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I’m honored to participate in the Five Glass Slippers blog tour, hosted by Amber Stokes from Seasons of Humility!  She’s featuring an author per day at her blog, and today yours truly is in the hot seat.  The tour features all sorts of snazzy stuff, including some really cool giveaways and me rambling my way through interview questions about my story, A Cinder’s TaleCheck out the entire tour featuring all five authoresses!


Five Glass Slippers is available on Kindle for only 99 cents this week, and you can find the print copy on sale at Amazon as well.

Today Five Glass Slippers, including my novella A Cinder’s Tale, hits the shelves!


Psst, see, that’s my name on the cover!  Wondering what my “Cinderella in space” story is about?

Life as a cendrillon miner at Tremaine Station is full of soot and peril, but Elsa and the surrogate family she discovered amongst her crewmates keep each other sane during the long days of work on the seething surface of planet Aschen. Nevertheless, when a legendary fleet captain and his son dock their frigate at the space station, Elsa allows herself to rekindle dreams of voyaging far from Aschen’s blistering heat. There is no time for dreaming, however, when danger threatens the station, and Elsa and her fellow miners will need every ounce of their skill and courage to survive.

Intrigued?  Add Five Glass Slippers to your Goodreads shelf (where you can also enter to win a free copy), or check it out on Amazon.  And if you enjoy A Cinder’s Tale, be sure to keep an eye out for The Cendrillon Cycle, which tells more stories from that universe.

My story A Cinder’s Tale is published in Five Glass Slippers and will be launching on June 14th. You can preorder your copy on Amazon today!

I’m extremely pleased to announce that if you enjoy the world of A Cinder’s Tale, you’ll have the chance to explore that universe further in The Cendrillon Cycle, a series of novellas recounting the past and future adventures of Elsa, Karl, Bruno, and the rest of the cinder crew.

The Cendrillon Cycle

Volume I makes worldfall on the first day of winter: December 21, 2014.  Feel free to add it to your Goodreads shelf today!

Rooglewood Press is delighted to introduce their second fairy tale novella contest—

Five Enchanted Roses

a collection of “Beauty and the Beast” stories

The challenge is to write a retelling of the beloved fairy tale in any genre or setting you like. Make certain your story is recognizably “Beauty and the Beast,” but have fun with it as well. Make it yours!


This cover illustration was rendered by Julia Popova, “ForestGirl.” You can find out more about this gifted artist on her website:

Rooglewood Press will be selecting five winners to be published in the Five Enchanted Roses collection, which will be packaged up with the gorgeous cover you see displayed here. Perhaps your name will be one of the five displayed on this cover?

All the contest rules and information (how to enter, story details, deadline etc.) may be found on the Rooglewood Press website. Just click HERE and you will go right to the page.


Rooglewood Press’s first collection, Five Glass Slippers, is available for pre-order now and will be released on June 14. Do grab yourself a copy and see what we writers have done with the timeless “Cinderella” tale!


You seem to have stumbled upon a storytelling of ravens. Watch for falling collective nouns; you may find a wing of dragons or a charm of hummingbirds caught in your hair. Hardhats are recommended.

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