Publications

Fiction and Poetry Credentials

  • “A Tense Situation” and “A Knight’s Tour” reprints sold to Worth 1,000 Words, a flash fiction anthology. (December 2020 publication. Rights to both stories were purchased, but the volume only had enough room for “A Tense Situation”.)
  • “A Tense Situation”, flash fiction, sold to Flash in a Flash for May 26, 2020 publication.
  • “A Knight’s Tour”, flash fiction, sold to Flash in a Flash for September 20, 2019 publication.
  • “Jalopy Racer”, flash fiction, sold to Itty Bitty Writing Space for July 2019 publication.
  • “Quantum Hearts”, poem, sold to Star*Line, appeared in the Winter 2019 issue (Vol. 42, Issue 1.)
  • To Be Human“, short story, sold to Martian Magazine during their inaugural submission period, July 23, 2018. Martian also did an author spotlight on me.
  • “Chesterfield Gray”, short story, sold to Mad Cow Press for the anthology Edward Bryant’s Sphere of Influence, November, 2017.
  • Publication of a collaborative hybrid poem called “Agnostic Triptych” in cream city review with poets Deena Larsen and Robert Lavett Smith (June, 2016.)
  • Sold a steampunk sonnet to Tales of the Talisman magazine.  It appeared in Volume 9, Issue 4 of the magazine in 2014.
  • Winner of the “What Makes You Die” poetry contest at Apex Publications (February 2013). My winning poem is no longer posted on their site, but is available on my personal site. The poem is also reprinted on Laura K. Deal’s website, The First Church of Metaphor.
  • “Half-Lives of Quiet Desperation” chosen as an Honorable Mention recipient in the Fall 2009 Writers of the Future Contest.
  • Sold four poems (“Arianrhod“, “Proposal Sonnet“, “Silent Treatment“, and “Haiku Seasons“) to the Romantic Short Love Stories website (now defunct) for the January 2006 issue.  Presented as part of an artist spotlight.
  • “Sphere of Falling”, short story, presented orally at Stories for All Seasons in 2003.
  • “Silicon Hearts”, short story, presented as part of my Honors thesis for the John F. Reed Honors Program at Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado.

Editing, Proofreading, and Composition Credentials

  • Copy Editor for The Inquisitr website (September 2018 – August 2019)
  • Curator of the Science Fiction Poetry Association Halloween Poetry Reading for 2016.
  • Edited the young adult fantasy novel A Measure of Disorder by Alan Tucker.
  • Edited and composed Stories: 1961-2005 by Keith Keller for publication.
  • Edited and composed One is Infinity by Robert A. Granger for publication.
  • Active member of several Denver-area writing and critique groups, where I’ve gained a reputation as a good fact-checker and manuscript editor.
  • Edited and composed the 1987 edition of the Fort Lewis College literary magazine, Images.
  • Former question proofreader for Academic Hallmarks, provider of software and original questions for live academic contests.

Non-Fiction Credentials

  • Steve Rasnic Tem biography for the 2020 MileHiCon program book (Assignment completed, but the program book was not published due to the pandemic.)
  • Ed Bryant Remembrance, Readercon 2019 Souvenir Book
  • Approximately 40 news articles for The Inquisitr website (2018)
  • “Communications Entrepreneur of the Year Profile”, Rocky Mountain TechLine, April 2009 (Unfortunately, the magazine folded before this issue saw print.
  • “Future of Communications in the Front Range”, Rocky Mountain TechLine, February/March 2009
  • “Room for Rent:  No Pets, but Servers Welcome”, Rocky Mountain TechLine, January 2009 (A PDF of that article was available on the FORTRUST Datacenter website for several years.)
  • “Software as a Service: Building on the Intangible”, Rocky Mountain TechLine, November/December 2008
  • “Virtualization: How to Use Every Last Bit of Your IT Infrastructure”, Rocky Mountain TechLine, October 2008
  • “SOA: A Symphony for System Harmony … Or a One-Hit Wonder?”, Rocky Mountain TechLine, September 2008
  • “The Dark Side of the Coin”, ComputorEdgeJanuary 11, 2008
  • “Good Things in Small Packages”, ComputorEdgeDecember 14, 2007
  • “Nanotech Trends”, ComputorEdgeNovember 30, 2007
  • “JACKing Into Linux Music Distributions”, ComputorEdge Linux Link column, November 16, 2007
  • “Le Galerie Virtuelle: The Growth of the Online Art Gallery”, ComputorEdgeNovember 9, 2007
  • “The Ever-Changing Wireless Standard”, ComputorEdgeSeptember 28, 2007
  • “Personal Backups: Strengths and Pitfalls”, ComputorEdgeMay 4, 2007
  • “The Appeal of the White Box”, ComputorEdgeDecember 15, 2006
  • “Synchronicity”, ComputorEdgeSeptember 22, 2006
  • “Wine Gets Better with Age”, ComputorEdge Linux Link column, September 8, 2006
  • “Letting Go of the (In)Security Blanket”, ComputorEdgeAugust 25, 2006
  • “The Virtual Card Table: Social Interaction Through Casual Gaming”, ComputorEdgeAugust 4, 2006
  • “Embracing the Third Screen”, ComputorEdgeJune 30, 2006
  • “Go Inside and Play!”, ComputorEdgeJune 9, 2006
  • “Open Source Influences in the Real World”, ComputorEdgeMay 5, 2006
  • “The DVD Disconnect”, ComputorEdgeApril 14, 2006
  • “From Plugging In to Plugging Product”, ComputorEdgeNovember 18, 2005
  • “High-Tech, Low-Cost Hitching”, ComputorEdgeNovember 4, 2005
  • “Project Freevo: DIY DVR”, ComputorEdgeOctober 28, 2005
  • “Everybody’s Working for the Wiki”, ComputorEdgeOctober 14, 2005
  • “Wardriving and the WPA”, ComputorEdgeSeptember 30, 2005
  • “Spying on Aunt Ida”, ComputorEdgeAugust 19, 2005
  • “Communication at the Speed of Life”, ComputorEdgeJuly 22, 2005
  • “Part of the Whole”, ComputorEdgeDecember 17, 2004
  • Multiple paid articles for the AllAbout series of websites.
  • Several articles for the GearLive.com website.

Writing Workshop Participation

  • SuperStars Writing Workshop (2020, scheduled for 2022 as well)
  • Futurescapes Writing Workshop (2019)
  • Odyssey Online Writing Workshop: Worldbuilding (2011)
  • Bruce Holland Rogers Writing Workshop (2002)
  • Melanie Tem’s Critique Group (2000 to 2013)
  • Old Possum’s Writing Group (approx. 2000 to 2005)
  • Ed Bryant’s Writer’s Circle critique group (intermittent, 1998 to current, now called Ed Bryant’s Wednesday Night Writers)
  • Leonard “Red” Bird’s poetry critique group (late 1980s)

Literary Convention Participation

  • Faerie Follies (musician and tech advisor, NEA-funded online presentation by Festival of Faerie and the Rocky Mountain Cultural Exchange)
  • MileHiCon 2020 interviewer and biographer for Writer Guest of Honor Steve Rasnic Tem. I was also lucky enough to be profiled by Westword Magazine in advance of this convention. The interview is here.
  • Aurora Mini-Con 3 — 2020 (musician)
  • SuperStars Writing Seminar — 2020 (participant and musician, scheduled for 2022 as well)
  • COSine Convention — 2020 (panelist, author)
  • Aurora Mini-Con 2 — 2019 (panelist and musician)
  • Superstars Writing Seminar — 2019 (musician)
  • Denver Comic Con/Denver Pop Culture Con — 2018 & 2019 (panelist)
  • WhimsyCon — 2018-present (panelist, author, musician)
  • Galaxy Fest — 2016 (panelist)
  • Myths and Legends Con — 2015-2019 (panelist, author, musician)
  • Westercon 71 — 2018 (panelist, author, musician)
  • MileHiCon — 2005-present (panelist and author)
  • World Horror Con — 2000 (volunteer and band member)
  • Science Fiction Literature Conference — 1987 (student organizer)