Life after death

On October 22nd, Uncommon Universes Press released A Kind of Death, and my first published story, Phoenix, entered the world. It's a story about the fear of death and the hope of life afterward. Michelle has known since childhood that one day she will transform into a phoenix, leaving family, friends, and all that is... Continue Reading →

Publishing News!!!

This October, my short story Phoenix will be included in an anthology published by Uncommon Universes, a science fiction and fantasy publisher. This collection includes stories and poems by some fantastic authors, and we can't wait to share it with you. A princess who makes dangerous bargains with the afterlife. A man desperate to save... Continue Reading →

Publishing Announcement!

About a month ago, I participated in a cover reveal for A Kind of Death, an upcoming anthology published by Uncommon Universes Press. Today, I'm excited to tell you that my short story Phoenix will be included in the anthology! About ten years ago, I wrote the first draft of Phoenix, then set it aside.... Continue Reading →

Summer reading challenge!

As an avid reader, I have a to-be-read pile that could easily fall over and crush me, if it were a physical object. Thankfully, it is not. Like many readers, I'm constantly searching out new books to read, even though I have a humongous list of books that eye me pathetically even as I'm browsing... Continue Reading →

Coming in October 2019…

Uncommon Universes Press presents a dark, profound, and occasionally humorous anthology—filled with fantastical tales and poems that explore love, loss, and the power of transformation. Uncommon Universes has published some of my favorite books, and I'm delighted to participate in the cover reveal of their first anthology, A Kind of Death: Tales of Love, Loss,... Continue Reading →

Whispers from the Depths blog tour

Hello, readers! Today I have a fantastic post for you on this stop of the Whispers From the Depths blog tour. Author CW Briar tells us a little about his upcoming release with Uncommon Universes. Joyful and blessed are Voice-bearers, for the Heavens have set them apart. Whisperers used to be revered. Their control over... Continue Reading →

Interview with Alicia Gaile

Fairy tale retellings are one of my favorite genres to read. I love reading the originals-the ones that will keep you up at night-and I enjoy the creative ways that authors spin familiar stories and turn them into something new. I'm entirely convinced that some of these authors are kin to Rumpeltstiltskin and could turn... Continue Reading →

Stars and Soul Cover Reveal!

A scheming imperial family. A bedraggled starship captain. A runaway artificial intelligence. A dying general. Four small stories of stars and soul. On November 20, Rosalie Valentine will release her short story collection, Stars and Soul. I've participated in her Penprints short story contest over the past two years, and have recently started reading her... Continue Reading →

Two sides of loyalty: family in Faithless

A guest post by Janeen Ippolito Hello, everyone!  Janeen Ippolito, one of my favorite authors, is here today to talk about loyalty and family, two major themes in her new release, Faithless. Faithless is a steampunk adventure with airship battles, political intrigue, romance, dragons, and death unicorns.  Interested? Have a seat, pour some hot chocolate,... Continue Reading →

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