August 10, 2019

2. Star date June 5, 2170: 5:10 PM

Location: Earth’s Moon Colony, Terra-Port Docks

I’d only seen a ship this big the day I moved from Earth to the Moon Colony. Not quite as sleek as the Niña — yes, they named a few of the ships after the same ones that colonized America — the Freya clearly didn’t meet the regulations of a government transport vessel. Grungy, gray, and littered with startlingly intricate, brightly colored graffiti, it might’ve docked up more comfortably with a crime lord’s crew.

Other space craft filled the hanger around it. Those belonging to The Federation shone sleek and silver in the sterile light. Uniformed officers strapped with guns guarded these. I kept my back to them, skin prickling under their st...

August 6, 2019

Hello Frands!

Welcome to your weekly update/question. Above you'll see the cover of Supernatural Reform School, the book I co-wrote with my good friend, Sullivan Gray. You can follow her here (and also get a free copy of The Dragon Heir!) Sullivan and I are already working on book two of our paranormal academy series (Academy of Stolen Magic) and we're super excited to get started with book three (Blood of the Dragon Shifter).

My question this week centers on ambiance. Last week I moved into a new apartment and have been working to get my new space feeling like a home. One of the things I did was find scentless candles. When I asked Facebook for recommendations on where to get some, a few people were very confuse. I had t...

August 3, 2019

Check out my fellow author K.E. Hubbard! She is an excellent writer, brilliant critique partner, and all around encouraging friend. In November, she will be publishing a satirical Christmas novella called The 24th. If you love Christmas movies, this sweet, short and humorous story is perfect for you! 

 In her own words:

I’m so excited to announce that my novella, The 24th will be published on November first! If you love Christmas movies and all their trope-filled goodness, you’ll love this short, sweet, and funny story!

After their significant others find true love with someone else just days before Christmas, Jack and Ella decide to get revenge and crash Ella’s ex-boyfriend’s wedding. They travel together to the...

August 2, 2019

1. Star date June 5, 2170: 3:23PM

Location: Earth’s Moon Colony

Hijacking a Space Officer’s motorcycle is usually inadvisable, but when you’re on the run from a lunar gang it’s about the best form of transportation. I buzzed through the cold, sterile streets of Earth’s moon colony, gripping the handles of the officer’s motorcycle and trying not to slide off the back as I took hairpin turns in an attempt to outrun the Mahina gang. 

Head down, I whipped through lanes of traffic — almost as bad as my hometown of Houston — and nearly clipped a bike messenger. The acrid smell of exhaust, so different from the gas I’d grown up with on earth, stung my nose. I yanked the soggy bandana around my neck up and over my nose. Stray curl...

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