Fiction in Print

A Collection of Stories & the Novella,
“The Old Road”

Pure Slush Books, 2015

A Novel of Suspense
Pure Slush Books, 2015



A Collection of Eight Stories



“Prayer for the Children” and “Stephen King” in Mystery Train Issue #23, Blink-Ink
Under a sliver of moon, she sent them into the gully urging them to quiet.  – from “Prayer”
She’d brought her first editions, and when her kinetic pacing drew him out,
he autographed the lot…  – from  “Stephen King”

Blink Ink #14: “Requiem for a Mother-in-Law”


“Vagabond” in 5 published by Pure Slush 2016

Her fourth school in as many grades, first grade in Florida,
 second, third, and fourth in California, Hawthorne, Lancaster, and now up the mountain in Mammoth, where, if she’d thought of herself as an oddball before, unused to the heat of a high desert summer, she really felt the oddball now.

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“Between Hay and Grass, 1949” finalist, 2013,
 Bosque Fiction Prize. 



The sons of Joseph Greer wrangled a dozen horses through the open gate as flames crested Hook Mountain. The herd, mostly bays, skittered onto the meadow. Lupine, baneberry, yellow Mexican hat surrendered under hooves. Plumes of smoke tarnished the sky, staining the sun copper. Charley studied the fire near the top of the slope while Luke slid down from the buckskin, and pulling the horse with him, grabbed the wire gate to drag it shut. 



“Jericho Beach” in Nicole Monaghan’s anthology 





“Betrayal” in Hint Fiction Anthology,edited by Robert Swartwood


“Wounded Moon” in



“The Nickel” in Crimespree
The Best of 
Every Day Fiction
“Soggy Sandy”
“Flash Flood”
The Best of 
Every Day Fiction
“Stranger on the Porch” and “The London Eye” in 


The Best of 
Every Day Fiction
“One Question”
“The Breach”
“Spring Melt”

“Gravity Island” in Thriller! A Young Adult Anthology,
edited by Chris Bartholomew
“Oh Hell” in 
edited by Loretta Scott Miller

“Leaving Slackerland” in 
edited by Harley Jane Kozak, Nathan Walpow, and Michael Moriarty
“Hawaiian Hairdo” in
“What’s Left” in 
Binnacle Magazine‘s Seventh Annual International Ultra-Short Competition.

“Monsoon” in 
Women’s Quality Fiction, 
out of production

Currently available in Rattle of Want(Pure Slush Books, 2015)

Eight Stories about mothers
and daughters


“Feet” in Issue 2 of The Newer York


MR. LONELYHEARTS in Summer Anthology (Pure Slush) – He knew this could be a new beginning if he chose it to be. He’d promised himself that he could write something true and sincere if he gave himself time.”

WHAT’S LEFT at Binnacle’s Seventh Annual Ultra-Short Fiction Competition


WOUNDED MOON at Short Story America