Ever noticed how readers and writers think differently? Whenever I really like something I've written, my audience is lukewarm at best. When I feel my work is a bit dead and repetitive of something I have read a million times, readers eat it up. Twiggys and Poofs is probably one of the best things I … Continue reading Twiggys and Poofs
Time went wonky when night slammed shut like a hammer against an anvil. Herbert and Grace were left with only the stars to guide them through the trees, up the lane, back to the village where families awaited them. Shadowed things passed between them and the sky, circling as if looking for something. They never … Continue reading Seeing Monsters
She whined when I said the word beads. As always, I had failed to meet my mother’s exacting standards. The necklace I had given her—no matter how pretty—was made of nothing more than glass beads. “I’m sorry, mother, but look how each one glistens in the light.” “Beads? Oh, I’m sure they do. Mass-marketed babbles … Continue reading Important Things
I'm kind of proud of Fried Calamari. After all this time, it is still doing well as a short fantasy story. Check out the recent Amazon rankings. I can't wait for Shyster & Shyster to come out, then Calamari reappears in Lesbian Cure, book two of the Misappearance Series.
Reviewed by Maria Beltran for Readers' Favorite Fried Calamari by Francine Zane is the story of a gutsy, sprightly, smart but rather lazy raccoon who was born in the Alaskan wilderness and spends his time foraging or hunting with his two brothers, or getting into fights with bigger predators over food. But when he meets … Continue reading Fried Calamari Review
The Metamorphosis of Troubadour Merriwether by Diana Hockley is all about a nerd who learns to self-worth from a rat. He goes from the ultimate geek to model perfect, but looks aren’t everything, nor do they ensure a happily ever after, at least not the one you might have imagined. Like many well-written short stories, … Continue reading The Metamorphosis of Troubadour Merriwether by Diana Hockley