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Magical Menagerie

| August 21, 2018

One of the panels I was on at SpoCon was called “The Magical Menagerie,” which I described as the panel on monsters. I introduced myself as an author who loves vampires and also “things that live underwater that want to kill you.” I shared the panel with Dorian Graves and Sanan Kolva. Our conversation was […]

“Parcel Post” in Frostfire Worlds

| August 14, 2018

The August 2018 issue of Frostfire Worlds includes my story, “Parcel Post.” Frostfire Worlds is a magazine of stories for kids, and in my case, my story is also about kids. The idea for “Parcel Post” started with the fun fact that in the early twentieth century (roughly around 1913), you could mail small children. Sort of. […]

Unfixed Timelines on Channillo

| August 9, 2018

If you don’t particularly care for reading ebooks, but have been wanting to read my Unfixed Timelines collection, I’ve got great news for you! Unfixed Timelines is being published on Channillo! Each week on Thursdays, you can read either a short story or the essay about the history that inspired this story. They’ll alternate, so that […]

Brass and Glass 3 is Drafted!

| August 2, 2018

On Sunday, I typed THE END as I finished up the first draft of Brass and Glass 3. There’s still a long way for it to go before it’s ready for the world, but I’m excited to have it drafted! For some fun statistics, the first draft wound up just shy of 50,000 words, which is […]

Scenes from a Quiet Apocalypse

| July 24, 2018

This time last year, I was writing what became Scenes from a Quiet Apocalypse as part of the Zoetic Press Write Like You’re Alive challenge. I’m taking this year off from the challenge, as I’m doing different challenges instead. However, if you’re a fan of Scenes from a Quiet Apocalypse and wish you could have more, did […]

FREE Short Story Collections!

| July 19, 2018

Three of the collections of my short stories that I’ve published through DefCon One Publishing are available for FREE this month through Smashwords! If you’ve been thinking about picking up one (or more) of them, now is the time to do it! Through the end of the month, you can get Heroes of Necessity, Unfixed Timelines, […]

A Reader’s Review of Brass and Glass 2

| July 17, 2018

I’ve gotten my first review for Brass and Glass 2: The Long-Cursed Map! In case you’ve been waiting to see what other people have thought of it, one reader says: Same fascinating world and characters but tighter writing and a solid, entertaining pace. The author is clearly growing into her art and a fun and unique […]

“The Glorious Dead” in Bards and Sages Quarterly!

| July 10, 2018

The latest Bards and Sages Quarterly is now out, and it includes my story “The Glorious Dead,” the story of cousins and zombies in the American Civil War. Bards and Sages published one of my longer stories as a stand-alone last year, and it will be appearing in a collection from them later this year. I’ll […]

Brass and Glass 3 progress

| July 5, 2018

I’m chugging along with writing the first draft of Brass and Glass 3, which I’m hoping to have done by the end of July. I passed the 2/3 point on the manuscript over the holiday yesterday! One of the things that I’m finding as I work on this third book is that the number of times […]

Brass and Glass 2 in paperback!

| June 28, 2018

If you’ve been waiting to buy Brass and Glass 2: The Long-Cursed Map in paperback format, now you can buy it! You can also still get autographed copies directly from me, of course!