This website is about an author, me, and a book I have published, Tinker’s Tale. I know it should be obvious, but sometimes I must remind myself.
I’m still writing, and as usual I’m working with about eight projects (If you call them ‘projects’ it sounds so much more high level.) In the forefront, I’ve been collecting some of my fantasy short stories, some of them flash, and some of them started as flash and grew. I’ve been calling it “Elf Tales and Other Psychotic Events.” I’ve also been adding a few stories to the mix, otherwise it would be a short collection of short stories about short people, and there is more than enough to explore.
The other project on the front burner is a SF novel I’ve named A Gift of Fire. I’m aiming toward the Christian SF community with this one. A religious colony on a new planet has fought wars over the scientists in their group adapting people to the harsh climate, but now a young woman of the servant caste discovers she has the ability to create fire… It is so much more complicated than that. Distilling a story down to a manageable blurb is not an easy thing, it takes a while to do it right.
And there are the works I’ve finished. (Notice I’m not calling them stories–another part of the high level thing.) A novel and a sequel, the third story is one of my back burner projects, I have a lot of notes and two and a half pages written. There are also a number of short stories and flash fiction waiting in the wings. Some of those may yet see the light of day.
Speaking of which, I have an interesting story about a talking fish and a gullible fisherman waiting for a fun, interesting, exciting, clever, brilliant ending–and I don’t know what it is yet.