Archive for September, 2014

My C3 Panel Assignments

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 | Permalink

Here are the two panels (Date, time, participants & subject matter included) with which I’ve been assigned:

On Friday, October 10:

3:00-3:45 Creating magical realism in fiction
Bill Fietzer, Karen Taylor
• Juli Monroe (Moderator)

On Saturday, October 11:

1:00-1:45 Researching vs. making up your locales
• Rebecca York, Steven Van Patten, Bill Fietzer
• Ann Arbaugh (Moderator

armor_shield2-300x295The link to the entire conference schedule is given below:

http://creaturescrimesandcreativity.com/?page_id=368

These should be fun, informative, maybe even provocative panels. If you’re in the area, stop by and check them out. Better yet, attend the conference.

C3 Anthology

Friday, September 5th, 2014 | Permalink

armor_shield2-300x295Received official confirmation from Denise Camacho, President of Intrigue Publishing, that my short story, “Blessings for the Living,” will be included in the 2014 anthology of stories written by authors appearing at the “Creatures, Crime, and Creativity” conference. Held again at the Hunt Valley Inn in Baltimore, Maryland, this second installment of C3 runs from Friday afternoon, October 10, through Sunday morning, October 12, 2014. Guest speakers include keynote speakers, Rebecca York and John Gilstrap, and guest interviews with authors Brad Park and C. J. Ellisson.

Based upon a real life incident at the prison farm outside my hometown in Waupun, Wisconsin, my short story centers around a boyhood experience of Victor Furst, the shaman/psychologist protagonist of my forthcoming novel, “The New Immortals.” On Halloween night, Victor discovers all of the spooky, malevolent things occurring on the farm, including the killing of his dog, Monte, may not have been committed by one of the prisoners who has befriended him.