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Out Now: Spiders of the Shifting Swamp

| September 22, 2020

And now for something completely different, I’ve written and illustrated my first ever children’s book! Spiders of the Shifting Swamp started as a short story loosely based on a world that Jeremy had created, or at least tucked into the corner of a world he had created. The story was VERY short, and one market […]

Coming Soon: Sure Shot in Las Capas!

| September 17, 2020

The very first time I was asked to write in the Cobalt City Universe, I looked for a corner that I could carve out as my own. I started out writing the first female incarnation of the Huntsman, one of Cobalt City’s legacy super heroes. After dabbling with some other characters, I returned to the […]

Out Today: Unfixed Timelines 2!

| September 15, 2020

Unfixed Timelines 2 is out today, with six short stories, one poem, and seven essays about the real history that inspired each of the stories! This volume of stories includes: “Nochnaya Serenada” (reprint) and an essay about the history of the Night Witches “Have You Seen Him?” and an essay about the historical connections between […]

Unfixed Timelines 2 Cover Art!

| September 1, 2020

Much like when I published the first Unfixed Timelines, the cover art for Unfixed Timelines 2 is also a mashup of historical images related to the stories within this collection. Astute observers might recognize a couple of the Romanov Princesses, though most of the other images are fairly obscure (and obscured). While Unfixed Timelines 2 will be, like […]

Coming Soon: Spiders of the Shifting Swamp

| August 27, 2020

One of my big projects this summer has been working on my first children’s book. It started out as a very short flash fiction story, but someone suggested it might work better as a children’s book, so I thought I’d try going in that direction. The tricky part about a children’s book, however, is that […]

“He Who Is in the Place of Embalming” Now Out!

| August 25, 2020

I’ve got a new poem out in the most recent issue of The Weird and Whatnot. “He Who Is in the Place of Embalming” is a poem I wrote based on an image of a modern Anubis, colored slightly with shades of American Gods. It’s one of several mythology-based poems I’ve written, and I’m glad to […]

Three More Stories!

| August 13, 2020

I’ve got three stories out recently. The first is a podcast version of a story previously published at Intrinsick, “Dakota Travis, Saurallero Extraordinaire,” which the Manawaker Flash Fiction Podcast posted in late July. In case you always wanted to have a slightly humorous obituary read to you, here’s your chance. The second is a new […]

Don’t Forget about my Patreon!

| August 11, 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 […]

What If I’m a Merfolk? Out Today!

| August 4, 2020

My first collection comprising mostly poetry is out today! What If I’m a Merfolk? features 23 poems and 3 stories about being a merfolk or becoming a merfolk. The majority of the poems were written during Mermay this year, and I paired those up with a handful of other pieces of merfolk poetry and fiction I’ve […]

Unfixed Timelines Lineup Confirmed!

| July 23, 2020

I’ve written and revised the essays for Unfixed Timelines 2, so I now feel pretty confident telling you about what this collection will include. The order remains to be determined, but the stories and essay topics are: “Nochnaya Serenada” (reprint) and an essay about the history of the Night Witches “Have You Seen Him?” and an […]