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Bill Cristo takes up walking a per his doctor's orders to lose weight and improve his health. While at the metro park, he witnesses an assault. The assailant turns on him and he wakes in the hospital with a nasty bump on his head, wondering why he isn't dead.
The news reports nothing on any attack in the metro park but Bill can't let it go...not when he realizes there are other young men missing from the same area. He digs up what he can on his own, drawing further attention from the murderer. Will he be able to figure out who the killer is before it reaches his live-in girlfriend?

"Shhh. Please listen." Her words dropped to a trembling whisper.
"What's wrong?"
"I'm scared."
Bill hesitated a moment, thinking she might go on.
"Bill?" She sounded so small and vulnerable. He immediately wanted to reach out through the phone and pull her close. He longed to make whatever it was better.
"I'm here, Hon. What's going on?" He shut down his computer as he talked.
"Someone keeps calling me." Once she started speaking, her words came fast and clipped. "At first he kept hanging up. No heavy breathing or anything so I decided it must be those kids next door."
"He? How do you know it's a guy?" Bill used one hand to hold the phone and the other to begin stuffing his things into his carry bag.
"Because…" Dampened, low sounds came over the phone.
Oh God, she's crying.
"Because I know what a man's voice sounds like. This last time, just a minute ago, he said I'm next."
"Next for what?" As Bill said the words, he'd already guessed the answer. All the clues were in place, the footprints on the porch, the maniac figuring out Bill knew about him, and now the calls to Dix. He didn't hear her answer.

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The Complete Guide to Writing Science Fiction

from DragonMoon Press has won an Eppie award for 2008.
I'm thrilled to be among the authors.

A Firestorm of Dragons
anthology is out now and it's gorgeous!.
It contains a story of mine about what dragons really do with all those sacrificed maiderns titled Dragonfruit.







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September 2009 Killercon

Upcoming news:


No release date yet: a guidebook for writing magic comes out from Dragon Moon Press. It contains a chapter on Celtic Magic.

No release date yet: Kim's short story, Die Weib Frau, accepted for an anthology of fairy tales. Check back for updates.

Kim is co-editing a writing guide with Tina Morgan. No release date is set yet but it will be coming out through Dragon Moon Press. This one is on writing paranormal stories and books.

Kim is editing the writing horror guidebook. She is accepting chapter proposals now. Email if you're interested.

Kim is teaching several workshops at The Tipping point. Subjects include: Celtic Magic, World building, Setting and Description plus Writing Parnormal Stories. http://romancewriterandreader.ning.com/profile/THETIPPINGPOINTWORKSHOPS