Story day! Read “It’s Easy To Shoot A Dog” online in BENEATH CEASELESS SKIES #260

My dark fantasy story "It's Easy To Shoot A Dog" is now free to read online in Beneath Ceaseless Skies #260. It's a story about a girl, a dog, a witch, a musket, and some questionable decisions. Read it. Huge thanks to BCS editor Scott H. Andrews for helping me polish this story. It's a… Continue reading Story day! Read “It’s Easy To Shoot A Dog” online in BENEATH CEASELESS SKIES #260

Story notes for “It Begins in the Garden” & “Three Pieces of Gold, Three Pieces of Silver”

It's been a busy time, lately. In the last couple of weeks, four of my stories have been released into the wild: Kaiju Outside Hope at Escape Pod It Begins in the Garden in Aliterate Three Pieces of Gold, Three Pieces of Silver in the anthology Heroines from Neo-Perennial Press It's Easy to Shoot A Dog… Continue reading Story notes for “It Begins in the Garden” & “Three Pieces of Gold, Three Pieces of Silver”

10 (extra) fabulous stories I read in August

August was a cornucopia of wonderful speculative short fiction. I know I say that every month, but only because it's true. Read my short fiction roundup for August at B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog There are so many fabulous speculative fiction zines out there, and if you read some stories you love, go ahead and… Continue reading 10 (extra) fabulous stories I read in August

Pick up BENEATH CEASELESS SKIES #260 & read my story “It’s Easy To Shoot A Dog”

It's not online just yet, but my strange dog story "It's Easy to Shoot A Dog" is now available in issue 260 of Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Subscribe, or pick up a copy at Weightless Books. You can also pick it up on Amazon. Subscribe to BCS on the zine's website / support via PayPal I'll… Continue reading Pick up BENEATH CEASELESS SKIES #260 & read my story “It’s Easy To Shoot A Dog”

Book release! “Heroines: an anthology of short fiction and poetry” is now available

You can now order your copy of "Heroines: an anthology of short fiction and poetry" from Neo Perennial Press. It includes my story "Three Pieces of Gold, Three Pieces of Silver", a fairytale-ish story about a woman who has to leave her home with her three daughters when war approaches. Order your copy here. More… Continue reading Book release! “Heroines: an anthology of short fiction and poetry” is now available

Story day! Read “It Begins in the Garden” in ALITERATE

My story "It Begins In the Garden" is available to read right now in Aliterate. (It's been out for a few days, but apparently I totally missed that it's up.) So very excited to share this story. It's a strange, odd little tale about children, a garden, and some very peculiar ladybugs. Read "It Begins… Continue reading Story day! Read “It Begins in the Garden” in ALITERATE

Read “Fräulein Maria” written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

The latest story prompt for the Word Count Podcast was this image: As soon as I saw this photo, I got an 80s vibe, and I also got a vampire vibe. It took me a bit of thinking to put together something I really liked, but scent was a big thing right from the get-go.… Continue reading Read “Fräulein Maria” written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

Table of Contents Announcement for Gorgon: Stories of Emergence

Very excited to be part of this amazing TOC for Gorgon: Stories of Emergence. My story, Bioluminescence, was originally published in Phobos, and I am really happy to see it included in such awesome company. Huge thanks to the team behind this issue, including editor Sarah Read, for including my work!

Pantheon Magazine

Pantheon Magazine is pleased to announce the table of contents for our new anthology, GORGON: STORIES OF EMERGENCE, featuring 36 new and 6 reprinted contemporary myths about transformation and metamorphoses. Cover by Daniele Serra. Select illustrations by Luke Spooner.

Aimee Ogden ~ Psalms

Alex Shvartsman ~ The Goddess of Birds and Wind

A. T. Greenblatt ~ Gods of Empty Places 

Annie Neugebauer ~ Fit for the Wolves

D. A. Xiaolin Spires ~ Swings and Suspension

Barbara A. Barnett ~ Seen and Not Heard

Beth Cato ~ Wind, Awaken My Bones Old and New

C. M. Muller ~ An Illusion of Substance

Carina Bissett ~ Tyger, Burning Bright

Craig Wallwork ~ A Fish for Ophelia

Dan Rabarts ~ The Scorching

Brent Baldwin ~ Of Talons and Teeth

Doug Murano ~ Silvermouth

Duke Kimball ~ The Boy Who Drowned

Eden Royce ~ She Shells

Erin Robinson ~ Iris and Chiaroscuro

Eugenia…

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Listen to my flash story “Fräulein Maria” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST

Picture of open office with old computers and desks

There's a brand new episode of R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast available today, and it includes my flash story "Fräulein Maria". The story prompt for this episode was the photo below, and it was inspired by Todd Keisling's book The Smile Factory. Todd Keisling also contributed a story to this episode, and that is pretty… Continue reading Listen to my flash story “Fräulein Maria” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST

Listen to my story “Kaiju Outside Hope” on ESCAPE POD!

My story "Kaiju Outside Hope" is now at Escape Pod, the science fiction podcast. This story was part of Escape Pod's flash fiction contest, and ended up in a three-way tie for second place (now that's a close race!). It's narrated by the awesome Tina Connolly, and her narration is absolutely perfect. Listen to all… Continue reading Listen to my story “Kaiju Outside Hope” on ESCAPE POD!

8 (extra) wonderful stories I read in July

I travelled to and from Sweden in July, and let me tell you, short fiction is one of the best things you can read while on long-haul flights and airports. You can check out my roundup at B&N, too. There, you'll find ten other spectacular stories I read in July. Read my July roundup at… Continue reading 8 (extra) wonderful stories I read in July

Writerly recap for June & July 2018

June and July brought several story sales for me, and of course I am thrilled! I also have some other writerly news I can't share just yet, but the details will be forthcoming soon-ish. Writing-wise, June was really busy, but I barely wrote at all in July. Instead, I spent a month mostly in Sweden… Continue reading Writerly recap for June & July 2018

Read my July speculative short fiction roundup at B&N’s SciFi & Fantasy Blog

My latest science fiction and fantasy short fiction roundup is now live at B&N's SciFi & Fantasy Blog. Read it. I spent most of July in Sweden visiting family, and I spent a lot of time reading - lots of great short fiction as usual, and also some great novels and novellas (I'll be featuring… Continue reading Read my July speculative short fiction roundup at B&N’s SciFi & Fantasy Blog

Read my flash story “Sunlit Surface, Depths Below”, written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

The latest episode of R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast featured the following story prompt: You can listen to the episode, and if you're at ReaderCon you can check out a bunch of authors from the Word Count Podcast at a live-reading. I won't be there, but you should definitely go hang out if you can.… Continue reading Read my flash story “Sunlit Surface, Depths Below”, written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

9 (extra) stunning short stories I read in June

June was full of excellent speculative fiction. Every month is. Here are 9 stunning stories I read this past month. You can also check out my monthly roundup for B&N SciFi & Fantasy Blog: Read it here. A Brief and Fearful Star, by Carmen Maria Machado in Slate This brand new story by Machado, is… Continue reading 9 (extra) stunning short stories I read in June