TC2 Issue 17

I Know it’s been a while since my last post. But hasn’t it been even longer since I last had a story published? So I am killing two birds with one stone by posting to let everyone know that I have a Story featured in the newest issue of The Cross and the Cosmos.

My new story is called “May the Stars Sing you Home.” It takes place in a fantasy world in which the Elvish space program is preparing for it’s first interstellar voyage. Though, I take great pride in saying that Humans still won the moon race.

I hope everyone enjoys it because I am working on more from this same story world.

And While you’re at TC2 check out the other stories. Right now I am getting ready for work so I only had time to read “Dark Within.” By: Charles M. Bailey. But it is good. Nice creepy atmosphere. perfect for October. A must read if you like Edgar Allen Poe.

I will read “Knitting Honors” by: K.M. Carroll later. But I have to say that I am intrigued by the title alone. But the fact that this is a Sci-Fi and fantasy E-zine makes the concept of knitting even more interesting. How does it apply I wonder.

Anyway enjoy the Story! Be sure and let me know what you think of it.

Publication Validation

Hooray! I got my copy of Cross & Cosmos: year one in the mail today.

Anthology Cover Art

Naturally the first thing I did was flip to the contents page to find out what pages of the book my stories are on. And the answer is pages 347-396. Pages 347-360 are my first TC2 (The Cross & Cosmos) story “Souls are Wild” and pages 361-396 are its companion story “Black Hat Magic.”

This blog post could be a completely selfish tooting of my own flute (an instrument that I do know how to play by the way) or this could be an opportunity to remind myself and you that I am just one of eleven authors in this anthology; author of only two out of twenty-two stories. A 49 page drop in a 453 page book.

So on that humbling note here are some of my favorite (not written by me) stories from the first year of The Cross and Cosmos.

“Christmas Time” By: Kersley Fitgerald (I love time travel stories)

“Power of a Name” By: Avily Jerome (Action fantasy adventure)

“Fungus Among Us” By: Grace Bridges (Who is studying who? the answer might surprise you)

“The Quest” By: J. L. Rowan (Fantasy epic featuring a telepathic animal companion)

Why these four out of all of the amazing stories and awesome writers?

They are all relatively short, they are all from the original first four issues of TC2 so you can go read them online for free HERE, also all four have sequels written only for this anthology so now you have to buy the book not just for my sequel but for these others.

I’ve just had stories printed in a book, what am I going to do next? I am going to read my new book and then write more because seeing your name in print is an instant shot of confidence.

Don’t forget to buy it here:

Cross and Cosmos: Year One

Yea the day I’ve been bragging about for almost two years is here! The anthology Cross and Cosmos:Year One has finally been published by Marcher Lord Press.

With amazing cover art:

Final Cover–Smallish


And Featuring stories by me:

Re-read my Faustian Western “Souls are Wild” and then read the sequel “Black Hat Magic,” written exclusively for, and found only in, this anthology.

“Black Hat Magic” highlights the world of 1870’s theater where a soulless magician shares the stage with a Shakespearean actress.

You can buy the anthology from Marcher Lord Press at this site:



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