Happy New Year! Here’s a free short story for you.

Hi, all!

Hope 2014 came in a-okay for all y’all. Hope you’re safe and well and ready to start a whole new year.

I finished up a longish short story that I’m offering as a .pdf download (FREE, people) right here on my site. It’s a little romance to get you jumpstarted (one hopes) for the new year and to show my appreciation to all the readers and publishers who made last year pretty awesome in a lot of ways. Let’s keep that energy rollin’, yeah?

Anyway, if you’re interested in the story “Gamble,” here’s the link for more info. Depending on the browser you’re using, you may need to download it to read it. That’s fine. Throw it on your devices and share the luv.

Gamble Cover

Happy New Year, everybody, and may creative energies push you to new and exciting things.

Sunday readin’ tip

Hey, folks–

Since it’s coming up on Halloween and some of you (myself included) like the dark, macabre edge of a good zombie movie or tale, I thought I’d direct you to this big-ass anthology of zombie short stories by some of the best writers in the horror/zombie biz, including Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Max Brooks, and Poppy Z. Brite. It’s called Zombies: Encounters with the Hungry Dead, edited by John Skipp, and it’s got you covered, regardless of whether you want funny/twisted, scary, creepy, weird…whatever. The link above is to Amazon, and you can check out the table of contents there.

source: Elliot Bay Book Company

TIP: I particularly enjoyed Robert Bloch’s “A Case of the Stubborns,” about a grandpa who dies but refuses to admit that he did.

32 stories here, and also some cool appendix materials about the origins of zombies and how they’ve infected pop culture. So for reals. Check this one out if you’re into zombies and short stories.

Happy reading!