Daily Archives: April 17, 2012


A fellow could do a lot worse than to watch this little video every morning or so before he gets out of his own way and starts getting things done.

I’ve posted this here once before but tripped over it this morning and thought I’d repost.

It puts me in mind of something that happened to me about a month ago. I said something out loud to somebody – said something that was of those old proverbs – said it and meant it – and somebody said “Well that’s awful corny.”

Let me tell you – people live off of corn. They eat it and they survive and there are a lot worse things in this world to go believing in than pure honest-to-god downhome corn.

Some body remind me tomorrow and I’ll post my recipe for corn chowder.

Believe it!

Yours in storytelling,

Steve Vernon

Exciting News…

Okay, so I’ve been a bad blogger.

Bad blogger. Bad, bad blogger!

But let me share some good news I just recieved.






My story, “Harry’s Mermaid”, which appeared in issue #84 of ON SPEC magazine – has been honorably mentioned in Ellen Datlow’s Year’s Best Horror and Fantasy for 2011. This isn’t the first time I’ve had stories mentioned in the list – but it doesn’t happen nearly often enough for me to even PRETEND to be perpetually jaded. I am darned proud and pleased to see a tale of mine mentioned in that list.

For folks who don’t know, ON SPEC is a Canadian science-fiction fantasy anthology magazine that has been out on the market since 1989!

Check it out!




And finally, let me leave you with a little writing advice.


Read, write and rinse.

Read, write and rinse.

Repeat, as often as necessary.

yours in storytelling,

Steve Vernon