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New Story Sales!

| June 19, 2018

I’ve recently signed a couple of contracts for two of my short stories to be published! “Happily Never After,” which is a Cobalt City-adjacent story of Gray Dawn back when she was Cassidy Sweet, the pop star, will be published at The Colored Lens later this year. This one is a fun little story about late-bloomer pop […]

Unfixed Timelines

| June 12, 2018

I’ve been doing more historical research at work recently, which typically means that I’ll likely come up with an idea for another alternate history story in the near future. I’ve written a total of 10 alternate history stories, roughly 18% of the stories I’ve written (and that doesn’t include my three Cobalt City stories that […]

Brass and Glass 2 now out!

| May 29, 2018

In case you were waiting for Brass and Glass 2: The Long Cursed Map, I’m pleased to say that it’s now available! If you’re interested in a signed copy, let me know! I have physical copies (which aren’t available yet on Amazon). I’ll also be at some events in the coming months, where you can see […]

“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 […]

Link Round Up!

| May 17, 2018

Looking for some of my stories to read? Here’s a quick round up of what has come out this year! “Salt in Our Veins” was reprinted in Goddesses of the Sea (Fantasia Divinity Magazine) in February 2018. The story involves nerieds and pirates. The anthology collects 18 stories about mermaids, sea goddesses, sirens, and other mysterious creatures of […]

If You Could Go Anywhere …

| May 15, 2018

One of the awesome things about Cobalt City is that it’s one of many worlds that’s a part of something called the Coil. There are infinite variations that can be found, with the right technology. My story, “Big in Japan,” explores one such alternate world that Kara Sparx somewhat accidentally stumbles into. She’s trying to […]

Getting Excited for Brass and Glass 2!

| May 8, 2018

We’re getting ever closer to Brass and Glass 2: The Long-Cursed Map! To help tide you over, here’s a video of me reading a portion of Brass and Glass: The Cask of Cranglimmering! Now’s the perfect time to read Brass and Glass: The Cask of Cranglimmering if you haven’t already, so that it’ll be fresh in your […]

Scenes from a Quiet Apocalypse: Where is Destiny?

| May 3, 2018

While I was writing Scenes from a Quiet Apocalypse, I very much had a setting in mind, but it’s a setting that never was named. Astute readers may have picked up on the clues that I left, but for others, it may have read as a strictly fictitious city. The book works fine whether you know […]

Interview with Jesikah Sundin

| May 2, 2018

Jesikah Sundin is a friend and fellow author who I met and got to know through a series of Seattle-area conventions and other events. She’s visiting today to talk about the final book in her Biodome Chronicles series, Gamemaster, which came out yesterday! DV: Tell my readers a little bit about yourself. JS: Jesikah Sundin is a […]