What’s Up?

Time for an update on the writing front. I have been pretty active, but most of my activity has been under the radar and behind the scenes. April’s gonna be big, though.

Story Submissions

I have five short stories awaiting publisher/editor responses:

  • “Come You Back to Mandalay” – Sci-fi adventure set in the jungles of Burma, circa 1930. Currently in the final round of consideration at Allegory.
  • “Promises” – Superhero romance, awaiting response at Alternative Coordinates.
  • “Bullies With Big Fat Heads” – Sci-fi flash, awaiting response at Every Day Fiction.
  • “The Odor From Outer Space” – Satirical sci-fi flash, awaiting response at Brain Harvest.
  • “The Time-Share” – Sci-fi flash previously published at Brain Harvest, awaiting response for podcast at Wily Writers Speculative Fiction.

Works in Progress

  • Sci-fi novelette: Strange things happen when a traveling circus’ train breaks down miles from nowhere on the Kansas prairie. Draft in revision.
  • Sci-fi short story: Another tale in the Rescue Sisters universe of Rob and Karina Fabian. Partial draft.
  • Sci-fi short story: Something for the upcoming anniversary of Digital Dragon Magazine. Sorting ideas.
  • Sci-fi novel: Adventure story. Partial draft.
  • Fantasy novel: Sequel to The Muse. Partial draft.


Provided an interview for a forthcoming book about Christian writers of speculative fiction. Estimated publication, Spring 2011.

Book/Media Reviews


Essay on Fantasy for American Christian Fiction Writers “All About Genre” blog series, appearing April 2010. (UPDATE: My article will appear April 16, and about 21 other authors will be discussing their favorite fiction genres throughout the month. The event will be hosted on Ms. Peg Phifer’s blog, http://goaheadandwearthepurple.blogspot.com).

Forthcoming Short Fiction

“The Silver Tree”: sci-fi short story in Kaleidotrope print magazine, April 2010.

“The Chamber of Doors”: fantasy short story in Bards and Sages Quarterly online magazine, April 2010.

“Mound of Mud”: fantasy short story in While the Morning Stars Sing print anthology, May 2010.

The Muse

My novel of inspiration divine and diabolical will be featured in April’s Christian Fiction Review Blog Book Tour. Sales continue slow and steady via Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com, and Splashdown Books.


One thought on “What’s Up?

  1. Fred, thank you so much for posting the inforamtion about my blog’s upcoming month-long venture All About Genre. I hope your readers will stop by once in a while. I’m looking forward to it. Should be a fun time and a chance for readers to learn about their favorite genres.

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