My short story HUNTING MONSTERS is OUT! Read it right now FREE!!!
Cover reveal: My short story HUNTING MONSTERS is coming out next week!
Introducing the Menagerie

My short story HUNTING MONSTERS is OUT! Read it right now FREE!!!

cover hunting monsters 12_2My short story HUNTING MONSTERS is out TODAY!  Read it online right now at the Book Smugglers!


You can also head over to the Book Smugglers to read my essay on the Inspiration & Influences behind the story.  I talk about worldbuilding!  And fairy tales!  And diversity!

Questions you may have:

I love the story so much I want to have the ebook and its gorgeous cover on my ereader!  Where can I put money into the paws of you and the Book Smugglers?!

So kind of you!  You can buy a copy at Amazon, Amazon UK, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Kobo, Google Play, or Apple.  You can also buy it direct from the publishers!

What wonderful extra things do I get if I buy the ebook?

Aside from a beautifully formatted ebook of the story and your very own copy of the magnificent cover art, you will also get my Inspiration & Influences essay and a Q&A about the story and my work.  Highlights of the Q&A include:

  • An analysis of “Beauty and the Beast” someone in my writing group called “a good start on a uni thesis” — I don’t think she meant it as a compliment but I am taking it as one!
  • My best tip for learning to write short fiction if you’re like I used to be and always faceplant in 100k extra words when you try to write short!
  • What my favorite fairy tale is!  Which you may never have heard of!
  • The childhood story that has already prompted my mother to email me saying, “THAT’S NOT HOW I REMEMBER IT”, totally afraid that everyone will think she is boring and normal!  (Eek, Mom, sorry!! *ducks*)

Who did your amazing cover art?

The splendidly talented cover artist is Kristina Tsenova — check out her deviantART and her Facebook!

I have such strong feelings about the story that I want to talk about it.  Where can I do that?

Anywhere you want, of course, but here is the Goodreads page!


Have a question I didn’t answer?  Ask it below!

Cover reveal: My short story HUNTING MONSTERS is coming out next week!


My short story “Hunting Monsters” is being released next week by Book Smugglers Publishing!  And today is the day of the cover reveal!

Feast your eyes below.  *stares at cover till my eyeballs fall out of my head*

Cover for Hunting Monsters

I adore this cover, folks.  I adore it.  It’s a perfect fit for the story, and just . . . so . . . beautiful.  A huge thanks to the artist, Kristina Tsenova.  Head on over to the cover reveal post at the Book Smugglers to read more about me, the artist, my story, and why they chose it!

“Hunting Monsters” will appear online at the Book Smugglers one week from today.  It is also being made available as an ebook — you can preorder it right this very moment on Amazon.  Or on Amazon UK.  Or on Smashwords.  (And other retailers will be available post-release!)

And if you can’t wait, it’s available for direct buy from the Book Smugglers RIGHT NOW!

I leave you with this thrilling tweet from Justin Landon of the Staffer’s Book Review:

Wheeee YES!

Introducing the Menagerie



Hi. We’re the Menagerie. We’re here to write interesting, insightful brilliance that will propagate through the Internet like glowing dandelion fluff. Failing that, we’ll attempt to entertain you with pictures of cute animals.

Who are we? We’re a group of writers who met online, glommed onto each other, and haven’t let go. We write science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, young adult, middle grade, romance, erotica, women’s fiction, and more.

Oh, and we’re scientists, artists, philosophers, lawyers, entrepreneurs, gunslingers, and adventurers. We like math and sports and rock climbing and cooking and exploring the world and making dirty jokes. We’re single people and spouses and parents, dog owners and cat owners and horse owners. We live in North America and Europe and Asia, and some of us are straight and some of us are queer and some women and some men and we think we’re all pretty rockin’ humans. Er, animals. And a pencil.

We have a lot of opinions. Lots of times we disagree! We think that’s okay. We like listening to each other be smart about things we don’t agree with.

You can find out more about each of us on our About the Menagerie page. You can also check out our FAQ. (These questions have not actually been Frequently Asked yet, but we’re anticipating your needs. Because we’re givers.)

We have a Comment Policy. Basically, don’t be jackasses to each other. Or to us.

Did we mention we’re writers? We’ve got a Fiction page for those of us who aren’t anonymous, if you want to check out what we write. This will probably grow as more of us decide to be less anonymous.

We hope you’ll stick around and hang with us! If not, we’ll continue to roll merrily around in our corner of the Internet, arguing about the meaning of life and picking each others’ noses. Either way, here’s a baby lemur!

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