“Three Times” official today in CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 4

My eensy-weensy backwards-unfolding fable of love and death is out today! “Three Times” officially sees the light of day alongside a bevy of other tales of beauty and strangeness in CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 4.

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“A Good Thing and a Right Thing” out now in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine


  My knees are beginning to ache from the cold soaking up out of the lichen-covered rocks.  The rest of the archaeological team is gathering near the tallest remaining ruins, perching their asses on walls a meter thick and a thousand years old to eat peanut butter sandwiches and slurp instant coffee from styrofoam cups.  Between there and here, abandoned digging and sifting tools lie scattered on the moss-green ground, glinting in the hard near-arctic sunlight that passes for summer in Greenland.

  I turn my attention back to the private little square where I kneel, its parameters neatly marked with twine and pegs, tiny flags planted to show the exact location of artifacts already excavated.  I know those pieces so well I can close my eyes and see them, practically smell the millennium-old damp earth hint of rot clinging to their surfaces:  three bits of a badly deteriorated iron staff, a silver amulet the shape of a chair carved from a tree-stump, a typical Freya’s necklace pendant. . . .

  This is a woman’s grave.

Read the rest of “A Good Thing and a Right Thing” in the June 2013 issue of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, on newsstands now!

Masked Mosaic: Canadian Super Stories is live!

Masked Mosaic: Canadian Super StoriesToday is the official release date of the superamazing superhero / supervillain anthology MASKED MOSAIC: Canadian Super Stories.  Co-editor Claude Lalumière and I are thrilled with this incredible bundle of awesomeness. Over the coming days, Tyche Books will be posting little mini-views Claude and I crafted about every story. I have no idea what Claude wrote about each one, so this is going to be fun — almost as much fun as putting together the anthology itself.

Go. Read. You will not be sorry.

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