Happy 2nd Day After Chemo and Black Friday Release Day: The King of Rabbits and Moon Lake and Other Tales of Magic and Mischief (and BOGO offer)


Cover art by Ursula Vernon

So I had my second chemotherapy session on Wednesday and what better way to “celebrate” it than with a new book release?

Ergo, for Black Friday and out in time for the holidays, my new short story collection:
and Other Tales of Magic & Mischief

A selection* of 18 fairy tales and fables for young, young adult, and young-at-heart readers.
Featuring princesses, foxes, rabbits, and other magical mischief from the Orient to Africa and close to home.

Available as both an ebook and trade paperback.

And, for the holiday season, if you buy the trade paperback at Amazon, you can get the Kindle ebook version through Amazon’s MatchBook program for free!

Table of Contents:

  1. The Girl Who Drew Cats
  2. The Tax Collector’s Cow
  3. When Shakko Did Not Lie
  4. The Princess and the Golden Fish
  5. Li T’ien and the Demon Nian
  6. A Parade of Taylups
  7. Cuhiya’s Husband
  8. The Dragon Breath’s Seed
  9. Kaawaa, Naagan, and the Queen’s Diamond Necklace
  10. The Adventures of Manny the Mailmobile
  11. A Patch of Jewels in the Sky
  12. Spring Arrives on a Hob’s Tail
  13. Second Daughter
  14. Princess Bufo marinus, Also Known as Amy
  15. Razi and the Sunbird
  16. The Red String
  17. The Tortoise Bride
  18. The King of Rabbits and Moon Lake

176 pages
Trade paperback: $7.49 (on sale at 10% off for $6.74 at Amazon now)

E-book: $4.99
epub, iPad, Nook, Palm (PDB), Sony (LRF)

[*Stories originally published in Cricket, Cicada, Spider, Story Station, Dragonfly Spirit, Reflection’s Edge, Aberrant Dreams, Leading Edge, and the Magic in the Mirrorstone anthology.]

Happy 2013! No Resolutions. Well, maybe just one.

This is normally when I look back over the previous year and make some resolutions for the new one, but I’m sort of off resolutions. It’s not that I don’t have any goals or good intentions to enumerate. To the contrary, I have many items I’d like to accomplish, improvements I’d like to make, tasks I want to complete. But coming off of 2012, I find I made all my deadlines and am caught up on my urgently outstanding to-do items. Aside from feeling like I should beware the impending Apocalypse, it makes me realize that I haven’t found resolutions all that helpful. When a deadline pops up, I’ll work my ass off to meet it because that’s what I do with deadlines. When a project lands on my plate, ditto ass ditto off ditto just ‘cuz. And I’m fully aware of personal items I’d like to address with an eye towards improvement as they’re largely the same ones dogging me most if not all my life. Me making a list isn’t going to up my motivation or change my work habits, or at least it certainly hasn’t up to this point.

So I’m going to skip the resolution list-making. Instead, I’ll just resolve to do my best, and if/when my best doesn’t pan out the way I’d like, I resolve not to let it get to me.

In lieu of a list of resolutions, herein a rundown of my work published in 2012:

†free fiction

Groundhog Day Free Fiction x2: The King of Rabbits and Moon Lake Podcast and Ginormous Multi-author Book Giveaway

Happy Groundhog Day! What better way to celebrate the beginning of February than with free fiction?

Free fiction the first: The podcast of “The King of Rabbits and Moon Lake” is now up at Journey Into…, read fabulously by the talented Rajan Khanna. Listen, enjoy!

Free fiction the second: A bunch of us writers have come together to coordinate a massive book giveaway contest, “Crossing the Streams.” Check out my Book Giveaway page for details.

Short Story Reprint Sale to Journey Into: The King of Rabbits and Moon Lake

Just sold a reprint of “The King of Rabbits and Moon Lake” to Marshal Latham’s new podcast, Journey Into… Originally published in Cricket in 2006, it’s my take on “Moon Lake,” one of the stories from the classic Indian collection of children’s tales, The Panchatantra.

Journey Into… has a stellar crew of accomplished podcaster voices contributing it to it, such as Alasdair Stuart and Lawrence Santoro, so I’m very much looking forward to hearing their production of my story.