New release, and Tangent Online recommended reading for 2017!

It’s release daaaay! What a way to start the new year off right, yeah? My new novella, Thorn and Thimble, is a dark fairy tale set in the cold of the Russian taiga. So if that’s your kind of thing, maybe think about giving it a read? The cover’s pretty snazzy, too, if I say so myself:

Thorn and Thimble final

Raised on her father’s terrifyingly spellbinding fairy tales, Robin Weatherwax knows evil is a force of nature…

Even so, on a quest for a relationship with her mother—a botany professor—Robin puts aside her fear of nature to travel in the Russian taiga. The only remaining obstacles are the grad students taking up her mother’s attention.

But as the research team forays into the woods, a chilling voice whispers to Robin of a curse and a thirst for her blood. Robin will have to face the evil that calls to her or risk losing her chance at everything she’s ever longed for.

Sounds exciting, right? You can grab it at these places for only $2.99:

Amazon, Kobo, Books2Read

Something that makes me go ‘squeeee’ is the fact that my short story “Killing Spree”, published all the way back in January 2017 in Fiction River: Tavern Tales, has been included on Tangent Online’s 2017 Recommended Reading List! They rank stories with either no stars or with one, two, or three stars. “Killing Spree” has made the cut with one shiny star to its name, which I think main character Spriegan would be just fine with. As for me, I’m absolutely giddy! (I’ll note my dad doesn’t have one on this list, so I’ll get to rib him on that for a little while)

While I certainly haven’t read even close to everything on this list, I’ve read some of them, and can say that I find myself in good company. If you’re looking for something to read, you wouldn’t be amiss to start your search here!

I’ve been doing a lot of reading the last month as I prepare for a fantasy writing class coming up in April, so I’ll leave you with a recommendation of my own. If you’ve never read The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill, you might consider giving it a read! I found it charming and light-hearted, and yet edge-of-my-seat tense for the second half.

Also, if you’ve never seen the version of Macbeth starring Patrick Stewart, you should definitely check it out. Creepy, unnerving, and yet doing its own thing, I really enjoyed the way the cinematic version walked the line between cinema and stage theater. Plus, of course, Patrick Stewart is fantastic. Give it a watch, you won’t be disappointed.

Happy New Year, everyone!


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