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On the road to WorldCon!

July 21, 2011

Mini-Cooper, photo courtesy of’s a long way from Philadelphia to Reno – especially when you’re squeezed into a Mini with a Zombie, a Dwarf, a Goblin, and a Troll – so I’m not going to be attending WorldCon (aka: the World Science Fiction Convention) this year.

But I did want to invite you to hang out with Masaman and friends, and pick up your own copy of  JUST ANOTHER DAY IN SUBURBIA at the special, WorldCon-weekend price of $2.99 (with coupon code WG54G) – after all, another ebook isn’t going to crowd your luggage out of the car!


Mini-Cooper photo courtesy of

If it looks like magic…

March 21, 2011

Ever walk down the road or through the park and do a double-take because you thought you saw something unusual out of the corner of your eye? Maybe it really was a bit of sunlight reflecting on an unusual patch of moss growing on a tree – or maybe it was a tree sprite, a leprechaun, an enchanted toad, or a goblin. Who knows?

I like to think that there’s magic all around us. Sometimes we’re too caught up in the day-to-day business of living in the Real World to notice it, but there are those moments when the magic just sneaks up from behind and catches us by surprise. Those are the moments that I’ve decided to focus on in my stories. Stories of magical people living in the Real World. Sometimes, as is the case with the Trolls, Goblins, Zombies, and Dwarves in Just Another Day in Suburbia, the magical people will be very obvious to everyone around them, and part of the story will be about how everyone learns to play nicely with one another…or not. Other times, as with the Junior Deities in the Olympus High stories, the magical folk will know each other’s real identities, but they’ll all be doing their best to blend in with the rest of us mere mortals.

I hope you enjoy your visits to my version of the Real World… and frequently find yourself at the point where the Real World and the Magical intersect…