Monday, August 30, 2021

Latest Giveaway: An Obnoxious Squirrel and a Day Off For Painting

It's been a while since I've posted about my giveaways, but they're still happening. This week, I'm giving away "Meet Skippy the Sports Squirrel!" about a killer educational mascot, and "Life's Other Plans," about a painting that just won't get done.

Free 8/30 - 8/31


Free 8/30

Also, as a reminder, I'm up to two chapters into Sweet Silius Island Honey on Kindle Vella, with a third on the way later this week. The first three chapters are still free to read! Please check it out and give me a follow and some thumbs up:

Friday, August 27, 2021

"Sweet Silius Island Honey," Episode 2 now available!

In this chapter, Owen gets to know his new boss, Wanda Hansett, and learns that she also has an interest in visiting Silius Island. Each episode is still free to read, so please head over, catch up, and give the story a follow.

Friday, August 20, 2021

Trying something different: "Sweet Silius Island Honey," Episode One, now available on Kindle Vella!

So I wound up with a story that got a bit longer than the others. In fact, I haven't even finished it yet. But I have the first part done, so I thought I'd try Kindle's new serialization service, Kindle Vella. Episode One of "Sweet Silius Island" went live this morning:

The honey at Sal's is some of the best in the world, and according to the local witches, it's because of its natural enchantments, beyond even what they are capable of. Street urchin Owen would like to make a name for himself by competing with Sal. Together with a witch heiress named Wanda, he sets out to the perilous Silius Island to find the source of this honey. But what else could make enchanted honey than a civilization of enchanted bees?

Read "Sweet Silius Island Honey" here!

This is set in the same world as some of the stories, from my "Weekly Story" series, dealing with the Effka and Orlynne sects of witches, who use magic by manipulating their natural aura (though not always as main characters). These stories are set at different points in this world's history. They are:

So let's see how this goes!

Saturday, August 14, 2021

"The Goblin Flea Market" is now available!

My latest short story, "The Goblin Flea Market," has just published on Amazon! I actually originally had the idea last year, but couldn't think of a real plot until fairly recently. The part with the chicken was one of the first scenes I came up with.

The goblins have brought their wares to town, and Harold has brought his children, hoping the enchantments on display will lift their spirits, especially after the recent loss of their uncle. As strange creatures and stranger items surround them, his daughter's explosive confidence clashes with his son's darkened mood. Harold has to take special care to keep his kids in arm's reach.

 "The Goblin Flea Market" is $2.99 on Amazon!

Monday, August 09, 2021

The Return of an Old Story and a Couple Giveaways

This week's new release is actually an old release--one of my oldest, as a matter of fact! It's a rerelease of No Different From Anyone Else, as it appears in Unheard Of, with a new cover illustration based on an old one.

This makes the fourth appearance of Alice and Marisa on a cover in this series. We previously saw them on "Marisa at the Beach," Collectors' Item, and Word Associations. For years I've had this idea that I'd someday write enough stories about them that I could collect them in a single volume. That day could come someday.

"No Different From Anyone Else" is available on Amazon for $2.99! Here's the new cover: 

And the old illustration from 2010:


In addition, it's Monday, so it's time for a new giveaway. This time, it's the science fiction stories "Across the Street From What" and "The Souvenir." Today only!