If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.  ~Toni Morrison

My blog tour continues this weeks at stops at Manic Readers on Monday, where I’ll be answering that favorite question of authors everywhere — “Where do you get your ideas” I’ll specifically be talking about where I got the idea for my January release, The Father For Her Son. Tuesday will find me at CataRomance, where I’m asking “What do readers want?” Please stop by and weigh in on these questions.


Clarkesworld Magazine is a good market for science fiction and fantasy stories of up to 8000 words. This online publication pays 10 cents a word for the first 4000 words and 5 cents a word thereafter. Tha magazine recently re-opened to submissions after a short hiatus for the holidays. In addition to print stories, Clarkesworld also offers audio versions of some of its stories. Clarkesworld accepts all kinds of speculative fiction, from hard sci-fi to fantasy to horror. If you’d like to send a story to them, please read the detailed submission guidelines first.


Girl’s Life publishes fiction for young girls (age 12 and under) up to 3000 words. Focus on stories told from the point of view of the girl that deal with situations girls can relate to: family stories, school and friends, crushes and cliques. Check out their submission guidelines.  Girl’s Life is also interested in stories by girls under age 18.


If you’re in the Denver area Wednesday, January 20, I’m signing at the Tattered Cover in LoDo at 7:30 with fellow authors in the anthology Broken Links, Mended Hearts.  Stop by and say hello.


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