Austin Write-In

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Thanks to my pals in Bee Cave, Texas, just outside Austin, for hosting a weekend write-in. Great friends, food, wine, conversation, time and space to be creative, and several glorious days with nothing to think about but a few of my favorite things in life. Photo snapped at the Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen in nearby Lakeway. Love you guys!

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Nerding Out at MegaCon TB

MegaCon Tampa Bay 2018.

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With fellow fantasy panelists and authors Jeff Morris, Jen Paquette, and Sarah N. Fisk.

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Me and Tiffany Razzano, the energetic brain behind Wordier Than Thou,

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With way-cool artist John Giang of Orbital Harvest.

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Trying to look James T. Kirk-serious on the full-scale Enterprise bridge from Stage 9 Studios.

Me and Lee!

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Lucky Break!
I met my favorite mystery author Lee Child at the Vinoy in downtown St. Pete this past weekend. He was there for the World Mystery Convention, Bouchercon 2018. I wasn’t attending the conference, but I was meeting a couple of my pals for lunch, and I spotted him in the lobby just hanging around. I turned into a total fanboy and told him how much my dad and I loved his books. He was incredibly gracious. He even agreed to this photo. What a great guy! Thank you, Lee Child. : )

New Micros!

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I’m excited to be included with about 80 other authors in a new W.W. Norton anthology of super shorty-short stories titled New Micro: Exceptionally Short Fiction. No story in this collection exceeds 300 words. This is a fabulous book. A tasty gathering of microbrews!

The Baron and His Floating Daugther

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I’m very happy to announce that another of my Italian folktales, “The Baron and His Floating Daughter,” will appear in the November/December issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Special thank you to F&SF editor C.c. Finlay for liking the story. (Prosecco not shown in photo!)

New Nick Story in Galaxy’s Edge

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My short story “Of Love and Olives” is in the January 2018 Galaxy’s Edge (issue 30), available online, as an e-book, or in print. It’s another in my series of modern Italian folktales. Happy New Year!

A Winter’s Night of Italian Folktales

A Winter’s Night of Italian Folktales: Reading and Publication Party

Writers & Books
740 Universtiy Ave.
Rochester, NY 14607
Thursday, December 28, 2017
7:00 p.m.

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