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Publication History

 Short Fiction

Sweet Little Baby
 Dark Yonder)

Carver (and) [Company] - Reprint

(Forthcoming, Twisted Voices: Stories from Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine)

The Contract Killer's Employee Manual
(Sept. 2023, Shotgun Honey)

Carousel Horses
(June 2023, Rock and a Hard Place Vol. X)

The Last Ruined Night
(Feb. 2023, Rock and a Hard Place Vol. IX)

Carver (and) [Company]
(Feb. 2023,
 Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

(Feb. 2023, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine)

The Snake
(Feb. 2023, Mystery Magazine)

Perforation of a Moment
(Jan. 2023, Dark Yonder)

Abductor, Abductee 
(Nov. 2022, Gone: A Crime Fiction Anthology, edited by Stephen J. Golds)

Keeping Time 
(Aug/Sept. 2022, Rock and a Hard Place Vol. VIII)

Dead Ends and One-Way Streets 
(July 2022, Shotgun Honey)

(June 2022,

Some Unseen Thing
(May 2022, Punk Noir)

880 FPS 
(April 2022

(March 2022, Terror House)

Reveal the Character, Advance the Plot 
(Feb. 2022,

From Green to Red 
(Feb. 2022, 
Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, issue #29) 

(Jan. 2022, Guilty, Issue #3)

The Lesson of the Lamp 
(Nov. 2021, Under the Thumb: A Rock and Hard Place Anthology, edited by SA Cosby)

There Will Come a Harvest 
(Oct. 2021, Shotgun Honey)

(May 2021, Punk Noir)

The Sky Beyond the Branches
(March 2021,

Why Do They Have to Make It Easy?
(Jan. 2021, Mystery Weekly)

More Than Enough
(Aug. 2020, issue #13, Mystery Tribune)

A Drive-by on Chalmers Road? 
(Jan./Feb. 2020, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine)

(Sept. 2019, Mystery Weekly)

K O'Connor 
(March 2019, Mystery Weekly)

A Guy Walks into a Bar
(Aug. 2017, Phantaxis Science Fiction and Fantasy)

Like Minds
(Autumn 2005, Neo-Opsis, issue #7)

Carry on the Music, Man
(Summer 2005, Tastes Like Chicken, issue #6)

The Customer is Always Right
(Summer 2004, Blood Moon Rising, issue #22)


​Form Rejection: A Saga in Seven Acts
(Gorko Gazette, May 2024)

(Gorko Gazette, Oct. 2022)

(Gorko Gazette, Oct. 2022)


(Gorko Gazette, Oct. 2022)

(Punk Noir, July 2021

Wrote a Poem

(Punk Noir, July 2021)

Five Years Old

(Punk Noir, July 2021)

Poetry is Usually Written by C*nts
Punk Noir, July 2021)


(Punk Noir, July 2021)


(Nine Cloud Journal, Issue #1, 2020)

The Executioner is Drunk and the Ropes are too Wet for Strangulation
Shift Lit. Journal, Jan. 2019)

Evil Awakes (and Needs Five More Minutes)
(humorous Cthulhu mythos poem, 
Grotesque, Fall 2018)

(Glass Tesseract, Fall 2005)

My Train of Thought's Become Derailed
(Images, Fall 2000)

Selected Non-Fiction

Joke page submission
(Hustler, December 2023)

Joke page submission 

(Hustler, July 2023)

Seven Speculative Fiction Books All Mystery Authors Need to Read 
(entry for Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Mag's online blog, April 2023)

Out of One, Many 
(entry for Ellery Queen's online blog, March 2023)

The Famous Last Words of Mickey Spillane 
Guilty, May 2021)

Die Laughing

(entry for Ellery Queen's online blog, Jan. 2020)

O'Connor's Impact Reached Far Beyond Ohio
(The Toledo Blade, January 2017)

Let Halloween Be About the Kids
(The Detroit News, October 2014)

Joke page submission 
(Hustler, November

Party humor submission 

(Playboy, November 2013)

Interview with mc chris
(The AV Club, September 2010)

Record and album reviews
(Clamor Magazine, from 2004 to 2006)

The Bird of Paradise Jazz Club 
(Perfect Sound Forever, 2004)

25 Albums that Should Not Have Been Recorded 
(, 2003)

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