Category Archives: of holiday spirits

Get 20% from Dreamspinner

Dreamspinner Press is celebrating the publication of its 1,000th title with a 20% off sale! A different category of books will be available each week for the next five weeks:

March 14–20: All ebook novels (including Sand & Water)
March 21–27: All ebook novellas (including Model Student)
March 28–April 3: All short fiction Daydreams and Nap-size Dreams (including “The Cabin on the Hill,” “Chicago,” “Sharing Christmas,” and “Of Holiday Spirits, Wake-up Calls, and Happily Ever Afters“)
April 4–10: All ebook anthologies (including Uniform Appeal, which contains my story “Discovering Columbus”)
April 11–17: All paperbacks (including Sand & Water and Uniform Appeal)

Have fun stocking up! 🙂

Missing Person, Now Found!

Well, hi there. It’s been a minute, hasn’t it? No, I’m not dead or anything. It’s just the holidays! 🙂

I’ve been having a busy December so far. The first weekend was spent in New York, seeing a play and visiting with friends (including fellow Dreamspinner author Rachel West, who is awesome!). Yesterday, my sister/roommate and I had a Christmas party, which was a lot of fun but a LOT of work. The nicest part may end up being that our apartment is now clean and decorated for Christmas, and we still have a couple of weeks to enjoy it!

In writing news, I haven’t been doing much (because: see previous paragraph), but I’m going to be getting back to it this week. I have a fandom project, a new commission project, and a NaNo project to finish. Not to mention a long list of “stories in progress,” and some galley proofs on the next novella coming soon! Plus one of my holiday stories is out and the other comes on the 22nd, and I’ll be doing a couple of blog visits for those.

Now, let’s see if I can manage not to disappear for so long again any time soon… 🙂

Release Day! Advent Calendar 2011

Today is release day for the stories in Dreamspinner’s 2001 Advent Calendar set, I’ll Be Home for Christmas. Included is my short story, “Of Holiday Spirits, Wake-Up Calls, and Happily Ever Afters.” (The title is almost as long as the story!)

You can buy any of the stories in the set individually or the full set at a discount.

Enjoy, and happy December! 🙂

Six Sentence Sunday: The Christmas Spirit

Jumping into the Six Sentence Sunday fray with a sample from the Christmas-themed story I just finished, titled “The Christmas Spirit.”

I follow Cord’s gaze, and just a few yards away, at the dark edge of the dance floor, I finally see myself. I’ve got my hands in the back pockets of some guy whose name I don’t know, with another body pressed up behind me. This time I can’t remember what happened next. Neither of the men looks familiar, and it’s at that moment I realize how few of the men I’ve bedded—or walled, or chaired, or whatever—have been memorable enough for me to recall their names, much less their faces. Stick it in a hole long enough to get off; that’s been enough for me.

Suddenly it doesn’t seem like enough anymore, and I’m ashamed to watch myself doing it.