Kindle Vella series: Galaxy on Fire

Not sure if it happened while I was sleeping or today, but Amazon launched Kindle Vella! I have two stories featured there. One is under my pen name Simone Cummings (Find Unfettered here). The other story featured is Galaxy on Fire. It’s a story about an end of an empire that has been through many[…]

Author Spotlight: Q & A with The Tapestry Group

TJ: Welcome to Author Spotlight, where I interview new and veteran authors. This week we have The Tapestry Group headed by Arthur David. Tell me a little about your upcoming anthology and what inspired it? AD: The first anthology, Cracks in the Tapestry started as a post looking for interested indie authors in an authors[…]

Science Fiction Books I Look Forward to Reading in 2021

Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor “An alien artifact turns a young girl into Death’s adopted daughter in Remote Control, a thrilling sci-fi tale of community and female empowerment from Nebula and Hugo Award-winner Nnedi Okorafor“ “She’s the adopted daughter of the Angel of Death. Beware of her. Mind her. Death guards her like one of its own.”[…]

Top Five Books I’ve Read This Year

2020 was my year of Urban Fantasy reads, with side quests to Fantasy and Science Fiction. I’ve read 84 books this year (https://www.goodreads.com/user_challenges/19948110), and will read more. This list is comprised of books that I’ve read over the course of 2020, not ones published this year. Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler This[…]

The Rise of YA Science Fiction

I was recently in a Zoom meeting with a group of writers. One thing that was mentioned in the meeting was that YA Science Fiction doesn’t sell. I found the statement odd, but I live in a house filled with teenagers, and before quarantine had a constant influx of 13-16 year olds raiding my pantry[…]