Category: Fantasy Writing

Psychopomps (Shepherds of the Dead) Available in Digital or Print

Happy October 1st! Autumn is hands-down the best season of the year. Time for spooky, paranormal, and otherwise haunting reads! My short story “The Resurrectionist’s Kiss” is featured in an anthology that is now available in print as well as e-book format. Check out Psychopomps: Shepherds of the Dead on Amazon The anthology also features stories by Ben Lane Hodson (Author), E. W. Farnsworth (Author), Raychel … Read More Psychopomps (Shepherds of the Dead) Available in Digital or Print

Action, Austen, Alice, and More: Salt Lake Comic Con 2015 Recap #SLCC15

Writing is often wonderful but just as often, it’s a total slog, so I love the opportunity to step back and attend conferences or conventions. This past weekend, participating in panels at Salt Lake Comic Con 2015 was a blast and I enjoyed meeting so many writers and readers. Here’s a recap! First off, we broke a world record, no big deal… Second, a … Read More Action, Austen, Alice, and More: Salt Lake Comic Con 2015 Recap #SLCC15

Author Raychel Rose Shares Her Inspiration for “The Sea of Ghosts”, As Featured in PSYCHOPOMPS: SHEPHERDS OF THE DEAD

It’s fun to have author Raychel Rose guest blogging with me today, as I have enjoyed working with herin conjunction with a new anthology of short stories, which you can can pick up on Amazon: Psychopomps: Shepherds of the Dead. Her story “The Sea of Ghosts” caught my interest because it features a more sinister version of a mermaid–or is she? Rose keeps you guessing … Read More Author Raychel Rose Shares Her Inspiration for “The Sea of Ghosts”, As Featured in PSYCHOPOMPS: SHEPHERDS OF THE DEAD

My Panels for SL Comic Con 2015: How to Write Action, Tea Time with Jane Austen, and the Impact of Alice in Wonderland!

I absolutely love being involved with SL Comic Con and next week’s 2015 event looks to be as killer as ever. Here’s the run-down of my panels and such! I have two books coming out right around this time so it’s a bit of a whirlwind how that’s all worked out, but I can’t wait to share both of these. One is an anthology … Read More My Panels for SL Comic Con 2015: How to Write Action, Tea Time with Jane Austen, and the Impact of Alice in Wonderland!

Be a Beta Reader or Listener for Piccadilly Valkyrie

I ‘m excited to be finalizing work on my next novel PICCADILLY VALKYRIE and am looking for some scathingly-honest beta readers! If you love any of these genres, you will likely enjoy this book: Urban Fantasy, Odin/Thor mythologies, Regency, Victorian, Paranormal, Adventure, Steampunk, and Romance. If you’re wondering whether all that is a strange combination–it is! Here’s the cover and an early version of … Read More Be a Beta Reader or Listener for Piccadilly Valkyrie

Extended Deadline: Short Story Submissions for ‘Shepherds of the Dead’

I’m excited to announce that because a few projects have been rearranged, I’m extending the deadline for submissions to an anthology coming out Fall 2015: PSYCHOPOMPS: SHEPHERDS OF THE DEAD. I’m really excited about the scope of this book. Here’s more detail on the project and theme if this is a new idea for you: PSYCHOPOMPS: SHEPHERDS OF THE DEAD. Basically, a psychopomp is any … Read More Extended Deadline: Short Story Submissions for ‘Shepherds of the Dead’

Call for Story Submissions: PSYCHOPOMPS (An Anthology)

I am excited to announce Misch Masch Press‘ first anthology, which will be published this fall. If you are a writer (or aspire to be), I hope you will send in a story for consideration. Here are all the sordid details! What Are Psychopomps? ‘Psychopomp’ is a real term (I did not make it up!) and refers to any being, creature, or essence which … Read More Call for Story Submissions: PSYCHOPOMPS (An Anthology)

Writing and Fiction Podcasts I’m Loving in 2015

These days I prefer listening to my reading, as opposed to absorbing books, news, and articles with my eyes. I discovered this while pursuing my initiative to sit less and move more. We’ve probably all heard by now that sitting all day is terrible for us, and as writers we tend to sit plenty! To fight this, I now load up my iPod with audio … Read More Writing and Fiction Podcasts I’m Loving in 2015

My 6 Favorite Quotes from J.K. Rowling

I love much of how this woman thinks, so today I’m celebrating that. Here are my 6 favorite quotes from Joanne ‘Jo’ Rowling (the K is for her grandmother’s name, Kathleen, if you’ve ever wondered)… 1. “I was set free, because my greatest fear had already been realized, and I was still alive, and I still had a daughter whom I adored, and I had … Read More My 6 Favorite Quotes from J.K. Rowling

Highlights from LTUE 2015: Why I Love Writing Conferences!

As a writer, I’ve learned to love the conference scene. Actually, I’m completely drained by large social gatherings–evidence that I am a legitimate introvert. But here’s why I have evolved to deem conferences worthy of the energy expenditure! This list is in context of a few highlights from Life, the Universe, and Everything 2015 (LTUE), a symposium for speculative fiction authors, which was absolutely awesome … Read More Highlights from LTUE 2015: Why I Love Writing Conferences!

My Panelist Schedule for Life, the Universe and Everything (LTUE) 2015

This has been a busy couple of weeks, but in the best way–with awesome spec fic conventions! Last week was so rewarding because I got to be a part of Salt Lake ComicCon FanX 2015. This week, I am excited to be a part of the Life, the Universe, and Everything symposium (LTUE) 2015. This conference is a great opportunity to meet with authors, filmmakers, … Read More My Panelist Schedule for Life, the Universe and Everything (LTUE) 2015

Two Blogs Diverged…

This past week I’ve done a makeover on how I blog. I’ve been like Robert Frost’s traveler in the woods facing two diverging roads, only I’ve been trying to stradle both until I think I pulled something! So then it came to me. Frost said he couldn’t travel both and be one traveler, but he wasn’t dealing with cyberspace. I can be more than … Read More Two Blogs Diverged…