New Short Story Sale!

I’m delighted to report that I’ve sold another story to Fiction River!  My story, Moonfall will appear in the Moonscapes volume that will be released in February 2014.  It’s science fiction, a genre I haven’t written much in lately, so I’m thrilled to have made this sale.  This marks my fourth sale to Fiction River.  Hope they’re not getting tired of me. 🙂

In other news, I’ve heard that my novelette, Christmas Interrupted, will be featured as an audio book from WMG Publishing after it appears in the Christmas Ghosts volume of Fiction River (released in October 2013).  It’s been a great year for short fiction sales for me.

I’ve got some new stories in progress.  One is an SF novelette.  No title or anything yet.  It’s all very rough, but I hope it turns out well.

Until next time!



New Stories

FR How to Save the WorldI’ve been swamped with work these last few months and have finally dug myself out after finishing my last deadline.  After a VERY long drought, I finally have some short fiction sales to report.  In March, I sold short stories to two Fiction River anthologies:  How to Save the World and Hex in the City.  How to Save the World will be out in May/June.  Hex in the City will be out sometime in the late summer/fall.  And I just turned in a romance novelette for a third Fiction River anthology called Christmas Ghosts.  So, look for Heaven Backwards very soon with Speechless in Seattle later this year.

I am so grateful to be a working writer again.  It’s been such a long time since I posted anything in the win column.  I hope this upswing will continue.  For now, I’m back to work on some spec deadlines.

The Novels Are Out

a pile o’ seals on the Oregon Coast, circa 2006

Got two of my novels updated and out the door this month.  Got a very nice personal rejection from DAW back in May on a book that I will probably sub to Elusive Blue Fiction.  Still doing that final pass on a third novel that I want to submit.  I’m still a little conflicted on where to send this last one though.  It’s romantic suspense (about a natural disaster) and I’ve always had a hard time deciding where to send this one.

It looks like Ron Collins and I are going to embark on a nostalgic Novel Dare in the fall.  Yay!  Can’t wait!  I haven’t written a novel in a long while and writing that first draft in a month is a blast!  I love that deep immersion in a world and that feeling of intensity from writing it in a concentrated block of time.  Doing a novel dare is a lot of fun with a partner, so I’m excited about this one. Now, I need to come up with some ideas to pursue. : P

Getting the final touches completed on a couple of long works (both novelettes!) that Elusive Blue Fiction will be e-publishing next month.  These two stories are some of my longest works. One is traditional/high fantasy, called The Needlewoman and the other novelette is a historical mystery called A Dark Gloaming Blue.  I’ll post covers here as soon as Elusive Blue Fiction has them available.

Okay, back to work for me.