialized novel about an ex-cop, a small town, and some very dark goings on. From the author of “The Hole.” My first novel, The Hole, began life as an online serial. I published a little every week as I wrote. It worked well and lead to a publishing contract. For my next book, I’d […]

The Incredible Shrinking Doctor Who

Doctor Who feels small, and it’s Steven Moffat’s fault. The man who’s written some of the show’s best episodes is, as show runner, stripping the doctor and his universe of wonder. Moffat’s mistake is in giving the Doctor too many connections. He runs into the same characters over and over, and so many people new […]

The 99¢ E-book Means Shorter Books — and that’s Good.

E-book prices appear to be in a race to the bottom. When Amazon first opened its Kindle store, it priced most bestsellers at $9.99. Big publishers fought for higher prices, both to put more money in their pockets and to prevent “devaluing” books. But authors went the other direction. As David Carnoy explained in a […]

“Why End the World?” A Writer’s Perspective on the Post-Apocalypse Genre

Post-apocalyptic fiction is kind of hot right now. My first novel, The Hole, fits the genre and my publisher, Permuted Press, puts out pretty much nothing but post-apocalyptic stories. Recently, someone asked me why the genre is so popular. While I have thoughts on an answer from a reader’s perspective — the end of the world is […]