• SHOWCASE

    Read an Ebook Week

    March 4-10, 2018 is Read an Ebook Week at Smashwords.com. Thousands of ebooks have been made available free or deeply discounted at participating sellers including Smashwords, Apple iBooks, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo, as well as websites such as GetFreeEbooks.com and Manybooks.net. This annual event was the brainchild of Rita Toews, whose aim was to encourage book lovers across the globe to give ebooks a try. You can check out The Story Behind ‘Read an eBook Week,’ where Rita was interviewed by Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords back in 2010. Other Links and Resources Facebook Page for Read an Ebook Week Twitter hashtag #RAEW Free ebooks such as Becoming, my…

  • INSPIRATION

    The Shapeshifter’s Story

    It recently occurred to me that shapeshifters of one kind or another tend to show up in my stories quite a lot. This realization came to me as a bit of a surprise because I’ve never really considered myself particularly enamored with or fascinated by shapeshifter lore. The shapeshifter in Skin Dancing is something out of a nightmare. Two women meet in a bar in the boondocks on a sweltering summer night. Each revels in the presence of a kindred spirit. They share laughs, stories, and an appreciation for a rare drink. The setup is ordinary but there’s something just a little off-kilter. The younger woman has no idea what…