One of my goals is to get published in Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine. I submitted a story last year, and they rejected it. They said: “We appreciate your taking the time to send it in for our consideration. Although it does not suit the needs of the magazine at this time, we wish you luck … More Rejection
I’m offering a special discount on signed copies of the anthology “Outcasts” from Ohio Writers’ Association. If you’re interested in getting a copy directly from me, let me know! Not only will I sign it, but I will include a personal note and access to an exclusive essay on the theology surrounding my short story … More Get Signed Copy of “Outcasts”
We are refinancing, which means we are getting an appraisal, which means we did some cleaning and patching. We bought this house four years ago and put two years of sweat-equity into it. Then, we refinanced, and hired Joshua Calderone to do major work, which got completed (minus finishing) right before COVID hit. Then we … More 2021 House Update
**Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t read In The Name of Ammalee, you can read here** When writing In the Name of Ammalee, I knew I had to deal with different languages—sort of. It follows characters that speak the “same” language, but separated by thousands of years—which means they don’t really speak the same language at … More The Language of “Ammalee”
I’m excited to announce that my story “In the Name of Ammalee” has been published on The Worlds Within. In fact, I will publishing a number of short stories on this site as the new Science Fiction Editor for The Worlds Within! Here’s the synopsis: On the verge of giving up on his faith in … More New Story Published on The Worlds Within
I’m excited to announce that my short story “the House” won the May Short Story Contest at the School of Kingdom Writers! You can read it here. Here’s what they had to say about it: Joe took the theme literally with his sci-fi story, reminiscent at times of Fahrenheit 451. In 3,500 words, Joe created a new … More Winner of Short Story Contest
Guess what happened today? It’s the moment I’ve been working towards for a couple years now. I’m excited to announce that my short story “The Priest and the Robot” has been included for publication in the Ohio Writer’s Association’s newest anthology, “Outcasts.” This will be my first publication, so it warrants some kind of party, … More I’m getting published!
Space Junk Word Count: 6636 Synopsis: On the verge of winning the biggest sale of his career, a space junk broker has to travel to Earth’s orbit to convince an old-man to sign away his rights to his home—an orbiting lab—but when he starts to learn about the history of Earth and the implications of … More New Short Story: “Space Junk”
In the Name of Ammalee I’ve just finished the first draft of a new short story. If you’re interested in offering feedback, or getting access to an early version of it, let me know. Word count: 8000 words Synopsis: On the verge of giving up on his faith in the god Ammalee, a young man … More New Short Story! “In the Name of Ammalee”
Last week was a no good, terrible very bad week. And it started over a month ago. We moved out of the Airbnb we’d been living in while our house was gutted and put back together, and planned to travel 2 and half hours to my parents for the weekend. Any transition like this … More A no good, terrible very bad week.