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“Parcel Post” in Frostfire Worlds

| August 14, 2018

The August 2018 issue of Frostfire Worlds includes my story, “Parcel Post.” Frostfire Worlds is a magazine of stories for kids, and in my case, my story is also about kids. The idea for “Parcel Post” started with the fun fact that in the early twentieth century (roughly around 1913), you could mail small children. Sort of. […]

“The Glorious Dead” in Bards and Sages Quarterly!

| July 10, 2018

The latest Bards and Sages Quarterly is now out, and it includes my story “The Glorious Dead,” the story of cousins and zombies in the American Civil War. Bards and Sages published one of my longer stories as a stand-alone last year, and it will be appearing in a collection from them later this year. I’ll […]

“The Cobbler’s Daughter” to be published in MYTHIC Mag

| May 24, 2018

Now that the contract is signed, I’m pleased to announce that my story, “The Cobbler’s Daughter,” will appear in the Summer 2018 issue of MYTHIC Mag. It’s a lovely little story about a magical pair of shoes, set in a not entirely historical India. I’ll post again when it’s live!

2018 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide now available!

| December 12, 2017

The 2018 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide is now available, including my story, “Far From Home.” This is my second year with a story in this fantastic anthology of short stories for younger readers, and I’m so excited to be sharing the table of contents with a number of other writers who are also returning for […]

“The Glorious Dead” reprinted in The Misbehaving Dead

| October 24, 2017

My story of Civil War soldiers and zombies, “The Glorious Dead,” has been reprinted in The Misbehaving Dead, an anthology of stories about dead things that won’t stay dead and buried. My story involves a little bit of voodoo gone wrong, along with a fragment from an actual soldier’s diary while he was at Vicksburg. If […]

“Bringing Light to the World” reprinted in Frostfire Worlds!

| August 22, 2017

My story “Bringing Light to the World” has been reprinted in the most recent issue of Frostfire Worlds from Alban Lake Publishing. It’s a fun retelling of several related Native American myths shared by several tribes of the Pacific Northwest. Not only does it explain how light was brought into the world, it also explains why […]

“A Dark Place” reprinted in Disturbed Digest

| June 15, 2016

I’m happy to announce that my story, “A Dark Place,” which was originally published at Fictionvale, is now available in the June 2016 issue of Disturbed Digest. This is the second of my stories that have been reprinted by Alban Lake Publishing, and I was really pleased with how nice the print version looked! Can’t wait […]

“Salt in Our Veins” is available now!

| May 4, 2016

The Future Fire has just released Fae Visions of the Mediterranean, which includes my short story, “Salt in Our Veins,” along with 23 other stories and poems. It’s available in paperback or ebook. I haven’t had a chance to read all of the other stories yet, but I’m very excited to do so soon! I read […]

March 2016 recap

| April 1, 2016

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 18 Acceptances received: 1 Rejections received: 19 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 21 New Submissions: 2 Stories out at the end of the month: 22 So first off, the acceptance! My story “Army of Me,” will appear in Untethered: A Magic iPhone Anthology, which is due out in […]

September 2014 recap

| October 1, 2014

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 4 Acceptances received: 0 Rejections received: 5 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 7 New Submissions: 0 Stories out at the end of the month: 6 Numbers are a little better this month, though still not awesome. I have two stories that should be out for […]