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“The Cobbler’s Daughter” to be published in MYTHIC Mag

| May 24, 2018

Now that the contract is signed, I’m pleased to announce that my story, “The Cobbler’s Daughter,” will appear in the Summer 2018 issue of MYTHIC Mag. It’s a lovely little story about a magical pair of shoes, set in a not entirely historical India. I’ll post again when it’s live!

Brass and Glass 2: The Long-Cursed Map

| May 22, 2018

Brass and Glass 2: The Long-Cursed Map is out this Friday, May 25th! Here’s the summary! On the hunt for a legendary, cursed map that leads to treasure unimaginable, the crew of The Silent Monsoon, led by the pertinacious Captain Svetlana Tereshchenko, soon discover they aren’t the only ones hunting for riches. But there’s more […]

Awesome Things: Robot Dinosaurs!

| May 16, 2018

If you’re looking for some fun reading this summer, check out this excellent Kickstarter for Robot Dinosaur stories! The project is to create a virtual anthology, which means that the stories appear on a website, so anyone can read these! Two stories are already available, and both of them are lovely! There are also going […]

Have You Checked Out My Patreon Lately?

| May 10, 2018

If you like reading what I write, have you considered backing my Patreon? I’m getting close to my first goal, which involves a monthly video reading from me for my patrons! So if you back, you’ll get to see my face reading my words. And while I can make no promises about the helpfulness of […]

2019 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide!

| April 12, 2018

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I’ve sold the next Marsh sisters story. And now that the contract is signed, I’m pleased to announce that it will appear in the 2019 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide anthology from Dreaming Robot Press! This will be my third appearance in this anthology series, and the second time […]

Drumroll Please: Brass and Glass 2 Subtitle!

| April 5, 2018

I’m happy to announce that after a long session of brainstorming, we’ve come up with the subtitle for the second book in the Brass and Glass series. If you’ve been following my blog for a long time, you may already know that Brass and Glass: The Cask of Cranglimmering was originally just called by the subtitle. […]

The Marsh Sisters are Coming Back!

| March 29, 2018

The protagonists of The Trouble with the Tick-Tock Tabby, Marigold and Chrysanthemum Marsh, are at it again! Their latest tale of excitement and mystery, “The Magnificent Matter of the Mischievous Monkey,” has been accepted for publication! I’ll give more details once the contract is signed, but suffice it to say, I’m excited to get another tale […]

Don’t Forget: Norwescon this weekend!

| March 27, 2018

Here’s a reminder that Norwescon is this weekend, Thursday through Sunday! And if you’re going to be there, you can find me on the following panels, readings, and autograph session. I’ll be at the DefCon One table in the Dealer’s Room most of the rest of the time! Thursday The New, New Doctor 2:00pm – […]

“Tarnish” at Mirror Dance

| March 20, 2018

My story, “Tarnish,” is now available in the Spring 2018 issue of Mirror Dance, found on their website. I’m thrilled with the image they found to go with my story, too. It’s PERFECT! “Tarnish” is one of my several King in Yellow stories, this one with a late nineteenth century pageant backdrop in St. Louis. […]

Brass & Glass 2 coming soon!

| March 15, 2018

Last week, I turned in my second round of edits on the Brass & Glass 2 manuscript to my editors at Razorgirl Press, which means that we’re well on our way to having a book! We’re shooting to have it out by the end of May, but I don’t have a release date to announce just […]