Friday, January 27, 2012

The party's almost over, but it's not too late.

CoP's birthday bash is almost over, but it's not too late. You can still read all of the stories including my short story Swept Up In Blue

To read all of the free shorts (I think there's around twenty) head over to Coffee and Porn in the Morning at

Sunday, January 22, 2012

It's a CoP birthday bash and you get the presents

Coffee and Porn in the Morning is having a birthday party and you’re invited!

Marie Sexton and Heidi Cullinan’s infamous blog is now one year old. To celebrate the ladies are having a week-long birthday bash with contests, prizes and even a live chat.

What’s even better than prizes? Free fiction!

From January 23rd to January 27th they’ll post five free stories (one at a time) every day. My story, Swept Up In Blue goes live on Wednesday afternoon. I have to admit, when I first saw the names of the participating authors I was (and still am) a little star struck.
To see a list of the authors and read the story blurbs click here . As each story is posted the story's link will go live.

So come to the party and have some fun. 

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Aliens, Octopi, and Flying Monkeys

Ever felt like you’re different? I still do.

As a kid I thought it was because I lived on a farm and went to school with the townies. Or maybe because my mom had a thick Scottish accent and we lived in England.

Now I know the real reason: I’m simply wired differently than the average Joe. I’ll give you a couple of examples:

Recently I went to a software workshop called Tips and Clicks. My first thought when I saw that title was  of tentacles and aliens, not computers.

And at the office Christmas gift exchange?   

My gift was a monkey slingshot. He had a little hat and a cape and — according to his tag — could fly up to fifty feet while shrieking. He could definitely shriek, though when I tested him out I never got him to fly more than twenty feet. Still, I thought a few of these flying monkeys ala Wizard of Oz would really liven up Cubicleville.

My coworkers all brought chocolates and booze.

Yup, definitely wired differently. But you know what? I think that’s an advantage for a writer.  Now let’s have a glass of wine and hand over those chocolates.