Speculative Fiction Credits

Havok Science Fiction Fantasy
Kirk DouPonce of DogEared Design illustrated the cover of Havok’s July 2015 issue, which includes my story “The Elven Maid.”

Havok: quarterly flash fiction magazine focused on speculative genres; copyediting

R.C. Tolbert: Daughter of Anasca, a fantasy novel; content editing

Alberto Hazan: Dr. Vigilante, a thriller novel, and The League of Freaks, a young adult fantasy series; copyediting

Keith Carpenter: The Ghosts of Emily Gray, a Christian supernatural horror novel; line editing

Winter by Keven Newsome
Holly Heisey‘s art for Winter is one of my favorite book covers.

Splashdown Books: Winter, a Christian supernatural thriller by Keven Newsome; line editing

Other Editing Credits

Substantive edit: The Education of Amal and Veiled Destiny, contemporary women’s fiction set in Southwest Asia by Shirin Humzani

Line edit: “Go Ye . . . !” A Command, Not an Option: Extreme Measures Igniting You into the Soul Winner You’ve Longed to Be, an evangelism text by Charles C. Blackshear

Line edit: One Minute Left, a Bible study by Phillip Czechowski

Copy edit: Beyond the Threshing Floor, a Bible study by Randye Kimmel-McLemore.

Writing Credits

The Florida Writer: “How many Petals are Enough?”, an inspirational essay, November 2011; “If Al Gore Didn’t Invent the Internet, Who Did?”, a non-fiction article, August 2011

The Cynic Online Magazine: “The Feast of Stevens,” a science fiction Christmas comedy, December 2009. This story got an honorable mention in the 2010 Florida Writers’ Association Royal Palm Literary Awards in the published short story category. It’s also available in the e-book format of your choice at Smashwords.

2009 Coffee House Fiction Anthology: “The Last Buffalo,” a science fiction short story. This story took second place in the 2009 Royal Palm Literary Awards in the published short story category. It’s also at Smashwords.

“Ein Feste Burg” won first place in the 2007 Royal Palm Literary Awards in the “short story, unpublished” category. Having failed to find a periodical willing to accept historical fiction of this length, I published it at Smashwords under its English title, “Mighty Fortress.”

I’m an editor and contributor at New Authors Fellowship, where I write about writing and faith.


My first novel, Alara’s Call, is Christian Fantasy, but not High Fantasy. Call it “Sword Opera.” I’m currently seeking a publisher.

Hope and Pride, a contemporary novel, won first place in the inspirational romance unpublished category at the 2013 Royal Palm Literary Awards presented by the Florida Writers Association.

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