Writing

Places I Write

Places I Write (Author in Space) I enjoy seeing—and am sometimes envious of—the lovely spaces my author friends have created for their writing. I’ve always said that if I win the lottery, I’ll decorate my office to look like a starship bridge. Until that day, these are some of the places I write. Like all […]

Evolution of Space Opera

The Evolution of Space Opera I still get questions from time to time about what space opera is, and whether it involves singing*. This is my take on it, and a brief discussion of the evolution of space opera. Science fiction, romance, and mystery all are big enough genres in terms of writers and readers […]

2019 Themes for the Year

2019 Themes for the Year My author friend S.J. Pajonas, who writes excellent Japanese-themed science fiction romance and cozy mysteries, asserts that new-year themes are better than resolutions. I agree. I find resolutions easy to make and hard to keep. For one, I lose the list. For another, I have a contrary streak, and “for […]

Happy Holidays from Me to You

Happy Holidays from Me to You   Best wishes and happy holidays from me to you as we move from this year to the next. Thank you for reading my books, and reviewing them, and recommending them to your friends. I write stories with characters and themes that resonate in my heart. They aren’t always […]

Snippet from Overload Flux

Snippet from Overload Flux (Central Galactic Concordance Book 1) Since the book is on sale for 99¢ for the holidays, I thought I’d share a little snippet from Overload Flux, the first book in my space opera, adventure, and romance series. In this scene, Mairwen Morganthur, a security guard with a lot of secrets, is […]

Cover Reveal for Spark Transform

Cover Reveal for Spark Transform I’m thrilled to finally be able to post the cover reveal for Spark Transform (Central Galactic Concordance Book 5). I’d hoped to have this book out in December, but life kicked the ass of every deadline I set for this book. I’m probably tempting fate by telling you this book […]

A Day to Honor Veterans

Pets in Space Celebrates a Day to Honor Veterans ✪ I love that we have a day to honor veterans. ✪ My father, grandfather, and great-grandfather had distinguished careers in the U.S. Army. The resident mad scientist enlisted and went to war. I deeply respect anyone in the military, and do my best to honor […]

Pets in Space 3 Launched!

Pets in Space 3 launched today! And we have liftoff for EMBRACE THE PASSION: PETS IN SPACE 3! Hooray, hooray, Pets in Space 3 launched today!   Reasons you should buy Embrace the Passion: Pets in Space 3: You love science fiction romance by award-winning and bestselling authors such as S.E. Smith, Anna Hackett, Ruby […]

Dire Wolf Wanted Coming Soon (Preorder Yours Now) It’s (almost) here at last! Dire Wolf Wanted  is coming soon to your ereader. It’s book 4 in my new Ice Age Shifters series, and the longest of them so far. This is the lovely cover by Amanda Kelsey of Razzle Dazzle Design. I already knew something […]

Heart of a Dire Wolf Excerpt #2

Heart of a Dire Wolf Excerpt #2 Heart of a Dire Wolf is the third book in my new Ice Age Shifters paranormal romance series. As you might have guessed from the title, the series is all about shifters, but it also has magic, elves, fairies, and ogres. This is Heart of a Dire Wolf […]

Heart of a Dire Wolf Excerpt #1

Heart of a Dire Wolf Excerpt #1 Heart of a Dire Wolf is the third book in my new Ice Age Shifters paranormal romance series. As you might have guessed from the title, the series is all about shifters, but it also has magic, elves, fairies, and ogres. Below is a short Heart of a […]

Shift of Destiny Excerpt #2 Shift of Destiny is the second book in my new Ice Age Shifters paranormal romance series. As you might have guessed from the title, it’s all about shifters, but it also has magic, elves, fairies, and ogres. Below is a short Shift of Destiny excerpt. (See another one here.) Moira […]

Shift of Destiny Excerpt #1

Shift of Destiny Excerpt #1 Shift of Destiny is the second book in my new Ice Age Shifters paranormal romance series. As you might have guessed from the title, it’s all about shifters, but it also has magic, elves, fairies, and ogres. Below is a short Shift of Destiny excerpt. (See another one here.) Chance […]

Preorder Shift of Destiny Ice Age Shifters™ Book 2 I’m thrilled to tell you about Shift of Destiny, the second book in my new Ice Age Shifters paranormal romance series. This is the lovely cover design by the talented Amanda Kelsey of Razzle Dazzle Design.   Here’s a little secret: I actually wrote this book […]

Pet Trade, Pets in Space 3, and Excerpt Reading (Podcast)

Pet Trade, Pets in Space 3, and Excerpt Reading Carol Van Natta’s Video Podcast #5 This is my author podcast number 5, about Pet Trade, my latest book, news about Pets in Space 3 (there will be one), and I read an excerpt from Pet Trade. The cat was on strike and did not make […]