Vote for ME!

More specifically, please vote for “Blood from Stone” in the 2012 Apex Magazine Story of the Year Readers Poll! Click to Vote (no registration required) If you haven’t had a chance to read “Blood from Stone” yet and would like to, Click Here to read “Blood from Stone” online for free. (Material may not be suitable for young readers….

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“Blood from Stone” now live at Apex Magazine

Issue #43 of Apex Magazine is now live! Featuring: Fiction “Blood from Stone” by Alethea Kontis “Labyrinth” by Mari Ness “Relic” by Jeffrey Ford Nonfiction “Blood on Vellum: Notes from the Editor-in-Chief” by Lynne M. Thomas “You’re Not Supposed to Write That: Taboos in Speculative Fiction” by Vylar Kaftan “An Interview with Alethea Kontis” by Maggie Slater Click the…

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Anthology Builder Interview

Anthology Bulder is this really cool website, created several years ago by my friend & fellow Codexian Nancy Fulda. For only $14.95, you can create your own anthology from a vast archive of previously published stories form your favorite authors…or authors you’d like to try out. Going to a convention? Create a custom anthology of guests who will be…

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IGMS Awards Antho FREE on Amazon!

That’s right, ladies and gentlemen — from Saturday, March 24 through (and including) Monday, March 26th, the e-book version of the InterGalactic Medicine Show Awards Anthology, Vol. I will be absolutely positively FREE ON AMAZON. This anthology contains a cast of writers I’m honored to be among…and I’m not just saying that. I honest-to-god LOVE these people. I’ve roomed…

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Nominate Me! 2011

I published a few short stories this year. Not many, but a few. Really good ones, too. But as promised, I am only touting one story that I would like to have nominated for awards in 2012. This is The Best Story I Have Ever Written. It has a special place in my heart, and I hope that one…

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“Hero Worship” live at ENCHANTED CONVERSATIONS

When I first saw the call for submissions for their “Little Red Riding Hood” themed issue, I knew I had to contribute. But I didn’t know how. Hasn’t Riding Hood been done to death? How was I going to retell that? Most of all, how was I going to retell it and not have some sort of less-than-subtlesexual undertones…

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Once Upon a Christmas

I have saved almost everything I’ve ever written. Fiction, I mean, or poetry, or essays for school, for pleasure, and everything in between. I have several drafts of some things. A lot of it is dated. Much of it is not. I can’t tell you the exact date I wrote “The Sands of Mother Christmas,” but the age of…

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Spec the Halls!

It’s never to early for Christmas, right? (Unless it attempts to encroach on Halloween, in which case, Christmas can go STICK IT.) But now that it’s almost December, it’s time to start thinking and planning those upcoming holiday festivities…and holiday gifts. Assuming you have money left over after purchasing a pair of earrings from Dixie Dunbar Studio, I have…

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Enchanted Conversations

I had the good fortune of stumbling across a tweet a few months ago, advertising that Enchanted Conversations was accepting submissions for a “Little Red Riding Hood” themed anthology of fiction stories. It was a wonderful discovery, because not only did I have a new place to submit to, but they also have a bunch of great stuff in…

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