“For I have always been a seeker, a dreamer, and a ponderer on seeking and dreaming...”
- H.P. Lovecraft
Welcome to the Bizarre Tales site

 

From here you can begin exploring what I'm doing in pulp-style stories of adventure, horror and fantasy.  It is an interest which of late has begun spawning fantasy paintings in oils.  Check out my writings under Stories and Coming Next, and my paintings under Fantasy Art.

News & Items of Note

Oct 8, 2019  Mailed the 50 requisite copies for ERB-APA No 143 (the Edgar Rice Burroughs Amateur Press Association) to Henry Franke, ERB-APA Official Editor (OE) .  This submission consisted of an article based on ERB's novels The Land that Time Forgot, and The People that Time Forgot titled, A Message in a . . . bottle? 

 

For more about the Edgar Rice Burroughs Amateur Press Association, visit the official site on ERB-Zine.com.

I'll pop a photo of the issue after I receive it. Until then, please enjoy this image of the 1974 movie classic, The Land that Time Forgot!

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Sep 13, 2019  "It would take a fleet, six-man Barsoomian flyer full of two-headed aliens to wear as many hats as Mike Tierney, and keep a mad, Kaldane hatter in business to do so....”

It's Black Friday and we have more Mike Tierney!  I wouldn't call that unlucky at all.   Click on the image to check out Part II of the interview, and be sure to visit the other pages on DMR Books.

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Sep 5, 2019  "Restoring the 5000 images and gathering the books represented in the Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology was a labor of love...”

Recently I was asked to interview Mike Tierney, author of The Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology for DMR Books. in celebration of ERB's birthday.

Click on the image to check out Part 1 of the interview (Part 2 is coming soon), and be sure to visit the other pages on DMR Books.

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Aug 11, 2019  Mailed the 50 requisite copies for ERB-APA No 142 (the Edgar Rice Burroughs Amateur Press Association) to Henry Franke, ERB-APA Official Editor (OE) .  This submission consisted of an article based on ERB's The War Chief, titled, The Guns of Geronimo

 

For more about the Edgar Rice Burroughs Amateur Press Association, visit the official site on ERB-Zine.com.

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July 13, 2019  I was asked by Jason Hardy, Editor-in-Chief of The Minunian--a fanart fanzine dedicated to Edgar Rice Burroughs, to submit a piece based on The Jungle Tales of Tarzan to celebrate its 100th anniversary.  Jason also hosts the ERBf.a.n. (fan artist network) on Facebook--check it out by clicking here.

 

Click on the image to read more, and view the full-size image.

Tarzan Rescues the Moon
WELCOME TO MY WORLD

 

This is a typical shot of my cluttered office where I write. It's inspiring to write and paint while surrounded by books and swords.

Shot of my office

Poem of the Day/Week/Whenever

In memory of Robert E. Howard

I wish I coulda shared a drink with you

And listened to you talk about the things you suffered thru'

We coulda talked about your stories and what you were into

I’d have sat there with you that whole night thru

 

I’d love to have heard you rant—and curse and swear and cuss

Go on, get it all out--I don’t mind if you fuss

I’d rather catch an earful, if you feel you must

Just hang in there, partner; we have things to discuss

 

Do you know how highly valued you and your works are?

I know it don’t seem likely, as we sit in this here bar

[…by the side of the road…]

But, your words, man, they touch folks—folks near and far

My friend, where I come from—you’re a shining star

 

I know those problems loom big and ugly and dark

But you should know you’re loved--you left one heck of a mark

I know you've been thinking of ending your tiny, little spark

But I wish you’d stayed with us and created new hero arcs

 

I would have held a sword to your throat

In one of those play fights where you punched, slashed and smote

"Pull that pistol, buster," you might’ve later wrote

Guess we’ll never know—but at least you did leave a note…

 

"All fled, all done, so lift me on the pyre"

That's so dark, and hopelessly bleak and dire
"The feast is over and the lamps expire"

Your body lies so still, but I hate to light that fire…

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