Publication List

Welcome to my corner of the universe, where the unpredictable mixes with the unlikely to create the absurd. I never know where the wind will blow me, but it's sure to be entertaining.

Short Story Anthologies:
Soul Windows - ten tales of science fiction and fantasy - includes three never-before published stories (2013)
Brain Candy - nineteen silly and not-so-silly horror stories - includes four never-before published stories (2013) 
Wandering Weeds: Tales of Rabid Vegetation (Edited by Jaleta Clegg and Frances Pauli) - a collection of tales ranging from science fiction to silly fantasy to horror but all dealing with evil plants.

The Fall of the Altairan Empire series: 
Redemption - coming soon! (Book 11 - The Fall of the Altairan Empire)
Phoenix in Flames - coming soon! (Book 10 - The Fall of the Altairan Empire)
An Indecent Proposal - Dace faces her most challenging assignment yet - mingling with the high society of Linas-Drias, capital of the Empire. Vance hands her a golden opportunity to look for the traitors pulling the Empire apart, but when her pretend engagement becomes all too real, she's in too deep to escape.
Chain of Secrets - Dace believes Tayvis is dead so when Lowell sends her to her homeworld to start a civil war, she doesn't care if she survives. But somewhere in the mess of betrayal and lies and the secrets of her origin, Dace decides she does want to live but her chances grow slimmer with every hour. (Book 8 - The Fall of the Altairan Empire)
Obsidian Tears - When Tayvis misses his appointment with Dace at the Golden Pig and Lowell shows up with the shattered remains of the Eggstone, Dace agrees to tempt fate and work for Lowell one final time. (Book 7 - The Fall of the Altairan Empire)
Jericho Falling - When a desperate stranger accosts Dace to demand her help, it leads to a tangled morass of treason and hidden secrets that could destroy everything she loves. (Book 6 - The Fall of the Altairan Empire)
Cold Revenge - Revenge is a dish best served cold. Jerimon is about to serve Dace to the Targon syndicate. On ice. (Book 5 - The Fall of the Altairan Empire)
Kumadai Run -  The biggest danger of the Kumadai Run lies on a fractured world deep in its twisted space. When the Phoenix is caught in a trap five hundred years old, Dace faces the most demanding challenge of her life. (Book 4 - The Fall of the Altairan Empire)
Poisoned Pawn - With their own ship and freedom, life is sweet; until Dace disappears and Jasyn learns the truth about their new copilot. (Book 3 - The Fall of the Altairan Empire)
Priestess of the Eggstone - Pursued by the Targon Crime Syndicate bent on revenge, the Patrol intent on recruitment, and the Sessimoniss who want their god back, the last thing Captain Dace needs is a handsome copilot with romance on his mind. (Book 2 - The Fall of the Altairan Empire)
Nexus Point - Stranded on a primitive world, betrayed by her crew, facing death at the hands of the natives, hunted by drug smugglers and the Patrol, Captain Dace has one hope of rescue - convince the Patrol agent trying to kill her that she's innocent. (Book 1 - The Fall of the Altairan Empire)

Anthology Publications:
"One-Way Ticket to Paradise", Beyond the Sun, 2013
"Soul Mates", All Hallow's Eve, 2012 
"They Call the Wind Mariah", Wandering Weeds: Tales of Rabid Vegetation, 2012
"Butterfly Woman", BUGS!, Pill Hill Press, 2012
"Bait and Switch", Space Battles, Full Throttle Space Tales #6, Flying Pen Press, 2012 
"Charity Never Faileth", Monsters & Mormons, Peculiar Pages, 2012
"Anyone?", The ePocalypse: emails at the end, Pill Hill Press, 2011
"Sweet Sally and a Ghost Named Jim", How the West was Wicked, Pill Hill Press, 2011
"Alderwood and Old Lace", Leather, Denim, & Silver: Legends of the Monster Hunter, Pill Hill Press, 2011
"Trapped in Amber", Villainy, Hall Bros. Entertainment, 2011
"Omega Museum", The Last Man Anthology, Sword & Saga Press, 2010
"Always a Bridesmaid", Rotting Tales, Pill Hill Press 2011
"Mary Had a Possessed L'il Lambkin", Wretched Moments, Pill Hill Press, 2011
"The Effect of Degraded Food Supplies on Indigenous Populations", Fangs Vol. 1, L&L Dreamspell, 2011
"Minor Details", The BestsellerBound Anthology, Vol. 1   (free)
"Soul Windows", The BestsellerBound Anthology Vol. 2  (free)
"Dusting Wars", The BestsellerBound Anthology Vol. 4  (free)

Magazine Stories:
"The Eyes of Ashteroth", Tales of the Talisman, Vol. 7 Iss. 2
"Glutton's Purgatory", Bewildering Stories  (free)
"Just Like the Movies", Bewildering Stories  (free)
"Spirits", Abandoned Towers Magazine, Print Iss. 3
"Red Light, Green Light", Abandoned Towers Online Magazine  (free)
"Soul Windows", Abandoned Towers Online Magazine  (free)
"Minor Details", Darwin's Evolutions

Textnovel Stories (free to read):
"Have You Seen Tarum?"
"Vicar's Revenge"
"Letting Go"
"Dusting Wars"
"Second Chances" 

Free on my blog:
"Lassie, Go Home"
"A Night Before Christmas"


  1. I'm currently reading "Priestess of the Eggstone" and hadn't realized it was the 2nd book. I'm too far in now, so will finish it, but just went and bought "Nexus Point" so I could read it, too. Dace is a hoot! Now I'll have to track down a bunch of your books, so thanks for adding to my TBR pile... *grin*

  2. Thanks, Katy! Nice to hear I have a new fan.

  3. I just finished the Smashwords edition of Nexus Point & really liked it. Please release the rest of the series in epub format. Paper is more expensive, clumsily, and, more importantly, a waste of natural resources.

    My epub reader (Moon+ Reader Pro) has tts capability, so I can read the story, and, if I'm driving, continue the story by listening to it.

  4. They are out in ebook formats - this site has more options linked - Click on the publisher link for books 2 and 3.
    Or here's the direct link for Priestess of the Eggstone - book 2 -
    Books 4-6 are only out for the Kindle at this point, but they should be available through Smashwords in all formats sometime in December of this year.

    Thanks for your comment. I appreciate hearing it.

  5. Thanks so much for your quick reply. I just purchased & downloaded Priestess. I'm looking forward to another great read.

    Ii reviewed Nexus last evening @ Smashwords.

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  7. I saw that. Thanks!

    Poisoned Pawn is through the same publisher as Priestess of the Eggstone so you should be able to find it on their site. The rest of the series is self-published and I've been experimenting with Kindle Select. The rest of the series will be published on Smashwords in the next couple of months when that contract expires.

  8. Stan, this blog is just a placeholder until I get a real website up. I blog weekly at The Far Edge of Normal on Blogger. You can follow that blog or look up Altairan Empire series on Facebook. The blog feeds post through there and on Google+. Or just follow me on Google+.