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May 19th, 2017

Best Moms in SF and Fantasy

Here's a list from Tor.com of some of science fiction and fantasy's fantastic Moms, and check out the comments for more great Moms: Science Fiction and Fantasy’s Best Moms (Who Aren’t Dead or Evil)

May 12th, 2017

The Eternal Cycle/Collected Stories and Poems
April 07, 2017
This collection of stories and poems is a combination of fun and harrowing stories about humans that we can relate to--with satisfying or scary endings that make you think and possibly cringe; they include science fiction, fantasy, and real life horror stories that are on our doorsteps now.... I enjoyed the striking ideas and beautiful imagery in the poetry also. Highly recommended.
Available at The Book Patch: http://thebp.site/104590

March 16th, 2017

Meet Jake the mule (from Detour Trail) on Lisa Burton (the robot girl) Radio:

March 5th, 2017

Detour Trail, my western romance about adventure along the Oregon Trail, is half price on Smashwords March 5-11: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/360381

Hot Yellow Planet (sequel to Pretty Pink Planet) is free during the Smashwords sale:


Pretty Pink Planet (Lori and Chiing's first adventure) is always free on Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/93615
Hidebound (SF adventure/romance) is also on sale (half price): https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/82218
Remodeling: Buying and Updating a Foreclosure is also half price: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/71560

January 31st, 2017

InD'tale Magazine (link)

You can read InD'tale Magazine as if it were a regular magazine--by turning the pages. It's the February issue, and it looks like the focus is on romance, but there are articles, a great selection of reviews, and more: http://magazine.indtale.com/magazine/2017/february/viewer/desktop/

January 6th, 2017

My story, Cold New Planet, about the colonization of a slowly thawing planet, is in the Science Fiction & Fantasy short story category in the Preditors & Editors poll: http://critters.org/predpoll/

December 27th, 2016

Cold New Planet is spotlighted on Florida Book News: http://www.floridabooknews.com/

December 21st, 2016

Cold New Planet, originally published in the anthology, Science Fiction Consortium, is available on Kindle. You can pre-order it here: Cold New Planet

What mysteries will the colonists–and the consortium backing them–uncover on this slowly thawing planet? Are the colonists alone? This planet is supposed to be theirs; their backers, who had their own agenda, had paid enough money to ensure that. And they were a long way from Earth via that alien point-to-point ship. What lies under the snow and ice? How long will it take to find out? And where did all these humans–and aliens–come from? From landing on a barren, icy wasteland, now it’s almost like gridlock back on Earth.

December 13th, 2016

I enjoyed learning about the Jewish culture and the historical background. Well written.

*Jesus of Nazareth, Boy and Man: A Novel of the Lost Years* by the award-winning short story writer and novelist G. Miki Hayden tells the story of Jesus from his early preaching as a boy in the Temple to his discovery of who he is in relationship to "our Father." A lifelong spiritual student, Hayden...

December 11th, 2016

Here's my end-of-the-year video from Facebook with a variety of photos and posts. I hope you'll enjoy it:
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