I have a story in the cutest ever anthology

Pirating Pups: Salty Sea-Dogs and Barking Buccaneers is the official title of the book. There were two main rules to submitting a short story to it: the story must have a speculative element and must fit the (adorable) theme of “pirating pups.” I submitted a short story entitled “Ghost Pirate Dognapper.” It features Bea RomoContinue reading “I have a story in the cutest ever anthology”

Feast your eyes on the beautiful Dark and Otherworldly paperbacks

I used to release all my books in ebook format only, so I’m happy that Draft2Digital has an easy (and free) paperback option. I’ve been slowly going through my backlist and creating paperbacks for my books, and I just unboxed the Dark and Otherworldly series yesterday. Aren’t they pretty?! 😍 Here’s a closer look: They’reContinue reading “Feast your eyes on the beautiful Dark and Otherworldly paperbacks”

Get Your Free Copy of a Fantasy Magazine

If you like free fantasy fiction, then today’s your lucky day. Monsters & Masquerades, the 6th issue of Indie Bites, just released, and it’s got five exclusive short stories–including one by me. Behind You, my short story, features mysterious deaths on a lonely mountain hiking trail and a park ranger who swears he saw aContinue reading “Get Your Free Copy of a Fantasy Magazine”

Read The Ghost Machine on Radish Fiction

Long-time blog followers are familiar with the saga of The Ghost Machine, my gothic steampunk novel that is possibly cursed. It’s had some rough luck on its publication journey, but I’m happy to announce that it’s found a new home. Radish is a mobile app for serial fiction, and The Ghost Machine has joined theContinue reading “Read The Ghost Machine on Radish Fiction”

Rejected Book Covers for the Dark and Otherworldly Omnibus

Last week I posted the cover reveal for the Dark and Otherworldly omnibus, and I’m super happy with how the cover turned out. But designing it was a process, and I made a few less-than-stellar book covers along the way. Here’s a glimpse at some that didn’t make the cut. This is my first attempt,Continue reading “Rejected Book Covers for the Dark and Otherworldly Omnibus”

The Art of Otherworld

I’ve been playing around with Photoshop a lot lately, my goal to eventually create my own book covers. For practice, I’ve made a few pieces of art from the Dark & Otherworldly series that I felt like sharing. So step into Otherworld with me. You’ll find enchanted forests. Some interesting flora and fauna. And youContinue reading “The Art of Otherworld”

10 Great Urban Fantasy Book Quotes

I love a good book quote. I love urban fantasy. It’s not hard to figure out where the idea for this post came from. 😉 From funny first-person monologues to surprisingly deep insights gained between monster battles, urban fantasy has a lot of great lines. Here are a few of my favorites. I’ve talked beforeContinue reading “10 Great Urban Fantasy Book Quotes”

Short Story: Confessions of a Former Chosen One

This one’s funny but dark. Content warning for mentions of torture and attempted suicide. I was thirteen when the wizard took me. Opened a portal right under my feet. I fell through the fabric of the universe, screaming my throat raw, and landed in an ice-cold lake. Thank God my parents had paid for swimmingContinue reading “Short Story: Confessions of a Former Chosen One”

5 Reasons to be Scared of the Fae

Vampires and werewolves are thoroughly entrenched in horror movies and literature. The fae, though? Not so much. Which is a shame, because they can be super creepy and dangerous. The Wild Hunt Lock your doors. Hide your kids. The Wild Hunt is coming. What is the Wild Hunt? That’s actually up for debate. Sometimes aContinue reading “5 Reasons to be Scared of the Fae”

Fae Friday: Favorite Female Characters

#FaeFriday is a set of weekly blog prompts hosted by Caffeinated Fae. This week’s topic is “What are some of your favorite female characters?” Talking about awesome female characters is my jam, so I had to jump on board. This is going to be one of those lists that should rightfully be about fifty charactersContinue reading “Fae Friday: Favorite Female Characters”