FREE: My story “Ars Poetica” is free for next 3 days on Kindle–currently ranked #4 in 45-min SFF reads!

My science fiction story “Ars Poetica” is currently ranked #4 in Amazon’s 45-minute Science Fiction and Fantasy Reads! It’s a free download for the next three days. If you get a chance, please download a free copy and leave a review. I would really appreciate it! It would be awesome if the story hit #1! Thanks!

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My story “Ars Poetica” now available on Kindle

My story “Ars Poetica“, which received a Writers of the Future silver honorable mention, and was published by Abyss & Apex, is available now on Kindle. From the Amazon description:

Rook is a military poet tasked with ferreting out human-like “bug” impostors. When her poetry notebook falls into enemy hands, Rook has to track an escaping bug through the ruins of an old city, or risk annihilation of the surviving human colonies.

You can find it here. Also, I need reviews, so if you are a reviewer and want a copy, let me know!

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I hope you get a chance to read it, and if you do, please let me know what you thought!

“Nourishment” one-shot anthology now available!

Our one-shot anthology “Nourishment” is now available from Amazon! You can find it here.

The beautiful cover art is from Ukrainian artist Schastlivaya Alexandra. You can find more of her work here.

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Nourishment is the third of the “one-shot anthology” series. The completed collection has 25 stories and over 70,000 total words on the theme of “Nourishment”, all of them written and edited in their entirety within a rigidly constrained 24-hour period. This anthology is more than a collection of imaginative and entertaining stories—it is also a feat in creative writing.

Imps & Minions – Open Call for Subs and Kickstarter

The Imps & Minions anthology is now open for submissions from authors, and the Kickstarter page is live!

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From the open call page:

We are seeking high-quality speculative fiction (fantasy, science fiction, and speculative horror) on the theme of “imps & minions”. Stories should feature an imp or a minion.

Submission information and the submission form can be found on our kickstarter page.

If you like this project and want to support us, I would really appreciate if you would take a look at our kickstarter reward options and help us out by becoming a backer. (I recommend going for the paperback reward option.)

Thanks a lot! I’m really looking forward to reading all the submissions and putting together this awesome project with the team, with the support of our kickstarter backers!

True North – free eBook download

In True North, first published in the Aurora-nominated “49th Parallels anthology” (2017) by Bundoran Press, two rangers hunt down a damaged climate control drone through the frozen, post-apocalyptic tundra of Northern Canada

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The eBook can be downloaded for free from tdotSpec (scroll to the bottom of page for download location).

 

Publication in Polar Borealis

My creepy short story ‘The Santas’ is going to be published in Polar Borealis! And just in time for Christmas, too!

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I was very happy to find a good publisher for this story, and also to find that it’ll be published in time for the season.

Without too many spoilers, the premise of the story is that “Santa Claus” is just one of many “Santas”, magical beings who are summoned by using different rituals. Cookies and milk and stockings by the fireplace summon Santa Claus. But in ‘The Santas’, we meet some of the lesser known -and far creepier- Santas.

That story is coming in issue #5 of Polar Borealis, which will be free to download!