Indie Authors Advent Calendar


First Notice! I will be participating in the Indie Author’s Advent Calendar 2016, organized by my friend Cat Gerlach. If you’d like email reminders, as the calendar doors start opening December 1, you are welcome to sign up at:

Indie Author’s Advent Calendar Signup

Signup is not mandatory, however, it does give perks. Daily reminder e-mails will have a little something extra from the featured author of the day. And list members will get all the stories bundled into a free ebook on Christmas Day.

I’ll give you all a hint about my story – we’re returning to my favorite swamp, where Sly and Squodge are about to join Flindie and Melda for Solstice dinner. But then the unexpected arrival of Flindie’s Auntie and Cousins makes everything take a turn for the weird. 😀

If you want to find out what happens, I’ll post the link here in December.

Now in Print! Free! It Came from Beneath the Slush Pile, including my story, Romancing the Stone Soup! :D


Fatally flawed flash stories by Holly Lisle and students

Edited by Katharina Gerlach

If there’s one thing more fun than writing awesome stories, it’s occasionally indulging in the worst excesses and writing awesomely bad stories. Holly Lisle and a group of her students put all of the most clichéd, badly formed, and just plain wrong techniques into as few words as they could, and gathered them together as a way of leading by (horrific) example and illustrating why sometimes, the rules really are there to help (and yes, run-on sentences are bad too).
For learning should always be fun.

If you find this book helpful, you may pass it on under a CC license (no altering).

Speaking of Mythical Creatures


Here’s a collage I made of a lion pawed griffin with its egg. It’s titled Hatching Day. It hasn’t become a story prompt yet, but it’s arm wrestling for a place in the queue. So far, the swamp monsters won best two out of three, so they’ll be appearing in pixels soon.

And also speaking of puns, since I did warn you:

How do you get into Harry Potter’s house?

Through the Gryffin door.