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Fun for Friday: A Three Image Montage

| August 16, 2019

Here are three images to put together into some sort of story–a stone staircase leading toward a full moon, a medieval castle perched at the edge of water, and a technological looking labyrinth. Enjoy!

Pulicon This Weekend

| August 15, 2019

This weekend, I’ll be at Pulicon with DefCon One Publishing. We’ll have a bunch of Mad Scientist Journal and anthologies I’ve edited, but we’ll also have our Cobalt City books (including my Sparx & Arrows) and my steampunk books! If you’re in the Puyallup area, Pulicon is at the Puyallup Public Library from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. There’s a […]

Review of Distaff

| August 14, 2019

I’ve just reviewed Distaff, which is a collection of nine sci-fi stories by women authors. You can check out my review at Mad Scientist Journal. It’s a nice quick read, too, which releases tomorrow at WorldCon. If you’re in Dublin, check it out there! If not, grab yourself a copy online!

Have You Read Cross & Circle?

| August 13, 2019

Have you read my paranormal suspense novella, Cross & Circle yet? If you like delving into mysteries with a little bit of magic, you might enjoy this book. It’s a very quick read, too, perfect for a short bit of downtime. If you have read Cross & Circle, I’d love it if you left a review for […]

When Busy Turns to Juggling Knives

| August 12, 2019

I’m currently working on a lot of projects, some of which I haven’t even had time to mention on this blog. This has taken me from being busy (my normal state) to a point very near to what I like to call “juggling knives.” I use the phrase in the context of it being a […]

Fun for Friday: Writing Prompts from Bustle

| August 9, 2019

If you’re searching for the perfect prompt to get you going, check out this list of 21 writing prompts from Bustle! While many of them are better suited for novels than short stories, there are plenty of ideas that could work at a variety of lengths!

Don’t Forget to Check Out My Patreon

| August 8, 2019

Have you checked out my Patreon lately? It’s a way for my fans to throw a small amount of money my way to support my writing! I’m getting close to my first goal, which involves a monthly video of me reading one of my stories or an excerpt from a longer piece! So if I […]

Review of The Flight Girls by Noelle Salazar

| August 7, 2019

My latest book review is up at Mad Scientist Journal, this time for a non-speculative fiction book! The Flight Girls by Noelle Salazar is a historical fiction book about the women pilots of the WASPs during World War II. It’s a wonderful look at a little-known piece of history, with compelling characters and excellent writing. If […]

July 2019 Recap

| August 6, 2019

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 101 Acceptances received: 3 Rejections received: 73 Stories withdrawn: 5 (+1) Resubmissions: 128 New Submissions: 9 Stories out at the end of the month: 150 I had a huge number of submissions in July, and I finally received some acceptances to go with those! […]

Time Off from Writing

| August 5, 2019

We spent the last week of July visiting the Northeast U.S., which was a place that Jeremy had never been, and I had barely been (save for a quick conference trip to Rhode Island some years ago). It was ridiculously hot the entire time we were there, and the wifi in the hotel that we […]