Monthly Archives: June 2011

“Chasing Paper Dragons” is up at Every Day Fiction!

I’m thrilled to announce you can read my flash story, “Chasing Paper Dragons” at Every Day Fiction! So if you like comic books, origami, kites, and believe that growing up doesn’t mean killing the things you loved as a kid, … Continue reading

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Regarding X Men, Hornets, Pandas and Magic Lanterns

SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS (Sort of!) It’s been a luke warm summer blockbuster season. Now, I’m not a cinema snob. I find enjoyment in many flicks with little merit. I am the only one on earth who enjoyed Nicholas Cage’s DND … Continue reading

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There and Back Again: Ridler’s Triumphant Return to Canada

It’s been just under two years since I set out west and south and started my adventures with Erin in Northern California. But I had the opportunity to return recently and participate in a Canadian Army historical workshop. While I … Continue reading

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Short Story Reflections: Past Forty, Almost Near the Big Five-O

Nope. Ain’t talking about age, though my birthday is around the corner (amazon gift certificates do nicely!). I just looked at my publication list and found I’ve published over forty short stories since my first wee sale in 2000. There … Continue reading

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Shocking Confessions: The PREACHER Made Me Write Horror!

Once upon a midnight dreary, back in the day, I considered myself a horror writer. For about two years, it was the genre that I found most engaging and interesting. And it started with the comic book, PREACHER. Friends have … Continue reading

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Discovering Lewis Shiner, Thanks to Prisoners of Gravity!

Yesterday’s post on CRUCIFIED DREAMS led to a comment on facebook by Lewis Shiner, a contributor to the antho and very fine writer. His story, “Love in Vain”, was also a fave (most of them are!), and it was really … Continue reading

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BEST ANTHO EVER? Joe R. Lansdale’s CRUCIFIED DREAMS!

Evil Evil Secret: I rarely finish anthologies start to finish. I don’t know many people that do. We usually sip a story, and if it’s to our taste, we continue. If it ain’t, we give it back to the barkeep … Continue reading

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Fight Movies, Fight Stories, (Not Fight Club!)

My new novel has a pretty clear focus on the relationship between violence and sport and entertainment, a common theme in my recent work. Damn you, pro wrestling! But unlike my sad devotion to that ancient combat-con-game, the book deals … Continue reading

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Growing Up Marvel: Why Spider Man is Cooler than All the Punishers and Wolverines Out There

Growing up, my friends and I went through phases of liking comics and super heros. When we were younger, it was Marvel all the way. Then the broody teens hit and it was DC or bust. And then in your … Continue reading

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On Random Spots of Inspiration: Pulp Covers and MMA!

I was reading the live journal of Christa Faust, author of THE MONEY SHOT and it’s eagerly awaited sequel CHOKE HOLD (the former is a great novel from the HARD CASE CRIME folks). ┬áHer icon for the post was a … Continue reading

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