A SAMPLING OF
STORIES FROM MY EARLY YEARS:

 

Chiquita Banana
(The rarely seen banana POV.) 

Buck Fangs or The Vampire that Needed Braces  (Painfully punny)

Cherokee the Wild Pinto 
(My first "novel")

Three's a Crowd
(My first romance novel - written when I was eleven.)

Claudine 
(I began this one with a movie trailer: "She was a nurse. She was a spy. She was a woman among women. She was Claudine. And every man she met loved her.")

 

 

REVIEWS: 

“She sets up her stories very well.”  Miss Price, 2nd grade

"Not bad for your first attempt."  Mrs. Peet, 5th grade

"Excellent! Good suspense. Spell out numbers."  Mrs. Christie, 6th sixth grade

 

 

 

SHORT FICTION

 

 

AFTER HOURS: Tales from the Ur-Bar  

 

Magic. Time travel. A bar that serves up some very unusual drinks. What’s not to like?

 

With stories by Barbara Ashford, Patricia Bray, S.C. Butler, Jennifer Dunne, Laura Anne Gilman, D.B. Jackson, Seanan McGuire, Juliet E. McKenna, Avery Shade, Maria V. Snyder, Kari Sperring, Anton Strout, Benjamin Tate, and Ian Tregillis. 




“Who can resist a drink poured by Gilgamesh? In After Hours: Tales from the Ur-Bar, editors Joshua Palmatier and Patricia Bray have taken the clichéd tavern meetup of fantasy stories and role playing games and turned it on its head in an entertaining anthology that revolves around a time-traveling bar." Science Fiction and Other ODDyseys

 



 

 

The Modern Fae's Guide to Surviving Humanity 

 

What if the Fae are here, living among us...

 

With stories by Barbara Ashford, Elizabeth Bear, S.C. Butler, Jim C. Hines, Susan Jett, Seanan McGuire, Juliet E. McKenna, Shannon Page & Jay Lake, Avery Shade, Kristine Smith, Kari Sperring, April Steenburgh, Anton Strout, and J.M. Ward. 

 

From a mortal who offers to do internet marketing for Oberon to a dryad grove menaced by urban expansion to a selkie in need of a new home and career, these fourteen tales explore how the creatures of the faery realm survive - and sometimes thrive - in mortal lands.   

For a look at the table of contents and to learn more about the anthology, click here.

 

"...all of the stories, from the comic to the dark, not only capture the magic and mystery of the Fae but very realistically describe how they could overcome the challenges facing them in order to survive in the twenty-first century." Read more.