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As part of my Virtual Blog Tour in July, I’ll be reading one of my short stories at Authors Read on Blog Talk Radio, July 28, 2008.  You can listen to my story now and tell me what you think.  (Note:  You must have Realplayer installed to listen.)

Great talk tonight with Royce Holleman (ex-Marine and host of Paranormal Palace Radio) about my fiction collection, The President’s Parasite and Other Stories, and a lot more (it was almost two hours).

Paranormal Palace Radio July 3, 2008

My audio (mp3) short story, “What Were You When You Were Alive?” (pen name, Efraim Z. Graves) is now #10 on the best-seller’s list at Sniplits Short Stories 2 Go.  Login and buy a copy for .88 cents.  (Note:  Sniplits publishes a free story each week for members only). 

San Diego Homeless Vets Stand Down

“What Were You When You Were Alive?” By Jim Musgrave
A Gulf War veteran wins a different kind of “Survivor Game” in San Diego, fighting prejudice against the homeless….
Time: 30:12 / $0.88
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Here’s the banner that will be used on blogs during my July tour to promote TPP.  I think the dreamy montage captures the essence of many of my 30 stories in this volume.

Promotional Banner for The President\'s Parasite and Other Stories

 

The Gitano

San Francisco, CA.  My short story, “Muló,” appears in this Bram Stoker Award nominated volume, Beneath the Surface:  13+ Shocking Tales of TerrorIt’s about a young gypsy king, living in 1930s New York City, who reaps revenge on his Nazi-sympathizing professor of Anthropology at CCNY.  The story was first published in my short fiction volume, The President’s Parasite and Other Stories.

The editor had an interesting blurb about my story at “The Writer’s Eye.”  I’m kind of glad it has stirred up some controversy:  it was meant to!

California Wild Fires Destroy Homes in San Diego

“A quick note about Efraim Z. Graves’ story, ‘The Fireman.’ Living in California, as I do, with all the wildfires currently raging throughout the state, I was tempted to pull the story from publication. It’s a story that’s almost too close to home. Yet, it’s a good read, and we have to remember that it’s fiction. The premise of the story is not, in any way, a reflection of this magazine’s opinion: we greatly appreciate the men and women of paid and volunteer fire departments throughout the state who brave personal injury to save lives, properties, and the wild. Enuff said. Happy reading!”

The Human Tapeworm

Click on the image to hear the author read the title story from this collection!