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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 […]

PETS IN SPACE 6 Is Here!

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Photo of an e reader with an anthology box set and the title Anthologies Make Great Gifts

Anthologies Make Great Gifts Anthologies are like holiday smorgasbords, where you can nibble all day long and try a little of everything. When life is stressful and you don’t have a lot of time, short stories and novellas are perfect mini-vacations to escape with. Therefore, anthologies make great gifts for friends, family, and you. Here […]

Box Set Bonanza 2020

Early Black Friday Box Set Bonanza 2020 On the theory that everyone welcomes a bargain now and then, especially this time of year, I’ve put both of my box sets on sale for 40% off through the end of November. I’m calling it the Box Set Bonanza 2020. They make great gifts, too — no […]