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New Poetry and Story Out

| March 2, 2021

I’ve got a couple of new pieces that came out in February! My poem, “The Dragon’s Hoard,” appeared at Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, and features a dragon with an unusual hoard. This poem was inspired by the idea of a book wyrm as opposed to a bookworm. I also have my flash fiction piece, “Orbit 41,” […]

Cover Reveal for Barren!

| February 23, 2021

The next book I’ll be publishing this year is Barren, a post-apocalyptic novella. This novella has been a long time in the making. It started as a short story that many people thought felt like the beginning of something longer. I tried to make it a novel, but novella wound up being the length it worked […]

Promise Me Nothing Out Today!

| February 16, 2021

Today is release day for my young adult contemporary fantasy novel, Promise Me Nothing! It’s available in ebook or print format from all of the usual locations! Supernatural Reform School or Horrifying Death Trap? Dedwydd Academy is meant to be a third chance for Briar Williams, exiled from the fae realm of Idyll for her part […]

Promise Me Nothing Out Tuesday; Facebook Takeover on Thursday

| February 11, 2021

My new young adult contemporary fantasy novel, Promise Me Nothing, comes out on Tuesday, February 16th. That’s next week! If you haven’t already pre-ordered it, you can! Print books will also be available (soon)! In addition to the book release on Tuesday, next Thursday, February 18th, I’m taking over my friend Jesikah Sundin’s MoonTree Readers […]

“Hearts in Motion” in New Maps!

| January 28, 2021

My first published story in 2021 is “Hearts in Motion” in the debut issue of New Maps. “Hearts in Motion” is my post-apocalyptic meet cute story of two teenage girls from different social groups in the middle of what has become a desert long before they were born. It was a story spawned from three […]

Promise Me Nothing is Available for Pre-Order!

| January 19, 2021

Promise Me Nothing comes out on Tuesday, February 16, but if you plan on buying it in ebook, you can pre-order it now, which means it will be automatically delivered to your electronic book reading device on release day! Here’s the blurb for this young adult contemporary fantasy novel! Supernatural Reform School or Horrifying Death […]

Two New Stories Out!

| December 29, 2020

After I posted my list of 2020 short story publications, I had two more flash fiction pieces come out! Both of these were Drawlloween stories from 2018, which might have been my most successful monthly writing challenge to date–I’ve sold 13 of the 31 pieces I started that month! “Maija Spencer, Internet Witch” is a […]

Promise Me Nothing Cover Reveal!

| December 17, 2020

I’m super excited to show off the cover for my next novel, Promise Me Nothing, a young adult urban fantasy novel that will be out in mid-February! J. Kathleen Cheney, who also created the updated covers for my Brass & Glass trilogy, is responsible for the artistry you see here–she absolutely nailed what I wanted for […]

Patreon into the Coming Year!

| December 8, 2020

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 reached my first goal, which involves a monthly video of me reading one of my stories or […]

Kickstarter Recommendation: Mermaids Monthly

| December 2, 2020

As you may have guessed if you’ve been following my blog for any period of time, I enjoy writing stories about things in the water that want to kill you. So I’m super excited for the possibility of Mermaids Monthly, which is currently funding their first year on Kickstarter! If they are able to fund their […]