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Twelve Days of (Faerie) Christmas is up for direct pre-order!

Twelve Days of (Faerie) Christmas is up for pre-order! Right now it’s only on pre-order directly from me with the temporary cover, with a release date of February 21. It’s about 40,000 words (long novella length) and is $3.99. If you get this version, you’ll also get the version with the real cover for free! You won’t be charged until the ebook is delivered. About a week after this version goes live, the book will be available on other retailers with the real cover, including Amazon, Barnes and Noble / Nook, Kobo, iBooks, and others. I just saw the preliminary version of the […]

Twelve Days of (Faerie) Christmas Release Plan! (+ a giveaway!)

Thank you for voting on the release date of Twelve Days of (Faerie) Christmas! 57% of the votes were for the “as soon as it’s done” option, so I’ll be releasing it sometime in February! I’m going to do something a little different this time, though. As soon as I’m done editing it, I’ll release it with the current (temporary) cover, available only directly from me. When the real cover is ready, I’ll update that listing on Gumroad and everyone who purchased it can get a copy with the updated cover at no additional cost. I’ll release it on other retailers about a […]

Twelve Days of (Faerie) Christmas Release Date Poll

I hope your Christmas was wonderful, filled with the love of family and friends and the joy and wonder of Christ’s birth. We had fun with my parents and Skyped my brother and new sister-in-law, whom we haven’t seen in far too long. Twelve Days of (Faerie) Christmas (obviously) wasn’t ready in time for a Christmas release. Partly this was because I needed to tweak a few things and editing always, without fail, takes longer than I expect it will. And partly this was because my fantabulous cover designer was booked up until well past Christmas! So this leaves me with […]

Thanksgiving Sale! 10% off all books (direct only)

Signed paperbacks make fantastic Christmas gifts! All my books are 10% off until Dec 3, 2017, to celebrate Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, winter, noblebright fantasy, and my gratitude for you lovely readers! All the paperback listings have the ebooks included FREE, so you can purchase the paperback as a gift and keep the ebook for yourself. Or just keep both! I sell my paperbacks through Gumroad, which doesn’t always do combined shipping very well. If it doesn’t seem to be combining shipping for you, go ahead and check out and I’ll send you a refund for […]

What I’m Reading #12

These are some of the standout books that I’ve enjoyed lately.  The Magician’s Elephant – Kate DiCamillo – I went on a DiCamillo binge a month or two ago, and have enjoyed every single book. Definitely recommended for adults as well as children. In a highly awaited new novel, Kate DiCamillo conjures a haunting fable about trusting the unexpected — and making the extraordinary come true. What if? Why not? Could it be? When a fortuneteller’s tent appears in the market square of the city of Baltese, orphan Peter Augustus Duchene knows the questions that he needs to ask: Does his sister […]

Upcoming Events and a Giveaway!

Good afternoon! How are you? Thank you for making the Still Waters release fantastic! Super special thanks to those of you who have written such lovely reviews! The paperback is now available, as well as the ebook. If you don’t have it yet, I’ve pasted a snippet of Francesca Forrest’s “The Stars’ Chill Song” at the bottom of this post so you can get a taste of the stories. To celebrate the release, I’m giving away an audiobook of The King’s Sword! If you win and you already have an audiobook of The King’s Sword, you can choose another of my audiobooks or a signed paperback of any […]

Still Waters Release!

I’m excited to announce that Still Waters: A Noblebright Fantasy Anthology is now available! Amazon | B&N/Nook | Kobo | iBooks | Google Play | Smashwords Noblebright fantasy is fantasy with a thread of hope even in the darkest hour, with characters who strive to do the right thing, even when it costs them everything. In this exciting collection of noblebright fantasy, fresh new fantasy voices and award-winning authors explore grief and hope, sacrifice and heroism. Rediscover the best aspect of classic fantasy – the noblebright ideals that made heroes heroic, even when the world grew dark around them. Wizards, princesses, peasants, schoolchildren, griffins, and the song of the […]

Luminous Interview: I Interview Marc Secchia

The authors of Luminous, including yours truly, are celebrating the release of the boxed set with a series of interviews and a giveaway! I’m interviewing Marc Secchia on my blog today. What is noblebright fantasy? Noblebright fantasy is fantasy set apart by a sense of hope. Noblebright fantasy includes at least one character who, although flawed, still deliberately pursues goodness. And that goodness has the power to make a difference. In a noblebright story, even villains are not without hope. Their redemption isn’t guaranteed, of course, but it is a possibility. You can find more detail here on Noblebright.org.   Marc Secchia is […]

Still Waters: A Noblebright Fantasy Anthology is up for preorder!

Still Waters: A Noblebright Fantasy Anthology is now up for pre-order! Amazon | B&N/Nook | Kobo | iBooks | Google Play | Smashwords Noblebright fantasy is fantasy with a thread of hope even in the darkest hour, with characters who strive to do the right thing, even when it costs them everything. In this exciting collection of noblebright fantasy, fresh new fantasy voices and award-winning authors explore grief and hope, sacrifice and heroism. Rediscover the best aspect of classic fantasy – the noblebright ideals that made heroes heroic, even when the world grew dark around them. Wizards, princesses, peasants, schoolchildren, griffins, and the song of the stars […]

Luminous Interview: J.S. Bangs Interviews Intisar Khanani

The authors of Luminous, including yours truly, are celebrating the release of the boxed set with a series of interviews and a giveaway! I’m hosting J.S. Bangs interviewing Intisar Khanani on my blog today. What is noblebright fantasy? Noblebright fantasy is fantasy set apart by a sense of hope. Noblebright fantasy includes at least one character who, although flawed, still deliberately pursues goodness. And that goodness has the power to make a difference. In a noblebright story, even villains are not without hope. Their redemption isn’t guaranteed, of course, but it is a possibility. You can find more detail here on […]