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Giveaway winner!


The giveaway has ended! Thank you so much to everyone who participated and signal boosted. As I’ve said before, I wasn’t sure Three Keys in the Desert would be read by more than a handful of people, to have a giveaway for people who’ve not only read it but have felt moved to leave a review feels pretty surreal.

Anyway, without any further ado, the winner of the giveaway is Rine Karr! Please make sure to check your email and get back to me about a physical address to send you winnings to ūüôā

Three Keys in the Desert: Giveaway!

So, Three Keys in the Desert came out a few months ago, and I figure it’s been long enough to do a fun little giveaway. I’ve been looking for something really cool and personal to use as a prize, since this novella has meant so much to me and in my wildest dreams maybe 5-6 people were going to read it once I put it online.

Instead, the response has been… beyond what I could have imagined. Everyone who’s written posts about this story, who’s recommended it to their friends, who’s taken the time to write a review… thank you. To see so many people read the story and react to it has been amazing.

So, in between working on more short stories and developing my novel idea, I wanted to do something to celebrate.


So what swag are you offering?

Several things!

  • A key shaped watch on a long chain. You can take it off the chain and keep it in your pocket or on a shelf, or you can wear it as a necklace. It offers a world of unlimited possibilities, really.
  • A personalized postcard from me, from the postcard coloring book Secret Garden. Meaning this will be a postcard I will color in especially for you, and write you a personal message (could be from one of the characters in Three Keys in the Desert – up to you!)
  • A digital copy of “Futuristica: Volume 1”. This is an anthology that has stories by amazing authors like Stephanie Burgis, Megan Chaudhuri, Wole Talabi and many more, including a story by yours truly called “Life and Death in the Frozen City”.


And what do I have to do for this hoard of treasures?

One or more of these things:

Then just SIGN UP FOR THE GIVEAWAY with your email and the relevant links!

What if my review isn’t 100% positive?

There are no requirements regarding the nature of the review to enter this giveaway. It doesn’t matter what you said, as a reviewer myself I’m not looking to sway you to be positive. Your honest opinion is good enough, whatever it is.

What if I already left a review a while ago?

That totally counts! Link me to it!

Where are you willing to ship the physical prizes?

Anywhere in the world.


ANYWHERE. Are you doing research in Antarctica? I hope the postcard cheers you up through the long winter.

Any way I can increase my chances?

Sure, you can also sign up for my New Release Mailing List (or confirm that you’ve already signed up with the email you used for the giveaway). That’ll give you an extra point.

When do I get my prizes then?

The giveaway will end on December 9th. I’ll announce the winner a few days later.

Anything else I should know?

Make sure you’re comfortable with giving me a physical mailing address (for the postcard and the watch), and make sure you check your email in the days after the giveaway ends. If I don’t hear back from you within 48 hours I’ll have to pick another winner.


#PrideMonth Giveaway winners announcement!

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the giveaway! It’s the first time I’ve done anything like this, and despite the anxiety of not getting it right and various tech fails, it went much better than I was initially anticipating!

I’m especially grateful for everyone who signed up for my New Release Mailing List. It’s been kind of amazing to see people express interest in hearing from me about future projects.

Anyway, without further ado, the two winners of the giveaway are Julia¬†and¬†Mia. You’ve both gotten an email with a copy of¬†The Running Bunny¬†#8, so please let me know if gmail doesn’t deliver it within the next 24 hours.

Thank you, again, to everyone who participated, signal boosted and generally expressed support for the idea of me doing something like this. It’s definitely not the last time, so I’ll see you when I next have free stuff to give out!

A Giveaway for #PrideMonth!

running_20bunny_20issue_20cover_20_238_400wIt’s Pride Month! And¬†I’ve decided to do my first giveaway. I’ve never done anything like this before, but being able to give away your own work has always seemed to me like one of the funnest parts of getting¬†published, so.

I’ll be giving away a copy of¬†The Running Bunny #8, featuring among other things my short story¬†The Princess and the Demon, a feel good queer fantasy about, well, a princess and a demon. You will also get gorgeous illustrations of my story by Ursula Gray as part of the package!


Rules – the short version


Rules – the longer version

The only thing you have to do to enter the giveaway is sign up for my¬†New¬†Release Mailing List. I’ve recently set it up to let people know when I have a new story out. If you sign up you’ll likely receive a few emails a year, if I’m very prolific. I won’t use the mailing list for anything else, and of course, you can always unsubscribe.

If you want to increase your chances of winning the giveaway, you can also follow me on Twitter.

So, with that in mind, you can either enter the giveaway or read on for more details about what’s next for me, writing-wise. (Or you could do both, it’s a free internet.)


Novella news!

Friends,¬†last night I finally finished the (hopefully) final draft of my scifi novella! \o/ I started the first draft of this thing in 2007! It’s incredible to see it so close to done.¬†I wish I could tell you the title, but I’m still torn on what it should be. Current options are either:¬†Transfer Day¬† or¬†Weeds on the Shoreline.¬†If you’d like to weigh in on this, comments on this entry or votes on Twitter¬†are most welcome.

The story takes place at a military boarding school in space and¬†revolves around four protagonists. I don’t have an official summary yet, but I can tell you three of them are women, two of them are queer, one is a disgraced veteran, and all four have secrets to keep.¬†More details as I figure out what’s next! Will it be accepted by the handful of places that take novellas? Will I publish it here for free for your enjoyment? Stay tuned.

Or, you know,

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