Two Weeks Out!

October 2, 2017

Today is October 1, which  means there are 13 calendar days until the Iowa City Book Festival! It’s  been a while since the Twin Cities Book Festival, the only large-scale fest I’ve been to (as an author). I’m excited and nervous. Really nervous. But my main goal is to have fun and meet people and NOT go home with the pounds of candy I’m  bringing with me to lure people into my booth. Oh come little children,  I’ll take thee away, into a land of  enchaaaantment….

In other news, I got my hands on  the cover of MYTHIC, which  should be  published soon: Mythic magazine cover (2)

I’m so excited to read the other stories!

Also, I got several copies of Heroic Fantasy delivered from Finland or somewhere like that. They were printed in Turkey and shipped from Finland, but published in England. So I was a little confused seeing a box from Finland on my porch, and tried desperately to remember what I could’ve bought from that corner of the world…then I remembered. My moment of panic was soon replaced with shrieks of happiness, because the book is even MORE gorgeous in person!! It’s so shiny 🙂 You’ll just have to buy a copy to see what I mean, hehehe.

Good News: Part Three

July 7, 2017

I’m pleased to announce that a third short story will appear in MYTHIC later this year 🙂 I wrote this one rather recently and am very happy to find it a home. I will have more information about it at a later date!

It looks like the Heroic Fantasy anthology got pushed back a bit, but no matter! I’m sure the wait will be worth it and I will include information about that as it is available. If you are interested in pre-ordering with Amazon you can do so here.

I made the decision to be brave and “put myself out there” at the Iowa City Book Festival this October, which I’m becoming more and more excited about so I know I made the right decision to go for it. I’ve also decided to bring everything I’ve ever written with me, so there will be books by four different “people” on my table, hehehe… whether or not I will own up to everything is still open. I’m hoping to have The Salt Pine Prince done by then but I know it’s a pipe dream 😦 The Iowa City Book Festival is the week before the Iowa Library Association Conference (where I am presenting at with a co-worker), so October will be rather busy, then November is NaNoWriMo as well as my library’s 2nd annual con, so I’m already getting a little anxiety about fall this year!!

I’m playing Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild with my kiddos and it’s a lovely escape from the reality….yes, the reality where I’m in the middle of writing a dozen different books/stories, working a wonderfully hectic job, and parenting two little ones. Bonus points for you if you know what my daughter means when she says, “I hope it’s not dubious!” 🙂

Take care,


Good News: Part Two!

May 25, 2017

I’m SO EXCITED to announce that my new short story “Rhosyn am Ufel” will appear in the Heroic Fantasy anthology published by Flame Tree! I’ve always admired their volumes and am so pleased to be included in one.

Here is a link to a blog post including the line-up of authors! Release date will be July 2017.

And here is a picture of the GORGEOUS cover!!



Good News: Part One

May 5, 2017

Hello out there!

I can finally tell you the good news I mentioned earlier this year and then in another two weeks there will be BONUS good news! Isn’t that fantastic?!

Okay, so here goes with part one: The Guardian of the Mountain”, which was published in SQ Mag fall of 2015, was republished in Star Quake 4: SQ Mag’s Best of 2015 anthology. Yay! I got a complimentary copy of the anthology and I’m all-around just super excited to have my name in something so cool. There are a lot of good stories in this anthology and I’m linking to it here and here.

As usual, I am neck-deep in what feels like a gazillion projects, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. My non-writer life is enormously hectic at the moment between my personal, work, and social aspects; I tend to like things a bit calmer :-). All in all it’s a good hectic, which is all I’ll say about that.

Talk to you soon! This time, I mean it.

Take care,


P.S. I published my first attempt at political satire a few months ago, so one down, four to go on my list of things to publish this year!

SO…’s been awhile! In the past few months we’ve moved to a different state, changed jobs, applied for new jobs, I started working from home, my oldest child started preschool, all with baby Cedric in tow. It’s been busy, to say the least. Toss in some health issues and it’s a party! During that time I actually wrote a short non-fiction book that is doing well, all things considered, and as a sequel to another series I’m writing. Once that one’s published, I’m going to update The Feast, then really crack down on The Salt Pine Prince during NaNoWriMo.

And, here’s more exciting news: a short story I wrote earlier this year, entitled “The Guardian of the Mountain”, will appear in SQ Mag next month. It’s (very, very) loosely based on Beauty and the Beast and is more of a fable than straight-up fantasy. It was really fun to write and I’m very excited to show something different! I’ll share a link to it when the time comes, but in the meantime feel free to check out SQ Mag. They’re based in Australia and offer a nice variety every issue.