Bleak Midwinter Quiltbag Funfest: Eleven Pipers Piping

Authors from the QUILTBAG Historicals Facebook group are brightening this bleak midwinter with excerpts and more based (loosely – very loosely) on “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Join the group, which is an inclusive queer historical fiction group of readers and writers celebrating LGBTQ-focused works, and read some wonderful excerpts. There is a fantastic giveaway, so sign…

Echoes is a winner!

I am honored that Echoes of the Storm has received the Gold Medal in The Coffee Pot Book Club’s Book of the Year for Fantasy. Author/editor Mary Anne Yarde, founder of the site, is well known in historical fiction circles. When she opened her review submissions to science fiction/fantasy, I jumped on it. I was…

Echoes awarded a B.R.A.G. Medallion

Thank you, indieBRAG! I am thrilled Echoes of the Storm has been awarded the B.R.A.G. Medallion. B.R.A.G. is the Book Readers Appreciation Group. Indie-published books are put through a tough review process. As indieBRAG notes on their website: This entails an initial screening to ensure that the author’s work meets certain minimum standards of quality and…

Betrayal is here!

Betrayal, treachery, treason, deceit, perfidy—all names for the calculated violation of trust. And it’s been rife since humans trod the earth. A promise brokenA mission betrayedA lover’s desertionA parent’s deceptionAn unwitting act of treasonBetrayal by comradesBetrayal by friends Could you resist the forces of misplaced loyalty, power hunger, emotional blackmail, or plain greed? Is there ever…

Meet debut author Ginger Smith

Ginger is a new author friend that I met through the #TranspatialTavern on Google Meet. Her debut novel comes out on November 10. Pre-order it now (link below) like I did! I talked Ginger into answering a few questions in this mini-interview: Where did you get the initial idea for your book? Well, ever since…