Tag Archive | Short Stories

The Author Collector by Teddi Deppner

The Author Collector by Teddi Deppner

I love really thought-provoking short stories. Bonus points if there’s a creep factor. Think Ray Bradbury or “The Lottery. Teddi Deppner’s The Author Collector doesn’t disappoint. Andy is an author, a not terribly successful one. He has a wife and young son he needs to support. Knowing that being a writer isn’t going to cut it if […]

Review: Resistance

Review: Resistance

This is the second of my two-part review of Amy Brock McNew’s shorter companion works in the Reluctant Warrior Chronicles. While last week I reviewed Reformation, which is only available by subscribing to Amy’s website, Resistance is available through more traditional means like online booksellers. Resistance is a novella that follows roughly the same timeline as her full-length […]

My Word of the Year

My Word of the Year

My word of the year is Finish. I’ve assessed where I am in my writing journey and what I’m missing is a backlog of finished polished manuscripts. I’m reading Jon Acuff’s Finish. Or rather I have been but put it aside the past couple of months. As a goal/oriented person, I have an endless number […]

The Silver Shores

The Silver Shores

I have recently released second volume in The Amulet Saga. Previously titled “The Traveler,” Book Two, The Defector, is available for sale here! In the grand tradition I started when I released “The Heir,” then continued with “The Defector,” I am now beginning work on the next book in the series and will be posting […]

The Title Goes to…

The Title Goes to…

We have an active Realm Makers alumni group on Facebook and one thread centered around titles. Titles are a big deal to me and one of my favorite parts of writing. I love doing the title thing and I’ve taken several approaches. I’m going to use this topic as a shameless plug for my latest short story. It’s part […]

The Third Son

The Third Son

The Amulet Saga, Volume Two: The Traveler Others in the series: Escape Bandit Trader The Third Son Tristyn winced at the sound of a shriek echoing down the hallway. A moment later, a herd of his little brothers thundered around the corner, racing toward the courtyard. Tristyn pressed against the wall and waited for them […]

Trader

Trader

The Amulet Saga, Volume Two: The Defector Others in the series: Escape Bandit Trader “Those are Legerdemain amethysts,” Jyn said, holding one of the gems up to the light. The trader ran a greasy hand through thin, stringy, black hair. “That they are, Madam. The finest in the world. They say that when the last […]