Friday, December 15, 2023

Online Reading

Tonight, Friday, December 15, 2023, come listen to a reading of stories from the new anthology Winding Paths at 6:30 PM Pacific on Zoom. Wherever you are in the world, if you have an internet connection, you can attend this event.

I'll be reading a selection from my short story "Bored Stupid Demons" and several other authors of stories in Winding Paths will read from their works.

Here's the Zoom link info for you to join: ID: 870 7884 7408Passcode: 555024

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Monday, December 11, 2023

Oz Connection Interview

Colin Ayres of The Oz Connection recently conducted a video interview with me. We talked about my book All Wound Up: The Making of The Tik-Tok Man of Oz

During the forty-minute interview, I discuss some of the extensive research I conducted for the book. I also mention several aspects that make the book unique--including the first publication of L. Frank Baum's 1913 script for The Tik-Tok Man of Oz.

Watch the entire interview on The Oz Connection's Youtube channel at this link.

And if you want to order a copy of the book from the publisher, Hungry Tiger Press, so that I can autograph a copy for you, here's the place to order.

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Cosmic Horror with Larry, Moe, and Curly

Cosmic Horror has been a thing this year for me. I don't know why. The projects I've done in 2023 involving cosmic horror have all been unrelated to each other.

Anyway, here's the latest: The Three Stooges vs. Cthulhu, issue #1 from American Mythology. I drew the cover for this mash-up of the Stooges and H. P. Lovecraft's iconic figure of terror from beyond.

I actually loved drawing this cover. The colorist did a decent job, too. Here's the link to order your copy from the publisher.

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Winding Paths

So, the book launch for Winding Paths yesterday at Board Bard Games in Portland, Oregon, went well.
Really well. Seemed like everyone had a fun time.

Winding Paths, the playable short story anthology from Demagogue Press, will have another event--this time online, so that everyone, regardless of geography, can attend. More than a dozen authors included in the book will be reading selections of their stories online through Zoom, Friday, December 15, at 6:30 PM Pacific.

Every story in the book has some type of game in it--and the variety is surprising. Each story also contains an element of speculative fiction--fantasy, science fiction, magical realism, or other. I'll be the Zoom event on Friday to read from my story, "Bored Stupid Demons." I'll post the Zoom link on Wednesday, December 13.

I hope you can make it. Even if you can't, you can still experience the book itself, which is more than a group of short stories, but a gaming experience on its own, if that's the way you'd like to encounter it. The editors, Frances Lu-Pai Ippolito and Ken Hueler, have turned nearly every aspect of Winding Paths into a game or puzzle. Even the cover is a game--the ancient Mesopotamian Game of Ur--with rules and gamepieces included in the final pages of the book. Winding Paths is like a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure on steroids. But if you just want to read the stories in a traditional manner, you can.

Can't wait to get your own copy of Winding Paths? Here's the link to order from the publisher.

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