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Horror writer, haiku poet, copier technician, cartoonist.

Background Information

I write a lot of different things, from haiku to horror. Almost every writer I've read has influenced me in some way, but I'd have to say my biggest influences come from Stephen King, Chuck Palahniuk, Hunter S. Thompson, and Dave Barry. With a little Ogden Nash and Jack Kerouac thrown in for good measure.                  


- 1st place, Bay Area Poets Coalition poetry contest, 2001
- 1st place, Arizona State Poetry Society poetry contest, 2001
- 2nd place, The Storyteller People's Choice Award, 2002
- Honorable Mention, Quincy Writers Guild Creative Writing Contest, 2002
- Honorable Mention, Sky Blue Waters Poetry Contest, 2002
- Honorable Mention, Green River Writers Writing Contest, 2003
- 3rd place, Writers' Journal Horror/Ghost Story contest, 2004
- Honorable Mention, John Wood Community College Creative Writing Contest, 2004
- Honorable Mention, CNW/FFWA Writing Competition, 2004
- runner up, Shadows Ink Poetry Contest, 2004
- 2 Commended poems, Margaret Reid Poetry Contest, 2005
- 2nd place, Parody Contest, 2006
- Honorable Mention, Wergle Flomp poetry contest, 2007
- 2nd place, Erotic Poems Contest, 2007
- Honorable Mention, Pennsylvania State Poetry Society Contest, 2008
- Honorable Mention, Archangel Shecky One Great Joke Contest, 2008
- Rhysling nomination, 2008
- Dwarf Stars nomination, 2008
- haiku selected for Red Moon Anthology, 2008
- Honorable Mention, 100 Words or Fewer Writing Contest, 2009
- Rhysling nomination, 2009
- haiku selected for Red Moon Anthology, 2009
- Dwarf Stars nomination, 2010
- Dwarf Stars finalist, 2012
- 1st place, Fort Worth Haiku Society winter quarterly contest, 2013

Favorite Links

Haiku & Horror
This is my blog... stop by and leave a comment. Updated regularly with useful market information.

Helium - Greg Schwartz
Links to my articles and reviews on

Haiku Society of America
The official website of the Haiku Society of America.

Horror Writers Association
The official website of the Horror Writers Association.

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