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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 […]

Remembering the Fallen

Remembering the Fallen Today is Memorial Day in the U.S., when we remember the fallen who died while in military service to our country. It’s human nature to remember loved ones who have died. Funeral services give us closure and give us a chance to write “the end” for that person’s story. I suspect we […]

Galactic Search and Rescue to the rescue

Get Rescued Today with Galactic Search and Rescue Galactic Search and Rescue is alive at all ebook sellers today. Yeah, I admit it it’s a cheesy headline, but books can be a great refuge from stress, so maybe you’re in need of getting rescued right about now. This story is an expanded version of the […]

Galactic Search and Rescue Cover

Cover Reveal – Galactic Search and Rescue This is the excellent cover for Galactic Search and Rescue, which is slated for release on Thurs., 20 May 2021. The talented Amanda Kelsey designed it, and I love the eye-catching colors that hint at disaster. The story originally appeared in 2020’s science fiction romance anthology, Pets in […]

The Tropes Less Traveled - illustration of a book, a compass, and a path toward a tree

The Tropes Less Traveled A reader on Facebook asked the authors in the science fiction and fantasy group about tropes for their books, which sparked a lively discussion. We discussed hot trends, old favorites, and those we hope never to see again. This got me thinking about my own books, and how some of them […]

Hot Deal on 4 Great SciFi Books

Hot Deal on 4 Great SciFi Books With the “Our Heroes SciFi” story bundle, you get a hot deal on 4 great SciFi books for only $5. Or, if you go for the premium bonus bundle, you can upgrade to 11(!) space opera, time-travel, and exploration books for only $15. And best of all, your […]

A Look Ahead to 2021

A Look Ahead to 2021 In retrospect, my plans for 2020 seem so quaintly innocent. Write a few stories, travel to writer and book conventions to teach and learn things, plus meet new friends and readers, and get my author business back on track after the previous summer of calamitous life events. Little did I […]

Let your hearts -- and pets -- be light. Happy Holidays! Photos of a dog and a cat wearing holiday lights.

Hope for the Holidays I love the spirit of the holidays. The music, the food, festive lights, and all the good will. Okay, maybe not the thundersnow. And this year, even though we still have more dark days ahead of us, we have hope for the holidays. Not one, but two vaccines are already winging […]

Shifter's Storm is Now in Paperback - photo of the print book cover

Shifter’s Storm Is Now in Paperback Now you can complete your Ice Age Shifters collection because Shifter’s Storm in now in paperback. Special note for fans of the series: Chantal Hammond is the grown-up daughter of Jackie Breton from Shifter Mate Magic. Chantal also made brief appearances in Shift of Destiny and Dire Wolf Wanted. Dauro […]

New Captain at Pets in Space - Illustration of a woman and a cat standing in a spaceport

New Captain at Pets in Space You may have noticed that I’ve absolutely adored Pets in Space® concept and the charity it supports, Hero-Dogs.org. Enough so that I’ve contributed stories to three of the five anthologies since it started, including this year’s Pets in Space 5. Today, I’m announcing that starting in 2021, I’ll be […]