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Weekly writing check-in: Hello, Spring!

Blizzard last week, spring this one. We’re looking at temperatures above 60 degrees today. There’s still a bit of snow on the back deck (we got a lot of snow last weekend), and it’s weird to have the air so warm and the ground covered with snow in places.

But … we’ll take it.

In other news, you may have noticed I’ve done some spring cleaning on my covers. I did like my coffee pot covers, but they didn’t convey everything about the stories that I wanted them to.






I really like the update. I think the covers convey the fun, quirky, and romantic feel of the stories. And I’m not the only one who agrees. Just this week, the first in the series was selected for a BookBub featured deal (coming up on May 21st). As some of you may know, Bookbub is pretty much the premier book advertising platform. And you may also know that there’s no guarantee that you’ll get a featured deal–ever. (And I’ve been trying. Oh, how I’ve been trying.)

So … I’m pretty excited about this.

In other news, I started really digging into the fairy tale series this week, not draft writing, but lots of structure for the first story (while keeping the entire series in the back of my mind). I also turned in the article I was working on and just okayed all the edits this morning.

And that’s it for this week. Now, I think I will take a walk in this amazing weather and ponder the fairy tale series a bit more.

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Now Available: Ghosts and Consequences!


It’s here! Just in time for Halloween!

Season Three of Coffee & Ghosts starts now!

Ghosts and Consequences

Reluctant necromancer Katy Lindstrom is worried about mixing business with pleasure. All she wants is a few hours alone with her more-than-a-business-partner, Malcolm Armand.

Before they can sort through their feelings over a cup of Kona blend, another necromancer lands on Katy’s doorstep.

Malcolm’s father.

He brings with him tales of old betrayals and fresh lies. But a bigger danger lurks in Springside—a powerful ghost sent to destroy Malcolm’s brother.

Exorcising this particular ghost won’t be easy, especially since it has whispered tales of its own, ones that sound eerily familiar, ones that link Katy’s family to Malcolm’s.

Even if Katy and Malcolm can eradicate this ghost, one thing is clear:

Falling in love is the last thing they should do.

New to Coffee & Ghosts? Read the pilot episode for free (or listen to the audio version from The Drabblecast). Or jump right in with Season One and Two–now available on all vendors.

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Publication: Ghost in the Coffee Machine

My story Ghost in the Coffee Machine is now available in Coffee: 14 Caffeinated Tales of the Fantastic.

As the back cover says:

Coffee plays a major role in each of the stories collected in this book.

Brewed from such fine ingredients as magic, wonder, humor, and romance, Coffee serves up a unique blend of the fantastic you won’t be able to put down.

So, brew yourself a cup of coffee (or tea) and keep warm this holiday season. Available from UFO Publishing, but also in e-book form for Kindle, Nook, and Kobo.


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Get your coffee … and science fiction and fantasy

Just in time for the holidays! Coffee: 14 Caffeinated Tales of the Fantastic is due out on December 9th.

UFO Publishing announces the table of contents, cover, and release date for the COFFEE: 14 CAFFEINATED TALES OF THE FANTASTIC anthology.

Also announcing a limited-time holiday bundle special. Get all 3 of our books (including Coffee!) for only $29.99 through December 9!

Already have the other books? No problem. You can pre-order Coffee for $9.99 (free shipping!) or the e-book for only $2.99.

Get all the info at the UFO Publishing site.

Got a science fiction/fantasy lover on your list? Grab the UFO Publishing bundle for them. You get:

  • Unidentified Funny Objects (includes my story The Secret Life of Sleeping Beauty)
  • Unidentified Funny Objects 2
  • Coffee (Includes my story Ghost in the Coffee Machine)

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Geek girls, meet world

Note: I’ve made this a sticky post. It will be up for the next week or so. Scroll down to see new entries.

After a fair bit of work, and one epic freak out, we’re doing it. Darcy and I are launching The Geek Girl’s Guide website. As of today, we’re open. Come on by and let us know what you think.

To celebrate, we’re offering a free YA online read and the chance to win a $10.00 Starbucks giftcard (read the story to find out why).


Speechless, a YA short story about what happens when you stay quiet–and what happens when you don’t.

Enter the contest:

Between March 7, 2009 and Wednesday, March 18, 2009, enter to win a $10.00 Starbucks gift card.

Somewhere in one of the six segments of Speechless is a question for you to answer (don’t worry, it’s pretty obvious). Once you find the question, post the answer in our Speechless Guestbook.

We’ll draw one lucky winner from the entrants and post the results on the Speechless main page and The Geek Girl’s Guide on March 19th.

Good luck!

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