Tuesday, October 5, 2010

It's A Party!

The day has come! This Saturday marks the debut of "Mountain Magic: Spellbinding Tales of West Virginia". Borders in Barboursville is hosting the premiere party for the book, along with "Legends of the Mountain State 4" and "Specters In Coal Dust", both featuring stories by yours truly. Also coming with be Mountain Magic authors Frank Larnerd and Karin Fuller. I will be bringing the books and the entertainment with my own special blend of magical performance. You've read my stories; now you'll have a chance to see my magic.

The festivities start at 4 pm and last until 6. I hope to see you there!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Pre-order "Mountain Magic"

Woodland Press has Mountain Magic: Spellbinding Tales of Appalachia up for pre-order. You can pre-order your copy at the Woodland Press website.

If you haven't been there, check out the Mountain Magic website at readmountainmagic.com. Bios, news, and all the latest on Mountain Magic can be found here.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Table of Contents

I am proud to announce the Table of Contents for "Mountain Magic: Spellbinding Tales of Appalachia":

• The Scotsman's Fiddle, Story by William Meikle
• Top Hat, Story by Frank Larnerd
• Margaret Rose, Poem by Kelly Ramsdell Fineman
• Fiddlelegs, Story by Steve Vernon
• The Ascension of Mercy Grace, Story by Jean Rabe
• Sin Tax, Story by Stephen Couch
• And this came straight from my student's mouth... , Poem by Joyce Richardson
• Glory Hand, Story by Joshua Reynolds
• A Silent Supper, Story by Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
• Dancing on a Stump, Story by Karin Fuller
• The Worm Conjurer, Poem by Wade German
• A Recipe for Rain and Rainbows, Story by Beth Cato
• The Passing, Story by Steve Rasnic Tem

More news on the way soon. Check back here or at readmountainmagic.com, the soon-to-be new home of "Mountain Magic".

Sunday, June 27, 2010


I've just sent out the last of the rejections as well as acceptances into the final round of consideration. If anyone has sent me a submission and hasn't heard from me, e-mail me at mountain_magic@verizon.net and let me know.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Thanks To Everyone

... who sent their fiction and poetry to "Mountain Magic". My plan is to have the last of the first round rejections sent out by the end of the week. Those authors with stories and poems that have made it to the next round should receive an e-mail from me by the first part of next week. I hope to make the final selections and have the Table of Contents set by mid-July. The decisions will be difficult, but I am excited about the quality of work I have to choose from.

Although the submission period is officially over, watch this blog in July for a special announcement concerning a possible second chance to submit to "Mountain Magic". Details coming soon.