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Light Reading: Cross and Circle

| April 24, 2018

As a reader, sometimes I want a book to read that won’t take me too long. Novellas and novelettes are great for that sort of light reading. I can spend an hour or two enjoying a story, and then I’m done, back to whatever else I need to do. If you like light reads, check […]

Holiday Reading: Cross and Circle

| December 26, 2017

If the weather outside is making you want to curl up under a blanket and read, might I recommend my novelette Cross and Circle? It’s a contemporary fantasy story set around the winter holidays, making it a good, short, post-Christmas read. Here’s the summary: Evie and Carlotta are expecting the imminent arrival of their first child when […]

Cover Reveal: Scenes from a Quiet Apocalypse

| December 21, 2017

The latest book I’ve been working on is a weird, experimental piece using the major arcana of the tarot deck as its outline, so to speak. I wrote the pieces of it during the Write Like You’re Alive challenge in August this year, and then decided that it was worth prodding into the shape of […]

Upcoming projects

| June 6, 2017

Since posting my May recap, I’ve come up with a few projects that I’ll be working on the coming months. My goal is to put out a new ebook every couple of months for the rest of the year. The first of these was Unfixed Timelines, which collected a bunch of my alternate history stories with […]

June 2015 recap

| June 30, 2015

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 11 (miscounted last month) Acceptances received: 0 Rejections received: 18 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 21 New Submissions: 2 Stories out at the end of the month: 15 Holy cow, looking at the numbers for June, I have to say I’m a little impressed. I’ve been doing an awesome […]

May 2015 recap

| June 1, 2015

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 6 Acceptances received: 1 Rejections received: 16 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 18 New Submissions: 3 Stories out at the end of the month: 10 May has been a busy month! I finished and submitted three stories (runners, shoes, and game), and I found four previously published […]

April 2015 recap

| April 30, 2015

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 6 Acceptances received: 1 Rejections received: 3 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 4 New Submissions: 0 Stories out at the end of the month: 6 The numbers this month seem a little low to me, but I think that’s mainly because I’ve got stories out at markets that have a longer […]

March 2015 recap

| April 1, 2015

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 9 Acceptances received: 0 Rejections received: 11 (+1) Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 9 New Submissions: 0 Stories out at the end of the month: 6 My numbers for the month are a little bit down, which is in part because I’ve pulled two stories out of circulation. In one […]