From the iconic 1947 film Miracle on 34th Street to Clement Moore’s immortal poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” to Rise of the Guardians (with a great burly Santa) to Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (too awful even for my schlock-loving B-movie taste), Saint Nick has gotten a lot of attention. But there’s another figure who has been consistently overlooked, and it’s time she gets her due.
I mean Mrs. Claus, of course.
And so I am pleased to announce a new anthology of stories all about the lady behind the jolly old elf. Continue reading
Wouldn’t you love to be trudging along on a terrible day and then suddenly find a new-to-you book to take home and brighten your day?
Well, okay, you’d probably prefer to avoid the terrible day in the first place and just find the new book on an already-awesome day. That’s good, too.
Anyway, both possibilities can be real, and you can help make it real for yourself and others, by participating in the first Hide A Book Day. Continue reading
Hey! Today D is for Dinosaur is on sale for just $.99 for the ebook. The price goes up again Wednesday. That’s just — hold on — less than 4 cents per story, and all about dinosaurs, real or metaphorical. Hard to argue with that value.
Part of the fun of being a writer is hanging out with other writers. I just got home from the Realm Makers conference — more on that later — and today I get to share a schmancy new cover in the series by my friend and critique partner Stephanie A. Cain. Check out The Weather War! Continue reading
This is the first in a new series of posts, and I don’t know how many there will be, on chocolate.
My intention is to share some unusual chocolate thing and tell you why it’s remarkable. Continue reading
So, as you may have heard, my war unicorns Nova & Reaver won the Equus Battle Royal. While I totally played it cool, inside I was doing a Snoopy dance and singing something like this:
So, I’d promised that if Nova & Reaver went all the way, I would read you a snippet from an upcoming story. Since you got an excerpt of “Rue the Day” in the Equus battle, I decided to read something from a different story, but one that’s also coming soon. Continue reading
You did it, you fabulous readers, you.
You voted for Nova & Reaver and you won. Continue reading
YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME.
I asked for help when Nova & Reaver made the #EquusFight semi-finals, and you came out in droves. Herds. Voting closed at 100-33 in favor of the trained war unicorns. You rock.
And thus, we come to the finals. Continue reading
To celebrate the release of the anthology Hall of Heroes, I’m having a contest.
I have two stories in this anthology, “And Only the Eyes of Children” and “Teamwork.” To enter the contest, you must answer this question: Continue reading
No, seriously, it’s all that simple. (Well, and you have to click a link or two.)
First up: Nova and Reaver, my highly-trained war unicorns from my story “Rue the Day” in the fantabulous upcoming Equus, have advanced to the semi-finals.
Ready for action? Click here and comment that you want Nova and Reaver to win. Sure, a kelpie is cool and all, but we’re talking trained war unicorns. Just click and comment. Continue reading