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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 […]

Have you checked out Mad Scientist Journal lately?

| May 30, 2018

When I’m not working on my many writing projects, I’m the co-editor over at Mad Scientist Journal. Here, we publish a piece of fiction every Monday, told from the perspective of the world of mad science. We also share book reviews and other neat things on Wednesdays, and talk about real world science on Fridays. […]

Battling in All Her Finery Kickstarter Concludes Tomorrow Night!

| February 27, 2018

We’ve reached the penultimate day for our Kickstarter for Battling in All Her Finery! If you’d like to celebrate with us, pop over to our Facebook event tomorrow night at 7 p.m. Pacific time, for a livestream with our herd of Feline Interns! Also if you’ve backed our Kickstarter, are you also a backer on […]

Battling in All Her Finery is Funded!

| February 22, 2018

Mad Scientist Journal‘s Kickstarter for Battling in All Her Finery is now fully funded, and still chugging along toward some stretch goals! If you’re a writer, and you’ve got some ideas about women leaders, keep an eye on this space, as I’ll be sure to announce the submissions guidelines here and at Mad Scientist Journal. In […]

Mad Scientist Journal’s Current Kickstarter!

| February 13, 2018

Have you checked out the Kickstarter for Battling in All Her Finery yet? We had an amazing launch last week, nearly hitting 15 percent of our goal JUST in the first 4 hours! We’re around the 3/4 point in funding, and still going strong! We’re absolutely thrilled with how wonderfully this Kickstarter is going, but we want […]

Battling in All Her Finery: Countdown to the Kickstarter Launch!

| January 23, 2018

Today on Facebook, we’re launching an event to count down to the launch of our next Mad Scientist Journal anthology on Kickstarter. Which is a long way of saying: we’ve got another Kickstarter on the horizon! Battling in All Her Finery will be an anthology of science fiction and fantasy stories about woman leaders: presidents, queens, […]

Now Available: Mad Scientist Journal Winter 2018

| December 27, 2017

Mad Scientist Journal: Winter 2018 is now available, featuring stories of mad science, advise, classified ads, and a gossip column! Cooking advice, previously undiscovered species, and tortured artists. These are but some of the strange tales to be found in this book. Mad Scientist Journal: Winter 2017 collects thirteen tales from the fictional worlds of mad […]

Spooky Reads: Utter Fabrication

| October 25, 2017

Have you checked out Utter Fabrication yet? I may be biased, as one of the editors, but I think this is a great collection of slightly spooky stories, perfect for a little pre-Halloween reading. There are also light-hearted pieces mixed in with the spooky, so you won’t be completely scared while reading it. You can buy Utter […]

Utter Fabrication is now available!

| September 19, 2017

Mad Scientist Journal’s fourth anthology, Utter Fabrication: Historical Accounts of Unusual Buildings and Structures, is available today. I’m one of the two editors of this anthology, which is filled with stories about haunted houses and other weird and creepy places. It includes 22 such stories, ranging from the cute and delightful to the downright haunting, so […]