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So Jim Macdonald and I were sitting around the office this afternoon, and – as happens with writers – we fell to discussing Dashiell Hammett’s Red Harvest, and how Hammett had managed to come up with one of the handful of infinitely reusable plots. Dickens’s A Christmas Carol is one; likewise Chaucer’s “Pardoner’s Tale” and […]
malkingrey | Recent Entries Autumn begins early, up here in far northern New Hampshire. That’s the maple at the foot of our driveway, which is always one of the first trees in town to turn. We’re supposed to have night-time temperatures in the forties (Fahrenheit) all weekend.
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Albacon (one of our favorite cons) has been postponed due to Corona Virus. But do not despair! The nice folks who run Albacon are hosting Albacon Afternoon this Sunday from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Doyle and I will do a reading, and maybe a bit of discussion. Alas, the Ice…
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From December 25rd through January 1st all of our back-in-print E-books and stories will be half-off to free over at Smashwords. Complete your collection!
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Ian Randal Strock’s Fantastic Books has contracted with James D. Macdonald, Judith K. Dial, and Tom Easton for an anthology of 40 short horror stories to be called HORROR FOR THE THRONE ONE-SITTING READS We will open … Continue reading
Y’all know TV Tropes, right? You know to pack a sandwich and carry a canteen when you go there. Well, I’m pleased to announce that two of our books have their own pages at TV Tropes. Not only that, but … Continue reading
First on the Moon! by Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald Beatrice lay back on her bed and looked at the starscape painted on her bedroom ceiling. Two days into the latest educational hiatus and already she and Regina … Continue reading
Altered States of the Union (Glenn Hauman, ed.) is available from all the usual places. Buy it, read it, love it (or don’t). But whatever you do, review it.
The anthology Altered States of the Union has been released. Read our short story, “Gertrude of Wyoming” in its pages. Buy one! Better still, buy a dozen. They make excellent gifts! If you don’t want to go the paper route, … Continue reading
A friend of mine is taking a class called “Critical Thinking” at a local community college. Good for him! He had an assignment, and asked me to look it over to make sure he’d formatted it correctly. (Not too used … Continue reading
La Belle Winery in Amherst, NH, is hosting a Short Story Slam this Sunday, 02 November 2014, from 4:00 – 6:30 pm (1600 to 1830; eight bells of the noon watch ’til five bells of the second dog). Doyle and … Continue reading
“The Devil in the Details,” the latest installment in the Peter Crossman series about a modern-day Knight Templar, is up at Tor.com. Free! Completists will want to get our previous Crossman short stories in the form of a chapbook, The … Continue reading