Chasing Magic Anthology Launch


Today is the launch for Chasing Magic, the Fantasy anthology my short story, Briar Rose, is in! There’s a ton of fabulous stories that I can’t wait to read included. Please read more about the book, and then come join us on Facebook, where there will be some great giveaway prizes! More about the book:

CWPH presents twenty-two Fantasy stories by international authors, both established and new to the trade. This collection features some of the familiar elements with a twist—from elves and unicorns to witches, talking trees, and dragons—mixed with reworkings of some classics from previously unexplored perspectives and new fantastical tales with their own distinct flavor.

Delve into these extraordinary worlds and experience the magic, mayhem, mystery, and wonder of Chasing Magic.


Laura Callender ~ Amanda Linsmeier ~ M.W. King ~ Amanda Luzzader ~ Liz Butcher ~ AJ Millen ~ Michael R. Baker ~ W.S. Moye ~ Jennifer Della’Zanna ~ Kathrin Hutson ~ Stacey Jaine McIntosh ~ Heather Holmes ~ Mary Lucille Hays ~ Kevin Grover ~ Jason Pere ~ Kelly Matsuura ~ Jeremy Gohier ~ Britt Haraway ~ Phoebe Darqueling ~ AE Stueve ~ E.R. Smo ~ CL Steele

Story Excerpts are here, including mine!

Amazon Link to purchase, and if you DO buy it, make sure you screenshot your receipt/confirmation to be eligible to win some prizes! Details are in the pinned post on the Facebook Event

I’ll be on at 10:30 CST to post a couple giveaways. Please come check it out! Best part? You don’t even have to leave the house 😉

Thanks everyone!


Link to Briar Rose Excerpt


Hi there! Just a quick update to let you know more about the anthology I was recently accepted in, and to share a link for you to read an excerpt of my story Briar Rose. I’m still waiting on more info, but I think the anthology, which features 22 fantasy short stories, will be released sometime in May. It’s called Chasing Magic, from Collaborative Writing Publishing and I’m really excited to be included! The other stories sound amazing.

Read story excerpts here. Mine is right after the red curly hair.

Thanks for checking it out! I’ll be posting more info as I know it. In the meantime, I’m super busy editing Beach Glass & Other Broken Things. I got notes back from my editor yesterday AND I got the cover back from my designer! Squeeeee! Now, off to keep working on that. Now, please go check out the snippet of my story! 🙂

An Anthology

Good morning!

It’s actually not a great morning for me because of some personal and professional disappointment yesterday (sigh), but I’m trying to see the bright side of things on this snowy, Saturday morning. Christmas cookies may help?

Something to be excited about is this cool new anthology! I’m helping to get this thing rolling, and am heading up the Facebook page for it. Please check out the description below, like us on Facebook, look at the website-in-progress, and then go to Submittable to submit!

Fireflies & Fairy Dust: An Anthology

We are seeking short fiction and poetry for a new anthology coming out in spring of 2017. Appease your inner child and send us your takes on favorite nursery rhymes, give us twists on fairytales, make us hear old lullabies in a new way. We want witches, and edible houses, and true love. We want whimsy and magic. Give us stories that are tender, lovely, funny, and even a bit dark. We want to laugh, cry, and be surprised. Make us fall in love with your words. Make us jealous we didn’t think of your story first!

Contributors will be paid $10.00 and receive a free e-Book, and possibly one paperback copy as well.

The fee to submit is $5.00. Please format in Double-spaced, 12 pt Times New Roman, and send us your strongest work. You should include your name and contact information on the cover letter (and only the cover letter) so that it can be removed before we read. Submissions will be read blind. Minorities and marginalized writers are encouraged to submit.

POETRY: Please send 3 to 5 poems per submission, at 1-2 pages each. We love old-fashioned rhyming, but free-form is also welcome.

FICTION: Please send short fiction, from 300 to 1,000 words. If the stories are shorter, sending two at a time is fine. If they are longer, please limit to only one.

All rights will revert back to the author upon publication.

Submissions will be (tentatively) open until sometime in February 2017. If we are interested in including your work, we will contact you. If you do not hear back from us within two months, consider it a regretful pass.