• 1st Place for Echoes of the Storm

    1st Place for Echoes of the Storm

    I am thrilled that Echoes of the Storm received a 1st in Category for the 2021 CYGNUS Book Awards for Science Fiction announced during the summer. With moving, renovating new property, and lots of travel, I completely forgot to post about this awesome event in my writing life. The Cygnus Book Awards recognize emerging new […]

  • Echoes advances to the CYGNUS Semi-finals

    Echoes advances to the CYGNUS Semi-finals

    I was thrilled when I learned Echoes of the Storm advanced to the long-list of the CYGNUS Book Awards for Science Fiction. It then advanced to the short-list. But it gets better! Echoes has moved to the semi-finals! CYGNUS recognizes emerging new talent and outstanding works in sci-fi, steampunk, alternative history, and speculative fiction. To […]

  • Longlisted for CYGNUS Book Awards for Science Fiction

    I am thrilled to announce that Echoes of the Storm has been longlisted by Chanticleer Book Reviews for their 2021 CYGNUS Award. “These titles have moved forward in the judging rounds from all 2021 CYGNUS Science Fiction entries … [and] are now in competition for 2021 Cygnus Shortlist.”  Forty-two books made the long list, so I […]

  • Talking about the book: The Rush’s Edge by Ginger Smith

    Title: The Rush’s EdgeAuthor: Ginger Smith A bit about the authorGinger teaches high school English, but has managed a book store and worked in a record store. She’s a gamer, with a collection of RPG books and sci fi novels, of course. She’s written fantasy, including her first book which – she claims – will never […]

  • Talking about the book: Shrouded Loyalties by Reese Hogan

    Title: Shrouded LoyaltiesAuthor: Reese Hogan A bit about the authorReese Hogan is a nonbinary transmasc science fiction author from New Mexico. Reese has published three novels, and the latest, Shrouded Loyalties from Angry Robot, was a Best SFF of August 2019 pick by both Amazon and Barnes & Noble. –from the author’s Goodreads page The book taglineA […]

  • Talking about the book: Captain Moxley and the Embers of the Empire by Dan Hanks

    Title: Captain Moxley and the Embers of the EmpireAuthor: Dan Hanks A bit about the author ‘I’m a writer and editor based in the rolling green hills of the Peak District with my human family and fluffy sidekicks Indy and Maverick. Repped by Sara Megibow of KT Literary, I’m also one of the co-founders of the OcTBR Challenge, and write books, screenplays […]

  • Talking about the book: The Phlebotomist by Chris Panatier

    Title: The PhlebotomistAuthor: Chris Panatier War brought the Harvest.Willa Mae Wallace is a reaper.  A bit about the author Chris is a writer, artist, and attorney, who “represents people who have been injured, poisoned, or killed due to the conduct of others.”–from the author’s website His artwork, including the cover of his debut novel, The Phlebotomist, […]

  • 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 […]