New Story Out!

I have a new short story out on Amazon today. I’d say it’s a Sherlock Holmes story, except it’s told from the perspective of Moriarty. You can check it out here. Kindle Unlimited members can read it for free!

What if the famously evil Professor Moriarty wasn’t as evil as Holmes made him out to be? Hear his side in this new short story that revisits the Reichenbach Falls.

WIPjoy #27 & Cover Reveal

27. Side character – Your secret vice?

Rosalind: Makeup. I mean, I’m naturally beautiful, but not this beautiful.
Gwendolyn: That’s not really a secret…
Rosalind: Hers is Liam. Not that I blame her.


The cover for Fairy Tales and Folklore Reimagined has been revealed! My story “A Good Washing and One Nice Dress” is included. Look for preorders to be up on 10/31 and the book to be released 11/10. (Between the Lines Publishing)

What to Look For in a Small Publisher

Please come visit me over at Dale Cameron Lowry’s site where I’m discussing, well, just what the title of this post says. I’ve learned a lot about contracts and red flags, and while many small publishers are good (or at the very least mean well), you really need to know what you’re getting into. The first step, of course, is to clarify what YOU want for your book. Then find the publisher who can work with you to get there!

LOVE Dale’s infographic, btw. Very handy! And I’ve never had anyone make a graphic for me before, so I’m super flattered. Hope you’ll swing by the post for a look!

Beta Readers Wanted

I’m super excited to announce that I’ve finished the draft of Hamlette! Very soon now I will be looking for people to read it and provide feedback as I spruce it up.

What does being a beta reader entail? I will send two to three chapters at a time (or the entire manuscript if you prefer). You’ll have a week to read what I’ve sent, and then we’ll do a little interview in which you tell me what you think. What you like, don’t like, etc. What works for you, what you don’t understand. The interviews will likely be via online chat or Google hangout or something like that. Yes, you get to really and truly interact with me! If that scares you, I can also just send a questionnaire. But I find it more helpful to have a kind of conversation with my beta readers.

Anyway, feel free to contact me if this interests you, or else be on the lookout for a sign-up sheet to be posted soon.