People in many creative vocations often complain about being pigeonholed or typecast I recently learned I'm no exception. I was talking to another writer about an anthology that came out a while back. Frankly, I didn't think it was very good. Then I mentioned I could've come up with something far better than a lot of the stories in the book, had I known about it. That brought a surprised reaction--very surprised. I was informed I was never considered as a contributor because I only do weird westerns. I was somewhat dumbfounded. I guess that's become my label. I'm the weird western guy. Ironically, most weird western editors hate me because they don't think my work is dark enough. I counted up my cumulative body of work. Only 20% of my published stories are weird westerns. I've written steampunk. I've written all sorts of horror. And half of my stories are science fiction. But I am perceived as the weird western guy. I guess my other material wasn't as memorable as I'd hoped.