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Jan 05

Fairies and Fireflies – Advanced Reader Copy

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Now, available from Amazon

Fairies and Fireflies cover

In the Wide, Wild Field, friendship is bigger than fear, and can be found in the unlikeliest of places.

A butterfly fairy gets a kitten, raids a beehive, and makes friends with a firefly. Urisk the brownie gets a new home, and finds help overcoming his fear of the dark. Fireflies learn that friends come in all shapes and sizes, and let you be who you really are.

These seven bedtime stories will enchant children ages 3-7.

This ARC includes the bonus story, Sunflower, which was also published in Dragons and Dreams. In the final version, Sunflower won’t be included, but will be available as a separate story.

Map of the Wide, Wild Field

Dec 19

Child of Promise

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Child of Promise  cover If you’re looking for a different kind of Christmas story, one that is neither religious nor sentimental yet still captures the awe and wonder of the season, may I recommend the short story Child of Promise?

After a summer when nothing seems to go well for a small village, the villagers are concerned that they may not survive the harsh winter. Young Agnes is chosen to go to the mountain top to seek wisdom and guidance.

This story also appears in the collection Dragons and Dreams.

Dec 04

Fantasy Blog Hop Dec 10-13

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To celebrate the release of Part 2 of The Hobbit, a number of us have banded together to celebrate with a fantasy blog hop.

Visit the home page for the blog hop to see which other blogs and stories are being offered.

The prize for visiting my blog will be either a copy of Dragons and Dreams, or an eARC of Fairies and Fireflies. To enter. leave a comment here telling me which you’d prefer and why. Winners will be selected from the comments.

Go to the main blog hop page to enter a rafflecopter for a second prize, including a gift certificate (to Amazon, I think)

Nov 29

Now you can sign up for my newsletter!

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I have 2 new books coming out shortly. Fairies and Fireflies is aimed at a younger set than Dragons and Dreams was, and continues the adventures of Butterfly-Fairy and her friends. Quests and Fairy Queens is aimed toward the older audience of D&D. I have a fabulous map for F&F, and I’m hoping that both books will be illustrated.

I just don’t know when Fairies and Fireflies will be available – I’m hoping mid December, but it may not be until January – which pushes back Quests and Fairy Queens to maybe February or March. There are a couple of short stories I’d like to get out in December, though, just as single stories.

BUT! I now have this snazzy new way of letting people know when new books and stories are available.  If you sign up here:

I’ll automatically email you when something new is available. I also promise to not email you unless something is available – this is an announcement mailing list only.

So if you’re curious when the next book will be coming out, please sign up!

Nov 22

Missing in Action

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If I’ve been missing in action lately, it’s because I had abdominal surgery, and it’s taking me a while to get back to normal.

I’m still hoping to have Fairies and Fireflies out by December 1 – sans illustrations, but with a glorious map by Rob at cartocopia.com. I’m having difficulties with a cover, since the Inimitable Todd Hamilton (who did the Dragons and Dreams cover) has also been unwell. We’ll see what I can scare up as a temporary cover until Todd is better able to help me.

I’ve also seen some preliminary interior art for Quests and Fairy Queens, and I think that will be spectacular. That one I’m aiming for a February release – again, cover issues may stall things.

Oct 24

blurb but no title

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So I’ve got a blurb for the new collection, but am still undecided as to the title. Originally it was Fables and Fireflies, but then all the fables got pulled for the third collection (coming early 2014). Then I though In the Wide, Wild Field, but someone said that sounded too much like a nature book rather than a book of bedtime fairy tales. Someone else has suggested Fairies and Fields.

I like the ring of In the Wide, Wild Field, because I like the “Back of the North Wind” vibe from it, but it’s true that it sounds like a nature book.

Comments, or suggestions?

oh, yes. The blurb reads:

In the Wide, Wild Field, friendship is bigger than fear, and can be found in the unlikeliest of places.

A butterfly fairy gets a kitten, raids a beehive, and makes friends with a firefly. Urisk the brownie gets a new home, and finds help overcoming his fear of the dark. Fireflies learn that friends come in all shapes and sizes, and let you be who you really are.

Six bedtime stories will enchant children ages 3-7.