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Winter Reads: Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide Volume 5

| December 13, 2018

If you’re looking for a great read for a younger reader, or if you prefer to read things in the middle grade/young adult genres yourself, Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide Volume 5 is now available in print and ebook! I’ve got a new short story in this volume, “The Magnificent Matter of the Mischievous Monkey,” which is […]

My Patreon

| November 8, 2018

Did you know that I have a Patreon? I do! It’s a way for my fans to throw a small amount of money my way to support my writing! I haven’t quite reached my first goal, which involves a monthly video of me reading one of my stories or an excerpt from a longer piece! […]

Now in Paperback: The Trouble with the Tick-Tock Tabby!

| October 23, 2018

When I first published The Trouble with the Tick-Tock Tabby, I did my own cover. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the best plan, as it didn’t look good when I got a proof copy of the print book. So I made a plan to have an artist re-do the cover later. That’s finally happened. The inestimable Leigh Legler […]

Battling in All Her Finery is out today!

| October 16, 2018

The latest anthology that I co-edited is out today! Battling in All Her Finery includes twenty-one stories of women leaders, from queens, princesses, and generals, to musicians, CEOs, and activists. We’re super excited to see this book in the world, and we hope that readers of all ages will enjoy the stories of women leaders! You […]

Three Stories Out Now!

| October 9, 2018

Three of my stories have come out since the beginning of October, so here’s a round up post to point you to all three! “At Least No One Else Will Suffer” is in the October 2018 issue of Factor Four Magazine. This is a flash fiction piece about an evil king getting what’s coming to him. […]

Brass & Glass 3!

| September 27, 2018

Last week, I sent off the manuscript for Brass and Glass 3 to my editors at Razorgirl Press. There will still be a lot of work to do before it’s published, but for a little while, it’s out of my hands and in the hands of those who are ultimately its first readers! Getting this off […]

Now on Kickstarter: Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide Volume 5

| September 26, 2018

The fine folks at Dreaming Robot Press are currently running a Kickstarter for the fifth volume of the Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide. I’ve had stories in the last two, and I will also have a story, “The Magnificent Matter of the Mischievous Monkey,” included in volume 5! My story is a steampunk detective story featuring the […]

Puyallup Festival of Books

| September 25, 2018

My next event will be the Puyallup Festival of Books on Saturday, October 6th, at the Puyallup Public Library, which is an event featuring a whole bunch of local authors and small presses selling their books! I’ll be there as part of DefCon One, but I’ll also have my Brass and Glass books with me […]

“Justice is Blind” available in The Society of Misfit Stories Presents … Vol. 2

| September 18, 2018

The second volume of The Society of Misfit Stories Presents … is now out, and it includes my story, “Justice is Blind.” Bards and Sages Publishing originally published it as a stand-alone ebook, but now has compiled it with 34 other stories for an ebook and print book. The Society of Misfit Stories is specifically […]

“The Cobbler’s Daughter” at MYTHIC Magazine!

| September 13, 2018

My story, “The Cobbler’s Daughter,” is out in MYTHIC Magazine #7! This is a sweet fantasy story about a young woman who takes up her family trade of making beautiful mojari (like the pictured shoes), learns a secret about her parentage, and works to create shoes fit for a princess. It’s got a bit of […]