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Magical Menagerie

| August 21, 2018

One of the panels I was on at SpoCon was called “The Magical Menagerie,” which I described as the panel on monsters. I introduced myself as an author who loves vampires and also “things that live underwater that want to kill you.” I shared the panel with Dorian Graves and Sanan Kolva. Our conversation was […]

Reviving a Story

| July 30, 2018

Sometimes, stories can be like the undead. Sometimes, you start writing a story and put it away for a while. Sometimes, you come back to that story, and realize that what you wrote wasn’t that bad. Sometimes, you want to start working on that story again, and realize that while it’s not that bad, you […]

Quick Summer Reads: Heroes of Necessity

| June 21, 2018

If you’re looking for short stories to enjoy this summer, check out Heroes of Necessity! This collection contains four short stories, all of which are quick reads (each story is less than 5,000 words), starring a variety of low-powered woman heroes. What’s better, you don’t need any background information to get into these stories–they each stand […]

New Story Sales!

| June 19, 2018

I’ve recently signed a couple of contracts for two of my short stories to be published! “Happily Never After,” which is a Cobalt City-adjacent story of Gray Dawn back when she was Cassidy Sweet, the pop star, will be published at The Colored Lens later this year. This one is a fun little story about late-bloomer pop […]

Link Round Up!

| May 17, 2018

Looking for some of my stories to read? Here’s a quick round up of what has come out this year! “Salt in Our Veins” was reprinted in Goddesses of the Sea (Fantasia Divinity Magazine) in February 2018. The story involves nerieds and pirates. The anthology collects 18 stories about mermaids, sea goddesses, sirens, and other mysterious creatures of […]

March 2018 Recap!

| April 3, 2018

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 25 Acceptances received: 2 Rejections received: 17 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 19 New Submissions: 1 Stories out at the end of the month: 26 Pretty standard month in terms of rejections and resubmissions. I had two acceptances, as well! One doesn’t have the contract […]

2018 Planning

| January 2, 2018

Yesterday, I talked about what I accomplished in 2017. I managed to get a lot of writing, reviewing, and editing done. 2018 will be similarly ambitious! This year, I’m writing a bit more detail about what I plan to work on, so that I can track it better at the end of the year! In […]

2017 publishing

| December 14, 2017

It’s the time of the year when authors are making lists of the stories and other items that they published in 2017, which are eligible for awards. Most of my short stories that were published this year were reprints, but I’ve got a few things to mention! Short Stories: “Justice is Blind,” published as part of Bards […]

Strange Paths to Super Heroes

| December 5, 2017

I did not come into writing about super heroes in the usual way. The first comic books I ever read were Archie and Richie Rich. These were comics that had belonged to the children of a friend of the family, and I was reading them in the 80s. The comics themselves were probably from the […]

Heroes of Necessity is available for pre-order!

| November 23, 2017

Just in time for the holidays, Heroes of Necessity is available for pre-order! It will release on Tuesday, December 5th, and you can have it on your Kindle that day if you pre-order! Here’s the blurb for this book: Not all heroes wear spandex and capes. Sometimes, they come from the most unlikely of places. […]