Living in the hills and valleys of West Virginia with my wife, daughter and a menagerie of pets (mostly cats), I spend my spare moments writing crime fiction, sometimes with a smattering of the supernatural.
That is not entirely true, I am a writer after all.
I run Flash Fiction Friday, a weekly writing prompt site where the members come up with some fascinating short stories from some of the crazies prompts our moderators come up with. New prompt every Friday.
I am also assistant editor for the crime fiction webzine, Shotgun Honey. We look for tight, strong action crime stories that fall, generally, under the 700 word mark. I share this privilege with Kent Gowran and Sabrina Ogden.
And of course I'm in the process of finishing my first novel. A writer has got to write.
Strong characters, riveting plots and the desire to read and write the best stories I can.
Charlie Huston, Duane Swierczynski, Don Winslow, Mickey Spillane, Donald Westlake (Richard Stark), Ace Atkins and lots more.
Thanks for the Vorpal Blade. Shotgun Honey - now that's real funny. I think I sent a story to Shotgun Honey. Cheers LS
Ron, appreciate very much what you wrote about my story "kid" and was glad to be a part of this worthy project.
Thanks so much for your comment on "Lettie in the Ozarks." Will she survive? Hard to say . . .
Thank you Jane. Just got an invite last night. Glad there were familiar faces.
Hey cool! Welcome! (or maybe you've been here all along and I just noticed?)