You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.”  ―  Saul Bellow


Musa Publishing’s Aurora Regency imprint is actively looking for submissions. If you have a sweet, traditional Regency romance, the editors would like to hear from you. They publish stories from 5,000 words to 120,000 words in ebook format. They are interested in all types of stories, but would especially like to see some Christmas and New Year’s themed books for release this holiday season. Submit these holiday stories by July 31, 2012. Find out all the details on how to submit here.


Angry Robot Books, a publisher of science fiction in both the U.S. and the U.K. has plans to launch a new imprint, Exhibit A, which will focus on crime fiction. Editor Emlyn Rees is interested in all kinds of crime fiction for the line– mysteries, suspense, police procedurals, detective novels. Exhibit A is set to launch in Spring 2013 with two books each month for the first two months, and one book a month thereafter. All titles will be released in both paper and ebook format, in the U.S. and U.K. Right now, they accept only agented manuscripts, however, they periodically have Open Door calls where they’ll look at unagented work. Follow them on Twitter to find out when the next Open Door call will be. Find out the scoop on Exhibit A here. And be sure to check the writer’s guidelines here.


If you write funny science fiction or fantasy, UFO Publishing wants to see your work. Unidentified Funny Objects has plans to publish an anthology of funny science fiction and fantasy stories. Editor Alex Shvartsman is looking for stories 500 to 4,000 words and will pay 5 cents a word. His reading period is July 1 through August 31, so don’t sent your story before then. Get the scoop here.


Check out the new cover for my historical romance, Patchwork Hearts.

Set immediately after the Civil War on the Texas frontier, Patchwork Hearts is the story of Lucy O’Connor, a young woman who plans to sew quilts and sell them to finance her dream of owning her own cattle ranch. Having witnessed the unhappiness of other married couples, she’s determined to remain independent. Trace Abernathy, a former Union soldier, has come to Texas to make a new start raising cattle. Burned by love to a headstrong woman, he wants nothing to do with independent Lucy. But love has other ideas for these two, and they find out together they are stronger than either is alone. Patchwork Hearts combines three of my loves – romance, history and quilting. I had fun weaving lots of quilting trivia, superstitions and traditions into the story
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