New Story Coming May 2023 in Locale: An Anthology of Time and Place

Inked in Gray Press, in collaboration with Lauren T. Davila, announce a fantastic collection of stories where the setting is a main character.

I’m happy to have my short story, “Grown-ass Witches” included. The locale is a beach town where the weather, waves, and other elements are going rogue. Who is controlling the chaos? The coven has a good suspicion, and if they’re right, they’re going to need all their concerted powers to battle it.

Locale: An Anthology of Time and Place is set to release in May, 2023.

Zoom Launch Party!

HORRO FROM WOMEN ABOUT WOMEN – Join us on October 12th to celebrate the release of this fabulous anthology:

  •  The theme is Femme Fatale—that beautiful and seductive temptress who is sure to cause disaster and destruction wherever she chooses to go. This time, for the Castle of Horror, we’re taking a dark peek into the mind of the female. These are horror stories from females, about females, edited by a female, each one featuring a clever twist on the femme fatale. Is she the villain or is she the hero? With everything from demons and snakes to taxidermy and strip poker, we’ve pulled together 16 tales that may leave you looking at your wife, your lover, your best friend, or just your next door neighbor, wondering “what is she really thinking?” Featuring stories from P. J. Hoover, JP Brown, Christina Berry, Shelli Cornelison, Jessica Lee Anderson, Bernadette Johnson, S. de Freitas, Madeline Smoot, Carmen Gray, Jess Hagemann, Britta Jensen, S. N. Rodriguez, Miracle Austin, Katya de Becerra, M.J. Addy, and Beth Kander.

New Middle Grade Book Coming! Ready to Learn About Another City in Spooky America? Denver’s Ghost Stories are Coming August 2, 2021. Available for Pre-Order Now From Your Favorite Bookstore.

Some Ghostly Tales Coming 09/07/2020!

THE GHOSTLY TALES OF THE QUEEN MARY (writing as Shelli Timmons)

An illustrated chapter book featuring the many ghosts aboard the RMS Queen Mary, coming September 7, 2020 from Arcadia Publishing, just in time for haunting season, but it’s available for pre-order now from your favorite bookstore. Add it to your list if you’ve got a young reader in your life who likes ghost stories!

New Seven-Month Class Starting September, 2019

Join Lindsey Lane and me as we kick off a new seven-month journey starting in September, 2019. There will not be any workshop component to this course so, no obligation to read and offer feedback for fellow participants. You will not be obligated to anyone’s work but your own. This course is designed to focus solely on you: your writing, your goals, your growth. There will be a once-a-month meetup (you can video conference in if you’re not in Austin) to facilitate community and share as you’d like about your current project(s). Throughout the course, Lindsey and I will read forty pages each month from everyone and offer our feedback and direction based on individual goals.

Applications will be closing soon. More information and instructions for applying:

This session of The Writing Course will run from September, 2019 – April, 2020. We will not meet during December. The course is limited to a maximum of eight participants.

Registration is Open for Our Next Short Fiction Class

Registration is now open for the Fall 2018 session of The Heart of Short Fiction six-week class/workshop in Austin, Texas. Lindsey Lane and I are excited to welcome a new group of writers and returning participants. Past participants have gone on to publish stories they workshopped in the class as well as to place second and receive an honorable mention in Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest!

This is a Wednesday evening class that will meet on 09/19, 09/26, 10/03, 10/10, 10/17, and 10/24 at Austin Creative Alliance from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

You can find more information at The Heart of Short Fiction on Facebook and please feel free to email us at Heartofshortfiction<at>gmail<dot>com for more details.