Hey all! One of my absolute favorite stories got picked up for a YA Collection called Paradoxical Pets, which features stories about weird and unusual pets, with a definite sci-fi or fantasy setting. My story is Redgie’s origin story, a super smart octopus sidekick in a longer work I’ve been puttering around for a long time. Right now, they’re doing a pre-order of the collection through Kickstarter, and you should totally order your copy now! Don’t worry, the collection gets published whether they reach their goal or not, this just helps defray the cost of the brilliant illustrator they got who put together wonderful images of our pets. I can’t wait to see mine!
And look at this cover! How can you say no to that…
It’s that time of year again! GeekGirl Con is just around the corner (Nov. 16th and 17th this year) and I’ve got two new novellas for your enjoyment. The first, Pit Stop, was previously only available in the Night Lights Anthology, and Wavefall which is a brand new adventure in the same universe. Literally the opposite side of the universe from Pit Stop, but same none-the-less.
Pit Stop is the story of Maevis, in self-imposed exile on a distant refueling station for Corporate. She finds herself helping out an injured juvenile hijacker and rethinking some of her choices.
In Wavefall, we meet Andrea and Brad on a mining asteroid hoping to survive a quantum event that is traveling through the universe and leaving a wake of missing and dead people.
Also don’t forget that the third in the Oz novellas series is out for consumption as well! Jason Morgado is working on the illustrations for the last two right now, and I hope to have the fourth and fifth out in the next year, so keep your eyes peeled.
All three stories are available in print through Amazon or your other favorite book vendor, as well as digitally through whichever form you prefer downloading books. And as a teaser, this NaNoWriMo, I’ll be editing another two books in this series, as well as finishing up writing the first draft for two others, including a followup to Wavefall. Follow me on Instagram if you want to keep up to date on my writing progress!
This means out of thousands of books, mine is moving forward in the competition along with 18 other YA fiction novels, and we’ll find out in June how well I did. If you want to check out the other books that are nominated, please do. I am sure they are all excellent and I plan on tracking some of them down to read for myself. Now to wait and see how Less Than Charming is received by librarians and booksellers around the country!
To celebrate, I’m running a give-away for a signed and personalized copy of Thea! There are a lot of ways to enter, including sharing the fact that its up for sale, or reviewing Thea on any of the links below. Make sure to include the link to your review on the RaffleCopter below. Happy Reading!
My time as the spotlighted indie author on Dirty Little Bookers is coming to an end, but check out my interview on their site! Its pretty awesome if I do say so myself, and talks about things like my dream writing space.
Hey all! As some of you may remember, the Dirty Little Bookers had chosen me as their first Indie Author spotlight, and they’ve posted their reviews of Undeliverable! You should go check them out. I’m working on an interview for them now!
Dirty Little Bookers posted a poem of mine, “Plasticide” over at their website. Check it out! A disclaimer…I wrote this originally for a school assignment while on a band trip, with the help of the entire low brass section. That probably explains a lot…
Dirty Little Bookers chose Undeliverable as their first ever Indie Spotlight book, and as such is doing a series of features on the book! This includes a giveaway, and an interview with Benjamin Grant! Check it out, its pretty cool, and keep an eye out for their reviews of the book!
I will get back to my regularly scheduled Hugo Award Voting reviews next week, when I will hopefully have finished all the novels (or given up on them, there’s a couple…) but I have some fun news to share with you for the moment.
I have been working with a fantastic group of people on a series of short plays called the Green Lake Play Series. It is a group of plays written by current and former Seattle residents, about Green Lake Park, and will be staged in said park in the near future. However, we’re currently in the midst of preparing for a staged reading (so we can hear what our lines actually sound like and get feedback from actors and an audience), so if you happen to be in the Seattle neighborhood on July 27th, and want to see a little free theater in the making, please stop on by!
Also, if you’d like to snag a copy of the plays, or a poster, or get to sit in the best seats in the house without having to show up super early, we’re running an Indiegogo campaign to help us defray the cost of renting the facilities and all the printing. So come check it out!
You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep abreast of the project and find out when we are going to get to a full staged production of the plays! We plan to get to that sometime within the next six months.
Hello all, please forgive me, but if you’ve tried to purchase an ebook in the last few days, you’ve probably found it impossible. BookBaby and I had a difference of opinion on several matters and have parted ways and I am currently trying to find a new distributor. Bear with me for a little while, but if you want a digital copy now, just drop me a line and I’ll make sure you get one asap. Also, if you purchased a kindle copy anytime in the last three months, please let me know so that I can send you the pretty version of the book instead of the mangled piece of crap that has been up for sale on Amazon.