Category Archives: Fiction
Rick Shaw has been part of the Southern California writing community for over a decade. Though I have known him for roughly five years, we both attended the Santa Barbara Writers Conference for the first time in 2005, when it was held at Westmont College in Montecito. When I read Rick’s work, I think, this is a guy who could actually make money off his books. His genre writing (sci-fi, horror, crime/mystery, etc.) is commercial, not in the sense of watered-down, generic speculative fiction, but in the manner of writers like Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and Michael Crichton. Anyone attending the writers conference over the last years has undoubtedly seen Rick in the main lounge typing away on his laptop with a slightly distracted look, as if he has mentally transported to another planet, but left his physical body behind to anchor him to our world. Rick is married to Laurie (La), an incredible baker of cakes, has four sons, and works at Antelope Valley College. It is an honor to present an excerpt of his novel in progress, The Tunguska Deception, in Luna Review. Continue reading
You are seven years old again. Mom’s going through your closet and trying to find a dress for you to wear to the Christmas party at the Nile Country Club. It’s supposed to be a special party for children. You … Continue reading
Live and Let Deitch: flash fiction and the writing process of Nicholas Deitch, a man who wears many hats – by M. Talley.
Live and Let Deitch: flash fiction and the writing process of Nicholas Deitch, a man who wears many hats – by M. Talley. Nicholas Deitch, or Nick, as his friends know him, is a partner at Mainstreet Architects in Ventura, … Continue reading