New Year, New Words

Can’t believe it’s 2018 already and we’re already well into January. Lots of things to look forward to in the New Year for me and hopefully for you too!

For starters, just before the year-end break, I received my contributor copies for Flame Tree Publishing’s Agents & Spies Short Stories anthology. As with their Heroic Fantasy installment in the Gothic Fantasy series that I contributed a story to, it’s a beautiful volume, with a lovely binding and an eye-catching, embossed design with silver and gold foil stamping.

I’m thrilled to be apart of the collection. Pre-order it through Amazon or Flame Tree Publishing’s website.

In other news, Shohola Press, a new imprint founded by writer friends and all-around amazing people Chris Cornell and George Galuschak, is gearing up for their inaugural release, an anthology of stories, including one of mine!

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Abandoned Places is a “tour of the lonely, the rejected and the uninhabited. Featuring stories of fantasy, horror and science fiction by rising new authors and classic tales by familiar names.” To learn more, check out the press release with a list of all the contributors.

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And stay tuned to learn more about my story “Glitch” that will become available when the anthology releases March 9, 2018!

Heroic Fantasy Short Stories Author Copies and More!

In all the fuss of the last few weeks, my author copies for Flame Tree Publishing’s Heroic Fantasy Short Stories anthology arrived, and they are even more beautiful than I’d been led to believe. Be warned, what follows is a strip tease for book lovers everywhere.

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First the cover, with veins of gold wrapping around the front, back, spine of the book.

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Here’s another angle.

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And another. Are you feeling hot? We haven’t even peeked under the covers yet 😉

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Inside, past silky silver endpapers, we reach the lovingly detailed title page.

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What follows are stories both new and old capturing the best parts about heroic fantasy—dashing battles, brave warriors, sweeping adventures, and monsters most foul.

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My story, “Those Who Wear Their White Hair Proudly,” details a young woman’s exploits as she’s conscripted into a mysterious Order of female warriors tasked with keeping the world safe from monsters. My Pinterest board captures some of the inspiration that helped me write the story. Over at the Flame Tree Publishing blog, I talked some more about the story and my writing process.

The books are available September 29th through most online retailers, or, if you prefer, you can order them directly through the publisher’s website.

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In addition to this volume of Flame Tree Publishing’s Gothic Fantasy series, I’m happy to announce I’ll also be a contributor to their Agents & Spies short story collection. Yay! I’ll have more details about that closer to its release later this year.

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New short story “No Regrets on Fourth Street” Now Available!

I’m pleased to announce my short story “No Regrets on Fourth Street” is available in the latest issue of Perihelion Science Fiction.

It’s a story near and dear to my heart — aren’t they all? — mixing action and romance with a cyberpunk future. For a sense of what I was thinking about when writing this piece, check out my Pinterest board for the project.

So I hope you enjoy the story, and be sure to check out the rest of the issue!

“Jump Cut” in Unlikely Story #11 Now Live

I’m happy to announce my cyberpunk story “Jump Cut” is now live in Unlikely Story #11, The Journal of Unlikely Cryptography!

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“Jump Cut” includes hover cross, gambling, and a dash of film theory. To learn more about the inspiration behind the story, check out my related Pinterest board and my author interview with Unlikely Story. The story is a personal favorite of mine and holds the record in close-but-no-cigar rejections out of all my short pieces. I’m just glad that the unlikely editors of Unlikely Story loved it as much as I do!

Be sure to check out the entire issue for stories by Levi Sable, Curtis C. Chen, Barry King, Fiona Moore, and Joseph Tomaras:

you’ll find stories exploring the limits and possibilities of technology and the various ways it defines, enhances, and intersects with humanity. An unorthodox application of a 3D printer; the creation of private worlds; hacking the human brain with extreme video sequences; parents customizing ideal children through knitted code; a self-aware AI taking up the pirating life; and a cult seeking transcendence through transformation — all of these stories explore coding, hacking, cracking, and our relationship with technology in most unlikely ways. (Editor’s Note, Journal of Unlikely Cryptography, Issue 11)


In other news, there’s only a week left to get a print copy of Fat Girl in a Strange Land, the 2012 anthology from Crossed Genres Publications, featuring my story “The Tradeoff.”

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To learn more about the anthology, check out the CGP website.

Sale to Unlikely Story!

I’m thrilled to announce that my story “Jump Cut” will be published in The Journal of Unlikely Cryptography, the 11th issue of Unlikely Story, available February 2015.

This story is a personal favorite of mine, so I hope you’ll keep an eye out for when it goes live. In the meantime, check out the table of contents for the other great writers that also have stories in the issue.

And for a sneak peak at what the story’s all about, you can check out my Pinterest board chock full of visual inspiration.

Needless to say this sale is a great way to close out the year. Happy writing!