Read the first chapter of Text or Treat

Text or Treat hits shelves on October 5th, 2022. Get a sneak peek of the first chapter below. Book Description Sydney Farina is done texting dead people. She’s got a new, non-haunted phone, and the only ghosts she wants to deal with are Halloween decorations. But when a dead body is discovered near the bakeryContinue reading “Read the first chapter of Text or Treat”

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”

The Memory of Ghosts: A Halloween Urban Fantasy Serial (Part 5)

First time reading? Start with Part 1 here. Recap: Last time, Bea and the ghost searched a graveyard but found no trace of the ghost’s husband’s soul. Then they followed a trail of sinister magic to the cellar of an old house. Chapter 5 The cellar must have been put to normal use throughout mostContinue reading “The Memory of Ghosts: A Halloween Urban Fantasy Serial (Part 5)”

The Memory of Ghosts: A Halloween Urban Fantasy Serial (Part 4)

First time reading? Start with Part 1 here. Recap: Last time, Bea and the ghost found the name of the cemetery where the ghost’s husband was buried. Then two mysterious men attacked Bea but were scared off by the ghost. Chapter 4 When Bea parked her van in front of the graveyard, I felt colderContinue reading “The Memory of Ghosts: A Halloween Urban Fantasy Serial (Part 4)”

The Memory of Ghosts: A Halloween Urban Fantasy Serial (Part 3)

First time reading? Start with Part 1 here. Recap: Last time, the ghost began to remember more of her past, and she and Bea went to the library to research what happened to the ghost’s husband. Though they were interrupted by a creepy guy who seemed way too interested in Bea’s research, they eventually foundContinue reading “The Memory of Ghosts: A Halloween Urban Fantasy Serial (Part 3)”

The Memory of Ghosts: A Halloween Urban Fantasy Serial (Part 2)

First time reading? Start with Part 1 here. Recap: Last time, our ghostly protagonist’s monotonous afterlife was interrupted when the old woman she’s haunting calls an exorcist. But instead of moving on, the ghost talks the exorcist into helping her track down the soul of her lost husband. Chapter 2 “Here we go. Nathaniel Breen,Continue reading “The Memory of Ghosts: A Halloween Urban Fantasy Serial (Part 2)”

The Memory of Ghosts: A Halloween Urban Fantasy Serial (Part 1)

It’s October! Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year, so to celebrate, I want to share a free urban fantasy short story. I’ll be serializing The Memory of Ghosts all through October, so expect updates every Thursday this month. Check it out if you like: Ghost librarians Haunted Graveyards Grumpy paranormal investigatorsContinue reading “The Memory of Ghosts: A Halloween Urban Fantasy Serial (Part 1)”

5 Ways You’d Probably Die in an Urban Fantasy Novel

“If you could live in any fictional world, what would it be?” Does that question give anyone else anxiety? Like sure, it would be nice to visit Middle Earth, but I don’t want to get murdered by bands of roving orcs. The Star Wars universe? Noooo, thank you. Did you see that new Death Star?Continue reading “5 Ways You’d Probably Die in an Urban Fantasy Novel”