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I spent my early years in Alaska, where I raced the Iditarod three times during the early 1990s and worked as fisherman on the Bering Sea. My youth was harsh–our family lived a hardscrabble existence on the Big Bend of the Yentna River. We subsisted by hunting, fishing, and raising huskies for competition in long distance races. I retired from racing and moved to Washington in 1994.

Gordon Van Gelder gave me my professional debut when he published “Shiva, Open Your Eye” in the September issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. My debut collection, The Imago Sequence & Other Stories, was published in 2007 by Night Shade Books. My first novel, The Light Is the Darkness, was published in 2011 by Infernal House, followed by Th...more


Here is a creepy and beautiful piece of art depicting a scene from “–30–.” I wrote thisstory as a donation for a Shirley Jackson Awards fundraiser back in 2009 and it was first published in my Occultation collection. The artist is Ten Wendlant. Please, go visitTen’s site.


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Image courtesy Ten Wendlandt


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