Friday, February 29, 2008

List of publishing credits, with comments

Here's my list of short story and article credits. Eventually I'll be reformatting it as a more formal writer's resume, but for now the list serves to remind me of where I've been publishingwise.


“Hero For A Day”, Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Fantasy Magazine #24, Summer 1994 This was probably the most lighthearted story I've ever written, let alone gotten published. I spoofed the whole sword-and-sorcery "child of destiny" theme by having the protagonist be a literal kid who wants nothing to do with slaying the local tyrant.

“Midnight at the Aphrodisia Hotel”, First place winner, Murder and Mayhem online fiction contest, 2000: Sadly, the creator of this e-zine ended up having to close up shop after a year or so, so there's no online copy of the story available. This one was notable for being the first horror/suspense story I wrote with no supernatural elements whatsoever.

“Mary”, Blackest Death Volume 1, 2003 A creepy little Typhoid Mary tale involving an immortal plague-carrier. During this time period, I started writing mostly horror, and trying to keep my word count down to shorter stories; before that I was writing novellas that turned out to be too long for a periodical or anthology.

“Only Begotten”, The Undead Anthology Volume 1, 2005 This one is what the sweetie likes to call my "zombie baby story". It was about the world's scariest entitlement-mother and her flesh-eating undead spawn. For some reason most people seem to see this piece as about "extraordinary devotion"...aheheh.

“Chance Encounter”, Building Bridges: The 2008 San Francisco Writers Conference Anthology This one is rather special to me, because it features the main character in my novel.

“The Scarlet Cat”, Flesh and Bone: Rise of the Necromancers Yet another dark fantasy piece from my novelverse, this one involving Danica, my necromancer. Read a review of this story here.

"Family Matters", A horror short short about the clash between two very different family traditions.

"Under The Skin", Another standalone Anakim story, this one about a former street kid who will do anything to survive--including turn into a monster.

"Feral" (novel excerpt), May December Publications' e-novella series, or on Amazon at (December 2010/Horror) The first chapter of my upcoming novel, this story was written as a standalone piece and an introduction to the bizarre nature of the Anakim universe. It's getting good reviews so far.

"The Petitioners", Mother's Day 2011, this is one of my Yearly Zombie Stories--about a government aide who just found out that the dead vote with their feet.


The below articles were written during my stint as a member of the Knowledge Management Magazine editorial staff. I started out as a line editor, was bumped up to rewrites and layout assistance, and slowly became an in-house writer on top of my other duties. Unfortunately, KMM, like several business technology magazines and imprints at the time, was a casualty of the dot-com bubble; as its advertisers went out of business, so did it. The remainder of the company, as well as its archive of articles, can still be found at, now owned by Information Today, Inc. instead of Delphi Group. Unfortunately, they kept only about 10% of the total articles published in KMM, meaning that I had to dig for copies and references for the remaining material.

  1. “Informal Learning Most Effective”, Knowledge Management Magazine, November 2000 Quoted here:

  2. “Perceptions of Employee Turnover”, Knowledge Management Magazine, November 2000 Referenced here:

  3. “Building Better Knowledge Maps”, Knowledge Management Magazine, April 2001 Quoted here:

  4. “Portals for Every Occasion”, Knowledge Management Magazine, April 2001 Referenced here:

  5. “KM Technology, KM Reality”, Knowledge Management Magazine, August 2001

  6. “The KM You’re Already Doing”, Knowledge Management Magazine, August 2001

For the most part, I really liked working at Knowledge Management, because I got to learn about the publishing process, go through "deadline boot camp" to learn to manage them well, and show my writing skills more than once. Granted, business technology was never my preferred area to write in, but after discovering that I could rise to the challenge anyway, I felt a lot more confident. Working as part of an editorial team also gave me a certain flexibility when it comes to working with editors. After the first month, I had very few sacred cows left when it came to having someone else critique and edit my work. When you're on a tight deadline, you're forced to get over any attachment to clever turns of phrase, and focus on clearly and engagingly presenting the story at hand. I'd honestly recommend that any writer out there work as an editor for a while, just to understand the process a bit better.

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