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June 20, 2021: Website updated and revised.

King Dung Beetle

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Shameless Self Advancement Part Infinity

I’ve sorted out the debris of our recent move and my own disordered mind to where I can plug my writing again. Redwood Press’s anthology, Tales Of Fear, Superstition, And Doom is now available on Amazon, featuring my historical horror thriller, The Forger’s Masterpiece. The antho’s already garnered favorable reviews. I’ve done horror for decades now and, false modesty aside, this is one of the creepiest yarns I’ve written yet with a cameo by the goddess of wisdom herself, Pallas Athena. Click the link below to learn more:


Superstition II


Apollo The Archer

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Swamp Rat Now Out In Ghostlight Magazine

Swamp Rat, a beyond grim, dystopian noir tale of condemned men forced to hunt giant crocodiles in a ruined Florida, is now available in the Fall 2022 issue of Ghostlight, The Magazine Of Terror. Witness a nameless convict locked in a life-or-death struggle with hideous monsters and a cruel warden along with other chilling poems and stories. Just the thing to get the new year started with a jolt by scaring yourself to death!


Young Satyr Admiring His Tail

Young Satyr

Sea Battle Appears In Lost Boys Press Antho

Lost Boys Press’s new anthology, Great Wars, a collection of alternate history/military SF stories, is now on sale, featuring my steampunk yarn, Sea Battle. Thrill as a single French steamship takes on the British Royal Navy. In hard cover or paperback with lots of other cool merch! En avant, mes enfants!
Great Wars

A Hunting Party Now Out In Cowboy Jamboree

Cowboy Jamboree’s Thalia Et Alia issue is now available, dedicated to the memory of Larry McMurtry. The issue features my story “A Hunting Party,” based very loosely on experiences of my grandfather, Matthew Benzaquin (pictured below). It’s free to read:


Col. Darron L. Wright Memorial Writing Award 2022 – 2nd Runner Up

I’m pleased to announce my short story, Don’t Worry, The Boss Knows All About It, is a second runner-up for this year’s Col. Darron L. Wright Memorial Writing Award sponsored by Line Of Advance magazine, a forum for fiction by military veterans. Don’t Worry is an excerpt from an unfinished war novel about a young Red Army battalion commander on the border just before the Germans invade. It’s a grim story and not for the fainthearted.

Strongman Safari Out In Dark Horses Magazine

Dark Horses Cover

Dark Horses Magazine, a journal of weird fiction, has published my gonzo hunting story, Strongman Safari, about a Castroesque strongman who seeks a mythical beast in the remote jungle only to get far more than a trophy. Order a copy of issue no. 7 on Amazon using the link below:

Mystery Magazine AUG 22: Rat Killer

Rat Killer

My hardboiled Western yarn, Rat Killer, is the cover story for this month’s issue of Mystery Magazine, a leading mystery/crime fiction mag from Canada. Anyone interested should click the Amazon link below to order a copy: