Let’s get together

With the release of Veils, Halos and Shackles this spring, I’m coming out of my self-imposed hermit-dom to promote its worthy cause. So here’s the schedule. I’ll add a few online and radio interviews as the time approaches. Hope you can make one of these: March 31-April 2 Scissortail Creative Writing Festival I’ll be reading from Veils, a short story and several non-fiction shorts with … Continue reading Let’s get together


Art Crawl: Insights

Ice storm outside. I need a distraction and enjoy the way art offers fresh insights or flips my viewpoint. Here’s some I enjoyed this month. I’ll let the work speak for itself. Over at PLAZM, I immediately connected with the ragamuffin distortions of Portland artist, Storm Tharp.  The online gallery features twenty brilliant works online.   And at Art Crimes, I took in the multiple dimensions … Continue reading Art Crawl: Insights


A Cover Reveal

I’m still quite humbled to be included with the acclaimed poets in this anthology. The tagline is, “Words can kill, but words can also heal.” Conceived in response to a brutal gang-rape in India, it features some of the world’s greatest living poets: • Nat’l Endowment for the Arts, Faulkner, Mslexia, and Parallel recipient, Jane Satterfield; • U.S. Dept of Education Blue Ribbon recipient, Linda … Continue reading A Cover Reveal


Art to Enchant and Tales to Terrify

Let me enchant you with the art and love of Sara and Shane Scribner in my latest for Art Focus Oklahoma Magazine on newsstands and online (cover and pp. 8-9): And I’ll creep you out with a tale I read for radio in 2013, “Dolls” by Drake Vaughan on the UK’s Tales to Terrify. It’s about 2 minutes in, I think: If you enjoy the show, … Continue reading Art to Enchant and Tales to Terrify

Reeds by Chihuly at the OKC Museum of Art

Querying One at a Time

(Featured image: Reeds 2002 by Dale Chihuly at the OKC Museum of Art) Querying a book is a mental game. You’re opening yourself up for rejection. Just remember that you did a great thing: you wrote a book. Hopefully you’ve put it through several edits yourself. But querying is a separate art altogether. One step of the process nobody talks about is research. Don’t waste … Continue reading Querying One at a Time