Discussion questions for your book club (or just to ponder for yourself?!) and a cool recipe for a Greyhound cocktail, Bud's signature drink. Click here for readers guide
Kirkus is famous for being snarky, so I'm relieved they lapsed into snark only briefly before laying down the praise. Read the review HERE.
My review of Malcolm Brooks's debut novel PAINTED HORSES was in the Washington Post on August 21st. Read it HERE
A quite nice review in the September 1st Booklist! Published on-line and in print by the American Library Association, Booklist is one of a handful of publications reviewing books ahead of their release date--Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and Library Journal are among the others. Libraries and booksellers rely on these early reviews in deciding whether and how many copies to buy. "Hollywood glamour has no place in the rough-and-tumble cowboy movies being churned out by studios in the late 1930s. That’s discovered by Bud Frazer, a young man from a ranching family looking to make his way as a stunt rider and, in [...]
In their Pre-Pub Alerts section, Library Journal listed FALLING FROM HORSES as "Must-Buy Fiction." The full review will follow in a couple of months.
This story originally appeared in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine in July 2002. It's been reprinted several times since, but now will be archived indefinitely at Clarkesworld. You can read it HERE
I wrote this story for the Sycamore Hill Writers' Workshop. What year was that? 2009? 2010? I owe a debt to all the participants, and especially Richard Butner for organizing the gathering and inviting me. More work and more fun than you can imagine. And you gotta write a story to bring with you, so there's that. Almost all my published stories have been written for workshopping at Sycamore Hill. This story won the Sturgeon Award for short fiction in 2012, and was anthologized in Jonathan Strahan's The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume Seven. Read the story [...]
I wrote "The Presley Brothers" for the Sycamore Hill writers' workshop in 2013. Gotta love that workshop for forcing me to crank out a story every time.