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“Tarnish” to appear at Mirror Dance

| November 9, 2017

Now that the contract is signed, I can talk about my latest acceptance, which I mentioned in my October 2017 recap. My story, “Tarnish,” will appear in the Spring 2018 issue of Mirror Dance. This story first appeared in Unfixed Timelines as one of my historical fiction stories accompanied by an essay about the real history. The […]

Introducing Heroes of Necessity!

| November 7, 2017

My next collection of short stories is in progress! This one is called Heroes of Necessity, and it’s about super heroes who don’t fit into the traditional molds. While the heroes in these stories have powers, most of them don’t have substantial powers, none of the kind that would impact the entire world. But they’re still […]

The Relief of Sending a Book to Editors

| November 2, 2017

I finished off the first draft of Brass and Glass Book 2 at the beginning of September, and turned around a second draft by mid-October. Then it went off to a handful of beta readers, so that I could frantically incorporate some of their changes and send it off to my editors at Razorgirl Press. […]

An Offer for New Patreon Backers

| October 26, 2017

Have you checked out my Patreon recently? No? What’s keeping you? If it sweetens the pot, here’s a little deal for you! Any new backers who pledge at the $3 a month or higher level before October 31st will get a copy of my latest collection, Volatile Figments. This already went out to my existing backers, […]

Spooky Reads: Utter Fabrication

| October 25, 2017

Have you checked out Utter Fabrication yet? I may be biased, as one of the editors, but I think this is a great collection of slightly spooky stories, perfect for a little pre-Halloween reading. There are also light-hearted pieces mixed in with the spooky, so you won’t be completely scared while reading it. You can buy Utter […]

“The Glorious Dead” reprinted in The Misbehaving Dead

| October 24, 2017

My story of Civil War soldiers and zombies, “The Glorious Dead,” has been reprinted in The Misbehaving Dead, an anthology of stories about dead things that won’t stay dead and buried. My story involves a little bit of voodoo gone wrong, along with a fragment from an actual soldier’s diary while he was at Vicksburg. If […]

“Interlude C: Obstacles and Opportunities” in Write Like You’re Alive 2017!

| October 17, 2017

During the month of August, I worked on what will eventually become a book called Scenes from a Quiet Apocalypse. It’s a bit of an experimental story, told through vignettes and pieces of poetry. I wrote it as a part of the Write Like You’re Alive challenge, hosted by Zoetic Press, which challenges participants to write […]

More Spooky Reads: Volatile Figments is live!

| October 10, 2017

It’s release day for Volatile Figments, my collection of dark contemporary fantasy (with a little bit of horror) short stories! These are great stories for reading as you get ready for Halloween. Some are less spooky than others, but there are witches, ghouls, ghosts, elder gods, psychics, and creepy muses aplenty! Several of the stories in […]

GeekGirlCon!

| September 28, 2017

This weekend, I’ll be at GeekGirlCon, one of my favorite Seattle conventions! I will primarily be womanning the DefCon One Publishing booth (H121), but I’ll also be on one panel and doing a signing! The panel is “DMing for Beginners,” Saturday, September 30th, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in Samus. I will be talking about how to […]

Volatile Figments is available for pre-order!

| September 26, 2017

My latest collection, Volatile Figments, is now available for pre-order! This is an ebook only collection of some dark contemporary fantasy short stories–some of them veer toward horror, but I’m not entirely sure that they reach that mark. Here’s the official blurb: Dani finds the new director in her college theater department more than a little unnerving, […]