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My Norwescon Schedule!

| March 13, 2018

For the first time, I’m a panelist at Norwescon! I’ve been attending this convention most years since I moved to Seattle, where I’ve sold crafts, books, some combination of the two, and done some of the Broad Universe Rapid Fire Readings. And a lot of cosplay. But this year, I’ll be sitting on panels as […]

Welcome to Miskatonic University Kickstarter!

| March 8, 2018

Broken Eye Books recently launched their Kickstarter for Welcome to Miskatonic University, which is an anthology of stories set at the vaunted institution of higher education in Lovecraft’s Miskatonic Valley. The basic Kickstarter funding will fund one anthology, but there’s a second anthology waiting in the wings as the first stretch goal. And that second anthology […]

Published Poem at Liquid Imagination

| March 6, 2018

I’ve recently had a poem published in Liquid Imagination, called “There Are Still Dragons in London, Saint George.” The website has both a text version of the poem and an audio version of the poem, the latter read by me! It’s fitting that this poem is published now, because it’s almost exactly two years after I […]

Battling in All Her Finery Kickstarter Concludes Tomorrow Night!

| February 27, 2018

We’ve reached the penultimate day for our Kickstarter for Battling in All Her Finery! If you’d like to celebrate with us, pop over to our Facebook event tomorrow night at 7 p.m. Pacific time, for a livestream with our herd of Feline Interns! Also if you’ve backed our Kickstarter, are you also a backer on […]

Battling in All Her Finery is Funded!

| February 22, 2018

Mad Scientist Journal‘s Kickstarter for Battling in All Her Finery is now fully funded, and still chugging along toward some stretch goals! If you’re a writer, and you’ve got some ideas about women leaders, keep an eye on this space, as I’ll be sure to announce the submissions guidelines here and at Mad Scientist Journal. In […]

Mad Scientist Journal’s Current Kickstarter!

| February 13, 2018

Have you checked out the Kickstarter for Battling in All Her Finery yet? We had an amazing launch last week, nearly hitting 15 percent of our goal JUST in the first 4 hours! We’re around the 3/4 point in funding, and still going strong! We’re absolutely thrilled with how wonderfully this Kickstarter is going, but we want […]

Story Releases!

| February 8, 2018

My story, “Salt in Our Veins,” which originally appeared in Fae Visions of the Mediterranean, has been reprinted in the Goddesses of the Sea anthology from Fantasia Divinity Magazine & Publishing. I’m utterly in love with this cover, and I can’t wait to read the other stories, being a huge fan of things in the water that might […]

Scenes from a Quiet Apocalypse Now Available!

| February 6, 2018

Today’s the day that Scenes from a Quiet Apocalypse goes live! If you’ve already pre-ordered it, it has likely already shown up on your ereader. If you missed out on the pre-order, you can buy a copy here! I’m always curious to hear what people think of my writing, but with this novella, written in […]

Battling in All Her Finery Kickstarter

| February 1, 2018

Today is the big day! Our Kickstarter for Battling in All Her Finery is now live! Be sure to check it out early, as we have special deals for the first people who pledge for a digital or print copy of the book. And if you want to support us more, there are options for […]

Battling in All Her Finery: Countdown to the Kickstarter Launch!

| January 23, 2018

Today on Facebook, we’re launching an event to count down to the launch of our next Mad Scientist Journal anthology on Kickstarter. Which is a long way of saying: we’ve got another Kickstarter on the horizon! Battling in All Her Finery will be an anthology of science fiction and fantasy stories about woman leaders: presidents, queens, […]