books/writings

the Wrong Side of the Rainbow stories

The past year has been dedicated to completing my first novel, “The Wrong Side of the Rainbow” featuring the detective team of Ramses II, the reanimated mummy of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh, and Bernie Clayberg, golem. Once final editing is complete, it will go in search of publication. The stories that follow feature them and the world they inhabit.

“The Wrong Side of the Rainbow” in Stupefying Stories, Rampant Loon Press, published in online magazine, 2012

“Death Bites” in Stupefying Stories, Rampant Loon Press, published in online magazine, 2013

“A Minor Murder” at Reedsy.com, published in online writing contest, 2013

“The Feathered Corpse”, Havok Publishing, their first Mystery Mondays story published online January 2019, and in following print anthology Rebirth 2019

“The Face in the Ring”, Havok Publishing, published online Mystery Mondays, January 2020

“The Crying River”, Timeless Tales – Issue 11 Hades & Persephone, published online with audio recording, April 2020

“A Charming Day to Die”, Havok Publishing, published online Mystery Mondays, March 2020

The Mummy Quintet, includes “The Mummy’s Curse”, “A Friend’s Dignity”, “Walking in Darkness”, “A Change in Direction”, and “Resolution”, published in Legends of the Night: The Mummy, a drabble anthology by Black Ink Fiction, print and ebook, 2022

“A Minotaur Laments as He Reads the Want Ads”, anthology to be published late 2024 by Bam Writes, “42 categories, 42 word stories, 1764 writers” at one point in search of a Guiness World Record

other stories

“Victims” in Stygian Lepus Magazine – Edition 2, online May 2023, print June 2023

“The Cost of Discovery” and “The Magic of her Torch” in Out of Time – Destined by Dark Rose Press, dark romantic drabbles, writing as Bill Anthony, print and ebook, May 2023

“A Life for a Life” in Run Rabbit Run, dark drabble anthology by Black Hare Press, print and ebook, 2023

“Blessed Be the Ammunition” in Year Four anthology January 2023 and online August 2022, Black Hare Press, print and ebook

“Brides and Brains” in Lucky Stars, a shared world paranormal romance anthology by Paranormal Ink, writing as Bill Anthony, print and ebook, 2022

(one of my favorites)

“Descension Day” in Unicorns vs Clowns in Hell, print and ebook anthology, 2022

(also, one of my favorites)

“There’s No Crying in Space” in Space Force & Beyond by B Cubed Press, print and ebook anthology, 2021

“The Best Traditions Are Best Served Fresh”” in Up On The Housetop by Crow’s Feet Journal, print and ebook, 2021

“The Point of Revenge” in Under the Big Top: Circus of the Damned, drabble anthology by Black Ink Fiction, print and ebook, 2022

“A Lucky Call” in Legends of the Night: Reaperman, drabble anthology by Black Ink Fiction, print and ebook, 2021

“Even Vampires Should Floss” and “The Night Shift” in Legends of the Night: Bloodlust, drabble anthology by Black Ink Fiction, print and ebook, 2021

“Cloudy With a Chance of Zombies” and “All You Can Eat” in Legends of the Night: Infection, drabble anthology by Black Ink Fiction, print and ebook, 2021

“A Long Walk From Winter” in Monster Hunter: Blood Trails by Emby Press, print and ebook anthology, 2014

Winner – Rocket Science Wine Back Label Contest, Caldwell Vineyards, 2007 vintage

(My prize was a case of the best wine I’ve ever tasted. It helped me get on the path to be that drunken best-selling author I always wanted to be.)

MashStories.com
  • “Begin the Countdown” aka “The First Cosmonaut” 2014 Quarterly Competition #1 – Shortlisted, published online, pdf magazine, professional audio recording
  • “My Big Fat Mythical Greek Wedding” 2014 Quarterly Competition #2 – Shortlisted, published online, pdf magazine, professional audio recording
  • “The Invasion of Summerview Lane” 2015 Quarterly Competition #5 – Shortlisted, published online, professional audio recording
  • “The Last Perfect Word” 2015 Quarterly Competition #7 – WINNER, published online, professional audio recording, also used in eduactional program as an example on how to writing flash fiction in English Class at Avonworth High School, Pittsburgh
  • “The Pizza of Dorian Gray” 2015 story commission – professional audio recording
  • “How to Become a Full-time Writer in Three Easy Steps – an interview with Adam Fletcher”, Mash Stories Blog, June 2015
  • “Six Easy Steps to Earning Massive Quantities of Respect, Love, and Money Through Comedy (or Your Sanity Back)” Mash Stories Blog, February 2015
  • “Storytelling Through the Lens of Camera One – an interview with Joseph Alberti”, Mash Stories – a two-part interview, Mash Stories Blog September 2015
  • “The Ultimate Point of View: Looking at Life from an Alien Perspective – an interview with Paul Hawkins” Mash Stories Blog January 2015

“There are some mysteries that can only be solved with a knife.”

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