This moody short story should be out soon…in the meantime, enjoy the ebook cover!
Though she’s not much to look at, dragon Sellafield Terrormouth never worried about snagging a mate for herself. But now that her little sister is about to debut in dragon society, Sella’s got one night to go from drab to fab. If she fails, she’ll lose her entire dowry—and quite possibly doom herself to eternal spinsterhood!
Can this plain dragon get herself a date, or is her future about to go up in flames?
Contemporary fantasy fans won’t want to miss this lighthearted look at love, friendship, and inner beauty.
Prepare yourself for crazy awesome dragon names. This sunny comedy makes a great stocking stuffer for anyone stuck in the snow and cold this time of year!
Mavis Burnsides is on her deathbed when her best friend brings her a Witching License. Now she’s got magical powers—and one last night to make up for a lifetime of regrets.
By turns sassy and touching, The Witching License is a gentle tale of regret, romance, and righting wrongs.
Just in time for Halloween, a feel-good. fountain-of-youth story with a senior citizen heroine discovering her inner girl power. Fans of Cocoon will get a big smile out of this one. And it’s available in LARGE PRINT!
In other news, one of my midlength stories got a cover makeover for its print debut! Here’s the before and after:
Tres noir, non?
To celebrate this makeover AND four other Pixelvania ebooks debuting in paperback, the following ebooks are discounted to just 99 cents from October 1st through October 7th, 2019:
- Out Where the Sun Always Shines
- What the Cat Brought Back
- Side Effects May Vary
- Growing Shadows in the Desert
What story of mine would you like to see in paperback next? Let me know!
Like a lot of entertainment, much of story writing is an invisible process to the end audience. While I’m hard at work on projects, y’all see nothing but a silent website. I want to change that.
At the same time, I don’t want to post for the sake of posting—that would just add to the tsunami of digital clutter that’s already got us addicted to checking our devices (read: miniature slot machines). With that in mind, I’ve decide to start a semiannual post, tentatively titled “The State of the Pixelvania” where you can get a picture of what’s going on around here and what might be showing up in the future.
This semiannual post was inspired by a recent video by Christopher Barnatt at ExplainingComputers.
What I’ve Been Working On: New Stories
Last year I realized I had a fair amount of stories under Horror and Humor but not even a scant handful in Wonder. Yet here I am on a purple website, calling myself a scifi/fantasy author! So I set out this year to fill out the Wonder section of my works, starting with a one-story-a-week challenge in Feburary! It…didn’t go so well.
This was also the first year I’ve tried submitting to the magazines. It’s been a good experience, though I haven’t had any stories accepted yet! Let’s look at this year’s crop o’ stories so far. Read More …
Johanna Reinhardt is alone at the outpost when it happens. The Machines have shut down, her husband is gone, and—imperceptibly, but surely—sound is disappearing from the world.
What might disappear next?
A dreamlike tale from the post-apocalypse.
Here’s an oldie-but-goodie short story to celebrate the new year.
Once upon a time, magic left the world for a night. It sighed back in through the scullery door in the morning with the cat, but by then, the Queen of the Northern Elves had fallen into a deep sleep, and, greatly diminished, the returned magic could not wake her.
From the author who brought you The Purrfect Christmas and A Gingersnap Cat Christmas comes an enchanting collection of three original yuletide fairy tales, written in the tradition of Jane Yolen and Ursula Vernon.
A little Christmas present from me to you. If you like reindeer, Santa Claus, elves, and mythic origin stories, you’re probably gonna dig this.
More info and excerpt here on MIDWINTER MAGIC’s Pixelvania Publishing page.
Apartment walls are thin.
Reality may be thinner.
Ray Belga lives in the ugliest apartment building in town—but at least it’s quiet. Until a mystery neighbor’s fridge starts acting up.
At least…Ray thinks it’s a fridge. But he’ll soon learn you can’t trust everything you hear through apartment walls…
I hope you enjoy this (slightly twisted?) story about a guy with noisy neighbors.
More info and excerpt here on THE GIRLFRIEND’s Pixelvania Publishing page.
Hi, everybody! February knocked me down with a nasty cold/bronchitis illness so I’m still getting into the swing of things.
A Gingersnap Cat Christmas was finished, um…January, probably? And is in “post” so to speak. But since I missed my deadline, rather than releasing it right away, I’ll be looking into making it into a print book for next Christmas!
In the meantime, please enjoy the fabulous finished cover!
(My husband desperately wants me to animate the kitten rising up…Any volunteers?)
In other news, my nosferatu novel hit 40K…and it’s just getting started! Hoo-wee!
And in a complete mood swing from the last release, we have What the Cat Brought Back. It’s a novelette (think: longer short story) perfect for Halloween reading.
Writing this, I was surprised by the tender friendship between the two women, Katheryn and Mallory. I mean, it’s still a horror story, but there’s some light in the bleakness.
- Read an excerpt here at Pixelvania Publishing
- Buy it for your Kindle on Amazon.com
- Use Books2Read to buy it elsewhere (BN, Kobo, etc.).
- Add it to your Goodreads list
And please remember, reviews are always welcome!