In what’s become a delightful winter holiday tradition, I have a story in WMG Publishing’s Holiday Spectacular! This time around, the sweet holiday romance of The Most Impressive Courage of a Little Tortie Cat features not only two people who need to get together, but two sweet kitties who help make it happen.
I’m delighted to share my second contribution to this year’s Holiday Spectacular from WMG Publishing with The Copper Valley Cocoa Conniption Competition. In case you want to celebrate along with me and everyone in the little Appalachian town of Copper Valley, December 13 is National Cocoa Day!
One important thing you’ll learn in this cozy mystery is hot cocoa isn’t the same as hot chocolate. For cocoa, you start with cocoa powder rather than melting chocolate. After that, the only limit to the flavors you create is your own imagination and the ingredients you have on hand.
Of course you want to make sure you know what’s in all the ingredients you work with. Leaving such things to chance can lead to…unexpected results.
Welcome to the last day of 2021, and get ready for a trip back to the final hours of the last millennium!
I’m delighted to share my contribution to this year’s Holiday Spectacular from WMG Publishing with Sometimes Strange Magic Casts the Best Spell. You may remember the setting from The Magic Cat of the Hidden Springs Inn and Spa and The Inn, the Black Cat, and Two Halves of the Same Heart, both featured in past Holiday Spectaculars.
This time we visit 1999, which those of us who’ve been around long enough to remember it know was a very strange time indeed. Especially those of us who worked in the IT field.
You can read Sometimes Strange Magic Casts the Best Spell free on this site until January 3rd, with my warm wishes for a Happy New Year in 2022!
And my deepest, most sincere hope that we all experience a whole lot less strange over the next twelve months and into the future.
My new holiday collection A Tapestry of Holiday Tales: Winter Adventures from the Odds and Endings Bookstore is part of the Holiday Collections StoryBundle! And if you love short stories as much as I do, you are absolutely in for a treat. If you want to get a sneak peak, Odds and Endings, the first story in that series and setting is available free as part of The Infinite Bard.
This StoryBundle features eleven collections, for a total of seventy-two (72!) holiday-themed short stories from some of the best short fiction writers working today for only $15. That’s enough for an epic few days of vacation reading, enjoying a few each day from now until the dawn of 2022, or simply turning to when you need a hit of holiday magic any time of year.
With August being my birthday month, I often take stock of how the year is going in all kinds of ways. Since this website focuses on my fiction, that’s where my thoughts turned today.
I didn’t especially plan it as 2021 came into focus through the chaos and confusion toward the end of the decade of 2020, but this has turned into The Year of Short Stories and Collections. And I’m having all kinds of fun with the writing and the publishing.
You’re sure to find a collection that suits your tastes for your end-of-summer short story reading!
One of the great things about the Cattitude StoryBundle is the mix of story lengths included, which is one huge reason I would have definitely grabbed a copy even if I didn’t have a book included.
No matter how you look a it, this StoryBundle is too great to pass up! But with only a little over a day left, you don’t want to let it slip away.