Some of the stories can be read online;
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My romances are at Kim Strattford, Hopeless Romantic.
"Shared Losses" in the Murder Mayhem anthology. A nasty little story that has done quite well for itself; this is its third time out. (Crime/Mystery)
"The Woman I Used to Be" in the Dystopia Utopia anthology. This story first appeared in Grimdark Magazine and is one of those works you don't realize what you've got when you write it. Pure gold in this case as it reappears for the second time in a pro-paying market. (Science Fiction)
Bittersweet flash piece "The Longest Night" is featured in the holiday line-up of Grievous Angel. (Fantasy)
Far-Fetched Fables released wonderful podcasts of "The Last Stong" (Fantasy) and "Whither Thou Goest" (Horror/Dark Fantasy). Excellent narration--give them a listen.
"The Musings of a Misunderstood Scientific Prodigy, Miss Leila Johanson, 1889-1890" is a darkly humorous story that found a great home in Unsung Stories. (Horror)
"The Turn of the Year" is one of my favorite stories and uses the "Puss in Boots" tale as inspiration for Enchanted Conversation's "New Year's" theme. (Fairy Tales)
Epistolary email story "Failure to Communicate" has been reprinted by Digital Quickfics. Bureaucracy is alive and well in space. So is the human tendency to work around it. (Science Fiction)
"What the Rain Brings" in Killing It Softly. This is a creepy tale--one of my weirdest--that's on its second time out in a a horror anthology that just came in second in the Preditors and Editors Awards--the story tied for 10th place for horror story. (Science Fiction/Horror)
"Paying Old Debts" for Gamut Online. (Science Fiction)
"I Give You My Heart" for Far-Fetched Fables. (Fairy Tales)
"Scavenger Hunt" for Ember. (Science Fiction)
"The Thunder and the Blood" for Spirit's Tincture. (Science Fiction)
"Body Count" for Straeon Quarterly (Science Fiction)
"The Hunt" for Digital Science Fiction. (Science Fiction)
"Not Right" for Wild Musette Journal of Music, Mystery, and Myth. (Horror/Dark Fantasy)
"Pomegranates and Ashes" (Poem) for Eternal Haunted Summer. (Mythology)
"Forever My Own" (Poem) and "The Hearth as Witness" (Poem) for First and Last: A Devotional for Hestia. (Mythology)
"Love's Sting," "Deathwatch," and "Aphrodite from the Depths" (Poem) for Blood and Roses: A Devotional Anthology in Honor of Aphrodite. (Mythology)
"Full Moon Over the Crossroads" for Elektrik Milk Bath Press's upcoming motorcycle anthology. (Mythology)
"Moments in Time" for the Issues of Tomorrow anthology. (Science Fiction)
"Mourning is Mourning" (Poem) for an as yet untitled anthology on "Loss." (Mainstream/Literary)
"Shadow of a Black Cat" for The Ghost Papers, Vol. 1. (Horror/Dark Fantasy)
I'll be editing The Delicious Wound: A Mythical Romance Anthology for Neos Alexandria. Looking for fiction, poetry, prose-poetry, and art/photographs for a call tentatively scheduled to open in May 2017.
Released in the summer of 2010 by Hadley Rille Books, Life Without Crows is a collection of new and previously published short stories and novelettes. The stories are mostly fantasy, science fiction, and dark fantasy, with a smattering of mainstream/literary fiction.
Nature Magazine (Nature Futures)
Daily Science Fiction
Issue 1 (2014) "The Woman I Used to Be" (Science Fiction)
Ember: A Journal of Luminous Things
Eye to the Telescope (Poetry)
Bards and Sages Quarterly
The Colored Lens
Enchanted Conversation (Fairy Tales/Nursery Rhymes)
Eternal Haunted Summer (Mythology)
The First Line
The Lorelei Signal
Witches and Pagans
Amazon Self Published
"Mind Games" (2015). (Science Fiction/Romance)
Amoeba Ink Co.
Tomato Slices (2016) "Spaghetti the Wrong Way" (Essay/Recipe)
Bad Dream Entertainment
Dark Little Dreams (2016) "Where the Sheep Have Fangs When You Count Them" (Fantasy)
Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Mythology/Pagan)
Les Cabinets des Polytheistes: An Anthology of Pagan Fairy Tales, Fables, and Nursery Rhymes (2016) "Blood-Red Leaves on a Moonlit Night," "Red is for Ritual" (Poem), and "Split Ends" (Poem)
The Dark Ones: Tales and Poems of the Shadow Gods (Editor, 2016)
Garland of the Goddess: Tales and Poems of the Feminine Divine (Editor, 2016)
Lunessence: A Devotional for Selene (2016) "The Girl in the Moonlight" (Poem) and "Selene" (Poem)
The Queen of the Sky Who Rules Over All the Gods: A Devotional Anthology in Honor of Bast (2015) "Seeker of the Dead" and "On Silken Feet, Through Reeds and Water" (Poem)
By Bone, Blood, and Blade: A Tribute to The Morrigan (Out of Print, 2014) "The Blood Crow" (Poem)
Potnia: A Devotional Anthology in Honor of Demeter (2014) "Letting Go"
Beyond the Pillars: An Anthology of Pagan Fantasy (2013) "The Drum of the Sea"
Crossing the River: An Anthology in Honor of Sacred Journeys (2013) "All the Colors of the Rainbow"
A Mantle of Stars: A Devotional Anthology in Honor of the Queen of Heaven (2013) "Here by Choice"
Queen of Olympos: A Devotional Anthology for Hera and Iuno (2013) "Selective Memory"
Queen of the Sacred Way: A Devotional Anthology in Honor of Persephone (2012) "All for the Taste of a Pomegranate"
The Shining Cities: An Anthology of Pagan Science Fiction. (2012) "Lies, Truth, and the Color of Faith"
The Scribing Ibis: An Anthology of Pagan Fiction in Honor of Thoth (2011) "Like Herding Cats"
Big Pulp Publications
Way Out West (2015) "Panning in Thin Air" (Fantasy)
Black Chaos (2014) "Run for the Roses" (Horror/Dark Fantasy)
Central Arkansas Speculative Fiction Writers’ Group
Coming Around Again: A CASFWG Anthology (2016) "The Night Before Never" (Fantasy)
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Baby Shoes: 100 Stories by 100 Authors (2015) "Blow" (Mainstream/Literary)
A Shadow of Autumn (2015) "Salt the Earth" (Horror/Dark Fantasy)
Dragon's Roost Press
Desolation: 21 Tales for Tails (2014) "The Murder in the Steel Skeletons" (Science Fiction)
She Nailed a Stake Through His Head: Tales of Biblical Terror (2010) "Whither Thou Goest" (Horror/Dark Fantasy)
Elektrik Milk Bath Press
Twisted Boulevard (2014) "Handle with Care" (Fantasy)
Zombies for the Cure (2012) "Run for the Roses" (Horror/Dark Fantasy)
In the Garden of the Crow (Fairy Tales/Nursery Rhymes Poetry, 2011) "Trading Up," "Sauce for the Gander," "Scratching Post," and "Reflecting"
Dia de los Muertos (2010) "The Effect of Place on Love and Death" (Mainstream/Literary)
Sails & Sorcery: Nautical Tales of Fantasy (2007) "The Drum of the Sea" (Fantasy)
Freedom Forge Press
Forging Freedom II (2015) "Tall Grass" (Fantasy)
Hadley Rille Books
Ruins Excavation (2015) "The Red Queen" (Mainstream/Literary)
Renaissance Festival Tales (Co-Editor, 2010)
Footprints (2009) "The Hunt" (Science Fiction)
Origins: Tales of Human Evolution (2009) "Patterns of Fall" (Mainstream/Literary)
Return to Luna (2008) "Coping Mechanisms" (Science Fiction)
Ruins Metropolis (2008) "Seeker of the Dead" (Fantasy)
Desolate Places (2007) "Lucky Shot" (Science Fiction)
Dark Fairy Tales Revisited II (2014) "Today's Top Stories" (Fairy Tales/Nursery Rhymes)
Little Bird Publishing House
Dark Heart Volume Two: Mirrors and Tears (2014) "Pale Reflection" (Poem) (Fairy Tales/Nursery Rhymes)
Long Count Press
Songs of the Great Cycle (2014) "Defying the Conquerors" (Fantasy)
Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Work Trust
Marion Zimmer Bradley's Sword And Sorceress XXIII (2008) "The Vessel" (Fantasy)
A Rustle of Dark Leaves: Tales from the Shadows of the Forest (Out of Print, 2012) "What the Rain Brings" (Science Fiction)
The Novel Fox
Anthology I: A Collection of 8 Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Stories (2015) "Paying Old Debts" (Science Fiction)
Triangulation: Beneath the Surface (2016) "Tearing the Hood" (Fairy Tales)
Triangulation: Dark Glass (2009) "Windows to the Soul" (Horror/Dark Fantasy)
Triangulation: Taking Flight (2008) "Nothing to Crow About" (Fantasy)
Entrances and Exits (Poetry, 2013) "The Train as Destination" (Mainstream/Literary), "Rollercoaster" (Mainstream/Literary), and "All Alone in God's House" (Horror/Dark Fantasy)
Florilegium (2009) "Dancing with Shiva" (Mythology)
GlassFire Anthology (2007) "The Hand of God" (Horror/Dark Fantasy)
Pill Hill Press
Daily Flash 2012: 366 Days of Flash Fiction (Out of Print, 2011) "Misery" (Horror/Dark Fantasy), "Random Nostalgia" (Mainstream/Literary), "Desert Pool" (Mainstream/Literary), and "Anonymous Arms" (Mainstream/Literary)
Fem-Fangs (Out of Print, 2010) "Things Every Girl Should Know Before Turning Undead" (Fantasy)
Pink Narcissus Press
WTF?! (2011) "Slouching Toward Cedarville" (Science Fiction)
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds 10 (Pocket Books, 2007) "The Smell of Dead Roses" (Grand Prize Winner) (Science Fiction/Star Trek)
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds 9 (Pocket Books, 2006) "Living on the Edge of Existence" (Science Fiction/Star Trek)
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds VII ( 2004) "Obligations Discharged" (Science Fiction/Star Trek)
Fantastic Stories Presents: The Dragon Super Pack (2016) "Here by Choice" (Mythology)
Fantastic Stories Presents: Science Fiction Super Pack #1 (2014) "Lies, Truth, and the Color of Faith" (Science Fiction)
Post Mortem Press
Mon Coeur Mort: My Dead Heart (2011) "Shared Losses" (Crime/Mystery)
Spirit Legends: Of Ghosts and Gods (2011) "Shadow of a Black Cat" (Horror/Dark Fantasy)
Silence in the Library
Athena's Daughters 2 (2015) "Destiny's Bitch" (Fantasy)
Sky Warrior Book Publishing
Dragon's Hoard (2015) "Here by Choice" (Mythology)
No Horns on These Helmets (2015) "To Love Loki" (Mythology)
Tales of the Heart Volume 1 (2010) "The Distance Between Things" (Mainstream/Literary)
Allusions of Innocence (Out of Print, 2015) "Step Right Up" (Horror/Dark Fantasy)
Strange Musings Press
Hysterical Realms: Alternate Hilarities 3 (Out of Print, 2015) "Failure to Communicate" (Science Fiction)
Romantic Ruckus (Out of Print, 2014) "If At First You Don't Succeed" (Fairy Tales/Nursery Rhymes) and "That Girl with the Wicked Long Hair" (Fairy Tales/Nursery Rhymes)
One Step Beyond (Out of Print, 2008) "Power Chord" (Fantasy)
Third Flatiron Publishing
Ain't Superstitious (Third Flatiron Anthologies Book 13) (2015) "Spellcasting" (Horror/Dark Fantasy)
Strange Changes (2015) "Bluegrass Dreams Aren't for Free" (Fantasy)
All About Eve (Out of Print, 2010) "Mother of Demons" (Fantasy)
This Ain't No Rodeo (Out of Print, 2008) "Country Cousin" (Mainstream/Literary)
WolfSongs - Volume 1 (Out of Print, 2008) "To Love Loki" (Mythology)
Zimbell House Publishing
Puppy Love 2015 (2015) "Guardian Angel" (Mainstream/Literary)
713 Flash Fiction Contest
Cabinet des Fees
Falling Star Magazine
Ray Gun Revival
Shelter of Daylight
Shred of Evidence
Spacesuits and Sixguns
Staffs & Starships
Wicked Words Quarterly
The Written Word
The Turkey City Lexicon A laundry list of basic writing mistakes. One of the most useful short lists out there. There are lots of great resources on the SFWA site. Check them out while you're there.
Books I've found useful:
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Second Edition: How to Edit Yourself Into Print
Woe Is I: The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English, Second Edition"
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