The next short story I’m going to publish as a solo effort is a post-apocalyptic adventure called Centurion, which first appeared in the science fiction anthology At The Helm: Volume 3. But I like having them available as standalone ebooks, too, and since I’ve now managed to establish a brand for my post-apoc series, it’s really […]
A brand new post-apocalyptic story I wrote back in August is now available as an ebook! You can download Make Like The Roaches And Survive on Amazon, or on iBooks, Kobo, Nook and other retailers. This is a brand new story that fleshes out the post-apocalyptic universe I created in The End of the World Is Better […]
Did anyone else notice it was nearly the end of September? Good grief. Despite the late date, I wanted to return to the subject of the July-August challenge briefly and review the results. I always get mad at myself when I don’t close the box on goal-setting exercises like this, so here we go. My […]
My post-apocalyptic novelette Low Desert, High Mountain, Big Lizard is now available as an ebook! Originally published in a monster anthology back in the Spring, this is the first time the story is available by itself—and it’s only $0.99. Here’s the blurb: Low Desert, High Mountain, Big Lizard A basilisk barks and chases boulders across the […]
Earth changed the day the invaders attacked, and even though they’re gone now, departed for reasons unknown, our world will never be the same.
All I want for my son, David, is a chance at a normal life. We survive by scraping together a meagre existence in the Rocky Mountains, but we’re isolated. No friends or family to speak of. That might be living, but it’s a great distance from normal.
So when a woman contacts me on the shortwave radio and tells me there’s a place where David might have a chance to live a normal life, how can I resist?
The Road Is Three is a new story in M.G. Herron’s After The Invasion universe, which chronicles an apocalyptic world through the eyes of the survivors as they adjust to new realities and outsmart the dangers Earth’s mysterious invaders left behind.
(As a reminder, this is an answer to a question I received in my first blog-style Ask Me Anything.) Steve Beaulieu asks, “Where do you get your story ideas from? How about Wendigo?” Writers get this one a lot, and I know Steve knows this because he’s a writer, too. But it’s an interesting one […]
Whew, a lot of good stuff has happened since I last gave you a writing update. First of all, “End of the World” has done all right for it being the first piece of fiction I’ve published in several months. I had zero expectations, so I can’t be disappointed. I’m simply happy it was well-received by those who have […]
The End of the World Is Better with Friends Sid is all alone at the end of the world, with only his robot and his garden to keep him company. He tends his plot, and tries to keep his distance from Slimeball, the lake monster the aliens left behind. But a hot spell and the […]
Blogging is exciting when I have news to share. It’s harder on all the other days, when I have so much I want to tell you but none of it seems like big news, none of it worthy of marking as time passes. So instead of making a new blog I shrug and let it slip by. Not today! […]
Meditations on the short stories workshop I just completed, plus 4 key takeaways.