Shroud Halloween Issue Still Available

Maybe you missed it last year. Or you didn’t happen to love me then as much as you do now. Whatever the reason, IT’S OKAY. You can still purchase the special Shroud Halloween Issue guest edited by Kevin Lucia. This issue has my story “Red Lantern” in it, which is…not so much a retelling; more of an homage…to the…

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66 Twisted Tales

You know those stories that you have so much fun writing and submitting that you completely forget about them until a friend mentions that they’re available for sale? Well, that’s what happened here. Twisted Tales in 66 Words is a project that Kimberly Raiser came up with on Facebook a while back. She wanted to get 66 stories made…

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The Secret Password

Okay, so I’m testing out my Super Secret Password Protected Posts with this story I just finished. I encourage you to enter the password and read the story, and then email me with your feedback! I wrote this one kind of quickly so I know it’s rough, but I sent it off anyway…because there was a deadline, and that’s…

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Magic & Monsters

Last month, I was egged on by both the Fairy GodBoyfriend and J.T. Ellison to get some of my short story backlist available for the Kindle and Nook. (Which I succumbed to peer pressure and did, thank you very much.) But there do still exist people in the world who do not have — for one reason or another…

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In Which Neil and I Duke it Out Again

Anyone who’s ever edited an anthology knows: there is a method to the madness. Some philosophies differ, but the two most important stories in an anthology are 1.) the opener and 2.) the closer. You want to start strong…and possibly end stronger. Yes, even in literature, it’s fine if you want to eat dessert first. Last year, John Skipp…

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Princess Adventures

It’s always an adventure in the land where Princess Alethea reigns. This week, The Fairy Godboyfriend and I are dogsitting (and so far haven’t slept through the night, as Ginger and Lucky get used to tenants coming and going from the apartment complex at all hours). Last week, I had an adventure in self-publishing. As I’d mentioned earlier, dear…

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My First Kindle Mini-Collection

For only $2.99! Small Magics and Other Stories contains: “Small Magics” “Unicorn Gold” “The Giant and the Unicorn” “The Scientist’s Daughter” “The Monster & Mrs. Blake” “Unicorn Gold” and “The Scientist’s Daughter” are original to this collection and have never before appeared in print. These stories are all YA appropriate and would be fun for middle-grade readers and above….

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Little Essays Everywhere

This week, I’m working on making some of my stories available in digital format (for only $0.99 each). I understood that there would be a decently steep learning curve since I’m a bit of a technoidiot, but I still wanted to soak up as much about this thing that is digital publishing as I could. I’m learning all about…

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