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Mini-Props for “Gloomy Sunday”

Martin Livings did a mini-review of “Close Encounters of the Urban Kind,” including a nice nod for “Gloomy Sunday.” (Thanks, Martin!)

[T]he best compliment I can pay this one is that it ended too soon. I could see a novel growing out of this tale of genetically-implanted musical melancholy.

And since I’m on the topic of my writing, I’m working on a series of essays about the original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes canon tentatively entitled “Tour de Holmes.” It’s going to be slow going, and there are going to be a lot of them, so for now let’s just see how it goes.

Got My Copies of Close Encounters Today

Long day of work today, but I did get my two copies of Close Encounters of the Urban Kind in today!


And just to prove that I do indeed have a story in there:


(Sorry so blurry – my iPhone was having trouble keeping it in focus.)

I’ve actually lost track of how often I’ve been published now, but I never lose that thrill of seeing my name on the page. And it’s weird reading my own writing again, but that’s a blog for another time.

You can pick up your own print copy of Close Encounters directly from Apex Publications. Also, you can still pay what you want for an ebook version. I haven’t had a chance to read the other contributions yet, but I’m planning to once I get through some of my growing book stack.

Get some of my fiction. Pay whatever you want.

Close Encounters cover
Close Encounters cover

I just got this from the folks at Apex Publishing.

Right now you can grab the eBook of Close Encounters of the Urban Kind and pay what you want over at Smashwords. That means you can grab it for free, toss a coin in the hat, or pay list price. It doesn’t matter. We only want you to get a copy of the book and read.

This link takes you straight to the book page: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/14757

Smashwords provides the book in a number of formats including mobi (Kindle), PDB (Palm), LRF (Sony), ePub, and PDF.

I contributed a story to this anthology — “Gloomy Sunday.” If you’ve been curious about this story, this is a great way to check it out. As mentioned, you can pay what you want, but I’d appreciate if you came back here and left me a comment to tell me what you thought of it.