Happy Book Birthday, RULES FOR THIEVES

My critique partner, Alexandra Ott's, debut novel is out today, MG Fantasy RULES FOR THIEVES! Eee, exciting. Look at that glossy cover! (And did I mention I had a hand in choosing the title? 😉 ) Twelve-year-old Alli Rosco is smart, resourceful, and totally incapable of keeping her mouth shut. Some of these traits have … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday, RULES FOR THIEVES

House Moving and Procrastination

Sorry I have been shamefully quiet this last week. It looks like I was more able to post when I was out of the country (in Poland for the World Youth Day) than when I have been here in England with my laptop and time to my disposal. There have been a few factors orchestrating … Continue reading House Moving and Procrastination

Cover Reveal for The Vrai Domicile

Today on the blog I'm hosting the cover reveal for THE VRAI DOMICILE by Courtney Ruggles. This is the second book in her Domicile series published by Elephantine Publishing. It's a dystopian, about a girl who wants to be more than a number, wants to escape the Elder-ruled world in which she lives and love … Continue reading Cover Reveal for The Vrai Domicile

Thank you all for the support you gave us.

Hashtag-throwback-Thursday. I have been looking back over the writing I have done in the last however many years, and I am reminded how much I have enjoyed writing for anthologies, instead of the endless cycle of writing and editing and querying and editing and… I still have many friends that I met through collaborating on anthology works with them. Although the short story format still somewhat evades me, I enjoy the challenge, and I enjoy the reward of seeing something written and out in the world.
Scream For Charity, self-published by Jamie Hall, was my first work outside of writing sites, and it changed the way I looked at the publishing world. I still love Genevra and her story- and one day perhaps she will see the light again.

That Fantasy Blog

Many of you may be aware that for Christmas ‘That Fantasy Blog’ published a compilation of horror short stories with the aim that 100% of our proceeds would be sent to UNICEF to help them combat child suffering around the globe.

I would just like to take a second to thank everyone who helped us in this endeavor:

Rebecca Besser for her great story “A High Price for Hope.”

Katy Hulme for her brilliant tale “The Dragon and the Moon.”

Alexandrina Brant for her riveting “A Rosary, A Fume Cabinet, and a Music Book.”

Alex Sabo for his bloodbath of a tale “Christmas Chainsaw Massacre.”

Jamie Hall for his heart-thumping “12 Hours.”

And a big thank you to Britt Martin for his amazing cover image.

The limited run of “Scream for Charity” came to an end a week ago and now that the final stats have been collected we here at “That Fantasy…

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Thoughts on A Fictional Future | Fauxpocalypse

Yesterday, to mark the date of the speculative end of the world in the anthology Fauxpocalypse, I posted a short piece of fiction following my character as they seek out the stragglers and survivors of the non-apocalypse. Having run from Switzerland through Milan, they enter an almost dream-like Venice, where murky canals are invitations to … Continue reading Thoughts on A Fictional Future | Fauxpocalypse

The Dust of Venice | Fauxpocalypse

Ruin. It had, for the moment, subsided, passed away, moved on if you will. When one had spent a year trekking until one’s feet bled, one learnt to distinguish between what was simply the aftermath of the shock of a no-event and what was actual ruin, in the form of cities and states and provinces … Continue reading The Dust of Venice | Fauxpocalypse

We All Have Our Own Journeys

Today’s gospel, the parable of the generous vineyard owner (Matthew 20: 1-16), is a message sure to ring true with a lot of people. How often have we been stuck in a dead-end job whilst those on par with us rise to greater things? How often have we received a lower grade from a teacher … Continue reading We All Have Our Own Journeys