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“Princess Last Picked” out now!

| April 18, 2019

Swords, Sorcery, & Self-Rescuing Damsels is out this week, including my story, “Princess Last Picked.” As I mentioned before, it’s a sweet middle grade story about a princess and her friends saving the day. It’s set in a quasi-Celtic fantasy world, and involves cleverness winning out over strength and magic. I had a lot of […]

“Brick-Red Love” out now!

| April 16, 2019

My flash fiction piece, “Brick-Red Love” went live on The Arcanist on April 12th. You can check it out here! This was one of my Drawlloween stories, based on a prompt of “bride.” In the context of Drawlloween, I’m sure it was meant to be Bride of Frankenstein, but I took a lot of my […]

Norwescon Is Coming!

| April 11, 2019

I’m not on panels at Norwescon this year, nor am I vending in any capacity, but I’m attending the convention. This is the first time in a long time that I won’t be “working,” which is especially good because our niece is going to be visiting and attending the convention with us. So you might […]

Upcoming Story Releases!

| April 4, 2019

I’ve got four stories coming out in April and May, three of which are in anthologies, and the fourth of which (which actually comes out first) is a quick read! On April 12, you’ll be able to read my story, “Brick-Red Love,” at The Arcanist. This is one of the stories I wrote during Drawlloween (using […]

Let’s Talk Historical Fantasy!

| March 28, 2019

On Saturday, March 30th (that’s this Saturday!), I’m taking part in a Facebook event for authors of historical fantasy. Along with three other historical fantasy authors, I’ll be talking about my writing in that genre. My slot is from 1:30-2:00 Pacific time, and the whole event runs from 1:00-3:00 Pacific time! You can find out […]

In Sight of the Finish Line for Brass and Glass 3

| March 26, 2019

I’m so close to the end of my second pass edits on Brass and Glass 3 that I can almost taste it! By Sunday, I’ll be sending it back to my editors for them to review. Then they’ll have one more round of things for me to tidy up, and then it’ll go to the copy […]

New Story Out: Coffin Coffee Table

| March 14, 2019

I’ve got a new story live as of yesterday! “Coffin Coffee Table” is now available at The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts. It’s a tiny piece of flash that started out based on actual plans once upon a time to build a coffin-shaped coffee table. But as I wrote it, it turned into a piece about […]

Emerald City Comic Con this weekend

| March 13, 2019

This weekend, I’ll be at Emerald City Comic Con. I don’t have any panels or signings, and I’m not working at a table. I’ll just be hanging out and doing stuff. Which means, in part, I don’t have much of a plan yet. I’ll probably be hanging out with other writer types, attending a few […]

Checking Out My Patreon

| March 7, 2019

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 and learn about what I’m working on! I haven’t quite reached my first goal, which involves a monthly video of me reading one of my stories […]

Final Push for I Didn’t Break the Lamp!

| February 26, 2019

We’re into the final week for the Kickstarter for I Didn’t Break the Lamp: Historical Accounts of Imaginary Acquaintances. The Kickstarter ends on Thursday at 7 p.m. Pacific time, so if you’ve been waiting until the last minute to back, that minute is now here! We’re looking forward to putting together this anthology, but we can […]