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Latest Posts

Photo of a dog wearing a bandana with a U.S. flag design, for Hero Dogs and Pets in Space

Hero Dogs and Pets in Space  Today in the U.S. is Veteran’s Day. [EDITOR’S NOTE: Well, actually, it was last week. A website glitch prevented this from posting until I noticed it today.] I love Hero Dogs (don’t tell my cats). I also love Pets in Space®. Here’s why Hero Dogs and Pets in Space […]

Illustration of a cat in a space helmet for Pets in Space 6

SF Pets, Podcast, and More Occasionally I escape from the writing cave, or as I think of it, my own little pocket universe, and visit the world at large. Recently, I wrote a guest post on SF pets, appeared on a podcast, and more. Pets in Science Fiction The folks over at Shepherd were kind […]

Cover of Pets in Space 6 with animated stars and afterburner

PETS IN SPACE 6 Is Here! It’s launch day for Pets in Space 6! 🚀 💖 Let top science fiction romance authors take you on fantastic journeys in 11 great stories with science fiction romance, adventure, and pets! And this year, I’m the editor, so I’m especially proud of this anthology — I want things […]

Illustration of an alien creature called a skyder, from Guest Post Meet Rainbow from Pets in Space 6

Guest Post: Meet Rainbow from Pets in Space 6 I invited USA Today bestselling author Kyndra Hatch, the author of the excellent story “Escaping Korth” in Pets in Space 6, to tell us about her pet in space. Kyndra writes action-packed science fiction, fantasy, and paranormal romance when she’s not watching for falling stars and […]

Photo of pumpkins, autumn leaves, and glasses of orange-colored tea

Pumpkin Spice is Nice This short post has nothing to do with books or cats, but it does have to do with tea. Sort of. Yes, I’m late to the party, but I’ve discovered that pumpkin spice is nice. If you’re a pumpkin hater, hear me out. I have long resisted the siren call of […]

Meet the Heroes of Escape from Nova Nine

Meet the Heroes of Escape from Nova Nine Escape from Nova Nine (which debuts Pets in Space 6) is set in my Central Galactic Concordance space opera universe. It’s a companion to the three other novellas* I’ve written for previous Pets in Space anthologies. And like them, this story is a shorter side-trip that parallels […]