Category Archives: Humor

Interview about humor

Audra Middleton interviewed me on her website. We talked about humor in fiction, and specifically in my collection of short urban fantasy stories Squirrel of Magic.  

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Review and interview with Donna Hole

Donna Hole interviewed me on her website Book Lover. We talked about magic, writing, and my road to fantasy. Donna also reviewed my book Squirrel of Magic – a collection of urban fantasy short stories. She gave the book 5 … Continue reading

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Fantasy Character Interview #20

Today, I interviewed Turold, the Magnificent from  Joshua Grasso’s comic epic fantasy novel The Astrologer’s Portrait. 1. Tell us a little about yourself—name, profession, home, family, the usual. To begin, let me apologize for crossing the disputed borders, which I certainly … Continue reading

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Magic = Responsibility

First posted on Worlds of the Imagination. When we hear the word ‘magic’ in our mundane world, we always imagine something pleasing, like a magic show, or our masseur’s magic hands, or a fantasy book we have read recently. But … Continue reading

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Whose bomb?

An article appeared yesterday in The Looking Glass concerning a disturbing event in Vancouver, Canada. My book Squirrel of Magic is involved. It appears, someone attempted to blow up a craft fair in Vancouver, only no one knows whether the … Continue reading

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Fantasy Character Interview #14 – Beatrice

Today, my guest is Beatrice, the squirrel. She is a familiar of the young witch Darya, the protagonist of my urban fantasy short story collection Squirrel of Magic. Because Beatrice is a squirrel, I changed the format of the interview … Continue reading

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Squirrel of Magic published

My short story collection Squirrel of Magic has been published. It’s available for $1.99 in several e-formats from Smashwords

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Cover Selection

I’m going to publish an urban fantasy collection of short stories united by the same protagonists: a young witch Darya and her familiar, squirrel Beatrice. Together, they kick butt of the bad guys and help friends in need. The stories … Continue reading

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News report from Almost Adept #1

Front page news from the world of my novel “Almost Adept”: Sheep-headed Man: Magical Prank or Malicious Curse? http://shar.es/FtgLn

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Kurt Vonnegut about fiction

I recently read a collection of short stories Bagombo Snuff Box by Kurt Vonnegut. Although the book was released in 1999, it contains the author’s early short stories, published in magazines in the 1950s and ’60s. It was not an easy … Continue reading

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