The Verdant Gene

FR Moonscapes ebook cover webI may have died and gone to Heaven. The Fiction River anthology: Moonscapes has just been released and my short story, “The Verdant Gene,” is in it. Not only am I chuffed to have made it into a Fiction River anthology, but I am humbled at the company my story will be keeping there: Annie Reed, Steven Mohan, Jr., Scott William Carter, Kristine Kathryn Rusch… and that’s just to name a few.

Here’s the blurb:

We all look up at the moon and wonder. And maybe dream. For centuries, the moon  filled our imaginations. Eleven professional writers took those dreams and set  original stories on moons scattered all over the galaxy. Yet, as the dreams of centuries, every story holds a human touch. From a mythical man fulfilling a
childhood wish to a fantastic addition to Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s bestselling Retrieval Artist series, this volume of Fiction River allows you to travel to eleven different moons without leaving the comfort of home.

Fiction River is an original fiction anthology series. Modeled on successful anthology
series of the past, from Orbit to Universe to Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine, the goal of Fiction River is to provide a forum for “original ground-breaking fiction of all genres.”

For more information on the Fiction River anthologies, visit: FictionRiver.com

Moonscapes is available as an ebook and as a trade paperback from regular retailers including: amazon.com, amazon.ca, barnesandnoble.com, kobo, chapters

Of men, swords and wraiths…

I am very pleased to announce the publication of Jilimar. The inspirations for this one involved me getting up in the middle of the night and seeing a man sitting on the deck in the moonlight, with a sword across his lap. I blinked and he was gone, only to reappear as Cerdic in the novel. I’m happy with the story, and hope you will be, too.

JilimarWhen her husband Owen goes missing, Leah goes looking. To her shock, she finds herself on Jilimar, a world with no technology, flying monsters and a husband who is a stranger. But Leah won’t let anything keep her from getting Owen back home: not her growing fondness for this new world, not Owen’s new-found responsibilities, and not the kidnappers who take her hostage. Then she learns that the madness overtaking Jilimar may soon descend on her own world.

Jlimar is available immediately as an e-book at Smashwords, Amazon.com, and Amazon.ca. It will soon be available through Kobo and all other e-distributors. It will be coming out as a trade paperback in March.