Trolls, anyone?

If you like trolls—and who doesn’t?—you might want to check out another BundleRabbit bundle I’m in, Here be Trolls. Curator A.L. Butcher has assembled six novels and four short stories featuring trolls, including my own short story, “Troll Country.” It’s set in the Yukon because, really, where else would trolls live? I can’t wait to read the other stories in this bundle!

Here’s the write-up:

From nightmare monsters who enjoy dining on children to spiritual mystics in tune with the natural world, from gritty champions to peculiar cooks, from shy hermits to paladin mages—greenskins, trolls, and orcs feature as heroes or as villains in these 10 tales of magic, myth, and mayhem.

And here’s the table of contents:

Leah R. Cutter                   The Changeling Troll

Kristine Kathryn Rusch   Renn and the Little men

J.M. Ney-Grimm               The Tally Master

A.L. Butcher                       The Stolen Tower

Marcelle Dubé                   Troll Country

Charlotte E. English          The Road to Farringale

Blaze Ward                         Meat Shield

Stefon Mears                      The Great Orc Cook-Off

J.M. Ney-Grimm               A Knot of Trolls

Leah R. Cutter                   The Troll-Troll War


Jhyoti: Planetside

So pleased that my short story, “Jhyoti: Planetside,” is part of the new bundle from BundleRabbit. Eclectica is available now for pre-order everywhere e-books are sold. It features 19 short stories and collections from a variety of wonderful writers in all genres: fantasy to space adventure, pirates, mystery, horror, historical fiction, romance and coming of age. It’s curated by the wonderful Alex Butcher

Here’s the table of contents:

1. “Blown” by Diana Deverell
2. “Socks and Pins and Aliens” by Thea Hutcheson
3. “Tales of Blood and Ink” by Kate MacLeod
4. “Tales of Tomorrow” by Debbie Mumford
5. “Shaken, Not Stirred: A Dawna Shepherd Short Story” by Diana Deverell
6. “City Shadows” by Chuck Heintzelman
7. “Outside the Walls” by A. L. Butcher and Diana L. Wicker
8. “Tales of an Altered Past Powered by Romance, Horror, and Steam” by Donald J. Bingle
9. “Dear Brother” by Felicia Fredlund
10. “The Cache and Other Stories” by Sherry D. Ramsey
11. “Sword Oath” by Jackie Keswick
12. “The Hooded Man” by Barbara G.Tarn
13. “S, F & H” by Harvey Stanbrough
14. “Resonant Bronze” by J.M. Ney-Grimm
15. “Hitomi’s Path” by M. L. Buchman
16. “Children” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
17. “Jhyoti: Planetside” by Marcelle Dube
18. “Petra and the Blue Goo” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
19. “Tears and Crimson Velvet” by A. L. Butcher


A.L. Butcher, curator of the Winter Warmer bundle (from Bundle Rabbit) interviewed me about all kinds of writerly things, including my contribution to the bundle, The Tuxedoed Man, the second in my Mendenhall Mystery series. You can read the interview here.

The Winter Warmer bundle launches on December 1 but is available now for pre-order everywhere ebooks are sold. It contains 13 short stories, novellas and novels by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Leslie Claire Walker, Robert Jeschonek, Michael Kingswood, Diana L. Wicker, Jaleta Clegg, Ann Omasta, Janet Dawson, Ann Stratton, Dayle A. Dermatis, J.M. Ney-Grimm, and me.

I’m looking forward to some good reading, now that the snow is here!