Cry HAVOK and Let Slip the Dinos of War

HAVOK April 2017

Check out the newest issue of HAVOK! It includes my flash fiction about a woman traveling with her service Velociraptor, and a lot more dino-themed stories. Seriously, that cover. (Okay, I know pterosaurs aren’t strictly dinosaurs, but are you going to argue with that cover? I didn’t think so.)  

EQUUS cover reveal!

white horse head with black title text EQUUS

You want a story about unicorns? Of course you want a story about unicorns. You want a whole books of stories about unicorns, winged horses, water horses, sky horses, ordinary horses, and even Sleipnir? Yeah, I thought so. So you want the upcoming anthology Equus, edited by Rhonda Parrish and … Continue reading

Contest Results: The Derpening

Tiny Laura in green dress with mushroom inside hollow tree trunk

You might recall that I offered a prize for making fun of my awkward pictures. Because I take myself that seriously, all the time. And now, we have the results. The grand prize of three ebooks and a $20 Amazon gift card goes to Alex McGilvery, for his tasteful and … Continue reading

Gross! Parents, Seriously.

THREE disposable diapers abandoned in beautiful green forest. THREE.

I’ve had a few people think it was “dirty” that I have dogs in my house, or that I touch them regularly in my day job as an animal trainer, or that I would take an in-training service dog into a restaurant. Okay, not everyone likes dogs, that’s fine, and … Continue reading

Contest: Derp Me!

I was shooting some video and realized I’d accidentally bumped the selfie button while using my phone camera to check lighting. That’s how this starts. And I thought that expression and that green screen were just too inviting, and so we’re going to play with them.  

Hey, Gold Star!

The Songweaver's Vow

Brag moment! Even though I get no real credit for this one. I’ve been an avid appreciator of Joel Friedlander’s The Book Designer site for some years, and I keep an eye on his cover design awards and commentary as a useful educational tool (and a fun one). I’ve entered … Continue reading

Luck, the Irish, and Writing Toward Your Dreams

moss-covered trees in Irish forest
This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Writing in Ireland

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Writing in IrelandIt’s St. Patrick’s Day. Do you feel lucky? No, not in a Dirty Harry sort of way. More of a, Are you ready to achieve your dreams? kind of way. Let’s listen to some Irish talk about dreams. … Continue reading

Social, Civil, and Savvy: a new non-fiction book

Social, Civil, and Savvy: Training & Socializing Puppies to Become the Best Possible Dogs

So I’ve been working very hard, and I’ve dropped a few hints, and I’m finally ready to reveal it: I have a new training and behavior book coming out soon! (Animal training and behavior is my day job, when I’m not letting my imaginary friends irritate each other for fun and profit.) … Continue reading

Look Over There

T Rex stomps a car over text of all 26 authors' names

I’m guest-posting today over at Rhonda Parrish’s blog about her newest anthology — with 26 writers, including me — called D is for Dinosaur. Check out what I learned to write this story!  

The Songweaver’s Vow: The Wyrmhole

perfectly rectangular large blowhole in rocky shore
This entry is part of 7 in the series The Songweaver's Vow: Easter Eggs & Background

This entry is part of 7 in the series The Songweaver’s Vow: Easter Eggs & BackgroundToday’s another entry in the Background & Research posts for The Songweaver’s Vow. When Thor goes to fight Jörmungandr, he seeks the sea-sized serpent at a place he calls the Wyrmhole, baiting him out with a bull … Continue reading