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

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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 |

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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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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!

Furry Book Month Deals!

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In case you missed it, October is Furry Book Month! Furry books are books that feature anthropomorphic animal characters. You can get several books that include my writing at a discount price this month! See below for deals that involve my work:

Mist: You can get $3 off paperback copies of my YA fantasy novel Mist if you order here: http://thurstonhowlpub.storenvy.com/products/21740489-mist (The deal will be applied at checkout.)

-You can get 20% off ebook copies of Mist if you order here: https://baddogbooks.com/product/mist/ and use coupon code FBM2018 at checkout.

SPECIES: Foxes: You can get $3 off paperback copies of the anthology SPECIES: Foxes if you order here: https://thurstonhowlpub.storenvy.com/products/23107239-species-foxes (The deal will be applied at checkout.)

-You can get 20% off ebook copies of SPECIES: Foxes if you order here: https://baddogbooks.com/product/species-foxes/  and use coupon code FBM2018 at checkout.

ROAR: You can buy paperbacks of the furry anthology series ROAR, including Volumes 6, 7, 8, and 9, which feature my stories, at half-price through the FurPlanet website: https://furplanet.com/shop/search.aspx?search=ROAR

-You can buy ebooks of ROAR at half-price through the Bad Dog Books website: https://baddogbooks.com/?s=ROAR&post_type=product

Exploring New Places: You can buy half-price paperbacks of this anthology here: https://furplanet.com/shop/item.aspx?itemid=998 and half-price ebooks here: https://baddogbooks.com/product/exploring-new-places/

A Glimpse of Anthropomorphic Literature: 40% off the paperback here: https://www.goalpublications.com/store/p3/A_Glimpse_of_Anthropomorphic_Literature.html# with coupon code FBM2018

-20% off the ebook of Issue 01 here: https://baddogbooks.com/product/a-glimpse-of-anthropomorphic-literature-issue-01/ with coupon code FBM2018

Civilized Beasts 2015 Edition: 20% off the ebook here: https://baddogbooks.com/product/civilized-beasts-2015/ with coupon code FBM2018

These deals will only apply for the rest of October! Be sure to snag your discount copies of these books ASAP!

Many thanks,

Amy

New Stories!

Hi, friends! I have some new short stories out since last we spoke!

“Beyond Acacia Ridge” is out in an anthology called Exploring New Places (paperback here, ebook here). This story is about two spotted hyenas who run away from the clan into which they were born, in search of freedom, friendship, and an impossible prize.

“The Last Roundup” is out in ROAR Volume 9 (paperback here, ebook here). This story features an anthropomorphic cattle dog rancher who must adapt when his livelihood is threatened by changing times.

Finally, “The Star Ball” is out in Insignia: Asian Birds & Beasts! The main characters in this story are a young boy in Kyoto who aspires to be an entomologist and a mischievous kitsune (magical many-tailed fox) who aspires to take over the city.

There, we’re up-to-date! I’d also like to mention that Where We May Wag, the charity anthology that features my story “Too Close to the Sun,” is now available in paperback here (it was previously available only in ebook form).

Thanks for checking out my stories!

Hyenas, Beagles, and a Fox from Space!

Today is filled with exciting news!

Firstly, Sy Montgomery’s book, The Hyena Scientist, has been published. This is a middle grade nonfiction book about zoologist Kay Holekamp and the Mara Hyena Project. I had the good fortune of being a research assistant on this project while Sy and photographer Nic Bishop were in Talek Camp working on the book, so I am featured in the book along with some colleagues I worked with in 2016. If you want to learn about hyenas, strong female scientists, the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, and the career trajectories of several zoologists (including myself), you should check it out. It’s a beautiful book that sheds some light on a very misunderstood mammal.

Secondly, Where We May Wag has been published! This is an anthology of short stories that deals with the difficult subject of animal testing with an attitude of hope and optimism. The profits from this anthology go toward the Rescue + Freedom Project, which rescues animals who have been victims of cruel laboratory experiments. The ebook version is available here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CVVWRP7/, with a print version still to come. View the trailer for the anthology here: https://www.facebook.com/fontainepen/videos/168941473792458/

Finally, today is the last day for members of the Furry Writers’ Guild to cast their votes for the 2017 Cóyotl Awards. My short story “The Moon Fox” has been nominated for this award! You can read this story for free in Cosmic Roots & Eldritch Shores here: https://cosmicrootsandeldritchshores.com/fiction-all/stories-for-young-people-from-4-to-400/the-moon-fox/ FWG members can vote in the Cóyotl Awards here: http://coyotlawards.org/voting-2/ This is the first time my work has been nominated and I deeply appreciate your support!

Thank you so much for following this blog and my work!

Foxes and Dinosaurs and Crows: Oh my!

Here’s my news roundup for January!

Publications:

I have a short story in SPECIES: Foxes, an anthology from Thurston Howl Publications about foxes in lore and legend.

SPECIES: Foxes is illustrated by the wonderful Tabsley Abernathy, who made awesome illustrations of each of the authors as animals. Here’s me as a wolphicorn (wolf-dolphin-unicorn), pictured with a fox mask (my story in the book is about a fox who turns into a human and ends up working in a theater). Thanks, Tabs!

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You can get a paperback copy of SPECIES: Foxes on Amazon here or on the THP storefront here.

A haiku I wrote was published in Haiku Journal Issue 56. I wrote it near the end of my high school years, and it’s about what it felt like to be leaving that time in my life behind. You can read the issue for free here. You can also buy a paperback copy here.

I also published a poem about attending the 2018 Women’s March in Eureka, California, in North Coast Journal. You can read it for free here.

Other News:

-I became a member of the Codex Writers’ Group this month!

Mist and “The Moon Fox” were both nominated for the Leo Literary Awards! Thank you so much to whoever nominated them! ❤

-The Ursa Major Awards, Cóyotl Awards, and Leo Literary Awards are still open for nominations! The Leos will only be open until February 1, though. To see my eligible work, go here. I’d love it if Mist could get some love!

-The Dragon Awards are also still open for nominations! Mist is eligible in the Best Young Adult/Middle Grade Novel category. To nominate, go here. Thank you very much! ❤

As always, thank you for your support! I’m so grateful that amazing people like you are reading my words. Feel free to reach out to me anytime through this website, or on Facebook, Twitter, or Goodreads. I’d love to hear from you!

Awards Eligibility Post – 2017

Hi, folks! Despite my raging imposter syndrome, my rampant perfectionism, and the fact that I’m a very young writer who’s still learning and growing and rather nervous about putting myself out there, I’ve decided to do a post of my published writings from 2017 that are eligible to be nominated for literary awards! I care deeply about the work I’m doing and I’d love for my words to reach more people through this post.

Novel: Mist

-Eligible for young adult/middle grade, fantasy, first novel, and small press book awards, as well as the Ursa Major, Cóyotl, and Leo Literary Awards within the furry fandom.

Short Stories:

“The Moon Fox”: My first professional, SFWA-qualifying sale!

“When Pigs Fly”, ROAR Volume 8

“Hungry,” Fossil Lake IV: Sharkasaurus!

“A Fate Purse than Death,” The Supreme Archvillain Election

-These stories are eligible for the usual fantasy/science fiction short story awards. “The Moon Fox” is also eligible for professional debut awards, such as the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. “The Moon Fox,” “When Pigs Fly,” and “Hungry” are also eligible for the Ursa Major, Cóyotl, and Leo Literary Awards.

Poetry:

“What Doesn’t Kill You,” Werewolves Versus Fascism

-In addition to general and speculative poetry awards, “What Doesn’t Kill You” is eligible for the Leo Literary Awards.

“Bite Marks,” Fossil Lake IV: Sharkasaurus!

Thank you so much for your time! I look forward to writing more and better in 2018, and to reading YOUR words, too!