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Sometimes I Write Horror … sorta

| June 20, 2017

I don’t write a whole lot of true horror, because I don’t have a ton of experience with it. I do, however, write a number of slightly marginally creepy things. In this case, I wrote an epistolary YA novella set at a girls’ summer camp in the early 2000s. It’s a weird mix of almost […]

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 […]

2016 in Review

| January 1, 2017

It’s time, once again, to look at what I’ve accomplished on the writing front this year! My numbers for 2016: Stories out at the end of 2016: 16 New Stories Written: 9 Old Stories Making the Rounds: 20 Total Submissions: 188 Total Rejections: 170 (+1, +3) Total Acceptances: 8 Stories out at the end of 2016: 22 So […]

2016 publishing

| December 8, 2016

It’s the time of the year when authors are making lists of the stories and other items that they published in 2016, which are eligible for awards. And while my list is not extensive, I thought I’d do one nonetheless! Short Stories “Origin Story,” Black Girls Magic Lit Mag (January 2016). “Salt in Our Veins,” […]

The Trouble with the Tick-Tock Tabby now available!

| July 12, 2016

If you’ve been following me since the beginning, you might recognize the protagonists of my new novella, just out today! The Marsh sisters, who debuted in my very first published short story, “The Recondite Riddle of the Rose Rogue,” are back in action in The Trouble with the Tick-Tock Tabby! From the book: “Chrysanthemum and Marigold […]

July 2015 recap

| August 4, 2015

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 15 Acceptances received: 1 Rejections received: 19 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 21 New Submissions: 2 Stories out at the end of the month: 18 Another month of really good submission numbers! I was able to get one story that had been sitting idle back into circulation, […]

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By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 6 Acceptances received: 1 Rejections received: 16 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 18 New Submissions: 3 Stories out at the end of the month: 10 May has been a busy month!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 […]

2014 in review

| December 31, 2014

It’s a little quiet here today, so I’ve got time to look at 2014’s numbers! My numbers for 2014: Stories out at the end of 2013: 5 New Stories Written: 2 Old Stories Making the Rounds: 6 Total Submissions: 56 Total Rejections: 52 (+4) Total Acceptances: 2 Stories out at the end of the year: […]