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New Poems and Stories Out!

| October 17, 2019

Since I’ve been writing and submitting a lot more poetry lately, I’ve sold some of my poems! And I’ve also got a new story out this week! “The Fairest” appears in the Trickster issue of Eye to the Telescope. It’s told from Eris’s point of view, and it touches on the start of the Trojan […]

I Didn’t Break the Lamp Out Now!

| October 15, 2019

The latest (and theoretically last) Mad Scientist Journal Presents anthology is out today. I Didn’t Break the Lamp is a collection of stories told from the perspectives of people with imaginary friends and the imaginary friends themselves. “When I was little, I didn’t have an imaginary friend, I had an imaginary bully. She was a little girl […]

Now Out: “Despite All My Rage” in A Punk Rock Future!

| October 8, 2019

A Punk Rock Future is out today, and it includes my flash fiction piece, “Despite All My Rage.” I wrote this piece mostly in a single night–I drafted up what I called an angry rant, only my friend Torrey misheard that as “an angry rat” … and I ran with it. I revised the story […]

Talking about Brass and Glass with Nate Crowder!

| September 26, 2019

Last week, Nate Crowder, who is a part of our local writing group, interviewed me about steampunk, the Brass and Glass series, and writing in general. We talked about all sorts of stuff, even bringing in table-top RPGs and how they’re connected to what I write. And I gave him a little glimpse into what’s next […]

A Reminder about My Patreon

| September 12, 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 […]

Brass and Glass 3 Pre-Orders!

| September 10, 2019

We’ve just re-released books 1 and 2 of my Brass and Glass series via DefCon One Publishing, and now I’m pleased to say that Brass and Glass 3: The Boiling Sea is available for pre-order! Here’s the blurb for the final book in the trilogy: In the turbulent skies of the Republic, it’s not always […]

Brass and Glass: The Cask of Cranglimmering and The Long-Cursed Map Re-Release!

| September 3, 2019

If you’re an observant follower of this blog, you might have noticed that the cover art on my main page for the Brass and Glass books changed recently. The reasoning behind this is that my previous publishers, Razorgirl Press, are closing up shop and released the rights to my books to me. Since book 3 wasn’t […]

Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide vol. 6 Kickstarter is Now Live!

| August 22, 2019

I LOVE the Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide, which is why I always try to send them a story for inclusion. This year, their sixth volume will include the fourth story I’ve sent them, “Fixer-Upper.” It’s a story of sibling rivalries, family relationships, and hope for the future. Every year, they run a Kickstarter to fund the […]

Denizens of Distant Realms out now!

| August 20, 2019

My new collection of short fantasy stories is out today, entitled Denizens of Distant Realms. All six of the stories presented here could take place in the same world, or they could take place in six different worlds. In Denizens of Distant Realms, fantastical things intertwine in half a dozen fantasy short stories. Dragons and […]

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 […]