Most of my published work is available here on Amazon, for the Kindle.
My un-released shorts are available on Patreon. Oh, you don’t know about Patreon?
You should. Then you can help me do more of this, and I can give you fancy rewards when you do. It’s a win for us all.
Three of my stories are contest/anthology winners: Another Kind of Thirst (Solstice Shadows), Deep Within the Corners of My Mind (Incandescent Phoenix), and Three Boodles (Eagle Mountain Arts).
- Ehes, or Why It Takes So Long to Find Someone Worth Marrying These Days
- How Doughnuts Got Their Name
A long time ago I had a creative writing class with Daryl Spencer at BYU. It wasn’t a good class, but he was a good man and a writer with an ear for voice, and I learned some important things from him. In that class, tired of being given grades of “meh” on everything, I wrote a story called Tryout, which holds up really well considering I wrote it twenty years ago. It is the first story I wrote that had any serious promise. Daryl liked it.
My favorite short story of mine is this one, called Miss Mabel Regrets, which I wrote as an assignment for a class I was teaching at the time. This assignment called on the student to write a story that contained a recipe, such that someone that read the story could recreate the recipe and make the item, whatever it was. This is the second of two stories I wrote.
And this is the first. Although it was pretty obvious to me once I finished it that it isn’t a short story. It’s a chapter of a novel. What novel, I don’t know. Once you’ve read the story, you’ll know everything I do about the characters and the plot. One day, though, I’m coming back here. There are secrets I have to know.
My most recent story is The Polka-Dot Door, which is a children’s book, and needs an illustrator. It also needs editing. Once it gets some, I’ll post it.