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Picking the Clockwork Phoenix 4 stories: The Process (part 1)

/ January 21st, 2013 / 2 Comments »

I’ve split this long, long post about the inner workings of the Clockwork Phoenix 4 submission process in twain in an attempt to make it more digestible. Part Two will appear tomorrow. (Click link to read.) When announcing the Dark Faith: Invocations table of contents,

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New reviews of my e-book short stories

/ January 21st, 2013 / No Comments »

My thanks to William D. “Dusty” Wallace (known here in Roanoke as the man behind the Dusty on Movies blog) who checked out my three short stories available on Amazon as e-books and wrote a review for each one. Generously, all are five-star. I share

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A new “Tour of the Abattoir” at Tales to Terrify

/ January 18th, 2013 / No Comments »

In which I discuss the novel This Book Is Full of Spiders and the movie John Dies at the End. Our main feature is a reading of “The Gaze Dogs of Nine Waterfall” by Kaaron Warren.

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Winter storm bonus: best photo of my house ever

/ January 17th, 2013 / No Comments »
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CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 4: official table of contents

/ January 15th, 2013 / 3 Comments »

(NOTE: This is culled from a recently posted update on the Clockwork Phoenix 4 Kickstarter. If you’re a backer, and you haven’t read the full update yet, I recommend that you do. It’s chock full of things you need to know, much of it time

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A teaser Clockwork Phoenix 4 post

/ January 12th, 2013 / 2 Comments »

I’ve selected all the stories for Clockwork Phoenix 4. All contracts have been sent, and payments have started going out. This is what the Kickstarter was all about — without all your generous pledges, I could not make this part happen. There are 18 stories,

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So what on Earth happened in 2012?

/ January 7th, 2013 / 4 Comments »

I’m still asking myself this. In terms of writing, editing and publishing, this was easily my biggest year since 2009 (when I was up for the Nebula for “The Button Bin” and had released the 10th anniversary issue of Mythic Delirium and the second volume

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No “Tour of the Abattoir” this month

/ December 22nd, 2012 / No Comments »

For the few and the proud who watch for it, I won’t be recording a “Tour of the Abattoir” column this month for Tales to Terrify. I had spent most of last week wrestling with the Clockwork Phoenix 4 submission pile, with plans to draft

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last call re: Clockwork Phoenix 4 submissions

/ December 18th, 2012 / No Comments »

At this point, if you haven’t heard from myself, Anita, Sally or Sabrina about your submission to Clockwork Phoenix 4, either you are a finalist or you slipped through the cracks somehow. Feel free to query at clockworkphoenix@gmail.com. If you are a finalist, I’m afraid

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Clockwork Phoenix 4 now closed to submissions

/ December 15th, 2012 / No Comments »

We finished up with more than 1,450 submissions in the pile. That’s by far the most received for any of the books in the series. I expect to have all the finalists chosen by the end of the weekend … Then it’s time to select

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