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Latest Posts

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 […]

Meet My Pets in Space - illustration of a griffin that appears in my story

Meet My Pets in Space This is Space Pets Week! I know for a fact that humans will make pets out of almost anything. Therefore, I know that when we become a spacefaring people, we’ll be taking them with us. My upcoming story in Pets in Space 6, the limited edition science fiction romance anthology, […]

Woman standing in the surf with magical sparks from her staff and in the sky

Looking Forward to New Beginnings I’m not generally introspective, but recent changes in my life, some planned and some quite unexpectedly sudden, have me reflecting a bit. Mostly, I’m looking forward to new beginnings. Previous New Beginnings I began my solo author career in 2014 with the publication of Overload Flux, book 1 in my […]

Pets in Space 6 is Green Go!

Pets in Space 6 is Green Go! Have you been missing your Pets in Space®? I am thrilled to announce that the USA TODAY bestselling and award-winning Pets in Space® anthology will be back for its sixth year… and you can lock in your copy today! Pets in Space 6 is green go!   Pets in […]

The cat who cosplays books

Author Cosplays Cat for Book; Lives to Tell the Tale Once again, your author correspondent had the bright idea to cosplay her cat to promote her latest book. As the headline says, I lived. 😸 Galactic Search and Rescue, the latest story in my Central Galactic Concordance space opera romance series, has pets. Specifically, an […]