Books, Monthly Recap, Poetry, Reviews, Writing

October recap – poetry & stories in the wild, a review, a new anthology, a conference

October was another fun and busy month for me. Here’s what happened:


I spent a wonderful weekend at The Surrey International Writer’s Festival.

Read my conference recap here.

It really was an amazing event, and I hope to be able to attend next year too. I learned a whole lot about writing from amazing people like Cat Rambo, Daniel José Older, and Mary Robinette Kowal.

My poem ‘Stories Beneath The Skylight’ was published at The Lorelei Signal.

Read it.

It’s the first time in a long while that I’ve had any poetry published, so this was really exciting. Huge thanks to Carol Hightshoe, editor of The Lorelei Signal, for giving my poem a good home. And that beautiful artwork! Thanks so much to the artist Lee Ann Barlow for creating that.


A new short story in a new anthology

The new anthology ‘Just Desserts’ from Wolfsinger Publications  is now available from Amazon and Smashwords! It includes my story ‘Seven Kinds of Baked Goods’ – a fantasy tale of revenge, a tea shop, enchanted weapons, and yes, a lot of baked goods. (I really LOVE that cover!)


A very nice review of ‘Scent’

Morgan Crooks at Ancient Logic had said some lovely things about my story ‘Scent’ (published in the September issue of Flash Fiction Online). Thank you so much! It’s always a thrill when someone enjoys your work. *happy writer dance*



My story ‘The Demon’ appeared on R.B. Wood’s dark and twisted Halloween edition of the Word Count Podcast.

It’s always a pleasure to be part of this podcast: my participation in it has been one of the highlights of the year for me.

I also recommend you check out the other two anthologies I’m part of:

  • People Are Strange includes two of my short stories: ‘Long As I Can See The Light’ and ‘The Breaking Of The World’ – read excerpts.
  • Tales From Alternate Earths is doing wonderful on Amazon: we’ve been in the top 20 there, and that’s a real thrill! This anthology includes my alternate history story ‘Tunguska, 1987’.

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