I am delighted to announce that I have signed with a literary agent, the awesome Maria Vicente of P.S. Literary Agency! Maria will be representing me and my book, the middle-grade modern fantasy Mab Ipswich, or The Wickedest Witch on the journey through the wooly wilds of Publishing. I am excited to work with Maria, not only because she … Continue reading Agented!
So, my middle-grade fantasy book Mab Ipswich, or The Wickedest Witch is done. Beta-read. Rewritten. Edited. Polished. Querified. And now out in the world in the hands of literary agents who will decide, based on the book's strengths, if they want to sign me as a client. It's nerve-wracking. We spend so much of our time … Continue reading A Querying We Shall Go
"Dead grandparents give the worst candy..." I'm delighted to announce that my Halloween short story "The Ghost of Grammy Goneril" has been turned into an audio-story for Episode 140 of the award-winning YA scifi/fantasy podcast Cast of Wonders. It's narrated by Christiana Ellis and is a double feature with Natalia Theodoridou's haunting story "Of Pumpkin … Continue reading The Witch, the Ghost and the Demons
It's Halloween. The veil between our world and the Other World has been rent. Dark things are stirring in dusty corners. The shadows are creeping into this petty place. Allow me to get you in the mood. As you probably know, I tend to write a lot of Halloween-esque stuff. Witches and spiders are my … Continue reading Scarily Shameless Spooky Story Halloween Extravaganza
As the monsters, ghosts, and ghouls crawl out the shadows to drink blood red cocktails and eat bite-size bits of candy this weekend, I'm marking the birthday of my favorite wicked witch, Mab Ipswich. Two years ago today, I sat in the Piper's Alley Starbucks, before the inaugural meeting of the NLB, and scribbled out … Continue reading Season of the Witch
Over the past 10 months, I've had the privilege to be part of the wonderful, demented group of writers and artists at Underneath the Juniper Tree. The magazine gave me my first fiction publishing credit and is where Mab Ipswich and Kuwa Ibukishita made their wicked debuts. Underneath the Juniper Tree is first and foremost a … Continue reading The Monsters That Dwell Underneath the Juniper Tree
It's a big week for the Wickedest Witch in Wyrm. A shiny new Mab Ipswich iPhone cover is in the mail and on its way to my grubby claws. And my latest Mab story, Mab Ipswich Vs. Principal Goblinson, came out today in the March Issue of Underneath the Juniper Tree. It includes even more … Continue reading Mab Ipswich Vs. Principal Goblinson
I know that for most of you, oh my loyal tens of readers, after you finish reading a Mab Ipswich story in Underneath the Juniper Tree, on this blog, or just in your dark dreams, your first thought is, "that was so much better than Jonathan Franzen's Freedom." The second thought is, "I wish I … Continue reading Mab’s Magical Merchandise
Underneath the Juniper Tree, publisher of 3 of my Mab Ipswich stories so far, has put me in their Writer Spotlight this week. Check it out to learn more about my inspirations, my writing habits, and my dreams of ancient East Asian piracy.
The wickedest witch returns! I'm pleased to announce that the February Issue of Underneath the Juniper Tree is out, and my short story The Monster and Mab Ipswich is in it! You can check it out here (http://issuu.com/underneaththejunipertree/docs/februaryissue/45) on pages 44-53! The story also features 3 amazing illustrations by Marcela Vargas. You can see more of … Continue reading The Monster & Mab Ipswich