Cover Reveal: Mrs. Claus

From the iconic 1947 filmĀ 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

When Life Imitates Art

Circles & Crossroads, a glowing jack o'lantern over a textured dark circleI write about Robin Archer, a fae in our world charged by the Fairy Queen to protect human children from human predators. The second installment, released in October 2015, was called “Orphan Heirs & Shades of Night” and was set in Irvington, where someone had created a haunted house secretly based on the deplorable acts of H. H. Holmes.

In 2016, a new haunted house opened in Irvington, overtly based on the deplorable acts of H. H. Holmes.

No word yet on whether the Hotel Holmes will be back for 2017; the website has not been updated since last year. We can hope that’s not due to actual crimes committed during the haunted house’s run last year.

Dino-rific Sale!

T Rex stomps a car over text of all 26 authors' namesHey! 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.

Japanese Chocolate and Japanese Fiction

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Chocolate.

This is the first in a new series of posts, and I don’t know how many there will be, on chocolate.

Because chocolate.

My intention is to share some unusual chocolate thing and tell you why it’s remarkable. Continue reading

We Won! A Video Snippet and New Anthologies

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

A Winner is You!

A Winner Is YouYou did it, you fabulous readers, you.

You voted for Nova & Reaver and you won. Continue reading

Equus: Fight and Launch!

Vote for War Unicorns!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

Vote, Maybe Even Win, & Get a Free Book Just For Reading This Post

Vote for War Unicorns!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

#EquusFight: The Saga Continues

white horse head with black title text EQUUSThe drama continues over at #EquusFight, the contest where the equine stars of the anthology Equus are pitted against one another in a Battle Royale!

My trained war unicorns Nova and Reaver made it through the first competition, but they are neck-and-neck with a Sleipnir-inspired rival. Now, normally you know I’d be all supportive of Sleipnir, because of The Songweaver’s Vow and other stories, but not this time. This time it’s war. Unicorn war. Continue reading

Equus Battle Royale: Fight!

Equus Battle Royale with horse silhouettesIT HAS BEGUN.

/Mortal Kombat music plays/

I need your help! Today is the first round of the Equus Battle Royale, and my war unicorns are up! Continue reading