January 18, 2024
I'll be at LTUE again this year! You can find me at the book signing Friday night, generally around, and I'm on a bunch of panels (it looks like those haven't all been officially announced, but I'll update here when they are).
I think I first attended all the way back in 2007, and the amount of writerly information just about melted my brain. It's an amazing conference, and I'm looking forward to learning, talking, and reconnecting.
December 5, 2023
I'd never been to the Gandy Dancer Mercantile before, and had no idea what to expect at my book signing. The snowy weather had me dreading packing up my books. Then I stepped into this cozy shop, full of big, comfy chairs and couches—part used book store, part ice cream shop, part music venue. When I showed up, a big group was jamming up front and when I left, another group was setting up. While I was there, I got to talk with all kinds of creatives: musicians, poets, and painters.
It was the kind of place where people hung out for hours, where people all knew each other. In fiction, this store would either be the setting for a romcom or the place where the detective in a cozy mystery comes to get a pick-me-up right before solving the case. I really wasn't expecting such a warm welcome or to meet so many amazing people.
If you're ever in Ogden, stop in, browse the books, enjoy some icecream, and soak in the ambiance.
November 27, 2023
October 11, 2023
There are two blog posts up now talking with the authors in the Lost Atlantis anthology!
Round One is about what inspired the stories: https://blog.flametreepublishing.com/fantasy-gothic/lost-atlantis-author-qa-story-inspirations
And Round Two is a mix of favorite stories and art falling under the umbrella of "lost cities" and writing process: https://blog.flametreepublishing.com/fantasy-gothic/lost-atlantis-author-qa-best-stories-writing-practices
August 15, 2023
Hurrah for author copies! My most-reprinted short story, "The Temple's Posthole" is in this one, and wow, is it a gorgeously made book, from the cover embossing to the end pages. Looking forward to reading all the other stories in here.