Seize the Stars is now available as an audiobook, narrated by the fantastic Emily Woo Zeller! Click here to check it out. Sample below!
My horror short story, "They'll Never Let You In," is now available as part of the anthology Thrilling Adventure Yarns 2021, edited by Robert Greenberger! Click here to check it out.
Crazy 8 Press once again treats you to an array of stories in the classic pulp style, replete with action and adventure, chills and thrills, mystery and romance, and much more! Pulp is back— and better than ever!
"They'll Never Let You In" is a horror story about an ambitious young woman who desperately wants to get into an elite club populated by the world's power players. Little does she know that those hallowed walls hide a dark secret...
Paperback available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Indiebound.
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Hardback coming Fall 2020.
When darkness falls, the stars ignite.
Against all odds, Iris has made her voice heard. Inspired by her call for freedom, sympathizers to her cause have occupied a prestigious theater in the heart of Adrye’s capital. Their demands are simple: Abolish the cruel systems that use brainwashing to force obedience upon both Earthling performers and aberrant Adryil. Recognized as the face of the movement and caught in the thick of the demonstration, Iris finds all eyes turning to her.
The authorities are determined to stamp out the nascent uprising. When new and unexpected allies arrive in time to keep the patrolmen at bay, Iris welcomes them. However, their addition sparks further unrest. Though she pleads for peace, others believe the only viable path is an all-out battle.
Divided and under siege, the movement teeters on the brink of chaos. As the situation around her rapidly spirals out of control, Iris struggles to find a way forward—before the hope for freedom falls apart.
Journey into sci-fi realms where girls use their skills and brains to save the day. See scouts who save the world from AI overlords. Travel to the edges of space with girls who dare to go head to head with giant interstellar corporations. Watch as ladies take down nefarious hackers, innovate space travel, and defeat aliens. This 29-story collection has something to delight, enthrall, and fascinate every age.
All revenues from sales of this anthology will be donated to the Society of Women Engineers scholarship fund. Let’s show girls that they can be the next generation of innovators and inventors.
Stories by: Julie Bragdon, J.D. Cadmon, Glen Damien Campbell, Russ Colchamiro, M.L.D Curelas, Paige Daniels, Caroline David, M.M. Davies-Ostrom, George Ebey, Mary Fan, Janina Franck, Thomas Gondolfi, Margaret A. Hanson, Monty Harper, T.A. Hernandez, Andrew K. Hoe, Nicole Iversen, A.A. Jankiewicz, Blake Jessop, Kris Katzen, Claire McCague, Jelani-Akin Parham, Josh Pritchett, Mackenzie Reide, Jennifer Lee Rossman, J.R. Rustrian, Joanna Schnurman, Denise Sutton, Raphael Sutton.
The Bad Ass Moms e-book is out now! Click here to check it out. The paperback will be available shortly as well.
This book is a real mother.
To celebrate bad-ass moms everywhere, Crazy 8 Press has assembled a fantastic line-up of authors to create stories spanning numerous genres, including sci-fi, contemporary, historical, and fantasy. Since moms and badassery come in infinite forms, the authors were given only one criteria: that their story be about a bad-ass mother or mother figure, whatever that meant to them.
From grandmas to new moms, biological moms to adoptive moms to mom figures, this collection features a fantastic range of stories. A human mom on the PTA of a school for supernatural kids. A new mom who adopts two babies with special powers. A hard-boiled detective who stumbles upon a mystery while looking for childcare. A grandma who fights back against an unsavory mayoral candidate. A witch who battles dark magic while wrangling her kids. An artificial intelligence who nurtures delinquent boys sent to her care. And much, much more.
Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Derek Tyler Attico, TE Bakutis, Russ Colchamiro, Paige Daniels, Kathleen O'Shea David, Peter David, Keith RA DeCandido, Mary Fan, Michael Jan Friedman, Robert Greenberger, Glenn Hauman, Heather E Hutsell, Kris Katzen, Paul Kupperberg, Karissa Laurel, TJ Perkins, Jenifer Purcell Rosenberg, Aaron Rosenberg, Joanna Schnurman, Hildy Silverman, and Denise Sutton.
Wayward Stars, the sequel to Starswept, has an audiobook! Narrated by Emily Woo Zeller, with vocal interludes by Joanna Schnurman and Mary Fan. Available on Audible or for direct download via Gumroad (click here).
Check out the cover to our 2020 BRAVE NEW GIRLS anthology, BRAVE NEW GIRLS: TALES OF GIRLS WHO TECH & TINKER!
Tech-savvy girls in sci-fi worlds
Journey into sci-fi realms where girls use their skills and brains to save the day. See scouts who save the world from AI overlords. Travel to the edges of space to with girls who dare to go head-to-head with giant interstellar corporations. Watch as ladies take down nefarious hackers, innovate space travel, and defeat aliens. This 29-story collection has something to delight, enthrall, and fascinate every age.
All revenues from sales of this anthology will be donated to Society of Women Engineers scholarship fund. Let’s show girls that they can be the next generation of innovators and inventors.
Julie Bragdon, J.D. Cadmon, Glen Damien Campbell, Russ Colchamiro, M.L.D. Curelas, Paige Daniels, Caroline David, M.M. Davies-Ostrom, George Ebey, Mary Fan, Janina Franck, Thomas Gondolfi, Margaret A. Hanson, Monty Harper, T.A. Hernandez, Andrew K. Hoe, Nicole Iversen, A.A. Jankiewicz, Blake Jessop, Kris Katzen, Claire McCague, Jelani-Akin Parham, Josh Pritchett, Mackenzie Reide, Jennifer Lee Rossman, J.R. Rustrian, Joanna Schnurman, Denise Sutton, and Raphael Sutton.
Featuring illustrations by Elisha Betts, Julie Bragdon, Sean "MunkyWrench" Eddingfield, Fauzy Zulvikar Firmansyah, T.A. Hernandez, Liana Kangas, Toni Murphy, R.M. Nielsen, Harley Scroggins, and Emily Smith.
Windborn, the first book in the Fated Stars YA fantasy series, is now available in hardback, paperback, and e-book from Amazon, Book Depository, Indiebound, and more!
The Age of Fire is coming. It's written in the stars.
Trapped by dark magicians, the air nymph Kiri is running out of time. Like the rest of her kind, she’s bound to her homeland, and if she doesn’t return in seven days, she’ll die. Her only hope is in the magicians’ young apprentice, Darien, whose fierce gaze belies a kind heart. Despite her warnings, he helps her escape, and Kiri soon finds herself fleeing from relentless pursuers who will stop at nothing to recapture her and kill the boy who dared defy them.
With the magicians hot on their trail, Kiri and Darien embark on a treacherous journey through dangerous lands. But she soon learns that there’s more at stake than her own life. An ancient evil is stirring, one foretold to consume the world with fire. And Darien is at the center of it—though how, she doesn’t know.
Meanwhile, the clock is ticking on her life, and unless she can make it back to her land, she won’t live long enough to unravel the dark puzzles surrounding the intriguing, secretive young man—or stop the monstrous force bent on destroying everything.
Hey everyone! I've partnered with the Crazy 8 Press crew to put together BAD ASS MOMS, an anthology featuring 20+ stories spanning multiple genres. As the editor, I gave authors only one criterion: that their story be about a bad ass mom or mom figure, whatever that means to them.
We just launched our crowdfunding campaign, and we need your support! Any amount will help, plus we've got some great rewards for backers. Get signed books! Your name in the acknowledgements! A character named after you! Click here to check out our Kickstarter page.
Or, if you're not a fan of Kickstarter, click here to see the direct PayPal alternative.
For more about the impetus behind this project, see my post on the Crazy 8 Press blog.
We're off to a strong start, but we've got a long way to go. Please help me spread the word :-)