Yes, but why?

I have a short story, “The Mittens,” coming out in the Jan/Feb 2023 Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine (on the newsstands in December). Ahead of that, I have a post on Trace Evidence, the AHMM blog. “Yes, but why?” addresses the reasons people do the things they do… especially in stories. You can read it here:

Troll Country and Midwinter Run

I’ve been on a roll lately and have two new short stories to show for it. Well, okay, one of them is a long short story:

TROLL COUNTRY is the long one–really, it’s a novelette. Here’s the blurb:

What can you do when a fairy tale nightmare comes true?

Annie knows the troll is coming back for her and her sisters—and their children. But when she tries to convince her sisters that the danger they faced as children is returning, they can’t—or won’t—believe her. She is on her own.

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And the second one is MIDWINTER RUN:

In the deep cold of a midwinter night, Annalise races through a frozen wilderness to bring her injured father to help. But when she stumbles across a pixie on the frozen river, she will have to face a band of angry Fey who blame her for the pixie’s death. If she leaves, she risks the wrath of the Fey—but if she stays to explain, she risks her father’s life. | kobo | barnes and noble | iBooks | smashwords