Speculative Fiction Author
Chance and Change, available now!!!
So this is how this came to be... A friend of mine told me about an anthology and I wrote a story for it. There were some red flags and I pulled out of the project. Rather than shopping around for somewhere else to send it, I decided to launch it as an e-read only. Romantic Fantasy, 45ish pages. Please enjoy!
Just an update—I am making headway on Igniting the Darkness. 🤗
I'm still waiting on responses to most of those short stories I mentioned, but I've heard back on two. One rejection that I immediately sent out again, and one acceptance that I'll definitely be posting more about later.
And if you check out the contact me page, you'll see a new addition—I'm on tumblr now! Stop in and say hi!
Back in March, I fully intended to make good on my promise to get Igniting the Darkness out by the end of the year. But in April, I lost a friend: fellow author Ronan Connors. They wrote deliciously creepy horror and were a big part of our writing group. If you would like to see their work:
While still reeling from that loss, my mother-in-law passed away. Her death was a double blow. Not only were we very close, but she passed unexpectedly with no will and my father-in-law has dementia. A few months were eaten away as we navigated a maze of funeral planning, elder care, and lawyers.
All said, I'm not going to grind myself into dust to hammer out a subpar novel just to be on time with a self-imposed deadline. What I will do, is I will put a solid date on Igniting the Darkness.
Igniting the Darkness, coming June 9th, 2023.
Also, I am submitting to a few more short story contests. 🤞🤞🤞
As promised, I am making progess on Igniting the Darkness. I said I'd give you all a book this year and I intend to make good on my word.
If anyone has noticed some changes to my Charities and Causes page, it's because I've been getting a number of solicitous emails pushing me to add things to that page. I don't want my effort to do a little good to get turned into an advertising space for anyone that ties their product to a cause. I'm not saying that all of these emails are disingeniune, but I'm not going to turn my site into free billboard space.
I've been remiss in updating my news lately. I've barely sat down at my computer since mid-November. First, I made excuses to myself that it was the holiday season and I couldn't find the time. Next, it was because we had a friend in from out of town that we hadn't seen in over a year. Then I continued to find more reasons not to start up again: worried about sick friends, not wanting to start too early in the day, too late in the day, not wanting to start back on a Monday... The truth of it is that I've been in a heavy depression flair up. Not surprising given all that last year took. I'm working on it. I'm back on my computer. Igniting the Darkness may be later coming than I'd hoped, but we will make this journey together.
99 TINY TERRORS FULLY FUNDED!
Not only fully funded, but it met all of its stretch goals! Thank you to anyone here that donated!
I realize I was a bit late with that announcement... The other exciting news is NaNoWriMo is upon us and I've been using this month to crank out as much of Igniting the Darkness as I possibly can.
Ashes of the Past, Book 3!
I'm not sure when in 2022 this is gonna launch, but it's happening!
TACOMANCER LAUNCH DAY!!!🎉🤗🤗🤗🎉
99 TINY TERRORS KICKSTARTER!
It opens for backing tomorrow! I'm starting a new tab on this site for Anthologies and Collaborations. You can find more info for 99 Tiny Terrors and the link to the Kickstarter there!
Also, I'm going to be adding links to pre-order Tacomancer. Amazon is a bit slower than the others to approve Indy authors, so thank you for your patience if Amazon is your go-to.
Tacomancer Art!!! In the scroll at the bottom of this page and in the Books Tab!
Okay, so despite everything, Tacomancer is proceeding on schedule. Maybe even because of everything... When I can't sleep, I tend to work. We're gonna put a date on this:
The Tacomancer and the Cursed Blood Knife is launching October 25th!
Art will be posted soon!
A bit of good news in our house: We adopted two new kitties this past week! We've named them Glyph and Dagger. They won't replace what we've lost, but it's good to have cats again.