I changed the title of my upcoming short story collection from Sundown Rising and Other Stories to Odds and Endings: Fiction Short and Otherwise. Why the change? Partly because I’m not done with Sundown Rising and have been “not done” with it for about a year. It will appear later, as either a novella by itself or as part of another collection.
So why Odds and Endings: Fiction Short and Otherwise? I enjoy wordplay. Odds and Ends. Odds and Endings. Get it? Plus, I think (hope?) that it reflects the original, quirky, and sometimes dark stories that you will find therein.
I’m hoping to get Odds and Endings out before the end of the year. In the meantime, please read Mommy’s Favorite for free on Wattpad to get a preview!
I will be appearing at GlitchCon in Springdale, Arkanas, Friday, July 31st-August 2nd! I’ll be at the author Meet and Greet on Friday at 2:30 p.m., and will be participating in the following author panels:
Fantasy Fiction Today (Saturday, 2:00-2:45 p.m.)
Heroes and Villains (Saturday, 7:00-7:45 p.m.)
Gender Roles in Fiction (Sunday, noon-12:45 p.m.)
Horror Literature (Sunday, 2:00-2:45 p.m.)
I will also be giving away bookmarks and selling (and autographing!) my books, including my newest supernatural thriller, Memories of a Ghost.
My good friend Robin Raven just released her first novel! It’s titled Next Stop: Nina, and is about learning to accept yourself despite your past, and time travel! (you can purchase it at the very end of this post!)
Nina never really felt comfortable in this world. As she struggles to cope with the pain of her present and past, the young girl’s life is changed through the beauty of art. When Nina grows up and winds up in over her head in a dark place, she finds herself somehow transported to another time when nothing is quite what it seems. She must fight the horrors of her past all over again. Along the way, she faces greater challenges than she imagined. This is a character-driven novel with a heroine who faces life, love, and overcoming suicidal depression on her own terms.
I formatted her book for her, so if you like how it looks in Kindle or print, that’s me! If you don’t… well, then it wasn’t me! 😉
I had a fun time at the Rogers Library Create-it Con today! Sold some books, met some cool authors, and enjoyed myself. Looking forward to doing it again next year!
Met seven other local authors, including Brooke Johnson, whom I shared a table with once we moved to the main room. We had fun trading stories about how introverted we were and how much we sucked at self promotion…but we still sold some books and gave away bookmarks and business cards!
Me at Create-it Con!
Mjölnir (Thor’s hammer) in the cosplay contest. Shoulda won!
Jenny paced back and forth on the sidewalk in front of her house. She had her swimsuit on beneath her clothes and had been waiting for Shawn for nearly an hour. Her mother made her promise not to call him, but this was getting ridiculous. Looking down at her Mickey Mouse watch, she noted the time: ten after three, and he was supposed to show up by two-thirty.