Monthly Archives: November 2011

Sand-child Published

“Sand-child”, my first professionally published short story, has been sent to all of Daily Science Fiction’s subscribers today.

It will be available to read for free on their webpage a week from now.

You can subscribe to Daily Science Fiction at their site to receive fiction straight to your inbox and can comment on the stories they publish on their facebook page.

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Thank you, Anne McCaffrey

A long time ago I picked up a copy of Dragonquest off the basement bookshelf. It was already torn and bent up, but it had a picture of a man holding a baby dragon. I was probably ten. Ten + Baby Dragon = Win.

I can’t honestly say that Anne McCaffrey was the most influential author in my youth (that distinction lies with L. Frank Baum), but she was second.

So, in the wake of her death, I wanted to thank her…

For teaching girls all across the world that we can ride dragons too.

For proving brains are just as important as brawn.

For showing how talent isn’t always set, that it can grow and morph and sometimes even explode into being.

For setting the stage for female characters to continuously become more and more on par with male ones.

For proving to me that motherhood and writing are not mutually exclusive.

For giving me the inspiration to wish that some day a little girl will dream of living in my worlds.

Thank you, Anne McCaffrey. May you rest in peace.

The Rains of Imarcia Cover & Description

I’m pleased to announce the cover and description of my first novel, The Rains of Imarcia. Click on the cover to get a clearer, larger version.

Coming ~ Dec 15 2011

With Imarcia’s population dwindling daily, another world, one usually neutral in Imarcian dealings, becomes concerned. So when raiding escalates between the two cities of Elarrc and Renaci, a delegate is dispatched to interpose and attempt to stave off the impending war.

Windrunner Sey arrives upon Imarcian soil to lend an objective hand. She learns quickly that not only does she have to contend with the horrors the storms rain down almost daily and the stubbornness of the Rainwatchers who lead the two cities, but she must also fight the strong desire to run home through the high storms and leave Imarcia’s people to the deadly fate they seem to wish to embrace.

Magic Realism/Fantasy Romance/Secondary World Fantasy
(~101,000 words)

Cover Photo Copyright © Konradbak | Dreamstime.com

WotF Vol 28 3rd Q Winners and Extra

Congratulations to the three winners for quarter 3 for Writers of the Future:

1st Place – William Mitchell of London, England

2nd Place – M.O. Muriel of Texas

3rd Place – Jacob A. Boyd of Oregon

Can’t wait to meet you all next April! :)

My short story, Sand-child, will be published in Daily Science Fiction on November 25, available to read that day for everyone on their mailing list. Later on their website for those not getting the stories to their inbox. I’m super excited because this will be my first pro publication, even though it’s technically not my first pro sale. Yay :)

Also, the RibbonSight Collection has been published in paperback and is now available for $13.99 through Amazon. It’s supposed to be $11.99, but I can’t figure out how to change it. Me = technologically unsavvy :(