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Winter Reads: Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide Volume 5

| December 13, 2018

If you’re looking for a great read for a younger reader, or if you prefer to read things in the middle grade/young adult genres yourself, Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide Volume 5 is now available in print and ebook! I’ve got a new short story in this volume, “The Magnificent Matter of the Mischievous Monkey,” which is […]

Winter Reads: Volatile Figments

| December 11, 2018

If you like your holiday reading on the darker side of things, check out my short story collection, Volatile Figments. Within, you’ll find six short stories in the dark contemporary fantasy camp. The description for this book reads: Dani finds the new director in her college theater department more than a little unnerving, but she has […]

Winter Reads: Scenes from a Quiet Apocalypse

| December 6, 2018

Probably my most unusual book to date, Scenes from a Quiet Apocalypse uses an abnormal structure compared to my other books. What emerges is a story told in snippets, painting a picture of how the “survivors” react in a world that has suddenly gone silent. If you enjoy post-apocalyptic tales with a diverse cast of characters and […]

Winter Reads: Heroes of Necessity

| November 29, 2018

If you like superheroes who are more inclined to use their minds and their hearts than their fists, Heroes of Necessity might be right up your alley! Heroes of Necessity presents four of my short stories about women with minimal superpowers helping out the world on a small scale. There’s a mom dealing with family drama, […]

Winter Reads: Sparx & Arrows

| November 27, 2018

If you’re looking for some exciting short stories to read as the days and night get colder and longer in the Northern Hemisphere, why not check out Sparx & Arrows? It’s got three stories featuring three different incarnations of the Huntsman and three stories featuring Kara Sparx (the trick is that one story features both!). […]

Winter Reads: Cross & Circle

| November 22, 2018

Cross & Circle isn’t just a great winter read, it’s also set during the winter months! It’s an exciting paranormal mystery novella with elements of anthropology and comparative cultural studies. In a lot of ways, it’s my love letter to academia bundled up in a slightly weird package. If this sounds up your alley, you […]

Winter Reads: Rites & Desires

| November 21, 2018

Do you prefer your leading ladies both wicked and lovable (even if they wouldn’t call themselves lovable)? You might just adore Rites & Desires by Amanda Cherry. Set in the Cobalt City Universe, this book is the first in that universe to feature a villain as the protagonist, and Ruby Killingsworth is the best kind of […]

My 2018 Publications

| November 20, 2018

With the proliferation of awards posts popping up across the internet, I went back and looked over what I’ve had published this year and what I’ve written this year, because I started feeling like I hadn’t done much. Turns out (go figure), my brain is a filthy liar. Sales and Publications: I’ve sold 11 pieces […]

Winter Reads: Brass & Glass

| November 15, 2018

If you’ve got a steampunk lover in your life, have they got a copy of Brass & Glass books 1 or 2 yet? If not, you can buy them either book on Amazon (book 1, book 2). I don’t have any more book selling events this year where folks can find me in person. However, if […]

The Next Big Thing

| November 13, 2018

Near the end of October, I typed “THE END” for the second book I’ve finished writing this year, which is tentatively titled Wasteland. This was a NaNoWriMo project that I worked on a few years back, but I only got about five or six chapters done before I set it aside. My biggest reason was […]