Writertopia has put out their eligibility list for the Campbell award, available at: http://www.writertopia.com/awards/campbell
I’m in my second year of eligibility for “Birth of an Apocalypse” and see quite a few familiar names alongside me.
Winning’s a long shot, but it’s still nice to see my name on the list. A nice way to start the new year. (The lunar one.)
Will also have some news soon about upcoming stories.
“Birth of an Apocalypse” was originally published in the collection A Dark Phantastique, edited by Jason Brock, in 2014. Now the story is available on Amazon and Smashwords as its own little bundle of joy. Other ebook retailers to follow soon.
A young executive discovers the angels who have tried to seduce her over the past few years may have a darker purpose, one she has few options to escape.
It was an exhausting week, but I got my entries in for the Toronto short story contest and the AE micro contest.
Basically, Monday night, I got 2 hours sleep because my call time for Tuesday was 5:00am.
Tuesday, 4 hours commute, 10 hours work
Wednesday, 4 hours commute, 15 hours work
Thursday, 4 hour commute, 15 hours work
Doesn’t leave much time for sleep. But I enjoyed working on the Defiance set again, even if I was damn cold.
On Sunday I saw a forum post about the contest at Flash Fiction Chronicles, 250 words max, and quickly wrote a story since it was the last day.
AE: the Canadian Science Fiction Review also has their contest up, deadline March 2. This year the theme is degrees. 200 words max, including the title. Must have a science fiction element.
It’s official. I sold a story to the Dark Phantasique anthology. Don’t know the publishing date yet.
It’s also great to see the buds bursting into leaves. It seems to have happened almost overnight. I guess spring is really here.
A new story is available on Amazon and Smashwords. It should come up on Kobo in the next couple of days.
A twelve-year-old girl with magical talents has one chance to escape her saurian captors, but soon discovers her mother’s plan comes with a terrible cost.
A new story is available on Amazon and Smashwords as of yesterday.
Shakespeare’s aunt staves off trouble with the village gnomes over a pair of their missing youngsters.
The Summer sale is on at Smashwords.com till July 31st. If you’re interested in exploring indies and ebooks, check out the online catalogue.
My book, Children of the Cross, will be 50% off for the rest of the month with the promo code SSW50. Have a peek. Click here.
Something short and sweet for an almost sunny day here in Toronto.
Okay, not so sweet. But definitely short. Available on Amazon and Smashwords as of yesterday.
Transcript of a video diary created by a teenage girl after her ex-boyfriend starts stalking her immersive fantasy world.
It’s spring. Spiders are crawling on the walls. Seems like a good time to announce my first novel.
Cora Walters works as a high-end call girl while looking after her twin brother, who suffers from schizophrenia. When their lives collide with a supernatural mafia, Cora’s daily struggles explode into one for the pair’s very survival, perhaps requiring the ultimate sacrifice of all.
A golden fireball crashes into the Walters’ car during their drive to the cottage for summer vacation. Thirteen-year-old Cora survives without a scratch. Her twin brother, Nathan, spends two weeks in critical care and endures months of rehabilitation.
Nine years later, Cora works as a high-end call girl in Toronto and looks after her brother, who began suffering from schizophrenia during their last year of high school. On the streets, meanwhile, a supernatural mafia hunts for the Light. None of them knows where it will manifest. None of them knows how it will manifest. But their leader, Teresa, believes the Light is her only chance to destroy their progenitor before he wakes from his centuries-long sleep.
When their search finally bears fruit, Cora’s daily struggles explode into one for the siblings’ very survival, perhaps requiring the ultimate sacrifice of all.
You can pick up the ebook at Amazon and Smashwords. It’ll be available at other ebook stores in the coming weeks.