The Poets Symphony

I am deeply honored to be included in this absolutely stunning collection. Featuring two of my poems “Bestial I Be” and “The Glow Conspires” as well as 30 other breathtaking points of view on the soul of music–don’t miss out on this fantastic journey into the minds of several lyrical individuals.

I have my copies, look out and order yours! Edited and published by the uber mastermind and talent Tara Caribou and her Raw Earth Ink imprint.

The Poets Symphony will be available May 15 on Amazon and it’s available now on Lulu.

Stay safe out there and be just as smart as you are kind in these difficult times. We’re all in this together, don’t forget that.


Two of my poems (Bestial I Be & The Glow Conspires) are featured in this beautiful anthology! Pre-order on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. You can already buy it on Lulu and have it in about a week by their shipping standards. I am so grateful to have my poetry beside the works of so many out of this world talents. Life is wonderful sometimes.

Here are the links you can use to buy and share:

Lulu (paperback)

Barnes and Noble (paperback)

Amazon (paperback)

Amazon (Kindle)


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Wolfwinter by Deadman’s Tome

Look at that beauty! Wow.

I am pleased to announce the release of Wolfwinter by Deadman’s Tome featuring plenty of werewolf tales by a plethora of authors that you can really sink your teeth into, including one short story by me!

My story is called The Last Lizard Tail. What does that even mean? Read the book to find out, why don’t cha.

Featuring the works of

Lela E Buis
Glen Damien Campbell
Lynne Conrad
James Eldred
A L King
Pete Mesling
DJ Tyrer

The cover is by Damascus Mincemeyer, who also has a story inside.

E-book is 99 cents to help quell boredom during quarantine. Paperback just 10 bucks!

Check it out and give a shout out to any of the authors or the publisher if you like it or any of the stories in it!

Purchase here.

Sneak Preview:



Black Hare Press and I are pleased to announce that the Australian Bushfires Charity Edition paperback and ebook of Twenty Twenty is available to purchase.

From the product description:

Celebrating 100 years since the Roaring Twenties, come with us on a look back at the jazz era. Historical stories with dark and terrible twists – the speakeasy girl with two mouths, Mafia gangs with secrets more sinister than history suggests, bloodthirsty flappers, dark tales from the Depression, and many more.

ALL PROFITS from TWENTY TWENTY will be donated to the following organisations who are providing emergency veterinary care, etc to wildlife in the affected bushfire zones in New South Wales and Victoria;
~NSW (New South Wales) Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service
~Zoos Victoria

Good book for a great cause!

My story “The Big Pretend” is included in this beautiful book. Check it out and let me know what you think! Honestly, I think it’s one of my best.

The paperback is available here from Amazon. The hardback will be out soon.


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It is with great honor that I announce LUST: The Shameful Vice of Impurity (Seven Deadly Sins Book 2) is now up for pre-order here.

This collection by Aussie publisher Black Hare Press holds my short story Little Man of Apartment No. 1610 and is very dear to my heart because of it. Let’s just say, not all of my story is fiction.

Each author interpreted the sin in their own way. Should be scintillating! Or fun! Yes, I meant fun.

The link up top is for the e-book. A print (paperback & hardcover) edition will be available February 25th. I’ll update with links as they come.

EDIT: Paperback and Hardback link is here.

Thanks for your support!



100 Word Horror Book 4

Simultaneously ending the year with a bang and beginning the new one with a horrific curiosity due to Kevin J Kennedy himself is a magnificent way to get a piece of many different working horror authors today, so please welcome this amazing book and cover for 100 Word Horrors Book 4.

Another round of collected drabbles (100 word stories) for those in need of a quick and creepy read.

My drabbles Long Limbs at the E.R. and My Brother Gets Released Today are included in this, so be sure to seek them out amongst the other ravenous inducing tales.

The Kindle version is currently available here.

EDIT: Buy the paperback here.

Thank you.


P.S. Buy my debut horror novel here.

Genre: Urban Arts (Index) for 2019

EDIT on 12/26/2019:

This is everything that I’ve published with GUA for 2019. Please enjoy. Any and all typos or mistakes are likely my own and I will learn from them. Probably.

***Full disclosure:

I am now a Site Contributor for Genre: Urban Arts! Find my author profile here.Here is where I will update my posts with their links. Check back often!


4/19/2019 – The Distracting Plague of Happinessa poem about relationships and failed titles

4/22/2019 – Berthaa short story in rhyme about a monster inside a person’s belly

4/30/2019 – Bastard – a poem about our place in the world

5/6/2019 – Wut – a short essay on the writing process

5/7/2019 – Home – a poem written during a time that my wife (then my fiance) both held jobs that entailed a lot of travelling, keeping each other very much so at a distance

6/10/2019 – Carnival Rabbits – a flash fiction tale about repeating history and pushing blame away from oneself

6/17/2019 Grounded in Coffee – a poem about nature’s greatest addictive drug

7/22/2019 Fall So Hard – a flash story involving the firsts of attraction

7/31/2019 Winter’s Gentleman – a poem detailing one man’s journey through many states

9/2/3019 Acts of Violence

9/3/2019 The Hard, The Silly, and The Bloody – a poem about a man, a woman, and a dog

10/16/2019 The Woman in the Windowa short poem about the working man looking up

12/18/2019 My New Year’s Resolutions


Check out the site, which features many talented contributors working under a myriad blanket of different mediums, ranging from spoken word, raps, installations, paintings, photography, fiction, nonfiction, flash, and more. They really are a blessing in the writing world, mixed with a little urban edge.

Also, buy my book Brothers of Blood here.


Invierno Niño

Hey, y’all!

This month, Meghan’s eventful and wonderfully rich blog is having a Christmas-themed collection of posts and stories by authors both amateur and seasoned to provide additional cheer and fear all throughout it.

It just so happens that my short story about a young hispanic family living in a South Texas town being overtaken by the sinister, overwhelming, and busy-body spirit of Christmas was recently shared on her site.

Check it out here and tell me what you think! I worked awfully hard on this one. Never wrote a holiday themed anything before, let alone a horror-centric one, at least not intentionally, before Invierno Niño.

Again, check it out here.




Special thanks to my mother-in-law for providing a solid premise that left a lot of room for interpretation, allowing me to just run with it.

Two-Feature Showing at Meghan’s Harvest House of Books

I’m a day late in sharing this, but Meghan’s Harvest House of Books is hosting an interview with me about storytelling and an article I wrote about no longer taking Halloween and holiday decorations for granted. The guest article I wrote is about a subject that is so dear to my heart now that I have a son. It was a lot of fun to better explore the history of my family and their traditions.

The interview is here.

The article I wrote is here.

Check out the rest of Meghan’s blog periodically as she updates often, especially during the holidays with a revolving door of authors thrown into the mix.

It’s a lot of fun.


Texas’s Best Emerging Poets 2019

One of my poems, The Exception, has been included in Z Publishing’s
Texas’s Best Emerging Poets 2019: An Anthology.

What a huge honor to have any of my poetry in print whatsoever, let alone one representing the state I live in.

Purchase through either links below:

Publisher site here.

Amazon here.

Check it out to see my work and many others by a plethora of talented poets.


EDIT: Got my copy in the mail!