Tuesday, April 05, 2022

Call me "Storyteller" Part the 2nd!

For years  I've been referring to myself as (alternately) a Journalist and as a storyteller. While both are true, a more accurate descriptor would be that, even as a journalist, my best articles were, in fact stories. 

Part of this reason is that, where my own learning has taken place, I've always been better at learning/remembering something if it was related to me as a story, rather than simply as a fact (probably why I was always better at English than Math). Needless to say, I've always been able to spin a good yarn. 

A short while back, in an earlier post, I shared a few links for some print stories that I had written. Well, since that time, I have penned a few more stories that reside online, and I would like to share those links with you now.

First up, is a story of a slightly different genre than I've been writing in, this one a romance story. This was in response to a writer's prompt in the attempt to get the story included in an anthology. Unfortunately, the story didn't make the cut, but it still is readable online, here. The story is entitled Good Morning Cupcake, and is the tale of a woman approaching 50 who is a widow, and on the cusp of a relationship with an older male friend whom she has known professionally for well over a decade. Part of my reasoning for making the couple older, is that so many "love" stories are about young teens or 20somethings, and I really just wanted to write a story about an older couple (finally) finding true love.

illustration by Carl Morgans
The second story Night of the Owl, operates on more familiar ground, as it is the backstory of a Golden Age superhero whose adventures I've been chronicling (along with others) in InDELLible Comics. Those of us who are working on stories for InDELLible are playing in a sandbox of Public Domain characters that were once published by Dell Comics back in the '50s & '60s. These comics and prose anthologies can be found on Amazon. We've written a bunch, and more are on the way.

The third story is an original piece that I penned while officiating a flash fiction story writing exercise at a comic con several years back. (To be sure, my piece wasn't so much entered in the contest I was proctoring, as it was done to pass my time while the actual contestants were writing their stories. My story sat around all these years with no where to go, until I discovered this website where I could post it.

Currently I'm writing more short stories, and just may wind up posting them online in one of these two sites. So, keep your eyes open as there is more to come, so stay tuned!

Saturday, March 05, 2022

Just call me "storyteller"

I was first published in 1981. An article I wrote about Steve Ditko's Spider-Man which appeared in issue #5 of Amazing Heroes. My second professional published  article appeared in Marvel Preview, also in 1981. My first professionally published piece of fiction appeared in a Marvel Year in Review in the late 1980s/early 1990s (it was a short essay about either an imagined origin to the X-Men or the Avengers — I forget which as my writing partner (John A. Wilcox) and I submitted both but the editor only used one). 

(Prior to both of these, I had actually been previously been published in the newsletter (both fiction and non-fiction) from my local library, where I was working at the time.)

My first solo fiction piece was a comicbook entitled Agent Unknown which was published by Renegade Press in 1987. That particular comic lasted three of the six planned issues (the B&W implosion of the late ‘80s killed it). it wasn't until 2006 that I once again had a piece of fiction of mine published, this time in the comicbook series, Psychosis (Guild Works Productions). 

In between that first published article in Amazing Heroes and the publication of Agent Unknown (Renegade Press). I had literally hundreds of articles published. since then I have had hundreds more published, as well as a few books, and, well a handful of fiction short stories (both illustrated and prose. 

As I pen this piece, it is the beginning of March, 2022, and already I have had an article and three fiction pieces published online. An Illustrated story and a prose piece both slated for publication, as well as written a script for a second illustrated piece. I have more stories and articles in me, and I haven't slowed down. 

The best is yet to come. 

Thursday, January 20, 2022

New Amsterdam & "Defund the Police"

 If you've ever railed against the "Defund the Police" effort, I strongly recommend that you stream the NBC TV show New Amsterdam The Crossover (Season 2 episode 12). If you've never seen the show, that shouldn't be an issue, as the bit I want all'y'all to see occurs sporadically throughout the episode, with it occurring at the 5:13, 13:51, 22:15, and 28:43 marks).

The sequence in question is between a psychiatrist from the hospital is interviewing and then doing a ride-along with a police officer patient of his. What we witness is their initial consultation in his office, and then a pair of incidents where two separate homeless people with psychological issues are causing two disturbances outside public places.

In the first one, the officer essentially forcefully confronts the individual, and then man-handles them to remove them from the public place. In the second the shrink interjects himself into the incident, and manages to deescalate it before it becomes explodes into violence (The officer has drawn her sidearm).

After the second incident, the psychiatrist and the officer are sitting down on a bench and the psychiatrist explains that THIS is what is meant by "Defund" the police, as the officer simply was neither equipped, nor properly trained to handle that type of situation.

"You’re doing your job. You’re doing what your supposed to do. But Officers aren’t equipped to handle a mentality unstable person who isn’t committing a crime. That’s not your job, That’s my job. That’s a social worker’s job."

The entire sequence was not only well-written, but well-performed, and (to me at least) clearly explained what is meant by "Defund". It isn't "eliminate" it is simply putting resources in their proper perspective, and giving proper training to those involved.

Watch New Amsterdam Season 4 Episode 12 Online

Monday, January 17, 2022

Yi Soon Shin: The Fallen Avenger

This piece is another in a longer line of older articles/interviews of mine that appeared elsewhere. I am re-posting it here to not only refresh it, for those who may have missed it the first time around, but in an effort to consolidate my online work under my own imprint. This interview was conducted back on May 13th, 2015 with Onrie Kompan.

Given that this article is over seven years old, not only is the Kickstarter that Onrie talks about over, but some of the links from the original interview no longer work. 


As Americans, we tend to think that all the really cool historical stuff happened here in America, or (at the very least) to Americans. Well that isn’t so much the case, as is evidenced by Yi Soon Shin: Warrior and Defender published by Onrie Kompan Productions in 2013. If you missed it, that lushly rendered hardbound graphic novel that was a compilation of the four-issue limited series told a historical accounting of one of Korea’s most celebrated heroes, Yi Soon Shin. It was Yi Soon Shin who defended his country from a Japanese invasion in the year 1592. The epic story was filled with fully formed characters, internal deception, political intrigue, and some of the most spectacular battles scenes that you are every likely to see in comics, and depicted a magnificent rendering of an amazing battle which took place on the open sea and on land between the massive invading forces of the nation of Japan, and the (much smaller and not as well-equipped) Korean forces.

Kompan is now running a Kickstarter to help fund a follow-up story arc with Yi Soon Shin: Fallen Avenger. We recently caught up with Onrie Kompan who filled us in on why an American audience has gone positively Gaa-gaa over a 16th Century Korean General.


Robert J Sodaro:  As Americans, we tend to think that all the really cool historical stuff happened here in America, but the story of Yi Soon Shin clearly takes place in Korea. Can you give us a bit of the background about the story behind Yi Soon Shin?

Onrie Kompan:   Yi Soon Shin is literally Korea’s version of Batman. He’s one of their most profound heroes and not for just any reason. Yi Soon Shin defended Korea from an invasion from Japan. Imagine hordes of Japanese samurai were beaten 23 times in a row against Yi Soon Shin who was literally outnumbered 10 to 1 against them. He’s the man!

RJS:  What caused you to pick this story to tell in comicbook format?

OK:  I wanted to show that more could be done in comics aside from superheroes; but beyond that, I wanted to show that real heroes actually exist and are just as cool (if not cooler) than superheroes because they are real. Comics felt like the perfect medium to show this.

RJS: Do you think that we as Americans are interested enough in a war story between Korea and Japan that took place in the 16th Century?

OK:  The American audience is always hungry for new stories! They always have been and they always will be. And let’s be honest, we’ve heard it all already. I’m not saying it’s impossible but it’s really difficult to stay fresh these days when it comes to storytelling. I was willing to venture out of my comfort zone to discover the story of Admiral Yi. And despite how crazy I might sound when saying this, I believe that one day people will be so into this series that they’ll praise it the same way they do Star Wars or Game of Thrones. I just hope I’m alive long enough to see it so I can cash in on it!

RJS:  What is it, do you think, that is it about this story that makes it so compelling?

OK:  It’s the greatest underdog story never told! It’s a human story about a man who sacrificed everything for what he believed in — a man who was an incorruptible force that stood before the face of evil—and won! You couldn’t make this kind of stuff up because it ACTUALLY happened. The whole world deserves to know about this!

RJS: Do you believe that history (either Korean or American) can be taught through comicbooks?

OK: People always ask me that and the real answer is, I don’t know. I didn’t make this comic to educate people. I made this comic for the same reason all creators make comics — because they want to entertain.

We try and avoid the word “history” wherever we can because that is an automatic turn-off for a lot of people. History itself is fascinating to some but to many others, it can be boring.

But to answer your question, if a first-grade teacher brings Yi Soon Shin into a classroom, there is a good chance that they will lose their job. This is a story about war and war is ugly. People ask why there is so much blood and gore in our comic and the reason is because well…it’s war.

Our story is about how real people dealt with war and how others used war to their advantage so that they could manipulate people and have their way. Like I said, it’s a human story. This is what people do during times of war. It’s every man for himself. What sets Yi Soon Shin apart from the entire cast is that he’s the only character in our book that is trying to protect people. Everyone else is in it for themselves.

RJS: Comics are essentially known for superheroes in tights. Do you honestly believe that the medium can expand beyond this and be taken seriously by the mass market?

OK:  I think we’re seeing that happen today. Look at all the superhero movies out there and how they are marketing knick-knacks towards both kids and adults. Gillette is now selling Avengers shavers. I bet nobody saw that coming back in 1962.


RJS:  As a rule, more people have seen even one of the big-budget superhero movies than read all the comics on which it was based, why do you think that comicbook movie ticket sales don’t translate into comicbooks sales?

OK:  I ask myself that very question quite often. Perhaps people see the comics as a lesser version of the movie. Perhaps the majority of comics aren’t as great as we all wish they were. Or maybe the comic book community isn’t inviting enough to new readers because they don’t want to be seen as nerds for reading them. Maybe I’m completely wrong or maybe I’m 100% on point.

The truth is I don’t have the answer to your question. But every time I go to a convention and someone who has never read comics before in their life buys my book, I hope that our work has the power to change their minds and open up that door for them.

And more importantly, I hope that they start by supporting independent comics rather than just jumping on the bandwagon of mainstream. There is a lot of great independent stuff out there that deserves way more attention.


RJS:  You mentioned earlier that you hope you can translate Yi Soon Shin into a big-budget film or a TV/Cable series, you have anything like that in the works?

OK: I believe it will happen eventually once we finish our work on the series. Honestly, I see it as a trilogy of movies. Call me crazy but I want Yi Soon Shin to be the next Star Wars. As for when that will happen, I can’t say but I hope I’m around to cash in on it and that I get to play a role in its production.


RJS: Tell us a bit about how you went about assembling your team for Yi Soon Shin.

OK: Great question and one I’m always happy to answer. It was really a two-year long process. I spent a lot of time studying trends in comics and looking for art styles that I knew had the potential to stand out.

When the time came to start building out the team, I posted ads on sites like Digital Webbing and Deviant Art and went through a slew of very bad portfolios. I was hoping my idea would attract a big-name artist but even they weren’t interested.

Then one day, I got a submission from Giovanni Timpano, an artist from Italy who was hungry for work. After that, things sort of came together rather quickly. My friend, Alverne Ball introduced me to his colorist, Adriana De Los Santos, and was totally fine with me hiring her to do work on the book. Check out her work on Alverne’s series Virgin Wolf.

Adriana then introduced me to Joel Saavedra who is our letterer. Finally, I realized that after getting rejected by damn near every publisher out there, that I needed an editor to show me the ropes. I became friends with Papercutz’s Jim Salicrup through Facebook and he put me in touch with his good friend, comics’ veteran David Anthony Kraft.

Eventually, we brought on a second artist named El Arnakleus for Fallen Avenger. We wanted to give the book a different feel and his style meshed perfectly with Giovanni’s. I like to say that Gio is my Steve Ditko and that El is my John Romita.

RJS:  Tell us a little about their (and your) backgrounds.

OK:  I’m a Chicago native and Yi Soon Shin is my first entry into comics. I’ve been working on the series for the last five years and have been putting it out myself. Everything from concept to final product has my hand in it somewhere and if you see me at conventions, then you know that I also handle selling it. I’ve sold nearly 40,000 books.

Giovanni Timpano is our artist from Italy. He’s currently working on The Shadow for Dynamite and has an extensive portfolio. He’s worked on GI Joe, Hellraiser and much more. El Arnakleus is heavily inspired by Frank Frazetta and brings his artistic influence to the series. Adriana De Los Santos is our colorist from Argentina, and she turns every page into a painting. Joel Saavedra is also from Argentina, and he letters the book.

And finally, my editor/co-writer David Anthony Kraft is a veteran of comics. At some point or another, he has edited every Marvel Comics character you can think of. He had a very memorable run on She-Hulk and The Defenders (which is soon going to be a Netflix series) and went off to run his own publishing venture called Comics Interview.

Everything I learned about storytelling, production, and publishing is thanks to DAK. I enjoy working with him very much and I respect him immensely. In fact, I respect everyone on my team immensely. They put everything into this book and it’s not an easy comic to work on at all. Our production process is grueling compared to other titles because I demand the best and they are willing to give it to me. No matter what it takes.

RJS:  Are you approaching this story like a “standard” comic (whatever that may mean) or more like a history lesson?

OK:  Curse the dreaded “H” word!

Given all the blood, gore, and sex in our book, I have to say that we’re definitely straying away from this being a boring high school history lesson. That is the one thing we are really trying to avoid. History is boring. Most people don’t want to learn while reading comics. They want to be entertained. That being said, if our book entertains readers enough to get them to do their own research, then that’s an added bonus and we’ll happily take credit for it.

All we want to do is make a great comic series so I wouldn’t say our approach is standard either. We work using the classic Marvel method. DAK and I work scene-by-scene so that we get the most out of everything. It’s a very challenging book to work on but one that has taught me a great deal about comic book production. I’ve enjoyed every moment of it despite the challenges I’m faced with.

RJS:  You already have one story arc of Yi Soon Shin out, and now you are working on a second arc. Do you see this going onto more multiple arcs?

OK:  Yi Soon Shin is a trilogy and right now we’re gearing up to wrap up the second arc. After that, we’re planning one more arc that will conclude the entire series. Eventually, if the opportunity arises, I’d like to do a prequel trilogy about what happened prior to the war so that readers can get more insight about the origin of Admiral Yi. But we’ll cross that path when we get there. Right now, our focus is on finishing the trilogy we started!

RJS:  Will you attempt to mine Korean history for more comicbook stories?

OK:  Korean history is very expansive and there are a lot of wonderful stories but I don’t believe in genre mining. Like I said, history can be boring and if it’s approached without passion, readers will get bored. My job is always to entertain my audience first and I believe the best way to do that is to venture towards topics that pull my own interests. I don’t like the idea of being categorized as a genre writer either. I’m willing to write anything so long as there is a story to tell, even if it’s about superheroes.

RJS:  How is the series selling?

OK:  To date, we’ve sold close to 40,000 books without a publisher or distributor.

We decided to use conventions to reach our customers directly and while our sales at shows, Amazon, and select retailers have been great, the truth is that it’s impossible to make money when we’re in this position.

Our funding recently fell through for reasons unrelated to the book’s success but I’ve come so far with Yi Soon Shin that I have to see it through to the end for the sake of all the readers that have supported our series over the years. Therefore, we launched a Kickstarter initiative to keep this series alive and finish what we’ve started. We invite everyone to join the fight and help us win this battle!

When can we expect future issues?

OK:  Yi Soon Shin: Fallen Avenger #4 is the issue we’re currently working on. It’s going to be a 48-page book with no ads in it. This is the book we’re focusing on for Kickstarter and folks can be a part of it by funding the Kickstarter. As far as what to expect from this issue — expect it to be bloody, brutal and the Greatest issue of the series yet. Why? Because in this issue, Admiral Yi is going up against a Japanese armada of over 333 ships with only 12 ships at his disposal. He’s been beaten, bloodied, and broken and now he’s pissed. Readers are going to learn from this book why he is such a great hero.

Fallen Avenger is really a homage to Frank Miller’s Daredevil: Born Again arc in the sense that both stories feature protagonists who have been broken but are unwilling to accept defeat.

RJS:  Where can fans get their own copies (are you selling online, is it stocked in stores, are you attending cons, and if so, can you give us your schedule for the year)?

OK:  We invite everyone to check out our webstore. I will personally sign and ship your books around the world. As far as conventions go, I will be attending Motor City Comic-Con, Phoenix Comic-Con, NY Special Edition, SDCC, Wizard World Chicago, Baltimore Comic-Con and NYCC. I will also be doing a few store signings in both Chicago and New York. The rest of the time, I’m going to be focusing on production as well as my next few projects.

RJS:  What’s next for you?

OK:  I recently launched Freedable Comics which is a site I co-created to help independent creators like myself get their work out there. The beautiful thing about Freedable is that we collect data from our readers and provide creators with this information for free so that they can learn more about their demographic. It’s a free tool for creators to help aid them in their creative endeavors and it’s also free for readers.

I am also finishing up a 144-page graphic novel that I’ve been working on since 2011. JM DeMatteis is the editor for the book, and it features artwork from some of the finest artists in comics. We’re working on the final segment of the book right now and then we’ll be shopping it around to publishers. I’m hoping to get it out later this year or at the very latest, sometime in early 2016.

I’m also working on a third project with a Chicago-based artist that I’ll hopefully be able to announce sometime later this year and I’m trying to get my foot in the door with a fourth project from a more well-known publisher.


Yi Soon Shin, and all artwork associated with the character, is © & TM 2015 Onrie Kompan Productions. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

It so Totally Ends Badly


Back in 2019, I “met” Barry Southworth when I reviewed a comic he co-wrote with Louise Cochran-Mason for Here-After Press entitled, Kingston Tales. That comic (which I reviewed for Jim Main’s Fandom World vol. 2 #1) was the story about a character named Zoey, her roommate, Lucinda, and the ordinary, punk rock world in which they lived. It was an entertaining comic, and we rather enjoyed it.

Flash forward to this year (2020) and Barry has a new comic out, It Ends Badly; a comic spotlighting a couple who (apparently) have some sort of supra-natural powers which are never actually explained in this first issue (not even a big deal, as it turns out, as the story being told is really quite engaging.

Briefly, this issue contains five stories: a main tale, as well as two back-ups. The first story is the eponymously titled Rachael, Albert & Nic. As the tale opens, Albert has been burnt nearly to a crisp (after apparently scamming someone out of his money) but is — oddly enough — still walking around. Rachael (his friend) has determined to get even with the guy who shot and set Albert on fire (Nic), so she gets all tarted up and heads down to the seedier part of town to search for Nic.

Well, find him she does, and then, well, it all goes badly. But you knew that.

The final four stories are comprised of a two-pager and a trio of three single-page stories entitled The Many Faces of Satan, High, Sorrow, and Somebody. Of the three, the first is interesting as it “identifies” several incarnations of Satan (from the Catholic Church, Rock ‘n’ roll, politics); High deals with a couple who have spend their lives “self-medicating”; Both Sorrow and Someone each deal with personhood.

The issue does show promise, especially with the first tale as it indicates that there is some seriously twisty background going on with the storyline, and that honestly intrigues us, and we’d be interested in seeing more issues. Needless to say, the back-up stories were also fascinating, and more of these would also be appreciated.

If you are interested in acquiring a copy of your own, you can reach out to him and send him $4.00 at southworthb01@gmail.com.

Monday, December 27, 2021

The Fantasy has Arrived!


Hey kids, it ;looks like my latest published work is finally here! Yup, that’s right, The two-volume set anthology Writers Unite! Dimensions of Fantasy has dropped, and is is officially available on Amazon in both print and ebook formats (vol. 1). The links for vol. 2 are here both print and ebook formats. 

My short story There Be Dragons appears in Volume #1.

Needless to say, you can either purchase the book(s) online, or directly from me (for vol. 1 only; you’ll need to go online for copies of v2).

This is the third time this year that I've had a short prose story of mine published. The first time was in InDELLiprose #2, the second time was in Writers Unite Dimensions of the Wild West Vol 2.

And that doesn't even count my illustrated story in Crackerjack Comics #3! or even the several magazines and books I've produced for my clients. So yeah, I'm having something of a very cool year. 

If you want copies of my stuff, you can either contact me directly (and I'll provide autographed copies of whatever I have (prices vary), or you could search them out online, or from the original publishers (like the most amazing Jim Main (jmain44@aol.com) or  Paul Kupperberg

So there you have it. although there is more stuff to come including (hopefully) a webpage dedicated to selling off books I've produced as well as books and magazines that I've written for over the years. 

Talk to all'y'all next year effendis! 

Thursday, December 02, 2021

Writers Unite! Anthologies Dimensions of Fantasy

Well I know that all'y'all are just sitting on the edge of your seats to learn more about my upcoming short (prose) story from Writer's Unite, so here it is. 

I have a short story in vol. 1 of this 2-vol prose anthology (Writers Unite! Anthologies Dimensions of Fantasy Volume One). You can find the ebook right now online at Amazon. The print edition drops 12/15/21. 

I know that everyone is every bit as excited about this new story as am I (Plus my tale is included in volume one, so that much is awesome!)

So get in line, or contact me directly and I'll get you a signed edition.

Oh, and don't forget that my Western prose tale in Writer’s Unite Dimensions of the Wild West vol. 2 is also still on sale over at Amazon

Thursday, November 18, 2021

It’s all about the Fantasy!

 Hey there kids, I've been silent for a while (life, eh?) . but I have some new exciting news. Remember a few months back when a short story of mine appeared in a Western Anthology? Well, on December 15, 2021, I'll have another short story of mine appearing in another anthology. This time the theme is Fantasy and Sci-Fi. 

Seriously, how cool is that? 

That's right, my short story, There Be Dragons will appear in a new two-volume anthology from Writer’s Unite! entitled Dimensions of Fantasy

I don't know about all'y'all, but I'm wicked excited about it!

Now, I know that all you kids want to get yer hands on a copy (hey, so am I), but you are all going to have to wait a little bit on that. Preorders for the ebook will ba available on Amazon as of December 1st, with preorders for the print book available shortly afterwards. As soon as I have the links for each, I'll post them here as well as across my social media platforms.

In the mean time you can still get print copies of the western anthology Writer’s Unite Dimensions of the Wild West right here and ebook versions here

Oh, and if you are a western fan, but like illustrated stories, you can find an illustrated story of mine (with amazing art from John Orlando and Tom Ahearn, then you should check out Crackerjack Comics #3 from InDELLible Comics. 

Here's a copy of the cover for Dimensions of the Wild West Vol 2:

And here is the cover of Crackerjack Comics #3:

Oh, and because I do think it is wicked cool, here is my name as it appears on the back cover of Dimensions of Fantasy:

More info when it is available! 

Monday, August 09, 2021

Returning to the Old West and More


How totally cool is this?

No sooner did my prose story Ghost Dance wind up in the Writers Unite anthology Dimension of the Wild West (Vol. 2) than a second Western tale of mine (this time an illustrated story) show up in InDELLible Comics publication, Crackerjack Comics #3

The story American Eagle: Wülf in the Fold was illustrated by the ever-grumpy John Orlando, and the always-terrific, Tom Ahearn. Both of these guys are amazingly creative (In fact, not only is John an incredible artist, but he and his lovely wife comprise the musical duo The Flushing Queens).

Tom, on the other hand, has previously illustrated more than just a couple of my stories for comics published by the Ever-jaunty Jim Main’s Main Enterprises (a portfolio of my work for him can be found here). The folder contains not only publications where stories and articles I’ve written for him, but numerous publications where I produced the interior design, layout, and prepress for him. Check it out (go ahead, I’ll wait).

Needless to say, that’s not all I’ve been doing these days. I have also been producing a number of books for the prolifically-talented Paul Kupperberg. These books include (but are not limited to) Direct CommentsJSA: RagnarokEmma’s Landing, and others (if you’re looking for a graph production artist, feel free to contact me). 

Oh, and if you want to see some of the art that John and Tom did for my 2nd Western, check it out. (I did the duotone coloring, and the lettering). 

That's all for now, kids, more coolness when it happens.


Monday, April 19, 2021

Dimension of the Wild West

As anyone who regularly follows me on my blog here already knows. I've been writing professionally for several years. Initially as a journalist (mostly in the field of comicbooks), then as a reviewer (comics, movies and other pop culture events), and (more recently) as an author (yes, in comics). All of that has changed even more recently when a prose story of mine was accepted for publication in an anthology.

You see, a short while back a Facebook friend of mine got me hooked up with a writes' group on Facebook, and contributed a short story to a proposed anthology from the group. Well, as it turns out, my story was accepted and not I can announce that the two-volume set will be released on Amazon.

The ebook versions are available for pre-order as of April 20th, while the print versions will be available on April 30th.

The link for Volume One is: https://amzn.to/3sqPkfb

The link for Volume Two is: https://amzn.to/3glB8l6  

My short story, "Ghost Dance" appears in vol. #2

Here is my bio page that appears in both volumes.