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Tips on Speculative Detective Fiction

| February 15, 2021

Many people like to read mystery stories or detective fiction, but if you’ve never tried your hand at writing it, it can be a challenging genre to tackle, especially when you add speculative fiction elements. Here, author Tyler Hayes breaks down some of the pitfalls and advice for writing speculative detective fiction. It’s a fantastic […]

Mechanical Cats and Mystery!

| March 5, 2020

Chrysanthemum and Marigold Marsh, girl detectives, investigate a break-in at their family’s mechanical garden, and discover the culprit is a mechanical cat. After learning that the mechanical cat has only a limited power supply, they must find the cat to return it to its owner. But Dover is a big place, and there are Built […]

Have You Read Cross & Circle?

| August 13, 2019

Have you read my paranormal suspense novella, Cross & Circle yet? If you like delving into mysteries with a little bit of magic, you might enjoy this book. It’s a very quick read, too, perfect for a short bit of downtime. If you have read Cross & Circle, I’d love it if you left a review for […]

Winter Reads: Cross & Circle

| November 22, 2018

Cross & Circle isn’t just a great winter read, it’s also set during the winter months! It’s an exciting paranormal mystery novella with elements of anthropology and comparative cultural studies. In a lot of ways, it’s my love letter to academia bundled up in a slightly weird package. If this sounds up your alley, you […]

Review of The Bathwater Conspiracy by Janet Kellough

| March 28, 2018

My latest book review is up at Mad Scientist Journal. Today, I’m reviewing The Bathwater Conspiracy by Janet Kellough, which was a fast read for me, both in terms of book length and the page-turning quality of the story. I read the whole thing in under 4 hours on the plane back from Philadelphia! I don’t read […]

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 […]