As summer begins, a bit of normalcy returns here to my home in southeastern PA. We've just emerged from the state's mandated stay-at-home order into what is called the "yellow" phase. As our COVID-19 cases start to drop off, we're back to the office, back to church, and back to limited, cautious time with other … Continue reading Into Yellow and Onto Summer- Writing Updates
I hope this post finds all of you well and safe at home during this strange and unsettling time. Where I am located, we are shut down and sheltering in place. From just a few weeks ago from when the first case of COVID-19 showed up, the number of infections has increased rapidly, so … Continue reading Quarantine, drafts, and homeschooling
That's right, The Canaan Project, a speculative/sci fi novelette is FREE today! Here's the summary: A crucial mission. A plan. A remnant preserved. Captain Margot Lisieux left Earth hoping to find a new home. She found a terrible plot instead, threatening The Canaan Project's very survival. Strung between death and life, Captain Lisieux must face … Continue reading The Canaan Project FREE on Amazon today!
Between reading, writing, and living, it's been a phenomenally busy summer! I'm still working on that IFA Summer Challenge (with some recommendations coming your way in a post later this week) and working steadily through Fox (up to about 45k now, and still going!) But first- CHARACTER ART! The amazing Danae Keener did character cards for … Continue reading Character Art for The Elmnas Chronicles!
Who loves fantasy fiction? I am always on the lookout for great fantasy fiction of all kinds (and as you fantasy readers know, there are MANY.) So it's only fair that I share the treasure trove I've discovered through Indie Fantasy Addicts! This Facebook group is a great place to find many imaginative and entertaining … Continue reading Addicted to fantasy? This group might be for you!
What a week it's been! Today is the official launch date of my debut YA dystopian fantasy, The Elmnas Chronicles: Mouse. Wahoo! Check out the summary below. Mouse wakes not knowing who or where she is. Only the searing pain of the number 146 being burned on her arm with a white hot branding iron. … Continue reading The Elmnas Chronicles: Mouse Now Available!
A few weeks ago I reposted a list of SFF magazines ranked from best to worst accepting submissions here. Author Katy Nicholas of The Twisted Siren has done all the legwork in this next reblog for long-form fiction. These publishers accept submissions from un-agented authors, and judging by the names of some of them, … Continue reading Fiction Publishers List- Find a home for your book!
Not only is this a great list to find new science fiction and fantasy reads, but if you’re a scifi/fantasy writer looking to submit your work, you can start here! Check it out!
In my last post, I explained why I’ve cut off my first round of magazine reviews at 49, and described my ranking method. So, on to the results, giving my first issue of each magazine an Olympic-style score from 10 to 1:
[WARNING: Do not go to the website of Red Sun Magazine, as its domain registration expired and was taken over by scammers. The link below is to my review of the magazine, not to the scammer website. It is still safe to go to their facebook or twitter accounts, or to buy their magazine at Amazon.]
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It's here! Pennsylvania's Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Fiction is printed and ready to ship to your mailbox TODAY! Pick up your own copy to read my contribution, "The Rift," and let me know what you think! I love anthologies because they provide a place to sample many voices at a time, especially newer voices that you may … Continue reading Published TODAY! Pennsylvania’s Emerging Writers Anthology
I'm excited to announce that my short piece of speculative fiction/horror, "The Rift", will be published in Pennsylvania's Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Fiction. Here's my little blurb if you want to know more: No one goes in the Rift. But when a schoolmate pushes Elizabeth too far, she has no other choice but to prove … Continue reading “The Rift” featured in upcoming anthology