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5/20/17 Not Quite so Stories was a finalist for Short Stories in the 11th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards.

5/17/17 My flash "International Incidents and White Beans, Not to Mention a Duck" is live in the Flash Special May 2017 17.5 issue of Blue Fifth Review's Blue Five Notebook Series.

5/11/17 Just got word my flash "International Incidents and White Beans, Not to Mention a Duck" has been accepted for the mid-May Flash Special of Blue Fifth Review's Blue Five Notebook Series.

5/2/17 John Venegas wrote a wonderful review of Apocalypse All the Time over at Angel City Review.

5/1/17 My flash story "Histamine" is live in the May 2017 issue of The Airgonaut.

4/17/17 Pakin Srijinda wrote a wonderful review of Apocalypse All the Time for At the Inkwell.

3/22/17 My review of My Body Would be the Kindest of Strangers by Fiona Helmsley is live at Digging Through The Fat.

3/20/17 My flash fiction piece "There is Some Significance to These Things, Even When Cut off From the Original Structures of the Past" just published in the Spring 2017 issue of Midnight Circus.

3/19/17 My flash story "God Bless Us, Everyone" is live in issue 167 of Squawk Back.

3/14/17 Just got word that my flash story "God Bless Us, Everyone" has been accepted for the next issue of Squawk Back.

3/9/17 I talked about Apocalypse All the Time on Daytime Duo, a talk show filmed at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

3/6/17 I talked about Apocalypse All the Time for a soon upcoming episode Daytime Duo, a talk show filmed at Metropolitan State University of Denver. I’ll post details once it goes live.

3/5/17 Just got word that my flash fiction piece "There is Some Significance to These Things, Even When Cut off From the Original Structures of the Past" has been accepted for the Spring 2017 issue of Midnight Circus.

2/27/17 Jessica Bronder reviewed Apocalypse All the Time over at jbronderbookreviews.

2/25/17 Just got word that my story "Histamine" has been accepted for the May issue of The Airgonaut.

2/22/17 I talked about Apocalypse All the Time for a soon upcoming episode of The Nightly Met, a bi-weekly tonight show out of Metropolitan State University of Denver. I'll post a link when it goes live.

2/21/17 Just got my copy of Blink-Ink #26 "Space," including my micro flash "Time is to Space as Frankfurters are to that Guy Who Hangs Out at Home Depot Asking If You Want to Borrow His Punky Brewster DVDs."

2/21/17 Just got word that my flash story "All I Wanted Was Coffee, but Van Gogh Had to Play His Little Game" has been accepted for Jellyfish Review. Should run July 22, or perhaps earlier.

2/16/17 Lynne Weiss wrote a wonderful review of Apocalypse All the Time for Change Seven Magazine.

2/15/17 "90% of All Sourdough Turtles Break Apart in the Water on Their Very First Trip to the Sea" now in True Truth Serum Vol. 1.

2/2/17 My guest post about Apocalypse All the Time and how the rapture might have actually happened is live at Drunk on Pop.

1/31/17 Just got word that my collection of surreal humorous flash fiction Roses are Red, Violets are Stealing Loose Change from my Pockets While I Sleep has been accepted by Literary Wanderlust! Tentatively scheduled for April 2018.

1/29/17 Mark Stevens interviewed me about Apocalypse All the Time and more on episode 71 of Rocky Mountain Writer.

1/26/17 Just recorded an interview talking with Mark Stevens about Apocalypse All the Time for an upcoming episode of the Rocky Mountain Writer podcast.

1/22/17 My flash fiction story "Big Wheel Keeps on Turning, Little Wheel Abandoned Its Spouse and Children to Pursue Its Dreams of Becoming a Part-Time Mime in Spain" live at Five 2 One Magazine's #thesideshow.

1/21/17 Just did an interview with Demethius Jackson about Apocalypse All the Time for the Chapter One Podcast. The episode will be available later in the year.

1/20/17 Gisela Dixon reviewed Apocalypse All the Time for Readers' Favorite.

1/19/17 Books are love reviewed Apocalypse All the Time.

1/18/17 Bailey Riddle reviewed Apocalypse All the Time today at Riddle's Reviews.

1/15/17 Interviewed about Apocalypse All the Time and more at Infinite House of Books today.

1/14/ Velvet Library did a video review of Apocalypse All the Time.

1/14/17 100 Pages a Day reviewed Apocalypse All the Time.

1/13/17 Apocalypse All the Time reviewed at It's a Wonderful Book World.

1/13/17 Apocalypse All the Time featured today at Storeybook Reviews.

1/11/17 Apocalypse All the Time is a spotlight feature today at Celtic Lady's Reviews.

1/10/17 Apocalypse All the Time reviewed at Shelf Life.

1/10/17 Apocalypse All the Time is now an audio book on Audible.

1/9/17 My guest post about the connections between the Cold War of the 80s and Apocalypse All the time is up at The Next Best Book Blog.

1/5/17 Apocalypse All the Time is featured today at A Daydreamer's Thoughts.

1/4/17 Apocalypse All the Time is the Spotlight Feature today at Musings from an Addicted Reader.

1/3/17 The Pen & Muse interviewed me today about Apocalypse All the Time.

1/3/17 Rose Wallin reviewed Apocalypse All the Time at Desert Rose.

1/2/17 Michelle Dragalin reviewed Apocalypse All the Time and interviewed me at Writer's Journey.

1/1/17 Apocalypse All the Time is published! Get it in print at Amazon.

12/26/16 Valentina Cano reviewed Apocalypse All the Time at Carabosse's Library.

12/20/16 My flash story "90% of All Sourdough Turtles Break Apart in the Water on Their Very First Trip to the Sea" has been accepted for true...more or less from Truth Serum Press.

12/19/16 Ryan Werner reviewed Apocalypse All the Time for The Writing Disorder. He hammered me a bit on wanting the prose cut down, but he still found plenty to like.

12/16/17 My flash story "Big Wheel Keeps on Turning, Little Wheel Abandoned Its Spouse and Children to Pursue Its Dreams of Becoming a Part-Time Mime in Spain" has just been accepted for Five 2 One Magazine's #thesideshow. Should run January 22nd.

12/13/16 My story "Ten Gallon Hats Full of Cottage Cheese and the Grassroots Movement to Free K" is available in Freak Pure Slush Vol. 13.

12/9/16 Kirkus reviewed Apocalypse All the time.

12/7/16 Apocalypse All the Time reviewed today at Colorado Book Review.

11/28/16 My story "Michael Rennie was There the Day I Forgot my Bus Pass, But He Told Me Which Metro Line Went to the Ziegfeld Follies" is live in issue #26 of The Harpoon Review.

11/18/16 Blink-Ink accepted my micro flash "Time is to Space as Frankfurters are to that Guy Who Hangs Out at Home Depot Asking If You Want to Borrow His Punky Brewster DVDs" for #26 Space.

11/17/16 Not Quite so Stories was awarded 2016 Best Book Awards Finalist Fiction: Short Story.

11/16/16 My story "Michael Rennie was There the Day I Forgot my Bus Pass, But He Told Me Which Metro Line Went to the Ziegfeld Follies" has been accepted by The Harpoon Review.

11/14/16 Apocalypse All the Time available for pre-order! Print can be pre-ordered at the publisher's web site, the ebook can be pre-ordered at Amazon.

11/8/16 Kirkus review of Not Quite so Stories.

11/1/16 My story "Desperately Seeking Sea Level" is live in the November 2016 issue of The Airgonaut.

10/6/16 I've got a bunch of print copies on hand and it's time to get ready to start promoting the next book (Apocalypse all the Time, coming from Literary Wanderlust January 1, 2017), so it's time for a Not Quite so Stories goodreads giveaway.

10/2/16 Just got word that my story "Desperately Seeking Sea Level" has been accepted for the November issue of The Airgonaut. Special thanks to Sheldon Lee Compton for a couple highly insightful editing suggestions.

9/29/16 Gabino Iglesias wrote an amazing review of Not Quite so Stories at Verbicide.

9/25/16 My flash fiction story "Continental Breakfasts Sound Fancy so You Don't Realize It's a God Damned Muffin and You Should Have Just Gone to Tim Hortons" is live in the September/Motel issue of Flash Frontier.

9/24/16 My story "Just Another Day" is in the Fall Issue of Midnight Circus.

9/22/16 My flash fiction story "Turns Out the Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Program Was Not for Fleeing Tax Evasion Charges" is now live in the cake theme at Pure Slush.

9/20/16 Just got word that my flash fiction story "Ten Gallon Hats Full of Cottage Cheese and the Grassroots Movement to Free K" has been accepted for Freak Pure Slush Vol. 13.

9/20/16 Not Quite so Stories reviewed at Between the Pages.

9/16/16 My guest post "Does the Story Live Up to the Story Behind the Story" is live at the San Fransisco Book Review.

9/12/16 Just got word that my flash fiction story "Continental Breakfasts Sound Fancy so You Don't Realize It's a God Damned Muffin and You Should Have Just Gone to Tim Hortons" has been accepted for the September/Motel issue of Flash Frontier.

9/11/16 Just got word that my flash fiction story "Finnegan on the Case" has been accepted for This Zine Will Change Your Life.

9/2/16 Just got word that my flash fiction story "Turns Out The Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Program Was Not for Fleeing Tax Evasion Charges" has been accepted for the cake theme at Pure Slush.

8/26/16 My micro flash story "The Fox-Trot Is Not One of the Twelve Steps” is live at 50-Word Stories.

8/25/16 Just got word that my micro flash story "The Fox-Trot Is Not One of the Twelve Steps” has been accepted by 50-Word Stories and will appear August 26.

8/23/16 My story "In the Beginning, Good Always Overpowered Taxidermied Chipmunks and Free Frosting Wednesdays at Applebee's" just published in Summer Pure Slush Vol. 12! Also available as an ePub, an iBook, Kobo, Nook, and on Kindle.

8/12/16 Ian Wood reviewed Not Quite so Stories over at Novellum.

8/10/16 James Prenatt wrote a very thoughtful review of Not Quite so Stories today over at jmww.

8/8/16 Here is the video of me reading "Changes for the Château" at the Not Quite so Stories release at The BookBar in Denver.

8/5/16 Ben Tanzer reviewed Not Quite so Stories as well as Naked Me by Christian Winn and I'm Not Supposed To Be Here And Neither Are You by Len Kuntz at This Blog Will Change Your Life.

8/3/16 My guest post on writing about spousal fights (along with a stellar introduction by Nathaniel Tower) is live on the blog for Bartleby Snopes.

8/1/16 Just got word that my story "Just Another Day" has been accepted for the Fall Issue of Midnight Circus!

7/18/16 Not Quite so Stories is now available as an audiobook.

7/13/16 I'll be reading at DON'T YELL AT ME Episode 14 7PM Saturday July 30th at Still Cellars (1115 Colorado Ave Longmont, CO 80501 $5 dollar suggested donation) along with William Seward Bonnie, Dustin Holland, Rachel Palmateer, and more!

7/8/16 Just got word that my flash story "In the Beginning, Good Always Overpowered Taxidermied Chipmunks and Free Frosting Wednesdays at Applebee's" has been accepted for Summer Pure Slush Vol. 12.

7/5/16 I was interviewed about Not Quite so Stories and absurdist literature in episode 64 of The Narrative Breakdown!

7/3/16 My guest post exploring the links between Not Quite so Stories and Just so Stories is live on The Story Prize blog.

6/22/16 My story "An Endless Series of Meaningless Miracles" just published as an excerpt from Not Quite so Stories in issue 12 ("In the Age of Miracles") of Midnight Circus!

6/20/16 Michael Czyzniejewski checked out Not Quite so Stories for Story366.

6/15/16 My flash story "Lord Rutherford's Gold Foil Disco Suits Were a Big Hit in Vegas But the Beryllium Earrings Were Simply Gaudy" is live in the mirror theme at Pure Slush.

6/10/16 My story ""Tony Robbins Told Fred to Follow Others' Dreams Instead of His Own Because They Thought Bigger" is now available in tall...ish Pure Slush Vol. 11. Available at Lulu in print, as an epub, as an iBook, for Kindle, for Kobo, and for Nook.

6/8/16 My review of Movieola! by John Domini is live at Entropy.

6/8/16 My story "An Endless Series of Meaningless Miracles" has been accepted as an excerpt from Not Quite so Stories in issue 12 "In the Age of Miracles" of Midnight Circus!

6/6/16 I was interviewed about Not Quite so Stories on The Way of The Buffalo.

6/2/16 I'm going to be the featured reader at The Art of Story Telling Reading Series Friday June 17, 2016 at 7:30 pm at the Collection Gallery in the Aurora Arts District (9801 E Colfax Ave Ste 120 Aurora, CO 80010, across the street from Aurora Fox Theater and the MLK Library).

6/1/16 Literary Wanderlust is running a promotion between now and September 30 where once a month they randomly pick an email from people who have signed up for their email newsletter and send them a code for a free ebook copy of Not Quite so Stories. It's an epub, so no specific e-reader required.

5/29/16 Not Quite so Stories reviewed today at Fascinating Quest.

5/27/16 My flash story "Night at the Bar- A Predestination Choose Your Own Adventure" has just been published in Five 2 One Magazine's #thesideshow!

5/27/16 Not Quite so Stories reviewed today at Books are love.

5/25/16 Just got word that my flash fiction story "Lord Rutherford's Gold Foil Disco Suits Were a Big Hit in Vegas But the Beryllium Earrings Were Simply Gaudy" will be published as part of the mirror theme at Pure Slush. Expected to publish June 15th.

5/25/16 Not Quite so Stories is spotlighted today at As the Pages Turn.

5/23/16 Not Quite so Stories is featured today at Book Marketing Buzz.

5/23/16 My review of I Will Send Rain by Rae Meadows is live at The Lit Pub.

5/21/16 I was interviewed live (now archived) about Not Quite so Stories and other writing topics May 21, 2016 on The Funky Writer online radio show.

5/20/16 Not Quite so Stories reviewed at Whispering Stories.

5/20/16 I was interviewed about Not Quite so Stories and my writing life at Whispering Stories.

5/19/16 I was interviewed today about Not Quite so Stories at Examiner.com.

5/17/16 I guest posted about the inspiration behind Not Quite so Stories today at Literal Exposure.

5/16/16 Jordan Blum wrote an extremely thorough review of Not Quite so Stories for The Lit Pub.

5/16/16 I was interviewed about Not Quite so Stories today at Literarily Speaking.

5/15/16 My flash stories "Deliberately Missing Henry Kissinger," "Exxon Stole my Oatmeal," and "Polident Commercials for Indentured Servitude" are live in Issue V, Volume VII: May 2016 of Connotation Press.

5/12/16 Not Quite so Stories reviewed today at Deal Sharing Aunt.

5/10/16 Not Quite so Stories is featured today at 3 Partners in Shopping.

5/10/16 My review of Tyler’s Last by David Winner is live at Change Seven Magazine.

5/9/16 Not Quite so Stories reviewed today over at Ali - The Dragon Slayer.

5/5/16 The Colorado Book Review did a wonderful review of Not Quite so Stories.

5/5/16 Not Quite so Stories is featured today at Beyond the Books.

5/4/16 My story "Hernández de Biedma Owes Me a Weekend" just went live in Spring Quarterly (May 2016 / 16.4) of Blue Fifth Review.

5/4/16 Kelsey Tabbert wrote an amazing review of Not Quite so Stories for Blotterature.

5/3/16 I was interviewed today about Not Quite so Stories at The Literary Nook.

5/2/16 Not Quite so Stories was reviewed today at Book Babble.

4/29/16 Not Quite so Stories reviewed over at Storeybook Reviews.

4/27/16 I was interviewed about Not Quite so Stories today at The Writers Life.

4/25/16 I was interviewed today about Not Quite so Stories at PUYB Virtual Book Club.

4/24/16 Live Love Books reviewed Not Quite so Stories.

4/22/16 Vicki Mayk wrote a wonderful review of Not Quite so Stories for At the Inkwell

4/20/16 My story "No Way to Run a Railroad" is live in issue 24 of Literary Orphans.

4/20/16 My guest post about the cover of Not Quite so Stories is live at Book Cover Junkie.

4/19/16 As the Page Turns interviewed me today about Not Quite so Stories.

4/18/16 I was interviewed about Not Quite so Stories and other writing matters today at The Dark Phantom Review.

4/17/16 I'll be signing books and chatting about Not Quite so Stories at the Bookbar's Local Author Happy Hour (4280 Tennyson Street, Denver, CO 80212) from 5pm-6pm Saturday August 13, 2016.

4/16/16 Looks like I'm going to have to cancel appearing at the Clearview Library District Local Author Showcase today due to weather between here and Windsor, but why not come out to the Fbomb Tuesday evening at the Mercury Cafe in Denver? Steven Dunn hosting, featuring Brian Lupo, and I'm going to try to read during the open mic portion.

4/14/16 I was interviewed today about my writing life and Not Quite so Stories at Whispering Stories.

4/12/16 Not Quite so Stories is in the spotlight today at My Bookish Pleasures.

4/11/16 Just found out that both of my presentations, "How to Get Your Short Stories Published" and "The Value of Absurdity in Writing," have been accepted for the 2016 Colorado Gold Conference put on by the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers September 9-11th at the Renaissance Hotel in Denver (3801 Quebec Street, Denver, Colorado 80207). More specific details to follow.

4/11/16 I was interviewed about Not Quite so Stories today at The Review From Here.

4/11/16 Just got word that my flash fiction story "Tony Robbins Told Fred to Follow Others' Dreams Instead of His Own Because They Thought Bigger" has been accepted for the Pure Slush tall...ish anthology!

4/7/16 Not Quite so Stories is featured today over at A Title Wave.

4/6/16 Kristina Moriconi wrote an exquisite review of Not Quite so Stories for Change Seven!

4/6/16 I was interviewed about the experience of publishing Not Quite so Stories today at SheWrites.

4/5/16 I guest posted 10 authorial confessions (most relating to Not Quite so Stories) today on Confessions of an Eccentric Bookaholic. Scandalous!

3/31/16 I talked about the origins of Not Quite so Stories in my guest post today at The Story Behind the Book.

3/30/16 Not Quite so Stories is now available direct from the publisher (Literary Wanderlust). It will be on sale for $7.99 throughout the month of April.

3/29/16 My guest post about Not Quite so Stories and why weird is fun is live over at Lori's Reading Corner.

3/28/16 Sabrina Ricci interviewed me about Not Quite so Stories over at Digital Pubbing.

3/25/16 My guest post about exploiting your shame (and Not Quite so Stories) is live at the San Diego Book Review.

3/24/16 My short "Jesse's Damn Bacon" has been accepted and published today over at Cheeseburger Nebula.

3/24/16 D.E. Haggerty interviewed me about Not Quite so Stories over at Readsalot.

3/23/16 My story "Marc Summers Instigated the Bloods and Crips War so He Deserves Everything He Gets" is live as part of the Suit theme at Pure Slush.

3/23/16 Gay Degani, author of Rattle of Want, let me take everyone on a Journey to Planet Write today.

3/22/16 My guest post about writing absurd short stories is live at the Portland Book Review.

3/22/16 Not Quite so Stories reviewed today at Books for Books.

3/21/16 Not Quite so Stories is featured today over at Literarily Speaking.

3/21/16 My review of Daughters of Monsters by Melissa Goodrich is live at The Lit Pub.

3/17/16 Not Quite so Stories is spotlighted today over at Bound 2 Escape.

3/16/16 I guest posted today about where the weirdness in Not Quite so Stories came from at What is That Book About.

3/14/16 Not Quite so Stories is in the spotlight over at Write and Take Flight.

3/9/16 I was interviewed today about Not Quite so Stories over at A Blue Million Books.

3/8/16 Not Quite so Stories is in the spotlight at C.B.Y. Book Club today.

3/7/16 Not Quite so Stories is the featured book today at Confessions of an Eccentric Bookaholic.

3/5/16 Kimberly Campbell Moore, my co-blogger at Eleven and a Half Years of Books, decided to take this week on our blog to review Not Quite so Stories.

3/4/16 Not Quite so Stories is the Book Feature today at Mikky's World of Books.

3/4/16 I guest posted about the inspiration behind Not Quite so Stories today at My Book-ish Life.

3/4/16 Not Quite so Stories gets a review over at Books, Reviews, ETC.

3/3/16 Not Quite so Stories is on the Book Watch at The Literary Nook.

3/2/16 My review of Kathy Flann’s Get a Grip is live on The Lit Pub.

3/2/16 I was interviewed about Not Quite so Stories today over at I'm Shelf-ish.

3/1/16 Publication day for Not Quite so Stories!

3/1/16 Not Quite so Stories is in the spotlight today over at the Writer's Life!

2/24/16 Not Quite so Stories releases in less than a week! Now, the Goodreads giveaway is live!

2/23/16 Just got word that my story "No Way to Run a Railroad" has been accepted for the April issue of Literary Orphans!

2/23/16 I'll be reading from Not Quite so Stories and signing books at the release event at the BookBar in Denver 7:00 PM Friday March 25, 2016. Check out the Facebook page for the event for details and to let us know that you're coming.

2/15/16 Just got word that Connotation Press has additionally accepted my flash fiction stories "Exxon Stole my Oatmeal" and "Polident Commercials for Indentured Servitude" to go along with the story they already accepted for the May 15, 2016 issue.

2/15/16 Samuel Snoek-Brown interviewed me about Not Quite so Stories.

2/10/16 Part three of Jeremy Morong's interview of me about Not Quite so Stories over at 88 Miles Press! (Don't ask what happened to part two).

2/10/16 Just got word that Connotation Press has accepted my flash fiction story "Deliberately Missing Henry Kissinger!" It sounds like it will be in the May 15, 2016 issue. They've also asked to see a few other flash pieces to possibly go along with it!

2/9/16 Jeremy Morong interviewed me about Not Quite so Stories over at 88 Miles Press (part one).

2/6/16 Just got word that my flash fiction story "Marc Summers Instigated the Bloods and Crips War so He Deserves Everything He Gets" has been accepted for the suit theme at Pure Slush.

1/27/16 I'll be reading as part of the Release Party event hosted by Steven Dunn at Still Cellars Distillery & Art House in Longmont 7:00 PM April 23, 2016.  Readers include Dana Green, Angela Buck, Steven Dunn, me, Khadijah Queen, and Katie Jean Shinkle.

1/16/16 Not Quite so Stories has a book trailer! (Thanks to Jordan Mapes for putting this together.)

1/16/16 I'll be one of the featured readers at a special Fbomb Flash Fiction Reading Series event, The 2nd Annual Flash Fiction Festival, July 19, 2016 at the Mercury Cafe in Denver. Hosted by Nancy Stohlman, the featured readers will be Christopher Bowen and me. The event starts at 7:30 PM, but open mic signups likely start around 7:00 PM.

1/14/16 Further developments on the writing news I vagueposted about on the 7th! Unfortunately, I still won't be able to tell you details until at least April.

1/9/16 Jen Knox interviewed me about Not Quite so Stories and other writing related matters over at A Literary Exhibition.

1/9/16 Just came across a mention of Not Quite so Stories over at PRLOG.

1/7/16 I hate to vaguepost, but I just got huge writing news. I have to wait a few months at least to be able to announce, but I'm so excited that I wanted to mark the occasion.

1/5/16 My first acceptance of 2016! I just got word that my flash fiction story "Hernández de Biedma Owes Me a Weekend" has been accepted for the May 2016 issue of Blue Five Notebook!

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