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Fiction in anthologies from Moonstone Books, Dark Horse Books, as well as stories in CEMETERY DANCE magazine and others. Non-fiction in STARLOG magazine, SCIENCE FICTION CHRONICLE, the TRIBUNE-GEORGIAN newspaper and more. I have published in excess of 200 articles, columns, and stories.

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Former member, the Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA) and the Georgia Press Association.

I have written and published over 200 stories and articles including: "Unfinished Business" in HELLBOY: ODDER JOBS, edited by Christopher Golden (Darkhorse Books, 2004); "The Shadow That Shapes the Light" in KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKER CHRONICLES (Moonstone Books, 2005); "Fear Itself", in the special Stephen King Halloween edition of CEMETERY DANCE magazine, (2005); also forthoming stories in: KOLCHAK: THE NIGHSTALKER CASE FILES (Moonstone Books, 2006); "Lessons Learned" in THE PHANTOM: ANTHOLOGY I (Moonstone Books, 2007), etc. Additional work published in a variety of magazines and newspapers, including STARLOG, SCIENCE FICTION CHRONICLE, the TRIBUNE-GEORGIAN, and many more

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I can answer most questions about writing and publishing professional fiction and non-fiction in novel, book, and magazine formats.

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2014-11-16 Need help with possible anthology start-ups:

Hi Jemel,    Iíll try to address your concerns below. My apologies for the slight delay in responding, but my plate has been not just full, but overflowing as of late.  That can be good, and bad, but either

2013-09-19 Agent turnaround time:

Reba:    Honestly, all agents don't come from the same school of thinking.  As I said in my previous letter, some may respond, others may not.  My guess is many will not, for a variety of reasons that

2013-09-19 Agent turnaround time:

Hi, Reba:    Thanks for writing.  You mention that you've been querying "...the same 20-30 agents" for about two years now.  Sadly, it is quite possible the agents you're submitting to have decided that

2013-02-23 An historical incedent that ocurred during WW2 that was corrupted in order to cover up a major scandal. The true story of the surrender of the German submarine the U234.:

Hi, Mr. Chillino:    As you may or may not be aware, I published a story several years ago called "Tides of Justice" starring the pulp character, The Avenger.  "Tides of Justice" featured the U-234, and

2012-06-08 Commercial Publisher:

Hi, Thomas:    Sorry for the long delay in responding, I've been unavailable most of this month.  Obviously, a lot of factors go into a publisher's decision whether or not to publish ANY book.  In your


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