My next genre writers group session starts on April 10th at the Carnegie Center for Literacy. They run 5:30-7:00pm.
Some Jason-centric items are up in the Revive the Drive (Apex Magazine fundraiser) store.
- Combo short story critique with Lesley Conner
- Book layout and design (print)
- eBook layout and design
Hey, guess what? I sold a story to Speculate! magazine. This was one of those rare instances where the story was bought by the first place I submitted it!
The title of the short is “Free Coffee, Courtesy of the Telford Nature Explorers.” It’s about many things: rest stops, coffee, cryptids, big pharma, fear of flying. Here is a very short snippet.
To be honest, Jack was surprised Telford had much of anything, let alone a Nature Explorers group and a rest stop. Few cars passed by on US-HWY 2. No houses, strip malls, gas stations, or other signs of civilization marked the lonely stretch of highway—just yellow lines and innumerable mile markers ticking off the passage of time and distance. Snow-capped mountains could be spotted far off to the west while driving over the occasional gentle rises in the road, but otherwise the view was all dirt, road, and shrubbery.
It is slated for publication in the June issue. Naturally, I’ll be crowing about it on the blog when it comes out.