August 4, 2022

Cover Reveal for Ana's Asteroid!

I finally get to share this beautiful cover by Rebecca Barney! I love how obviously science fiction it is, I love how middle-grade friendly and inviting it is, and I was amazed at how much of the story it managed to capture in this one image. When I saw it, my book felt like a real novel instead of a Google Docs on my computer. 

Surviving in space is never simple.

Thirteen-year-old Ana lives on The Platinum Phoenix, a run-down mining colony carved out of a massive asteroid. When the mining robots break, panic follows. Without them, the colony can't extract the ice they depend on for water. The mine shafts were designed for slender robots—adults can't fit through them to make repairs by hand. But Ana can.

To save her colony and her family, Ana suits up and heads deep into the dangerous vacuum of the mines, hoping to make the repairs that will keep everyone she loves alive.

July 15, 2022

Seafoam & Cinders is live!

 Over at Flash Fiction Online, you can read my short story "Seafoam & Cinders". Is this a fairytale mashup? Yes, yes it is.

I may or may not have mentioned that I now have an Instagram account, but one of the interesting things about IG means that all posts need a visual element. I guess I could do it another way, but I enjoy tinkering around with graphic design and making simple little covers for my short stories when I post over there. It's fun to try to capture the mood/vibe of a story in visual form. Here's my little cover for "Seafoam & Cinders":





January 14, 2022

July 16, 2021

"Useful Parasites" won a Scribe Award

So, the Scribe Awards were announced. The judges awarded both Christie Golden's "Stone by Stone" and my "Useful Parasites" with best short story. I...am pretty floored. I have written a good chunk of short fiction, but this Keyforge anthology was my first foray into media tie-in writing. I just wanted to turn in my best work (and, you know, not make my fantastic editor regret bringing me into the anthology). It is amazing to have my work celebrated alongside these other fantastic authors.

Here's the link to the announcement: https://iamtw.org/2021-scribe-award-winners/

May 28, 2021

Kitchens and Kingdoms News

Two exciting points of news!

THE CORAL PALACE, the sequel to THE REDWOOD PALACE, is now available for preorder. Also, I can quite happily say that the third and final book is turned into my editor. 

I've had some people ask how to be supportive of the series. One of the best things you can do to help the books reach more people is to simply leave a short review on Amazon.


Plum would love to work as Lady Sulat’s chef and spend her days crafting healing foods, but it isn’t safe for her to stay in the capital. She knows far too many of the king’s secrets. Lady Sulat proposes sending Plum away on a covert mission.


Learn all about poisons. Learn how to defend against them. Head into dangerous territory.

Unfortunately, Plum has to rely on her sister for support...the sister who isn’t even the tiniest bit sorry for nearly getting Plum executed. Her poisons teacher is an old enemy. And, given the secretive nature of what she’s doing, Plum can’t even openly talk to Bane about it.

But Plum is going to give it her all. After what she’s seen of war, she’s willing to take any risk and pay any price to secure peace for Rowak.



December 21, 2020

End of Year Post 2020

First off: The Redwood Palace e-book is on sale until tomorrow for $0.99. If you've been meaning to grab it, now is a great time.


2020 has been a year, to say the least. It's odd to see fiction I wrote pre-pandemic come out during this time. In any case, I had four new stories released this year. "The Librarian's Duel" and "Inconvenient Parasites" were both in Keyforge: Tales From the Crucible. This was my first time writing tie-in fiction, and I've been delighted to get such good reviews. "Upcycling Death" came out in Brain Games: Stories to Astonish. And last but not least, "This is How the Rain Falls" from Daily Science Fiction, which is free to read online.

What will next year hold? I don't know. Things with The Coral Palace are well underway with my publisher and I'm working on editing the third and final Plum book, which has some of my favorite scenes yet.

I hope everyone is healthy and staying safe. May the next year be better than this one.