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Cross and Circle available for pre-order!

| July 20, 2017

My latest book, Cross and Circle, is a contemporary fantasy novella. Evie and Carlotta are expecting the imminent arrival of their first child when an unusual group of men claims to have come for their son. Building off of a pendant that one of the men wears and her own research into pecked crosses across the […]

Podcast Version of “One for Every Year”

| July 18, 2017

My slightly creepy flash fiction story, “One for Every Year,” now has an audio version! You can find it at The Centropic Oracle. Since it’s such a short story, it only takes about 7 minutes for the whole thing, so it’s great for a quick break in your day!

Write Like You’re Alive

| July 13, 2017

Last year, I took part in a month of creating called “Write Like You’re Alive.” The goal was to create something each day during the month of July. The end result was a collection of short stories, poems, and artwork. My personal contribution was a photograph I took in Kansas City. This year, Zoetic Press […]

Just Six More Days for the Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide Kickstarter!

| July 6, 2017

If you haven’t had a chance yet to check out this year’s Kickstarter for the 2018 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide, now is the time! The campaign has about 6 days left, and we’re SO CLOSE to being funded! Even if you’re not interested in reading a book of short stories for kids, there are a […]

Holiday Reading: Sparx & Arrows

| July 4, 2017

Looking for a little light reading for the Fourth of July? Sparx & Arrows, which is only 99 cents in ebook format, includes five fun stories of super heroics in Cobalt City. As an added bonus, two of the stories involve clockwork American presidents, which even makes it thematically appropriate for the Fourth of July! Great […]

Stories for Your Reading Enjoyment!

| June 29, 2017

Every once in a while, I check all of the websites where my stories have been published to see what’s still out there for free. This is useful stuff for when I’m selling reprints, but today’s round-up also means that I’ve got a stack of links for my readers! As a note, several of these […]

Free Books to Review from Apex Book Company

| June 28, 2017

I’ve currently got a stack of books about a mile high to review (or they would be, if they weren’t all on my Kindle!), but if you’re looking for an excellent way to a) read new books, b) FOR FREE, and c) help out authors in the process, check out the Apex Book Company’s Minions Read […]

Coming Soon: Utter Fabrication

| June 27, 2017

Right now, we’re getting toward the home stretch for the latest Mad Scientist Journal anthology, Utter Fabrication. I’m one of the co-editors on our anthologies (along with my husband), and the process eats up a good deal of our writing time. But once we’ve read all of the slush, selected the stories, sent out the contracts, and […]

Sometimes I Write Horror … sorta

| June 20, 2017

I don’t write a whole lot of true horror, because I don’t have a ton of experience with it. I do, however, write a number of slightly marginally creepy things. In this case, I wrote an epistolary YA novella set at a girls’ summer camp in the early 2000s. It’s a weird mix of almost […]

Fun for Friday: The Origin of the Slush Pile

| June 16, 2017

Last summer, my brother and I were sitting at my mom’s kitchen table, both trying to get some work done, and I said something about needing to read slush. He didn’t believe this was a thing, so I looked up the origins of the term “slush pile” to prove him wrong. (Because that’s what we […]