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More Western Action

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It’s a busy time in the Old West! There are a few things going on, and they’re all related. First, I have a short story in a brand-spankin’-new anthology, in which I share a table of contents with multiple friends and literary heroes. The book–Lawless: New Stories of the American West, focuses on outlaws. My […]

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Dawn’s Early Light, and More

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So, I haven’t written a ton of comics lately, but that’s changing fast. The first thing to launch is a short World War II story called “Dawn’s Early Light,” featuring the superheroes Magni and Warhawk, in a tale partly inspired by my father’s experiences in WWII Europe. Magni and Warhawk are characters from Pilot Studios, […]

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123123 (Looking Backward and Forward)

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Well, it’s been a year. Some parts were good, some bad, as with most years. Outwardly, it doesn’t seem like my most productive year ever because I only released one book–Byrd’s Luck & Other Western Stories (details at the link). That said, the book launched a whole new western fiction imprint, Silverado Press (and was […]

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Santa’s Coming, and YOU Get the Gifts!

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It’s almost Christmas again. This year, I’m playing Santa Claus and giving readers some goodies! I have all kinds of bargains for you! First, a special note–in this year’s Best of the West section, the kind folks at True West Magazine once again wrote up new imprint Silverado Press, which launched with my Western short-story […]

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The Halloween Man

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I first met Ray Bradbury on November 22, 1980, when he came to Books Inc. in San Jose, CA (where I was a fledgling bookseller) to sign copies of The Stories of Ray Bradbury, although I had read him before that, and heard him speak. He survived that day, barely. In the store’s back room […]

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Attention Spammers

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You should know that I review all blog comments before they’re posted, and yours are immediately marked as spam and deleted. Don’t waste your time and mine by spamming my posts. Note: I’ll come back in a few days and reveal how many spammers ignore the text of this message and try to leave their […]

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The Beach Boys and Me

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Most of what I write on here has to do with my professional life as a writer, but this one’s a little different–more autobiographical. Historical, even, since it goes way back into the early 1960s, before many of my readers were even born. The first record I ever bought with my own money–my first “grown-up” […]

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More Western News

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Silverado Press–the imprint that Howard Weinstein and I have launched through writers’ collective Crazy 8 Press–is getting all kinds of…well, press, lately. Here’s an interview with me that ran in the current issue of True West magazine (in which I also review a book–my first review for TW). And below is a piece that just […]

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New WEIRD WESTERN Kickstarter!

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Half of the short stories in my new collection Byrd’s Luck & Other Stories are “weird westerns”–that is, western stories blended with elements of horror fiction (weird westerns can encompass horror, science fiction, fantasy, and various subgenres thereof, but I tend toward horror). Now a new anthology is up on Kickstarter, in which I have […]

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