Become a Werewolf! Build Robots! Travel the Universe! All at a Discount!

Choice of Games, the Nebula-nominated publisher of interactive fiction, is offering up to 40% discounts this week on all their games! If you’re curious about choice-based games, now is a great time to check them out!

I discovered Choice of Games last year. Since then, I’ve played more than fifteen of their titles and look forward to playing many more. Choice of Games’s interactive novels present the player with fun, interesting, and meaningful choices that shape the plot, the player character, and that character’s relationships. Each game packs a wide variety of possibilities into a single story, allowing the player to play through that same story in different ways to explore multiple pathways, strategies, and goals. With science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, and more in their stable of nearly 100 games, Choice of Games has an interactive novel for everyone!

Learn more about the discount in this Choice of Games blog post: https://www.choiceofgames.com/2019/06/sitewide-sale/ Happy choosing!

*Note: I am currently writing an interactive novel for Choice of Games, but I am not an employee of Choice of Games, nor was I involved in the creation of any of the games for sale this week. I am simply a player and a fan.

Goal Publications June Discount Sale

Hey everyone! To celebrate reaching 400 followers on Twitter, Goal Publications is offering a special discount in their online store for the rest of June! You can get $4 off orders of $30 or more if you use coupon code TWITTER400 at checkout!

My novelette, Beyond Acacia Ridge, is available in paperback (https://www.goalpublications.com/store/p68/beyond-acacia-ridge-print.html) and ebook (https://www.goalpublications.com/store/p72/beyond-acacia-ridge-digital.html) formats from the Goal Publications online store. Beyond Acacia Ridge is a heartwarming, exciting fantasy adventure about two spotted hyenas who go on a quest to find out where the sun goes at night.

Another book you can find at the Goal Publications storefront is The Daily Grind, an anthology of fun short stories involving anthropomorphic animals and coffee. I edited this book with Madison Keller, and it features one of my short stories, “Properly Pounced Coffee,” about a disgruntled badger and his bumbling fox butler. The Daily Grind is available in paperback (https://www.goalpublications.com/store/p46/daily-grind-print.html) and ebook (https://www.goalpublications.com/store/p65/daily-grind-digital.html) formats.

At the Goal Publications store, you can also grab a paperback (https://www.goalpublications.com/store/p3/a-glimpse-of-anthropomorphic-literature-paperback.html) or ebook (https://www.goalpublications.com/store/p73/a-glimpse-of-anthropomorphic-literature-digital.html) copy of A Glimpse of Anthropomorphic Literature. This book features short stories about anthropomorphic animal characters, as well as a few insightful reviews of books that feature such characters. A Glimpse of Anthropomorphic Literature includes my bittersweet tale “Catching the Thief,” about a singing cow, a grumpy collie, and a crafty fox.

Be sure to check out the Goal Publications storefront this month for these and other great reads! Snag your TWITTER400 discount coupon while it lasts! Thank you, as always, for your support of my work. It means the world to me.

INSIGNIA SERIES Kindle Sale: June 13-16!

There’s a sale going on! From June 13 to June 16, you can get any volume in the Insignia series of anthologies for just $1.99! This includes Volume 6 (Insignia: Asian Birds and Beasts), which features my story “The Star Ball” about an unusual boy from Kyoto and a crafty kitsune.

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Hi everyone,

I think it’s time for a sale! From June 13-16, getting any anthology in The Insignia Series for just US$1.99!

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*Sale price will be available for all books on all Amazon sites

Amazon USA link (to series list)

Amazon UK link (to series list)

All Amazon links to ‘Insignia: Asian Flash Fiction & Poetry’

| Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon AU | Amazon CA |

| Amazon DE | Amazon FR | Amazon ES |

| Amazon IT | Amazon NL | Amazon JP | Amazon BR |

| Amazon MX | Amazon IN |

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Our latest anthology, ‘Insignia: Asian Flash Fiction & Poetry’ was just released on June 6th. If you would like to view the list of stories and contributors, and find more purchase options, please go to the Insignia Vol.7. page on this…

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Beyond Acacia Ridge is HERE!

My second book, Beyond Acacia Ridge, is now available from Goal Publications! It features gorgeous cover art by Julian Norwood:

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Straggletail is the lowest-ranking female hyena in the Eastern Plain Clan, the punching bag. Glossycoat is the clan’s princess, destined to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become the matriarch.

When the two hyenas form an unexpected alliance, they set off on a perilous journey in search of the place where the sun goes at night. They meet strange creatures, brave the forces of nature, and grapple with their own worst fears.

Will they find the sun, or will they find something more?

Direct from Publisher Purchase Options:

Paperback (currently available at a discount!): https://www.goalpublications.com/store/p68/beyond-acacia-ridge-print.html

Ebook: https://www.goalpublications.com/store/p72/beyond-acacia-ridge-digital.html

Amazon Purchase Options:

Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1949768899/

Ebook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RFTR874/

Goodreads Page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45627749

Live Convention Sales: If you are attending Furry Weekend Atlanta this weekend you can pick up paperback copies right at the FurPlanet table in the Dealers Den. See this map to find their table: https://twitter.com/FurPlanet/status/1126264495083610113

Many thanks to Sean Gerace for editing, formatting, and publishing this book and the late Fred Patten for inspiring me to write the story in the first place. I also owe my gratitude to the people and hyenas I met in Kenya. I hope this book will persuade others to fall in love with these marvelous mammals.

Free Twine Games!

I’ve started posting free Twine games on itch.io! Twine is an open-source tool for making interactive stories. I’ve been using Twine to write short text-based HTML games, in which the reader’s choices determine the outcome of the story. My goal is to write and publish one Twine game per month in 2019. Here are the games I’ve made so far!

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This Game is a Dog: A delightfully weird game about the adventures of your text-based dog. Play for FREE here: https://fontainepen.itch.io/this-game-is-a-dog

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Through Time and Space: You can travel anywhere in time and space…but at what cost? Play for FREE here: https://fontainepen.itch.io/through-time-and-space

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Cassandra the Wolf Princess: By day, you work at a soul-sucking corporate job. By night, you dream of running with the wolves. What happens when your two worlds collide? Play for FREE here: https://fontainepen.itch.io/cassandra-the-wolf-princess

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The Secret: Should you confess about your crush on your friend? Play for FREE here: https://fontainepen.itch.io/the-secret

These games are all short and free to play. If you can play one and leave a comment or rating, I will greatly appreciate your feedback! Please note that my games currently only work in computer browsers, not on tablets or smartphones.

Be sure to follow me on itch.io at https://fontainepen.itch.io/ and keep an eye out for my next monthly Twine games! Thank you so much for your support!

Beyond Acacia Ridge Open for Preorders!

My fantasy novelette Beyond Acacia Ridge is now available for preorders from Goal Publications! With gorgeous cover art by Julian Norwood!

Straggletail is the lowest-ranking female hyena in the Eastern Plain Clan, the punching bag. Glossycoat is the clan’s princess, destined to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become the matriarch.

When the two hyenas form an unexpected alliance, they set off on a perilous journey in search of the place where the sun goes at night. They meet strange creatures, brave the forces of nature, and grapple with their own worst fears.

Will they find the sun, or will they find something more?

Purchase at the preorder discount here! https://www.goalpublications.com/store/p68/beyond-acacia-ridge-print.html

Coffee Animals

In case you missed it, The Daily Grind has been published!

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Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1949768872/

Ebook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QS4YBRV

“What do aliens, ghosts, dragons, police dogs, and a valiant knight have in common? Fondness for a beverage made from roasted beans!

In these pages, you will find eight tales about furry characters and coffee. Whether it’s found on a spaceship far from home or in a cozy neighborhood café, coffee has its own special magic. It relaxes us, excites us, forges friendships, or brings back memories.

Snuggle up in an armchair with your favorite drink and this book, and get transported away from your daily grind.”

Madison Keller and I edited this anthology, and Sean Gerace did the copyediting, typesetting, and formatting. The cover art is by Lizspit. My original story “Properly Pounced Coffee,” about a disgruntled badger and his bumbling fox butler, appears in the book. I am very grateful to all the authors who participated and excited for you to read their stories!

The Monster’s Story

What happens when a dragon falls for a princess? Find out in my tale “The Monster’s Story” in Spring’s Blessing: A Spring Fantasy Anthology! 🐉👸

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1797677411/

This story was originally published in A Menagerie of Heroes, a charity anthology which is now out of print. It has been edited significantly since its previous publication. I hope you will enjoy it!

Cattle Fever Tick Article

Hi! Happy New Year! I know it’s been a while. Since last we spoke, I moved to Texas and started a new wildlife research job. To learn about the work my coworkers and I are doing to try to eradicate cattle fever ticks on nilgai antelope in south Texas, check out this recent article in Valley Morning Star! https://www.valleymorningstar.com/news/local_news/six-ranches-testing-anti-tick-method-on-nilgai/article_b13f5592-2832-11e9-a59d-3f0afe293064.html