“Lost Gold and Quicksilver”: An Excerpt

For this post, I'm turning my blog over to my friend, fellow author, and occasional partner in crime, William Leisner . . . I, like Scott, am excited to be a part of Crazy 8 Press's upcoming anthology Thrilling Adventure Yarns 2021. My story, "Lost Gold and Quicksilver," is set in the barnstorming era of … Continue reading “Lost Gold and Quicksilver”: An Excerpt

Writing/Editing Update, October Edition

Things got weird here in Minnesota with an annoyingly early winter storm. Most everything melted away by Halloween, but, obviously, there wasn't much of a Halloween with the pandemic on an upswing. We didn't even give out candy in our neighborhood, which was sad—we missed the costumes, and I missed eating the leftover candy. Tales … Continue reading Writing/Editing Update, October Edition

“The Day It Came from Beyond Outer Space”: An Excerpt

I'm excited that my story, "The Day It Came from Beyond Outer Space," is a part of Thrilling Adventure Yarns 2021, currently funding on Kickstarter! This is the second volume anthologizing a wide spectrum of genre stories in homage to the pulp magazines of yesteryear. I love classic sci-fi of the forties and fifties, so … Continue reading “The Day It Came from Beyond Outer Space”: An Excerpt

From the Vault: My Battle Against Plagiarizer Frank X. Harris

Jim Kjelgaard (author of the famous Big Red and Irish Red) published the novel Fire-Hunter, the stone-age story of Hawk after he is expelled from his tribe, in 1951. It went through several paperback reprintings throughout the 1960s before going out of print. In 1991 it was republished, with the blessing of the Kjelgaard estate, in an expanded edition … Continue reading From the Vault: My Battle Against Plagiarizer Frank X. Harris