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Have You Checked Out Intercity Illusions?

| July 22, 2021

Have you had a chance to check out Intercity Illusions? Cities are filled with the strange and unusual, especially when you add the supernatural to them. This book collects urban fantasy stories and poetry highlighting the abnormal goings-on across myriad cityscapes. These tales will leave you wondering what is real and what is merely an illusion. […]

Intercity Illusions Out Today!

| June 15, 2021

My latest collection, which is all urban fantasy stories and poetry, is out today! You can find Intercity Illusions in print and ebook formats. This collection is primarily previously published stories, but there are six new stories that are currently exclusive to this collection. Several of the poems are also previously published, while a few […]

Intercity Illusions Cover Reveal!

| May 25, 2021

I’ve got another collection coming out on June 15, Intercity Illusions! This is a collection of primarily short stories, with a small amount of poetry mixed in. All of the stories are loosely defined as urban fantasy. Each one is set roughly in present day, with most of the world functioning the way our world works. […]

Have You Checked Out Promise Me Nothing?

| March 11, 2021

Have you had a chance to check out Promise Me Nothing yet? It’s out in both ebook formats and paperback, so you can read it whichever way you prefer! Here’s the blurb for this young adult contemporary fantasy novel! Supernatural Reform School or Horrifying Death Trap? Dedwydd Academy is meant to be a third chance for […]

Promise Me Nothing Out Today!

| February 16, 2021

Today is release day for my young adult contemporary fantasy novel, Promise Me Nothing! It’s available in ebook or print format from all of the usual locations! Supernatural Reform School or Horrifying Death Trap? Dedwydd Academy is meant to be a third chance for Briar Williams, exiled from the fae realm of Idyll for her part […]

Promise Me Nothing Out Tuesday; Facebook Takeover on Thursday

| February 11, 2021

My new young adult contemporary fantasy novel, Promise Me Nothing, comes out on Tuesday, February 16th. That’s next week! If you haven’t already pre-ordered it, you can! Print books will also be available (soon)! In addition to the book release on Tuesday, next Thursday, February 18th, I’m taking over my friend Jesikah Sundin’s MoonTree Readers […]

Promise Me Nothing is Available for Pre-Order!

| January 19, 2021

Promise Me Nothing comes out on Tuesday, February 16, but if you plan on buying it in ebook, you can pre-order it now, which means it will be automatically delivered to your electronic book reading device on release day! Here’s the blurb for this young adult contemporary fantasy novel! Supernatural Reform School or Horrifying Death […]

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 […]