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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Story Acceptance

Pleased to announce that James Ward Kirk accepted my story Mangled for his anthology- Bones III.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

JWD UPDATES: Story Acceptance

Pleased to announce my story Desperate Welcome was accepted by the anthology The Haunted Traveler. Release date for this book is expected for October.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


The New Black, a neo noir anthology by Dark House Press, edited by Richard Thomas.

The New Black drew me in quickly and held my interest from cover to cover. Although I often read a few books at a time, mixing them up, I kept reaching for it. 

This is a boundary breaking anthology that hopefully gets the attention that it deserves- a book with the appeal of genre fiction, but the quality writing of literary fiction. Thomas shows us that literary writing style can compel a story along. The New Black also demonstrates some of the range possible with neo noir. The New Black reflects that genre writers can be literary and literary writers can work within a genre. Hemingway and Fitzgerald wrote to the popular culture and now are considered literary. To that end, The New Black takes us back a century and hopefully helps moves us forward in the next decade.  

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Shotgun Honey-- Story Acceptance.

Stoked to announce Shotgun Honey accepted my crime story- The Collection- for publication.

Friday, July 25, 2014

My story TRINKET is out in Sanitarium #23

Happy to anounce that my short story Trinket is out in Sanitarium Magazine #23. This story has a Lovecraftian inspiration and is available now in Digital and Paperback on Amazon.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Into the Darkness

Voluted Tales Magazine published Into the Darkness in its Voluted Dreams special edition. The thumbnail for the story is this guy with red spots.


Thursday, December 12, 2013


My story Wild Eyes is now available on MicroHorror for FREE: 


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Short Story Acceptance by The Stray Branch

My story The Gift was accepted by the literary magazine The Stray Branch, and will appear in a future issue.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Voluted Tales Magazine

My story Into the Darkness has been accepted by Voluted Tales Magazine for its special edition The Darkness Internal, edited by Christopher Nadeau, featuring dark Kafka like stories and more.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Finders Keepers published in SQ Magazine November 1.

Happy to announce that my story Finders Keepers was published by SQ Mag this weekend. The editors were great to work with and made the project a success. I especially appreciate their keen insight into the storyline. JWD

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Story "Cast Out" Published

July 20, 2013, UK horror publisher Sanitarium Magazine has published my story Cast Out, available in electronic version or in a paper chapbook.

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