Welcome, welcome everyone.
Draw near the fire is warm, the night is dark,
the drink is good and there are stories to be told.
Allow me to introduce myself. My
name is Bradley H. Sinor (though just call me Brad, if someone says Bradley
it usually takes me a second or so to realize its me they are talking to).
I am going to presume that you made it to this
little corner of cyber space for one of several very good reasons. You are
probably interested in science fiction, fantasy, dark fantasy or horror
stories, all areas that I write in, along with a good deal of nonfiction
and even an occasional mystery story.
You may have even come here because you’ve read
some of my work, which of course affirms your excellent taste in literature.
I hope you will find a few interesting things
here. There will be a listing of my published stories, as well as a separate
along with some covers, eventually we’ll be putting up some pictures that I
hope you’ll like. Speaking of pictures the one below is of
my wife Sue (a talented writer in her own right) and myself, taken outside
of the Excalibur Club in Chicago
This year has been exceptionally good for me in
terms of seeing my stuff in print, six brand new short stories, two essays,
and two reprints.
The latest story of mine to escape into the
world is a collaboration between myself and my wife Sue called “Serpents
Tooth” in ROTTEN RELATIONS edited by Denise Little (DAW Books). It
is a retelling of the story of Cinderella from the step-mother’s point of
Sue started the story a few years ago, but
never finished it. When I got the invite to an anthology dealing with
legends retold from other points of view I thought of this story and
suggested that we work on it together. The collaboration went really well,
we didn’t argue over anything except a couple of commas.
Speaking of my dear wife I shared another
co-byline with her when Yard Dog Press released the chapbook collection
PLAYING WITH SECRETS. It had one of my stories “Location Shoot”
and two of hers “Christmas Shopping” and “What Comes Around”.
This year opened with the release of “Grails”
in MAGIC SHOP (DAW Books). It’s a story about a shop where you end
up not necessarily with what you want, but what you need instead (even if
you don’t realize that you need it).
Early in the summer word
went out that a charity anthology, called SMALL BITES (Coscom
Publishing) being put together to benefit gravely ill horror writer Charles
L. Grant. The stories all had to be flash fiction, 500 words or less. I have
three stories in this one, “First Date”, “Burglary”, and “Gag”. The book
came out quickly; I saw the first copy of it at the end of September. Buy
copies folks; it’s a very worthy cause.
Fittingly, as an October release,
my story “Season Finale” appeared in HAUNTED HOLIDAYS edited by
Martin H. Greenberg and Russell Davis. It deals with some unexpected
visitors at a 12th night celebration. It also has a cameo
appearance by one of the characters from my Lancelot series, though Lance
himself doesn’t show up.
October also saw the release of two
pieces of non-fiction with my by line. “Fear and Loathing on Cimmeria” came
out in STEPPING THROUGH THE STARGATE edited by P. N. Elrod and
Roxanne Conrad (BenBella Books). The other “Oklahoma Launch” is in THE
CHERRYH ODYSSEY edited by Edward Carmien (Borgo Press). The later is a
tribute to my friend and mentor Carolyn Cherryh who has been a profound
influence on my writing career. The former is a fun look at a Stargate
episode that has several layers to it.
Much to my surprise IBooks
reprinted two anthologies MERLIN and TIME OF THE VAMPIRES that had my first
two Lancelot stories, “Oaths” and “Central Park”