Category Archives: fantasy

New Cover for STEAM DOGS

The fabulous new Damonza cover for STEAM DOGS is now available on Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, and Apple iBooks for $4.99. A Conspiracy of Magic Set in an alternate 19th-century Britain, master thief Simon Atters, his best friend Captain Arvel Paretti … Continue reading

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Get Your Gumbo On, Fat Tuesday is Coming…

  It happens every February: there’s a respite in the weather, the sun comes out, and (like today) the temps climb into the 60s. The crocus and daffodils start blooming, and the pussywillows start appearing. Is it heaven? Nope, it’s … Continue reading

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Fourth Friday Free Fiction – The Egg Thief

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Feathersight and Inspiration

One of my Beloved Sisters, a biologist, told me once that there are two kinds of people in this world: feather finders, and everyone else. She says feather finders cannot help themselves—they find feathers wherever they go. I don’t know if … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, extraordinary, family, fantasy, Feather, fiction, idea, ideas, images, in the beginning, inspiration, magic, omens, Sharon Joss, story, story ideas, story prompt, synchronicity, writer, writers write, writing | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cold Shoulders

The big chill is on. For this past week, we’ve been in the throes of a deep freeze here in Oregon. Today is a bit too nippy even to walk  the dogs.  I lived in Rochester, New York for seven … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, author, Brothers of the Fang, don't give up, fantasy, fiction, joy, La Vida 'Loha, Livin' La Vida 'Loha, manuscript, marketplace, novel, Perseverance, publishers, query, rejection, shape-shifter, Sharon Joss, submission, Uncategorized, vampire, werewolf, write, writers write, writing business | Leave a comment

Cover Reveal: DESTINY BLUES

For those of you who have been with me a while, one of my early urban fantasy novels (working title FATE) is about to be published.  I just got a proof of the hard copy, and I confess I got … Continue reading

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Oh My Darling…What’s That Title?

   Two years ago, when I finished my FATE manuscript (FATE was the working title), the title I’d picked for the story was (I thought) unique and memorable.  I considered myself somewhat clever in coming up with the idea for … Continue reading

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