Current Status: Writing
WIP: Vaquera's Bronc + Akkeda Chasm
Daily Goal: 2,000 words
August 17, 2019: 3,245 words
A Stefani Wilder Novel
55,000 of 90,000 words
A Novella of Bydaira
1,400 of 32,000 words
The Burdened Boy
Drawchilde: Book I
Memories of Dragons
Drawchilde: Book III
66,145 of 200,000 words
Demigods (working title)
standalone fantasy novel
14,000 of 250,000 words
The Panther's Girl
Drawchilde: Book II
200,000 of 200,000 words
I am excited to announce that Tipped Z #4, Vaquera's Haven, will be hitting virtual shelves on February 1, 2019. And while the price will go up $3.99 on that day, for now you can pre-order the book at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iTunes, and Smashwords for just $1.99.
Here are the details:
An inspiring tale of how a battered horse and an old dream can help repair a shattered life.
Holly lost everything when her husband was arrested. Now divorced and at loose ends, the only thing she has to fall back on is her cousin's offer to set her up in a little house at the edge of a ranch called the Tipped Z.
Growing up with wealth, privilege, and the dream of competing on horseback in the Olympics, Holly never guessed she'd end up in her mid-thirties divorced, homeless, unemployed, and nearly broke. She, a one-time Olympic hopeful, hasn't ridden a horse in almost 20 years.
So when the friendly inhabitants of the ranch offer to take her riding, Holly doesn't exactly jump at the chance. She's accustomed to world-class eventers, after all. Not broken down cowponies.
Meanwhile, there's a fancy mansion going up on the ridge behind her house. It's presence represents the loss of important grazing to the Tipped Z. When Holly has to chance to help the owner with his own horses, she realizes she may be able to forge a link between the super cute, super friendly and super rich Luke Rastenhaus and the ranchers he displaced.
All she has to do is learn to love working cattle while teaching Luke what she's learning at the same time, and try not to lose her heart in the bargain.
Vaquera's Haven can be read as a stand-alone novel, but it is the fourth book in the Tipped Z series. These books combine love, horsemanship, family, and the Tucson desert into easy-reading stories. For the richest experience, read them all!
I have been doing an abysmal job the last couple of years posting updates and even just generally announcing when I release new work. I am going to try to change this.
To start, I have a mega Black Friday sale to announce! All my Bydaira novellas are free for a limited time on many major retailers. Unfortunately, this does not include Amazon due to how they restrict authors' ability to freely price their own work, but here's a list of places you can grab copies:
Smashwords does offer the .mobi format so you can download the book from them and send it to your Kindle.
I'm planning the release of the next Bydaira trilogy for next year, so now's a great time to get caught up!
Also, paperbacks are now available. They have cool updated covers and maps inside. Books make great gifts for fantasy nerds. Just sayin'.
It's been over a decade since the War of Diodsfall. Marim, the child who released a monster from its prison, is grown up now. With her scarred throat and her battered tessila, no one can forget her roll in that conflict, least of all Marim herself. So she signs on with a merchant vessel, intending to escape her past by sailing the high seas.
Instead, Marim's tessila spooks the sailors. She's put off in Carreg Dinas, the largest of the Fog Isles. There she meets a dying boy. She knows she can save his life, but only if she unlocks the buried secrets of the island in time.
After so many years focusing my efforts on longer works, I recently took a stab at writing some flash fiction. I'm pleased to announce two of my speculative fiction stories have been acquired for publication.
First, my piece Elective Pilistasis appeared on the Splickety Publishing Group blog in July. You can read it now for free.
Second, my piece Immolation Puppy will appear in the January issue of Havok magazine. Copies will be available in print as well as digitally. I'll post links when the issue is out, or you can go ahead and subscribe to Havok.