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Welcome! Start Here

At last!  I’m moving on Volume V of Safe as Houses.  The Prelude to Volume V is available here.

Check out “Andrea Novis,” the story of a brave princess who must conquer the total darkness in which she is imprisoned. Read the first chapter here.  And here’s the final chapter.  You might want to read it soon: I’m about to publish a considerably altered and expanded version as a Kindle book and may need to remove the free version from my web site!

Did you love Harbin Hot Springs, that beautiful clothing-optional oasis which burned to ashes so recently?  I’ve just posted a set of memories which should provoke a lot of “Oh my, I remember that so well…”  Read my article here.

I’m most drawn to sci-fi and fantasy.  I do like hard sci-fi and I try to make sure all the science is completely accurate.  Here’s an example of my hard sci-fi.  I also write weird fantasy.  Fantasy doesn’t have to be all swords and sorcerers; it’s fantasy, isn’t it?  I’m working on a grownup story about kids climbing a gigantic tidal wave made of blue jelly and a story about a world shaped like a giant spiral.  Those aren’t up on the web site yet.

If you’re checking my stories out for the first time, the bulk of what’s on this site is my novel “Safe as Houses,” a quirky, character-driven vampire story. The Table of Contents lists all the chapters in their proper order.  Or you can just plunge in with the first story in the series, Safe as Houses.  You can also click here for a quick synopsis of the story so far.  Or if you want something really touching and don’t mind spoilers, read my favorite episode.  Here’s another favorite episode, exciting and action packed with a crazy surprise twist at the end (followed up on in an amusing way here.)


When you finish a chapter, you’ll see a line of buttons that you can use to share that chapter on Facebook, Twitter and several other places.  So if you like what you read, let other people read it too!  Also, please consider voting for “Safe as Houses” at TopWebFiction.com.  And here’s a link to the glowing 4.5-star review of my story on webfictionguide.com.

There’s also The Sky is Made of Stone, a hard science fiction short story with an idea I don’t think I’ve seen anywhere else.  When Mac hears that an asteroid is approaching his world, he goes out to catch it with his bare hands.  I’m pretty sure I got all the math and science right, but feel free to pick any holes you find.

New Stuff

This is the final chapter of Volume IV of Safe as Houses, a goodbye to the main characters for now. I’m taking a break from vampires for a while to publish other fiction. But I will return to this story with the final volume in a few months.

Podcast: Safe as Houses Podcast 45 is the last episode of the podcast for now. If you’re enjoying it and would like it to continue, please leave a comment letting me know! You can also subscribe to the podcast on ITunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fiction-more-safe-as-houses/id733590852.

Enjoy reading!

Mature Content Warning

Our lives have mature content.  So do my stories.  They’re not erotica but sex, violence and strong language shows up if truly part of the story.  You might read 20 pages without a single f-word or naked buttock, then find yourself in a firestorm of passion.

Other Writings

I also publish articles from time to time on various topics.  Here’s a list of all the current stuff.

My Other Hats

Storyteller: I’m also a professional storyteller.  Click here to go to my storytelling website.  (Note: there’s no direct link back here.  That site is 100% family friendly.)

Math and Science Tutor: On the left side of my brain, I tutor high school and college level math and science.  Click here to go to my tutoring website.  (Again, no direct link back here.)