More excursions

I've neglected this blog in favor of the main blog at, but I'm currently working on a different novel than I was last time I posted here, so I thought I'd post a bit of information about that. Plus, I've written my first short story since “Detour” in 2008!

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Dad holding the red guitar, Christmas 1964

First the short story. It's called “Red Guitar,” and it appears in an anthology called An Alexandria Winter Story Collection, available at Amazon and Smashwords. It's classified as fantasy, but it's based on my father, who died on Christmas Day, 1988, and this wonderful photo of him receiving a guitar as a gift in 1964.

The collection is full of other wonderful stories by my colleagues at Alexandria Publishing Group: Jonathan Gould, Paul Kater, Stephen H. King (TOSK) and D. Kai Wilson-Viola, with an excerpt of Valerie Douglas‘ latest book, The Girl in the Window.

My work-in-progress is called Revival. It's the novel I started during last year's NaNoWriMo, and it's on the (roughly) second draft. Maybe third. It's the story of Elijah Grayson, a Baptist preacher with a dark past whose first sermon in rural Bishop's Creek, Alabama, is interrupted by church members speaking ancient Sumerian. I'd love to have it published by the end of 2013. That's my goal, anyway.

Pick up the APG collection and let me know what you think in the comments below!

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