Category Archives: Xchyler Publishing

Fyrecon! Great new event, summer 2017.

I’ll be appearing at Fyrecon, Thursday-Sunday, June 8-10. Weber State University campus, Layton, Utah. Sneak launch for Dragon Moon. One-man show: Papa Hemingway On Writing Panel: Steampunk Tropes & Tips Panel: The Writer’s Life for Beginners Panel: The Future of Steam Punk & Cyber Punk Dragon Moon will be available at a special sneak launch […]

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Author Spotlight: Alex McGilvery

In honor of the release of Xchyler Publishing’s release of its new paranormal anthology, Beyond the Wail, it is my pleasure to spotlight outstanding emerging horror writer Alex McGilvery. Alex McGilvery is an author living in Flin Flon, Manitoba with his wife, Alex, and three dogs. He has been an avid reader all his life and wrote novels […]

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Author Gail Williams Answers the Pivot Questionnaire

Author Gail Williams and I both have stories in the Steampunk anthology Steel & Bone (Xchyler Publishing, 2015). Mine is Sindisiwe: A slave girl in Zanzibar escapes a beating when a stranger in the marketplace proves her past is more than just a fairy tale. Hers is The Steel Inside: Darkness lurks in Sarah’s forgotten past, kept hidden by those […]

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Author John M. Olsen Answers the Pivot Questionnaire

     Author John M. Olsen and I both have stories in the Steampunk anthology Steel & Bone (Xchyler Publishing, 2015). Mine is Sindisiwe: A slave girl in Zanzibar escapes a beating when a stranger in the marketplace proves her past is more than just a fairy tale. His is Revolutionary: A dirigible captain goes down with his ship, […]

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Author Neve Talbot Answers the Pivot Questionnaire

Author Neve Talbot and I both have stories in “Mechanized Masterpieces 2: American Anthology” (Xchyler Publishing, 2015). Mine is “Nautilus Redux“. Hers is “West End”: A heartbroken Theodore Laurence follows the siren song of steam to Jamaica, where love and law collide with explosive results. 1. What is your favorite word? Serendipity. It has a […]

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The new faces of Joanne Kershaw’s “Fated”

One of my favorite authors and friends, the incomparable Joanne Kershaw, has just completed her Vanguard Legacy trilogy. What’s more, this incredibly prolific author has produced all three volumes, Foretold, Reflected, and Fated, in barely as many years. Believe me, that’s impressive. She recently played a little game we authors sometimes amuse ourselves with: picking actors with the faces […]

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Author M.K. Wiseman Answers the Pivot Questionnaire

M. K. Wiseman and I both have stories in “Mechanized Masterpieces 2: American Anthology” (Xchyler Publishing, 2015). Mine is “Nautilus Redux“. Hers is “The Silver Scams”: A fast-talking confidence man ensnares all of Holland in his scheme to eliminate dikes forever . . . for a price. 1. What is your favorite word? Fantastic. Can’t […]

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Author D. Lee Jortner Answers the Pivot Questionnaire

D. Lee Jortner and I both have stories in Mechanized Masterpieces 2: American Anthology, a collection of Steampunk take-offs on classics of American literature being released February 28, 2015. My story is “Nautilus Redux” (Nemo meets Ahab). Hers is “Payoff For Air Pirate Pete”: A pair of train-robbing outlaws bite off more than they can […]

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Author Ginger Mann Answers the Pivot Questionnaire

Ginger and I both have stories in “The Toll  of Another Bell” fantasy anthology (Xchyler Publishing, 2015). Mine is “The Year of No Foals“. Hers is “Jilted River“: An Appalachian fairy tale attracts visitors to a state park, but then they start to disappear. 1.  What is your favorite word? Not fair. I like too many […]

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Author Justin Guay Answers the Pivot Questionnaire

Justin and I both have stories in Mechanized Masterpieces 2: American Anthology, a collection of Steampunk take-offs on classics of American literature being released February 28, 2015. My story is “Nautilus Redux” (Nemo meets Ahab). His is “A Princess of Jasoom”: An intrepid young researcher reaches for the stars from the Arizona desert, and finds […]

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