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…

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…

Bookish talk – visiting Emma the Little Bookworm

Many thanks to Pauline Barclay at Chill With A Book and Emma Mitchell for spotlighting #chillbooks awardees. I had the opportunity to ‘talk’ to Emma on her blog about the inspiration for For King and Country, the importance of awards like the Chill Readers Award, my other writing, possible future projects, and more. Check it…

indieBRAG Cover Contest – vote July 1-28

The cool folks at indieBRAG have named Men of the Cross a finalist in their 2017 Cover Contest. Men is one of only 5 books from the historical fiction category that was chosen and there is some tough competition. This is where you can help! VOTE NOW! Tell your friends to vote! Tell your children,…