Tuesday, 23 August 2011

The Tide Jewels

I have just completed a 15,000 word novella called The Tide Jewels. I wrote it as part of a challenge set by Wicked East Press. Ten authors get together to write ten prompts. The prompts are then sent in, divvied up, and sent out to a different writer. When I first got my prompt my muse groaned under the weight of having to write something which appeared to be high fantasy sword and sorcery--a genre I have so far avoided. But, after a good deal of thought I came up with a way I could put my own spin on it. I am very happy with the outcome.

The Tide Jewels will be published later in the year in the second book in the Wicked Bag series; Wicked Bag of Fantasy Tales edited by Jessica A. Weiss. In addition to the two main characters the story features a dragon, a cat, and a turtle. It is a re-imagining of the Japanese creation myths that can be found in the Nihongi and the Kojiki. I had a lot of fun writing it and I hope you have fun reading it.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

From Shadows and Nightmares Nightfall Publications

...is here.

Included is my short story "The Little Contractor Tool Kit."

 I am excited about having a story appear alongside so many other  fabulous writers in this anthology.

From the website:

From Shadows and Nightmares - Our third anthology explores the dark imaginations of our authors. From the traditional stories of zombies and werewolves, to haunted items that will surprise you, our new and established authors challenge you to read this book with only one light on.

Zombies, werewolves, mentally disturbed individuals and ghosts fill the pages of the newest anthology.

New stories by James Dorr, Jeffrey Wooten, Michele Wyan, Mae Empson, Diane Arrelle, Quintin Peterson, Vince Darcangelo, Karyne Corum, Barry Rosenberg, Anne Lessing, Joyce Frohn, Janet Lorimer, Jennifer Moore, T.S. Charles, Devyani Borade, Mark Lee Pearson, Steve Coate, Stacey Longo, Michael O'Neal, Hall Jameson, Claire Rowland, Tamara Eaton