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At Ease in The MacGuffin

“At Ease,” inspired by a story my mom told about my grandmother cooking in her slip in the heat of summer, is now available in the Spring 2018 issue of The MacGuffin! You can pick up a copy here

This story won the Charles McCorkle Hauser Prize from the Chautauqua Literary Arts Friends in 2016. Here are the judges comments from that contest: 

“At Ease” is a poignant story about how one day can change so many lives forever. It evokes memories using stunning, vivid details that recognize how something seemingly small looms large in our minds.

I’d love to hear your thoughts, once you’ve read this story!

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Back in The Olive Press

Hot on the heels of my story in Spectacle comes my second appearance in The Olive Press. “All That You’ve Got” includes shout-outs to some of my favorite singers and bands. Check it out, and let me know what you think! You can read the story here

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Best of Rochester Surprise!

I was shocked to find out this morning that I made it to the final ballot for Best Local Author for the 2017 Best of Rochester poll. I hadn’t even asked anyone to nominate me this year. But here we are!

From CITY Newspaper.

I’d be honored to have your vote (click the link below). You need to vote in 30 categories for your ballot to valid. Voting closes on Friday, October 13th. Thanks for your support, everybody!
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BestOfRoc17

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Then There Were Seven

One of my short stories was published today—number seven! A good way to kick off 2017, eh? You can read it online, by checking out Issue Three of The Olive Press.

Click here, and scroll down to click on my story, “Home Run.” Be sure to come back and let me know what you think in the comments!

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Let Me Tell You a Story

Hey there! What are you doing on Monday night, around 7:30? If you’re in the Rochester/Finger Lakes area, you should definitely come down to Nox, where I’ll be reading a story from Copper and Stone. All the details are here, and the Facebook event is here.

Inside Nox. (Photo from the Democrat and Chronicle.)

Inside Nox. (Photo from the Democrat and Chronicle.)

Did you know they have delicious, original, nerdy drinks there, and yummy food? They’ve got bacon-wrapped meatloaf, people. See you there!

The aforementioned meatloaf. (Ditto.)

The aforementioned meatloaf. (Ditto.)

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Reading Tonight!

Come out tonight to Nox at Village Gate, where I’ll be reading some of my fiction! It starts at 7:30 with a reading by James Black. I’ll probably go on around 8.

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Nox is proud to welcome back Bethany Snyder—whose first collection of fiction, “Copper & Stone,” came out a few months back. Bethany’s headlining the show with her brilliant and insightful fiction of the quotidian; opening up for her will be Nox’s own James Black, with his fiction of, um, malaise and semicolons.

Bring a hand to hold—I’m reading something scary! Here’s a link to the event page on Facebook. And here’s Nox. See you tonight!

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Look, I Made a Hat!

Actually, I made a book, but I love this quote from Sunday in the Park with George: “Look, I made a hat. Where there never was a hat.”

My collection of short fiction, Copper and Stone, is now available from Amazon. Click here!

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It includes six previously published stories and six unpublished stories. They are arranged in order of narrator age, from 7 to 85. A lot of them take place in my hometown of Penn Yan, New York. I hope you’ll buy a copy, and enjoy it. Please leave a review on Amazon! Thanks for your support, dear readers.

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Geek Force Five 2015

IGFF2015t’s almost here – the 2015 issue of Geek Force Five, which features my short story, “Three Times Fast.” Preorders for the paper version are available starting today!

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Haunted tunnels, epic ancestors, post-apocalyptic gunfights, and a catalog of human memories for sale – Geek Force Five: 2015 has all that, plus creatures that crawl in search of a very particular kind of blood.

This anthology of short fiction features new work by S.E. Clark, R.J. Wolfe, Josiah Spence, S. Myrston, and the best-selling Geek Force Five author of all time, Bethany Snyder.

If you guessed that I was over the moon to read that final sentence, you’d be right!

As with “The Stone Wife” issue from last fall, I get a percentage of every copy sold, so get to preorderin’, people! Click here.

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PY Writes

PYW

PY Writes is a community for writers in Penn Yan and the surrounding communities. If you’re in or near the 14527, join us! (And feel free to join us virtually, even if you’re not.)

Events include writing workshops, panels, lectures, writing nights, and more!

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