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Review of The Imaginary Corpse by Tyler Hayes

| July 10, 2019

My latest review for Mad Scientist Journal is up, today for a wonderful noir detective story with imaginary friends, called The Imaginary Corpse by Tyler Hayes. If this sounds like a weird mashup of genres, I can assure you that it both is, and that it is also SO perfect. The book is filled with imaginative characters […]

Holiday Reading: Cross and Circle

| November 21, 2017

If you’re looking for something to read after your Thanksgiving dinner, why not check out Cross and Circle? Though the story itself is set closer to Christmas than Thanksgiving, it’s still a lovely holiday read, as it navigates questions of blood relations vs. chosen family, all in the scope of a contemporary fantasy setting. You can […]

More Spooky Reads: Volatile Figments is live!

| October 10, 2017

It’s release day for Volatile Figments, my collection of dark contemporary fantasy (with a little bit of horror) short stories! These are great stories for reading as you get ready for Halloween. Some are less spooky than others, but there are witches, ghouls, ghosts, elder gods, psychics, and creepy muses aplenty! Several of the stories in […]

Volatile Figments is available for pre-order!

| September 26, 2017

My latest collection, Volatile Figments, is now available for pre-order! This is an ebook only collection of some dark contemporary fantasy short stories–some of them veer toward horror, but I’m not entirely sure that they reach that mark. Here’s the official blurb: Dani finds the new director in her college theater department more than a little unnerving, […]

Coming Up: Volatile Figments

| September 5, 2017

I’ve been working on pulling together a lot of my old, previously published stories, along with some new stories, into mini collections. The one I’m working on currently is Volatile Figments, which will be a collection of six stories in the young adult/dark contemporary fantasy realm, a number of which feature teenage monsters. Why teenage monsters? […]

Cross and Circle available now!

| August 1, 2017

My latest book, Cross and Circle, is officially out today! It’s a contemporary fantasy novella, with a hint of mystery. From the book blurb: 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 […]

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 […]