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Jeff Mariotte
Writer, editor, "rancher," and then some...
Writer, editor, "rancher," and then some...

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Writer Red Tash did a great guest post for my blog yesterday, about what it means to be a professional writer--whether you're traditionally published or self-published. It's worth a look!

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My short story "Long Road Home," written especially for Tucson's NPR radio station, KUAZ, is now online for people everywhere to hear. As I reported a few days ago, last Friday I went to the KUAZ studio on the University of Arizona campus and, with the help of two producers and a tech, recorded the short story. They added music and sound effects. The story has a holiday theme, though it's no Christmas feel-good story. It's about love, loss, and longing, all of which can be intensified by the holiday season.You can listen to it, or download the MP3, here:

Maybe I should actually drop in here more than once a month...

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Some e-books I've released recently.
1) A reissue of small press horror epic The Slab (
2) A new collection of short horror fiction, Nine Frights (
3) Original thriller The Devil's Bait (

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Be there!
For the southern Californians in the audience, I'll be reading tonight at Mysterious Galaxy a bit after 7 pm.

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If you swat a fly on your laptop screen, you'll have to clean the screen. Even if you miss. Just saying...

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Brand new here, still finding my way around, but it's good to see some friends!
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