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Covering the 2005 Spoleto Festival -- and setting the record for most events attended in a single day. (Yolanda James photo)

Covering the 2005 Spoleto Festival — and setting the record for most events attended in a single day. (Yolanda James photo)

I spent about 20 years reporting and editing news. While not generally valued by the fine arts crowd, that’s great training for storytellers. And these days, telling stories is what I do.

Novels
In 2002 I wrote a long novel called The Key to Darbas,¬†which reached the brink of publication at a small press… weeks before the publishing house went out of business. I revised it into two shorter books — A Madness and Siobeth — in 2009, but couldn’t find an agent for the first. I wrote my third novel, the voodoo potboiler Bokur, circa 2012, and a fourth, a satiric sci-fi romp called Another Goddamn Novel About the Collapsing Quantum Multiverse, in 2013. I published all four on Amazon in the fall of 2013. Four years later I finished Novel No. 5, Chene, followed by books Nos. 2 and 3 in the Chene trilogy, Llyr and Gwynyr, in 2018. As of April 2019, I’m querying agents.

Journalism
What I can do, but more importantly, what I’ve done.

Blogging
Blogging as a separate genre feels strangely obsolete now, although the medium we know as blogging is with us for the long haul.

Short stories
Those of you who ask, “Do you have a copy of the story you published back in…” should go here. I’ve got links to vendors and free electronic copies via the Xark Fiction Project.