State of the Smithy

A year ago, I had an audacious plan: Finish translating Aquelarre, write a sonnet weekly for The Pastime Machine, release a monthly 6-page D6xD6 RPG expansion, publish another poet or author monthly, launch a D13 RPG Kickstarter this fall, manage an annual Halloween anthology, attend a half-dozen conventions, and possibly more »

Halloween 2106: Lupine Lunes

It’s that time of the year again—Halloween season! And for the eighth year in a row, Popcorn Press is holding an open call for horror poetry and short fiction. This year we’re featuring werewolves and lune format—but we welcome nearly any horror subject and form. If you’re new to our “Popcorn more »

Why a Novel in Sonnets (and how you can help)

I have a bucket list. It isn’t like most: I’ve already gone many places, seen wondrous things, met amazing people, found my true love, raised a family with her, owned a motorcycle, rode it through the Rockies, held multiple occupations (factories, nursing, military, game design, education), presidented the WI Fellowship more »

SKORO Retires

Recently, a Facebook friend chided me for having the same profile picture there for the past decade. So today I changed to something more recent, and that sort of begged for a cover photo change as well. Down came my Rock Band II drummer SKORO—the jubilant alter ego that has more »