AFTER EVER AFTER – Now Available!

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My latest collection of short stories – AFTER EVER AFTER – is now available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million, as well as through the publisher’s website!

You’ll love this darkly humorous take on fairy tales from around the world (very UN-Disneyfied) and will have fun guessing which tale I’ve chosen to twist…or sneak a peek at the back of the book to get the answers. Filled with gorgeous line drawings and illustrations, this volume is a pleasure to hold in your hand, or clutch tightly after dark when things get a little creepy.

Get ready to plunge into the darkness once again…

Happy Summer, Friends!

It’s been a few months since I was able to touch base with all of you. The spring has been filled with travel, trials, and tractor pulls. (Okay, I didn’t actually go to any of those last ones, but now you’re paying attention.)

Now that things have settled down a bit, I’m happy to report that I’m back in production mode. My Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing is completed. My manuscript for my first fiction book has been accepted for publication. I’m done teaching for the summer. And while other people head for the beach, I reorganize my life.

I’ve asked a few of my friends to drop by in the next few months, so you’ll be hearing from authors and artists from time to time. I hope you’ll click on over to their websites and support them with a comment or a “like” or investing in their art with a few dollars.

I’ll keep you posted on my book’s progress, and invite you all to celebrate with me!

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Flash Fiction – “Moving On”

Photo by Ted Strutz

  She faced the long line of empty booths, hoping he would spring up from one of them, but knowing he would not.  He had stayed on the shores behind her, buried with his fists and the peat and the emerald rain of the country he loved.

Gazing through the ferry windows at her new home, she wondered if she would make friends, or even meet a special man to bring into her life.  She wondered if she would tell him how her first love died.

Today’s flash fiction is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, with photo prompt by Ted Strutz.  This picture reminded me of the journey via ferry between Holyhead and Ireland.  Although my voyage was a happy one, complete with impromptu Irish band, once night fell it was easy to get the lonesome feel of an empty ship.

The Friday Fictioneers strive to produce a 100-word story each week, and you can read more of them right HERE.