“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 first new historical novel in almost ten years was released this week. A Long, Sweet Ride tells the story of two lovers hiding out in a Wild West Show. This is one of those “books of the heart” that I’m thrilled has a publishing home. Right now it’s only available as an ebook from Aurora Regency Historical. Look for it on Kindle in about a month. Get your copy here.


Ellora’s Cave has issued a call for submissions for several new anthologies to be issued in 2012. Stories should be 18,000 to 45,000 words and relate to the theme of the anthology. They can be any genre that fits with the theme. The Anthologies are:

Sex Bytes — sex, love and modern technololgy. Deadline April 30, 2011 for publication in October, 2011.

Love Letters — stories that center around letters, cards and diaries. Deadline August 31, 2011 for publication January/February 2012.

Oh, Canada! Stories set in Canada with at least one Canadian character and a Canadian flavor. Deadline September 1, 2011 for release throughout 2012.

For all the details, go to Ellora’s Cave.


Samhain Publishing is looking for stories with an End of Days theme. The End of Days anthology will be released in November 2011. Stories should be 20,000 to 30,000 words, any genre or subgenre, but must feature an apocalyptic or post-apocalyptic theme. Deadline for submissions is March 1. Find all the details here.


Writers with a strong connection to Prince Edward Island are eligible to submit to a new anthology, The Island Fiction Reader, to feature work by PEI writers.  Stories may be up to 5000 words, any genre, for teens or adults. Those chosen for inclusion in the anthology will receive $75 and author copies. Deadline for submissions is June 30, 2011. Find the details here.


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