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BOOKS & CHAPBOOKS
  1. "Improbable Jane" (longpoem chapbook), SamsDot Publishing (11/08)
  2. "Peripheral Visions" (poetry chapbook), Assume Nothing Press (5/06)
  3. "Blank Spaces and other dangers" (story collection), RageMachine Books (5/06)
  4. "Afterlife 9" (poetry chapbook), self (3/06)
  5. "insomnia f/x" (poetry e-chapbook), truefire.com (9/01)
  6. "the Other secret house" (poetry chapbook), Lockout Press (7/01)
  7. "Year of the Twist" (story collection), iUniverse (6/01)

SCREENPLAYS
  1. Feature-length scripts, registered and making the rounds: "Fixing Sara Teague", "Nightbeat", "The Wendigo".
  2. "Left Behind: Tribulation Force", character dialog (& game mechanics) for major release by Left Behind Games (7/07)
  3. "Girl Trouble", short film: 20 minute Abbott & Costello style comedy (PhillipsFilms) (on hold)
  4. "Vincent", short film: 20 minute crime drama (Actors Playground) (1/08)
  5. "Nightbeat 2 & 3", short film: 30 minute crime noir serials (Phillips Films) (on hold)
  6. "The Siberians", short film: 8 minute comedy (Actors Playground) (8/04)
  7. "Just Relax!", short film: 9 minute offbeat comedy (Actors Playground) (6/04)
  8. "Tech Support Blues", short film: 9 minute offbeat comedy (Actors Playground) (4/04)
  9. "Ms. North", short film: 7 minute offbeat comedy (Actors Playground) (3/04)
  10. "Psyched Out", short film: 12 minute dark comedy (Actors Playground) (2/04)
  11. "Voice of the Dead", short film: 25 minute ghost story (Phillips Films) (12/03)
    Winner: Best Short Film at GoreFest 2004
  12. "Mr. Graves", short film: 10 minute paranoid fantasy (Actors Playground) (8/03)
  13. "Into the Dead Room", 20 minute student film (directed by Jeff Branch) (2/03)
  14. "Arthur: the King, the Sword, the Legend", Corel Corp (CD-ROM adventure game, 4 hours) (9/98)
  15. "The Adventures of Shrimp E. Shrimp", SCV Systems (children's game, 15 minutes) (5/97)

NONFICTION
    1. Articles about Writing:
    2. "The Dreaded Outline" in The Creative Urge (2/87)
    3. "Pacing Yourself" in The Creative Urge (6/87)
    4. "The Value of Sporadic Thought" in The Creative Urge (8/87)
    5. "The Moebius Strip Genre Game" in The Creative Urge (12/87)
    6. "The Writer/Editor Creature" in The Creative Urge (7/88)
    7. "Pondering Poetry: focus & threads" in Star*Line (2006)
    8. "Pondering Poetry: pacing & spacing" in Star*Line (2006)
    1. The DARK WINDOWS Series:
    2. "A Peel Crazy Window" in Nightmare Express (5/87)
    3. "A Window on Windows" in Nightmare Express (8/87)
    4. "A Window on Many Legs" in Nightmare Express (11/87)
    5. "A Window on Hands" in Nightmare Express (11/88)
    1. Gaming Articles:
    2. "Almost Instant Towns" in DragonScroll, July 1999
    3. "Goethe" in GURPS Who's Who 2 (Steve Jackson Games), 1999
    4. "Almost Instant Motivation" in Mystic Ages, Sep 2001
    1. Science & Nature Articles:
    2. "The Fermat Debate: Some History" in Mindsparks v1n3 (12/93)
    3. "Montana Sapphire Mines" in Rockorder (Vista Gem & Mineral Soc.) (5/06)
    1. Stamp Articles:
    2. "Well Traveled" in Perfins Bulletin (10/91?)
    3. What are Stamps Worth? at Themestream, SCV Stamps
    4. Stamp buyer's guide, part one at Themestream, SCV Stamps
    5. Buying Stamps at Online Auctions at Themestream, SCV Stamps
    6. Selling Stamps at Online Auctions (posted 11/8/00) at Themestream, SCV Stamps
    1. Misc:
    2. "Remember the Ancient Mariner" in Illumen (Aut 2008)
    3. "Unusual Vampire Lore" in Hungur 3 (12/07) - winner of the James Baker Award for nonfiction, 2008
    4. "Location: Salton Sea" in Expressions (6/05)
    5. "Out of the Closet" in Lil Demon Review #1 (11/87)
    6. "Starships & Moutain Hollows: A Profile of Bobby Warner" in The Creative Urge (4/88)

EDITOR/PUBLISHER
I was editor and publisher of the following magazine issues:
  • 1- SYCOPHANT #1, publ 9/86, 300 sold
  • 2- SYCOPHANT #2, publ 1/87, 84 sold
  • 3- ALPHA ADVENTURES #15, publ 2/87, 150 sold
  • 4- SYCOPHANT #3, publ 6/87, 400 sold
  • 5- ALPHA ADVENTURES #16, publ 7/87, 200 sold
  • 6- SYCOPHANT #4, publ 10/87, 300 sold
  • 7- ALPHA ADVENTURES #17, publ 5/88, 250 sold
  • 8- ALPHA ADVENTURES #18, publ 7/88, 250 sold
TOTAL copies sold = approx 2000
TOTAL mss read (and so forth) = approx 3300
QUIT the publications, 12/89 to get my own work done.
  • 9- ALPHADRIVE 001, publ 12/97 (one of the first CD-ROM zines)
  • 10- ALPHADRIVE 002, publ 5/98 (moved to the web, one of the first well-illustrated webzines)
  • 11- ALPHADRIVE 003, publ 4/99
QUIT the publications, 6/99 to get my own work done. And web zines had become so commonplace, it was no fun anymore.
I think I learned my lesson this time.
During these ventures, I published works by Kevin J. Anderson,
Doug Beason, Dean Wesley Smith, J.N.Williamson, Bruce Boston,
and many more.
I was editor only for these productions:
  1. The Book of Tentacles, SamsDot Publishing (2010)
  2. Appalling Limericks, SamsDot Publishing (2006)

ARTWORKS

SOFTWARE MANUALS + DOCUMENTATION
  • 1. OSHA Training Manager (Windows v1.1), CSI, 2/94
  • 2. OSHA Training Manager (DOS v1.0), CSI, 3/94
  • 3. EHS Training Director (v2.0), EHS Software, 10/94
  • 4. EHS Training Reference Guide, EHS Software, 11/94
  • 5. EHS Training Regs, EHS Software, 12/94
  • 7. DayBrowser (1.0), scv systems, 10/96 (1.1: 2/97)
  • 8. ZipAdvisor (1.0), scv systems, 2/97 (1.2: 5/98)
  • 9. ClipBar (1.0), scv systems, 3/97 (1.1: 2/98)
  • 10. Delphi CodeBar (1.0), scv systems, 4/97
  • 11. WinRuler (1.0), scv systems, 12/97
  • 12. Newsgroup Builder (1.0), philatelic.com, 7/98
  • 13. AlbumPager (1.0), scv systems, 12/98
  • 14. Space Tycoon, Komodoware [AOL], 2/95
  • 15. Stamp Tycoon, scv systems 7/96
  • 16. Caesar's Palace Imperial Slots, Interplay/Cetasoft 9/98

SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING / DESIGN
See my software credits page for details.

 
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