Monsters and Blondes

October gave me two great books. First, hats off to Mary Shelley and the 200th anniversary of the novel Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus. If you haven’t read the book in a long time, get the recent Penguin edition that reprints the original 1818 text with a new intro. Then, as a companion piece, watch the National Theatre’s […]

Yoga and Aliens

September 2018 has given me two great books to remember. One of them, Annex, is by my super talented science fiction pal Rich Larson. The yoga book from DK has some surprisingly good vegetarian recipes and dietary advice in the back, along with tips on breathing and meditation. Like most yoga books I find, I try […]

Me and Lee!

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. […]

New Micros!

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

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!)

Order the VIA Folktales Issue Today!

Orders for VIA: Voices in Italian Americana, Volume 28, Number 2 are now open. To order, visit the Bordighera Press website. Please share the link, and encourage your friends and family to purchase a copy. Enjoy the new voices in Italian-American folktales!