The Princess Formerly Known as Snow White

Readers often ask me about my favorites. Favorite book that I’ve written. Favorite character I’ve invented. Favorite EVERYTHING. It’s so tough–like choosing a favorite child! But I will admit…I do have a favorite short story. To this date, my favorite story that I’ve ever written is “The Unicorn Hunter.” I dreamed up the concept a very long time ago:…

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Time for Tea…MOVE DOWN ONE

This year is the 150th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. I have long since discovered that I can’t be friends with anyone who doesn’t like Alice. Two days ago, Lisa Mantchev and I spontaneously broke out into a dialogue on FB that would have been appropriate at a certain mad tea party. Which reminded me that TODAY IS…

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Happy birthday, Jay.

Today would have been Jay Lake’s 50th birthday. He almost made it. Back in 2008, the discovery of Jay’s tumor rattled us all. I’d had my own tumor scare in 2005, so I knew that keeping a sense of humor about the situation was the most important thing. Jay had that in spades. Trouble was…this tumor was not benign….

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Princess Alethea Featured on Wattpad

I am so excited that my short story “The Monster & Mrs. Blake” is a Featured Story on Wattpad this week! This story is suitable for all ages, would make a great PIXAR movie, and was originally meant to be read aloud as a podcast, so I highly encourage you to read it aloud to your children. Preferably before…

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The Young and the Darkness

I’m over at the Apex blog today talking about “The Young and the Darkness”, otherwise known as Things I am Accused of Being that are Assumed to be Mutually Exclusive. Click here to read “The Young and the Darkness.” We go into the short stories and poetry I loved as a child…and the short stories and poetry I write…

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“Black Hole Sun” on Cast of Wonders

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Kelli Owen and I wrote an epistolary story about two teens–best friends with complications–at the end of the world. A teen-angsty-apocalyptic-sci-fi…sort of. But I will tell you this — it makes a REALLY FUN podcast. Thank you Cast of Wonders! The story is narrated by Graeme Dunlop and Michelle…

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Nominate Princess Alethea…for everything!

Okay…not *everything*. But I am happy to report that I have more than one work this year eligible for award nominations! Yay! * Best Novel /Andre Norton Award HERO (Fantasy, YA) — Second in the Woodcutter Sisters series of fairy tale mash-up novels. (Think “Once Upon a Time” meets “The Princess Bride”) Saturday Woodcutter is a girl with a…

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“The Monster & Mrs. Blake” on Cast of Wonders

Hello, world! I’m back in town (for a little bit) and feeling better (finally!), so now I’m catching up on all the fun news. SO MANY AMAZING THINGS HAVE HAPPENED THIS MONTH! Worry not, I’ve been calling Mom and telling her in person for most of this, as I do when I’m not able to blog every day…or when…

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Sunday Bonus!

Are you having a fabulous summer so far? Me too. Know what goes good with summer? Beaches. And you know what goes great with beaches? MERMAIDS. Bonnie Wagner asked me to do a guest Mermaid post for her blog to celebrate “Splash Into Summer”, so I let her post my original flash fiction story “Well Behaved Mermaids Rarely Make…

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Award-Winning Princess

Well, I may not have come home from California with the Norton, but I’m still an Award-Winning author. Here I am with Plot Bunny…and my Apex Readers Choice Award for “Blood From Stone”! If you still haven’t checked out “Blood From Stone”, you can read it for free here: http://www.apex-magazine.com/blood-from-stone/

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