A purple alien dressed in a lavish blue, purple, and gold gown wears a golden headpiece and looks about to deliver the final note through those sharp teeth!

Cover Reveal for Space Opera Libretti

So, in late 2018, I saw a call for non-dystopian, comedic short stories in the space opera genre that involve music. The anthology name: Space Opera Libretti. My eyes perked, and I immediately knew I wanted to write for this. I love classic literature, which is probably why there’s an Austen-esque ball scene in the …

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Book covers for The Stealth Lovers and Nothing Without Us

Update: Here’s where you can buy The Stealth Lovers and Nothing Without Us!

Last night (October 5) at the multi-author book launch hosted by Presses Renaissance Press, I read from The Stealth Lovers and also got my copy of Nothing Without Us. It never stops being magical—holding the paperbacks of my work for the first time. *happy sigh* I thought I'd provide an update where you can buy …

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Logo text that reads: Nothing Without Us in black against a white background.

Holy stars, I did a thing!

As co-editor of the Nothing Without Us anthology, this last few weeks felt as if I were handed the baton in the second-to-final lap of a relay race while I cried, "Oh crap, I need to deliver this to the last runner!" The "last runner" being the final production team at Presses Renaissance Press. However, …

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I think editing an anthology is like being pregnant.

Okay, so never mind the fact that I've never birthed a child of my own. I still believe—and have had confirmation from a human who has given birth twice—that editing anthologies is like being preggers. At the beginning, it's this wonderful announcement, and you feel like puking a little (from hoping people will respond to …

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ID: Grey brick wall and light grey table. A sign on the table reads: Hello there 2018 and scattered on the table are the letters that spell "Good times." There's an hourglass to the left of the sign and a heart lamp sculpture to the right.

Hey, wait a sec, 2018 was a great year!

That thing, when you take a moment to reflect on a challenging 12 months, then realize something amazing. While I had to deal with complications from my disability and other tough situations during the last 12 months, other stuff happened as well. Awesome stuff. So, it's with delight that I get to announce that 2018 was …

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ID: A stitched heart against a black stitched background. Title: We Shall Be Monsters, Edited By Derek Newman-Stille. (With stories by Day Al-Mohomed, Lena NG, Ashley Caranto Morford, Cait Gordon, JF Gerrard, Andrew Wilmot, Evelyn Deshane, Simon Turner, Kaitlin Tremblay, Lisa Carreiro, Eric Choi & Joseph McGuinty, Jennifer Lee Rossman, Randall Arnold, Alex Acks, K.C. Griffant, Halli Lilburn, Kev Harrison, Corey Redekop, Ariana Verbree, Max D. Staton, Victoria Martin, Priya Sridhar, Liam Hogan, Joshua Bartolome

We Shall Be Monsters is now available!

Squee! I've been waiting for this Frankenthology all year and it's aliiiiive! We Shall Be Monsters, edited by Derek Newman-Stille and published by Renaissance, is a collection of short fiction inspired by Mary Shelley's 1818 version of Frankenstein. My short story, The Hilltop Gathering, appears in this anthology. I'm so thrilled it got accepted because it's my first published …

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The Space Opera Libretti call for submissions got me writing again!

Hey, there! I discovered a thing about myself that I find kinda cool. Because I've only a few years under my belt as an author, I'm still learning what my process is after finishing a novel. And guess what? It seems I really like writing short stories in between larger projects. I had to ditch …

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