Sunday, July 15, 2012


Hey is June over yet?

Well, that’s what happens when you get busy. I spent a good bit of last month writing a space-whale Planetary Romance for a Big Project ®. It needs a fair bit of editing, but that’s how it goes.

In the meanwhile I attended the Turkey City writer’s workshop on July 7th at the home of the gracious Chris Brown. There were a total of no less than eleven writers in attendance including Bruce Sterling, Jessica Reisman, Don Webb, Lawrence Person, and Elze Hamilton. (I apologize for not listing everybody with appropriate links, butthis is a qucik & dirty blog update.) I have to say I was honored and humbled to be in such talented company. I also had a very good time and learned a lot about critiquing fiction.

As it so happens on the very same day, my two-story collection, Tales of Phalerus the Achaean hit the street. Phalerus is a Bronze Age Greek warrior in a world where sorcery and the sword are powerful. In “Day of the Boar” Phalerus confronts a monster and faces the dark truth of his clan’s origin. “Killers in the House of Life” is a noir tale of Egyptian tomb robbers, corrupt priests, and haunted crypts where Phalerus finds himself caught a in murderous underworld feud. Tales of Phalerus the Achaean is available from Musa Publishing.

-Dave Hardy