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A Few Wins

Despite the utter nastiness of 2020, I had a good year on the writing front. Highlights: Winner, Lascaux Prize in Creative Nonfiction Nominated, Best Microfiction Featured, Best Indie Spec Fic Finalist, New Millennium Writing Flash Fiction Award 30 publication acceptances Placed Top 10 in a handful of fun contests Met a crowd of wonderful writer … Continue reading A Few Wins

Love & Family Secrets

Thanks to WOW! Women on Writing for awarding my story The Frame of a Life 2nd place in their Summer 2020 Flash Fiction contest. I love WOW! They are always encouraging and offer great resources for writers.  “The Frame of a Life” explores love and family secrets, as discovered by a dutiful granddaughter. One of … Continue reading Love & Family Secrets

Best Indie Spec Fic 2020!

My story “Penny the Poisonmonger: An Origin Story” is included in this year’s Best Indie Speculative Fiction! I’m ridiculously excited. Bards & Sages publishing does a great job curating this annual publication. The book is filled with fantastic stories. It’s gorgeous, too! The story first appeared in Enchanted Conversation in August 2019. You can buy … Continue reading Best Indie Spec Fic 2020!

A medieval plague? Fake holy relics? Yep, that’s my story!

What happens when you combine a medieval plague with the illicit holy relic trade? Find out in my historical fiction "Black Market," included in the newest anthology from TL;DR Press.  Out today, Nope 2: Too Late; Didn’t Run contains 24 spooky tales, all benefitting the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. From the Ella Baker … Continue reading A medieval plague? Fake holy relics? Yep, that’s my story!

Shortlisted: Mum Life Stories!

My story “Sweetheart Divinity” made the shortlist in the recent micro fiction competition hosted by Mum Life Stories. The theme of the competition was “Great-grandmother.” One of my goals this year is to write about mature women. I want to celebrate their interesting and complex lives--so I couldn’t resist this theme! This piece is a … Continue reading Shortlisted: Mum Life Stories!

Dreams, Encased

My dream suitcase is made of starshine and gooseberries. It holds worlds unexplored, and afternoons I know by heart. I unzip the interlocked stars and wrap myself in their light ... That’s the beginning of my story “Dreams, Encased” from the new ebook Endless Pictures from TL;DR Press, releasing today! My story is included in … Continue reading Dreams, Encased