Hello! I’ve been gone for a while and a lot of exciting things have happened over the past six months. 1) I got married on October 1st! It was every bit as magical as I’d hoped it would be. A truly amazing day and week of friends and family and love. 2) A friend brought me a copy of Cursed Collectibles to sign at … Read More A Fall Update
2022 is already off to a great (and busy!) start! Very excited to share that I’ll have a story in the upcoming Air and Nothingness Press anthology, Orpheus + Eurydice Unbound. This anthology challenged the writers to reimagine specific parts of the famous Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. I chose “the wedding” portion of the myth and reimagined it as a gender-swapped sci-fi … Read More “The Weight of Promises Kept” to Be Published by Air & Nothingness Press
This month officially marks TEN YEARS of Isle of Books on the internet!! It’s crazy to think I’m still here, holed up in the same corner of the internet – and even crazier to think how much my life has changed over the last ten years. Thanks for being here and reading – some of you have been around from almost the very beginning. … Read More The 10th Anniversary of Isle of Books and a Pandemic Writing Update
I’m super excited to announce that I will have a new story published next year in one of the 2022 issues of DreamForge Anvil. “Pour One Out” was inspired by the birthday trip we took to Belize in January 2020 (just before the pandemic shut the world down). It features a down-on-his-luck travel show host who has one last chance to find a lost … Read More “Pour One Out” to Be Published in DreamForge Anvil
I’m excited to announce that Monsters, Movies, & Mayhem won the 2021 Colorado Book Award for Best Anthology! This anthology came out last summer and contains my short story, “Hyde Park.” It’s about a young writer-director who’s keeping a monstrous secret about his overnight Hollywood success. This is such an amazing anthology full of delightful stories, the recognition is definitely well-deserved. It contains twenty-three … Read More Monsters, Movies, & Mayhem Wins Colorado Book Award
Some stories take longer than others to find a home. In the case of my short story, “Cold Bluff,” it took almost two years of consistently sending it out for it to be picked up by Slippery Elm Literary Journal. I’m so stoked that this story is going to be featured in such a fantastic publication! A friend had their story published in Slippery … Read More “Cold Bluff” To Be Published in Slippery Elm Literary Journal
Hot on the heels of the news about Hold Your Fire anthology release, I have another short story coming out later this month! My story, “The Pirate Prince of the Barbary Coast” will be included in the Particular Passages anthology. About the Particular Passages: Down a forgotten hallway lie rooms no one has entered. Each room contains a world waiting to be explored. Some … Read More “The Pirate Prince of the Barbary Coast” Finds a Home in a New Anthology, Particular Passages
I’m excited to share that the Hold Your Fire anthology is now available for pre-order! Right now just the ebook links are live, but the paperback and hardcover should be up soon! I have two stories in this anthology, “Hyde Park” and “White Feather.” They’re both stories that arrived on the page pretty much fully formed and while they’re very different in tone, I … Read More Hold Your Fire Anthology Available for Pre-Order
I blinked and somehow it’s Christmas. Christmas in the weirdest of all years, but Christmas just the same. I also blinked and it’s been over a month since I updated my blog and I have a couple things to share! Well, more than a couple things, but we’ll see how many posts I get to over the next few weeks. Starting first with the … Read More Hold Your Fire Anthology News!
We are a week away from Halloween and I wanted to share a Spooky Book Giveaway to celebrate! I totally meant to do this earlier this month, but, well, life. Regardless, spooky season is all year long, right? Here’s what I’m giving away: -A signed hardcover copy of Monsters, Movies, & Mayhem. This one will be signed and personalized for you by me. My … Read More Spooky Book Giveaway!
It’s been a minute since I’ve done a writing update. Not because I’ve had nothing to report, but because I’ve been basking in the magic of starting something new. Last fall, I had an idea for a short story that I started, but didn’t finish until spring of this year. I loved the seed of that little idea so much, but it was a … Read More Writing Update: Starting Something New and Winter’s Cry Reprint Available
Looking for something good to read this weekend? Monsters, Movies, & Mayhem has been included in a new StoryBundle curated by New York Times bestselling author, Kevin J. Anderson! The “Chills & Wonder Bundle” includes 13 dark fantasy, urban fantasy, and thriller titles available in ebook format from authors like Jonathan Maberry, Lucienne Diver, Amity Greene, Kevin J. Anderson, and others. It also includes … Read More Monsters, Movies, & Mayhem Included in the Chills and Wonder StoryBundle!