Pets in Space® 4 is Coming!

I have awesome news. The Pets in Space® 4 anthology is available for pre-order!!!

The anthology releases on October 8th, 2019, and will include book 11 of The Department of Homeworld Security. Want to know more about Marq? Here comes your chance!

I am thrilled to be part of this anthology. Seriously. Being part of Pets in Space® was on my bucket list. This is a dream come true! Why, you ask?

Well, there’s the fact that I get to work with some of the best SFR authors writing today (S.E. Smith, Anna Hackett, Tiffany Roberts, Veronica Scott, Pauline Baird Jones, Laurie A. Green, Donna McDonald, Regine Abel, Alexis Glynn Latner, JC Hay, E.D. Walker, and Kyndra Hatch). It’s always fun to see my covers next to theirs out in the wild. Seeing my name next to theirs on a cover? It is unbelievably awesome.

Speaking of covers… Continue reading “Pets in Space® 4 is Coming!”

Living at the Speed of Light

I can’t believe how fast things are happening! Look what I found on 😀

Whispering Hearts by Cassandra ChandlerWhispering Hearts is already up for pre-order!

It’s so pretty… I’m absolutely in love with this cover by Kanaxa. And the characters. And the whole book. Working with Holly Atkinson and everyone at Samhain has been an amazing experience.

I’m really excited for people to be able to read the blurb for Whispering Hearts and learn more about what’s in store for the characters come January (I know, it’s a long wait, but Gray Card will be out in October—if that helps 🙂 ).

For those of you who haven’t read Wandering Soul yet, the blurb for Whispering Hearts contains big, big spoilers. You have been warned.

I’ve heard from several people who don’t know what a poppet is. Poppets are human-shaped dolls used in sympathetic magic. I explain them in the book, but wanted to let you all know here as well since they’re mentioned in the blurb.

It’s going to be another three-post week and there will be even more news next week. So much is going on and I am so incredibly grateful!

It’s Alive… ALIVE!!! (on Amazon)

I just found out that Wandering Soul is already available for pre-order on! I am ridiculously excited by this and have been scrambling to get my author page set up while telling everyone I know (and some people I don’t) about it!!!

The timing couldn’t have been better—I had already taken the day off and was planning to use at least part of it to set up my writing studio, but that can wait till after I’m done running around and squeeing.

It’ll be a while!

The Call

Many famous authors talk about their rejection letter collections, and thinking about it that way is how I’ve handled mine. When I send out queries, I’ve armored by writer’s heart by thinking of rejections as additions to my collection. There was always hope alongside that shield that someday I’d get some amazing news instead. That day has happened. I have received… The Call.

Thankfully, The Call came in email form, because my speech rapidly deteriorated into a high-pitched and incomprehensible, “SQUEEEEEEE,” when I figured out what was going on. While reading the email, I kept waiting for the polite decline. My brain sort of stalled as my subconscious picked up on something strange… something off about this rejection letter. And then it hit me – it wasn’t a rejection letter!

I started to cry, I stopped breathing for a few seconds… repeatedly. It took a while to calm down enough to explain to my family why I was freaking out (the fact that I was laughing and hugging everybody undoubtedly reassured them). I barely slept that night, or the next night, or the next, and I did not care a bit.

I am extremely happy to be sharing this news with everyone. I am now officially contracted with Samhain Publishing for my first book! And I get to work with the wonderful Holly Atkinson!

The last two weeks have been a flurry of activity and I will most definitely be writing more about this experience here in the weeks to come. For now, I wish all my writing friends the best of luck with their own queries, stories, and journeys.