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!”

Redbud Blooms 2019

The Flower Moon Begins to Bloom

Hello, everyone! Today is the new moon leading up to the Flower Moon. It’s all about growth, beauty, and potential to me.

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What do I want to grow in my life? What brings me the greatest sense of joy?

Right now, it’s all about my writing. I’m well into the first draft of an ambitious effort: my first full-length Department of Homeworld Security novel. Continue reading “The Flower Moon Begins to Bloom”

The Wind Moon has been Blowing

Hey, everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but DANG, things have been happening. This month’s full moon on the 19th is called the Wind Moon. The new moon passed by on the 5th (I also missed Tessa’s Birthday on the 6th—sorry, Tessa!). I am definitely feeling strong winds of change blowing this month.

I’ve been laser focused on my Pets in Space® piece and am so looking forward to sharing more about that with you in the coming months! And I’ve reached the point where I get to start my next new project: Coalition Reckoning. So much is going on at this point in The Department of Homeworld Security that this will be a longer piece—probably double the size of the other novellas! That’s what I’m aiming for, anyway. We’ll see how it shakes out!

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While all this writing has been happening, we lost one of our cars unexpectedly. Not like:

Mr. Chandler: “Do you know where the car is?”

Me: “Maybe it’s where all the left socks go…”

But like:

Mechanic: “Your car is dead.”

Us: “NO, IT ISN’T! IT CAN BE SAVED! YOU’RE WRONG!!!” *sobs*

Mechanic: “…”

Okay, maybe Mr. Chandler didn’t sob, but it was super sad and we had to scramble to get another car ASAP. A car that I have fallen completely in love with. Continue reading “The Wind Moon has been Blowing”

Cat Treats

(Apologies to those who saw a sneak peek of this in their email a bit ago. I hit the wrong button! 🙂 )

Have you ever had a cat who was obsessed with cat treats?

I have. It can get kinda scary.

My family had tons of pets throughout my childhood. One of them was a Siamese cat named Chloe. I’d like to take a few moments to tell you a bit about Chloe.

The Siamese cats I’ve encountered have been on one far end of three spectrums. They were either extremely intelligent or dumb as a rock (oh, my sweet Sammie cat, how I miss you), really vocal or very quiet (okay, I don’t so much miss the mraking in the middle of the night), and super sweet or…evil incarnate.

Guess which one Chloe was with that last spectrum?

I have scars. Like, on-my-body scars.

She was quiet. She was smart. She would lie in wait for me before attacking. Continue reading “Cat Treats”