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Things to Look Forward To: Wayward Sisters comic anthology

| November 8, 2017

If you’re looking for what promises to be an awesome anthology of comics by and about women and non-binary folks, you’ve got a couple more days to check out Wayward Sisters. This Kickstarter project is already fully funded, but they’re still trying to hit a few more stretch goals before the end of their funding period. I […]

Just Six More Days for the Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide Kickstarter!

| July 6, 2017

If you haven’t had a chance yet to check out this year’s Kickstarter for the 2018 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide, now is the time! The campaign has about 6 days left, and we’re SO CLOSE to being funded! Even if you’re not interested in reading a book of short stories for kids, there are a […]

Coming Soon: Utter Fabrication

| June 27, 2017

Right now, we’re getting toward the home stretch for the latest Mad Scientist Journal anthology, Utter Fabrication. I’m one of the co-editors on our anthologies (along with my husband), and the process eats up a good deal of our writing time. But once we’ve read all of the slush, selected the stories, sent out the contracts, and […]

Funding Now: 2018 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide

| June 15, 2017

Last year, my story “The Recondite Riddle of the Rose Rogue” appeared in the 2017 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide. I’m thrilled to be back for 2018 as well, with “Far from Home,” which is one of the very few sci-fi-ish stories I’ve written. The Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide series includes stories that are meant for children regardless of […]

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numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 22 Acceptances received: 1 Rejections received: 18 (+1) Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 18 New Submissions: 1 Stories out at the end of the month: 21 Only one month in to 2017, and I’ve already received an acceptance and started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

February 2014 Recap

| March 1, 2014

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 5 Acceptances received: 0 Rejections received: 2 +1 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 3 New Submissions: 0 Stories out at the end of the month: 5 The numbers haven’t changed much, as I’m ending the month with the same five stories out there as I […]

Our First Kickstarter

| February 15, 2014

Mad Scientist Journal, which I help to edit, has just launched our first Kickstarter. We’ll be putting together an anthology of first-person accounts from residents of and visitors to the Miskatonic Valley. The stories will be a little on the creepy side, full of the Lovecraftian horrors for which Arkham and the Miskatonic Valley are […]

Story Forge

| February 1, 2012

A friend of mine pointed me in the direction of a Kickstarter for Story Forge. I love Kickstarter in general, but I also love this idea. An 88-card deck designed to help jumpstart your brain for writing, gaming, or whatever else you can think of. This sort of thing is PERFECT for me. Jeremy likes […]