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Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide vol. 6 Kickstarter is Now Live!

| August 22, 2019

I LOVE the Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide, which is why I always try to send them a story for inclusion. This year, their sixth volume will include the fourth story I’ve sent them, “Fixer-Upper.” It’s a story of sibling rivalries, family relationships, and hope for the future. Every year, they run a Kickstarter to fund the […]

Cool Kickstarter: Superhero Pride Enamel Mask Pins

| June 26, 2019

I’ve backed this Kickstarter in the hopes that they’ll unlock some of the other pride pins, because I’d love to have a couple of different enamel mask pins to wear. It runs until the end of June, so if you, too, would like some awesome pins, check it out and back it!

Final Push for I Didn’t Break the Lamp!

| February 26, 2019

We’re into the final week for the Kickstarter for I Didn’t Break the Lamp: Historical Accounts of Imaginary Acquaintances. The Kickstarter ends on Thursday at 7 p.m. Pacific time, so if you’ve been waiting until the last minute to back, that minute is now here! We’re looking forward to putting together this anthology, but we can […]

Just One More Week for I Didn’t Break the Lamp!

| February 21, 2019

There’s one week left on the Mad Scientist Journal Kickstarter for I Didn’t Break the Lamp: Historical Accounts of Imaginary Acquaintances! If you like inventive stories about creatures that may or may not exist, you definitely want to check this out! You can get the ebook for $5, the print book for $15, and there are other […]

New Mad Scientist Journal Kickstarter: I Didn’t Break the Lamp!

| February 6, 2019

Mad Scientist Journal (where I’m a co-editor) is currently running the Kickstarter for our sixth anthology! I Didn’t Break the Lamp: Historical Accounts of Imaginary Acquaintances, will be an anthology of stories about imaginary friends, things that go bump in the night, monsters under the bed, and other figments of an imagination. We’re hoping for a […]

Next MSJ Kickstarter Launches Tomorrow

| January 31, 2019

Tomorrow, we launch the Kickstarter for our next Mad Scientist Journal anthology. This one is titled I Didn’t Break the Lamp: Historical Accounts of Imaginary Acquaintances, and it will features stories about imaginary friends, things that go bump in the night, monsters under the bed, and more. If you’re interested in this sort of anthology, be sure […]

The Writer’s Book of Doubt

| December 10, 2018

There’s a book of writing advice currently funding on Kickstarter called The Writer’s Book of Doubt. It includes essays by a number of up-and-coming and well-known speculative fiction authors, and it looks like it’s going to be a delightful read. It won’t be out in time for holiday gift giving this year, but it might be […]

Now on Kickstarter: Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide Volume 5

| September 26, 2018

The fine folks at Dreaming Robot Press are currently running a Kickstarter for the fifth volume of the Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide. I’ve had stories in the last two, and I will also have a story, “The Magnificent Matter of the Mischievous Monkey,” included in volume 5! My story is a steampunk detective story featuring the […]

Awesome Things: Robot Dinosaurs!

| May 16, 2018

If you’re looking for some fun reading this summer, check out this excellent Kickstarter for Robot Dinosaur stories! The project is to create a virtual anthology, which means that the stories appear on a website, so anyone can read these! Two stories are already available, and both of them are lovely! There are also going […]

Welcome to Miskatonic University Kickstarter!

| March 8, 2018

Broken Eye Books recently launched their Kickstarter for Welcome to Miskatonic University, which is an anthology of stories set at the vaunted institution of higher education in Lovecraft’s Miskatonic Valley. The basic Kickstarter funding will fund one anthology, but there’s a second anthology waiting in the wings as the first stretch goal. And that second anthology […]