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Unfixed Timelines available for pre-order

| May 23, 2017

If you like alternate histories, you’ll love Unfixed Timelines! I’ve collected five of my alternate history stories into this collection, along with brief essays that talk about the real history of the events and places that I have written about. Three of the stories, “Donning the Helm,” “Veli Tis Artemidos,” and “Salt in Our Veins” are […]

An audio version of a steampunk story!

| May 19, 2017

The very first story that I published was “The Recondite Riddle of the Rose Rogue,” back in 2010. It’s been reprinted a few times since then, and now, it’s available in audio format as well! This is a story with two young girls as protagonists (age 9 and 12), and it’s a very kid-friendly story, […]

April 2017 recap

| May 3, 2017

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 17 Acceptances received: 0 Rejections received: 14 Stories withdrawn: 1 Resubmissions: 14 New Submissions: 1 Stories out at the end of the month: 15 April was a little bit more regular on the submissions front. Lots of stories to turn around, but no new acceptances. I did […]

March 2017 recap

| April 3, 2017

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 17 Acceptances received: 0 Rejections received: 7 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 7 New Submissions: 0 Stories out at the end of the month: 17 A quiet month on the submission/rejection front. Seven stories rejected, seven stories sent back out into the world. Still got a couple of stories hanging out […]

Brass & Glass Book One available for pre-order tomorrow!

| March 24, 2017

Razorgirl Press has announced that as of tomorrow (my 42nd birthday, no less), my novel Brass & Glass: The Cask of Cranglimmering, will be available for pre-order on Kindle! The book will go live on April 1st! If you like steampunk, action, adventure, pirates, whiskey, or weird monsters, you should definitely check this out! You can […]

February 2017 Recap

| February 28, 2017

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 21 Acceptances received: 3 Rejections received: 14 Stories withdrawn: 2 Resubmissions: 16 New Submissions: 0 Stories out at the end of the month: 17 Lots of news to share this month! First off, I left you all hanging with my January acceptance, but I can now officially state […]

January 2017 Recap

| February 1, 2017

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 22 Acceptances received: 1 Rejections received: 18 (+1) Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 18 New Submissions: 1 Stories out at the end of the month: 21 Only one month in to 2017, and I’ve already received an acceptance and started a new story in the rounds. The […]

2016 in Review

| January 1, 2017

It’s time, once again, to look at what I’ve accomplished on the writing front this year! My numbers for 2016: Stories out at the end of 2016: 16 New Stories Written: 9 Old Stories Making the Rounds: 20 Total Submissions: 188 Total Rejections: 170 (+1, +3) Total Acceptances: 8 Stories out at the end of 2016: 22 So […]

2016 publishing

| December 8, 2016

It’s the time of the year when authors are making lists of the stories and other items that they published in 2016, which are eligible for awards. And while my list is not extensive, I thought I’d do one nonetheless! Short Stories “Origin Story,” Black Girls Magic Lit Mag (January 2016). “Salt in Our Veins,” […]

“Nochevieja” and reprints available now!

| December 6, 2016

I’m a little behind in announcing some story releases! “Nochevieja,” which is the latest of my Huntsman stories in the Cobalt City Universe, appears in Cobalt City Christmas: Christmas Harder. This is another Huntsman story featuring the World War II incarnations of the Huntsman–Matthew Castile in the U.S. and Sarah Castile in Europe–but it’s set in […]