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City of Strays in Qu

I’m happy to have my latest short story City of Strays published in Qu: A contemporary literary magazine from Queens University of Charlotte. And I love the cover, particularly because my story is, at one level, about cats.

You can read the full story here.

I hope you enjoy it.


May 22, 2017   No Comments

Have you read My Last Continent?


If you enjoyed The Tourist Trail then I’m sure you will love My Last Continent.

It’s about a penguin researcher, a shipwreck, and a romance below the Antarctic Circle.

Click here to learn more.

October 12, 2016   Comments Off on Have you read My Last Continent?

The Tourist Trail, bag included

My publisher Ashland Creek Press has put together a nice book bundle that includes The Tourist Trail along with a beautiful new recycled cotton bag, as shown here:


Learn more

June 18, 2016   Comments Off on The Tourist Trail, bag included

And now some great news for Magellanic penguins

Punta Tombo

The Tourist Trail takes place on the site of the world’s largest Magellanic penguin colony and, though the book is fiction, the colony is very much real.

It is located on the coast of Punta Tombo, Argentina. And this coastal region has long been heavily fished, which means penguins have for decades been caught up in nets and longlines, a tragic fate.

I’m thrilled to find out (via Dee Boersma) that the waters off the coast are now protected as a designed Biosphere Reserve, officially called the The Patagonia Azul biosphere reserve.

To learn more and to help support ongoing efforts to protect penguins, visit Penguin Sentinels.

December 5, 2015   Comments Off on And now some great news for Magellanic penguins

Free Range, a short story now on Flyway


I’m happy to have a short story published in the journal Flyway — particularly because it’s now online and free the world.

You can check out the story here.

My notes to go with the story:

Our society’s addiction to eating animals is leading our planet, inexorably, to a dark future. “Free Range” explores what this future might look like — as well as what the new version of “animal activists” might look like. And if, someday, we learn to protect farm animals — and, by extension, the environment — the future may not be so dark after all.

October 10, 2015   Comments Off on Free Range, a short story now on Flyway

Among Animals 2: We’re almost there…

We are looking for 4-5 short stories to round out Among Animals.

If you happen upon this blog and you think you’ve got a story that might be a fit, please submit here.

September 9, 2015   Comments Off on Among Animals 2: We’re almost there…