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I’m Back

This site has been down for months, but I am back. It’s been a year of health issues, surgeries, recoveries and distressing world events that kept me from prioritizing online visibility. But with the second surgery now behind me and the advent of spring, I am happy to report having the energy and motivation once again to be here. All… Read more →

Grey Area: 13 Ghost Stories

What is it about ghost stories? They have been around forever and are popular all over the world. My indie publishing house, Third Person Press, decided to put together a ghost story anthology because we get more ghost story submissions than any other kind, too many for our other anthologies where we like to have a nice mix of genre… Read more →

Viable Paradise Writer's Workshop

VP-XVII & ME

Last year, an online acquaintance—Gary Henderson—from my Second Life writing group—The Quillians—got accepted to Viable Paradise Writer’s Workshop. I had never heard of it. I now know how “out of it” that makes me…but the point is that I finally did hear of it. I was impressed with what Gary had to say about it because if anything, his enthusiasm… Read more →

Unearthed from Third Person Press

Unearthed Reviewed

Derek Newman-Stille of Speculating Canada writes in his glowing and interesting review of Unearthed [Third Person Press]: Once again Third Person Press has illustrated the incredible speculative work of Cape Breton authors with the third instalment of their Speculative Elements Series: UnEarthed. In discussing the anthology, Derek says, The Earth theme serves as a great platform for the classic speculative… Read more →

A Tasty Sample of Three

Samplers give us a variety of tantalizing tastes or sights that inspire us to want more. In earlier times, samplers were pieces of needlework that a young woman sewed to practice or show off her competency in embroidery. This one, though not old, is appropriate for this post which is inspired by three things. It says: “Three things there are… Read more →

Power to the People

Have you heard the one about the publishing industry? A writer, an editor and a reader walk into an Establishment Pub[lishing] House. The affronted publisher asks, “What’s the story here?” The writer: “I’d like people to read what I’ve written.” The editor: “I’d like to edit fresh, original stories by real people rather than celebrities.” The reader: “I’d like to… Read more →

Unearthed from Third Person Press

Unearthed Launches!

Saturday, June 30th, Third Person Press released its latest publication. Earth—the ground of our being, the dust from which we come and will return. Imagine what might arise from and disappear into soil—what grows, what is buried, what teems unseen. This collection, exploring the ends of the Earth and beyond, offers tales from the depths of darkness—zombies, vampires, murky unknowable… Read more →