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FREE Short Story Collections!

| July 19, 2018

Three of the collections of my short stories that I’ve published through DefCon One Publishing are available for FREE this month through Smashwords! If you’ve been thinking about picking up one (or more) of them, now is the time to do it! Through the end of the month, you can get Heroes of Necessity, Unfixed Timelines, […]

Volatile Figments: The Less Spooky

| February 20, 2018

While most of the stories that appear in Volatile Figments are pretty spooky, the least spooky of the bunch is probably “Justice is Blind.” There’s a girl with psychic powers and a doctor doing unethical experimentation, but there aren’t really any creepy critters lurking in the shadows. It’s much more about human beings. That doesn’t keep […]

An Offer for New Patreon Backers

| October 26, 2017

Have you checked out my Patreon recently? No? What’s keeping you? If it sweetens the pot, here’s a little deal for you! Any new backers who pledge at the $3 a month or higher level before October 31st will get a copy of my latest collection, Volatile Figments. This already went out to my existing backers, […]

Volatile Figments: Ghosts and Things that Go Bump in the Night

| October 12, 2017

While only one of the stories in Volatile Figments features a ghost character, several of the stories are about unusual things that go bump in the night, like the servants of elder gods and entities that may or may not be muses. “One for Every Year” is told from the perspective of an ageless ghost who […]

More Spooky Reads: Volatile Figments is live!

| October 10, 2017

It’s release day for Volatile Figments, my collection of dark contemporary fantasy (with a little bit of horror) short stories! These are great stories for reading as you get ready for Halloween. Some are less spooky than others, but there are witches, ghouls, ghosts, elder gods, psychics, and creepy muses aplenty! Several of the stories in […]

Volatile Figments is available for pre-order!

| September 26, 2017

My latest collection, Volatile Figments, is now available for pre-order! This is an ebook only collection of some dark contemporary fantasy short stories–some of them veer toward horror, but I’m not entirely sure that they reach that mark. Here’s the official blurb: Dani finds the new director in her college theater department more than a little unnerving, […]

Coming Up: Volatile Figments

| September 5, 2017

I’ve been working on pulling together a lot of my old, previously published stories, along with some new stories, into mini collections. The one I’m working on currently is Volatile Figments, which will be a collection of six stories in the young adult/dark contemporary fantasy realm, a number of which feature teenage monsters. Why teenage monsters? […]