Friday, January 23, 2015

Inspiring Blogger Award

I've been nominated by the lovely A.F.E Smith, author of the upcoming Darkhaven (July 2015) for an Inspiring Blogger Award. I have to list seven things about myself and attempt not to sound boring. So, here goes:

1) I'm fascinated by rabbit mythology. I collect spooky rabbit stuff. Don't know where it came from. (The White Rabbit in Alice's Wonderland?) The idea of the Easter Bunny freaks me out and don't even get me started on Donnie Darko.
2) I'm bad with technology. Bad. I'm paleo tech. I commune with the gremlins in my computer to pacify them.
3) I have commitment issues...which is probably why I have bits of everything on several social media sites.
4) I once saw a ghost. I was ten, with my friends, and it was dusk. We looked up and witnessed a black figure like a nun gliding past an abandoned school on the corner. I'll gladly not relive that experience. Although in England...well, we'll save that for another time.
5) I've never read the Harry Potter books. I want to. I'm embarrassed that I haven't, and often pretend that I have.
6) My mom is from Liverpool, England and my aunt once dated Ringo Star when he wasn't Ringo Star.
7) I didn't learn to drive until I was thirty.


1) Christi Whitney
Geek things and costume design. Author of the upcoming Grey (April 2015)
2) Nancy Wallace
Storyteller. Youth services coordinator at a library. Book reviews (children's and YA) Author of the upcoming Among Wolves (May 2015)
3) Anya Allyn
Author of the creepy, intriguing YA The Dark Carousel series, beginning with Dollhouse (Available now.)
4) Kim Sherrod
Florida crafter of beautiful things (sometimes faery things)
5) Melinda Harrison
Fabulous fairy tales and folklore. Beautiful site. Writing a YA retelling of Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and the Beast.
6) Erik Buchanan
Renaissance man: Writing, archaeology, science, theater. Author of Cold Magics and Small Magics (Available now)
7) Gypsy Thornton
Awesome fairy tale news blog. Anything fairy tale.
8) Mike Little
Writer and rebel poet. Author of the soon-to-be The People's Republic of Retail.
9) Therese's Crafty Cabana
Like Martha Stewart without the scary vibe
10) Margaret Mayo-McGlynn
Fantastic, writerly, interesting-life blog. Author of Queen of Cups (Available now)
11) Roberta Wells
Thoughtful commentary on writing and life. Author of Moonshadow (Available now)
12) S.K. Falls
Author of Land of Masks and Moonlight, World of Shell and Bone, and One Last Song (Available now)
13) Emily Skrutskie
Lovely blog with her films, art, and writing. Author of The Abyss Surrounds Us (2016)
14) Wendy Spinale
Writing blog. Author of Everland, a steampunk Peter Pan (Available summer 2016)
15) James Kendley
Writing blog. Author of The Drowning God, a detective/dark fantasy set in Japan. (Available May 2015)

Friday, January 9, 2015


 THORN JACK will be coming out in paperback on March 10, 2015. As an added treat, on the same date, there will be an ebook short story released separately, titled 'Bones and Heart' A Night and Nothing Tale, all available on Amazon. The short stars Jack and Phouka, Reiko and Caliban, with appearances by Ambrose Cassandro and Mr. Bones, a maker of Grindylow.

BRIAR QUEEN, Thorn Jack's sequel, will be released on June 2, 2015, in paperback. You can preorder it on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

There's an excerpt available here, at Tor. com:

And if you've missed the newsletter, here's the link:

I'll also be putting a few quotes from Briar Queen on my Tumblr pages, here:

And stay tuned for a blog about the new characters in Briar Queen!

With Thorn Jack's paperback release, there will be a contest on this blog, for signed editions and an exclusive Thorn Jack charm bracelet.

If you have any questions, you can reach me at my email, here: