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.