Hello, Children of Earth!
My name is Curtis A. Deeter. I’m a writer of fantasy, science-fiction, horror, lit-fic, and just about anything and everything in between. I’ve always had a passion for writing, so I figured why not try and make a career out of it? In hindsight, that might have been a poor judgment call, but I’m sticking to it. Stubbornness has worked before, right? Besides, I love story and the art of writing too much to give up.
I live in the Toledo area (Ohio, not Spain … unfortunately) and despite my many jabs at my home city, I’m not going anywhere. Again, stubbornness. We’ve a lot of water, cheap living, several breweries where I can get some of my “best” work done – call it research or pleasure, it’s all the same to me – and, most importantly, cool, fresh, breathable oxygen. Yeah, that’s the stuff you people breathe isn’t it? Please tell me I haven’t been misinformed…
I bring you this page to offer you insights into the process of writing, talk about themes found throughout my work, give you sneak peaks at what’s been and what’s coming up, and talk a bit about my life experiences. That’s really what art is all about, after all: life. And, more accurately, what marks we leave on this beautiful planet of yours … er, I mean ours … before death.
Either way, I have three short stories out now, and one (or two) upcoming:
“Clark the Herald Sings”, in Scout Media’s A Contract of Words anthology.
“Hut, Hut, Bang”, in Scout Media’s A Flash of Words anthology.
“Hello, From the Children of Earth” (hey, we’ve come full circle!), out sometime in June in Rhetoric Askew’s Science Fiction Anthology.
And “In a Silent World”, to be released sometime this year in Strangely Funny VI.
They’re all great. Check them out. You won’t be disappointed. Also, some other fantastic authors are included in both books.
Either way, stick around. I’m looking forward to getting to know you.