Monday, May 10, 2021

"All This Darkness" out now in Apex Magazine!

 My latest short story is now available in issue 123 of Apex Magazine! It will be free to read on June 1, but the full issue is only $4.99 if you can't bear to wait. It's called "All This Darkness," from the Bruce Springsteen song "Land of Hope and Dreams." 

It isn't about Bruce Springsteen, though, and it isn't a New Jersey story. It's inspired by Shamokin, Pennsylvania, where my grandparents come from. It was a coal mining town, until the mines closed, and so my story is about the generation of kids that thought they would graduate high school (or not) and go to work in the mines, like their parents before them. Until the mines closed. And then they went into the mountain anyway.

I do hope you'll give it a read, and enjoy! They also interviewed me, which was really fun and interesting.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Get the latest! "How Do You Grow?"

 My latest short story is available to read in issue 4 of Hexagon magazine

It is called "How Do You Grow?" and is about symbiotic teeth, and growing up, and the things that adults tell children sometimes as they're growing up. The title is from the Anne Sexton poem "Little Girl, My String Bean, My Lovely Woman"

In his Quick Sip Review, Charles Payseur calls it "an unsettling but effective read," and I do tend to trust Charles' judgement. 

Monday, February 22, 2021

New short story! "Sailing to Byzantium" now available in Fusion Fragment (issue 4)

 One of the stories nearest and dearest to my heart, "Sailing to Byzantium," is now available in Fusion Fragment magazine's 4th issue!

It is a pay what you want PDF, or you can get a physical issue or $23.99 Canadian. They sent me a contributor's copy, and it is a very high production print work!

If you liked some of my other short stories, "Daddy's Girl" and "For Whatever We Lose" specifically, then this story is an examination of similar themes.

It's a story that was rejected by some as too literary, and by others as too genre, and I'm still not really sure what to call it necessarily. But it's found its home, and I hope that it is read widely! Tell your friends!

Monday, November 23, 2020

2020 Awards Eligibility Post, Jennifer R. Donohue

 I had five original stories published this year!

"For Thine is the Kingdom" appeared in Truancy magazine in January

"Black Market Cheerios" appeared in Lamplight volume 8, issue 2. 

"Nothing Left But Mud" was published as a standalone by Sword & Kettle Press in July.

"Defend Us in Battle" appears in the Hear Me Roar anthology, released in September

"Know They Will Die, Under the Salt of It" appeared in The Future Fire in October.

Additionally,  I released the third Run With the Hunted novella, Run With the Hunted 3 Standard Operating Procedure, in October

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Now Available! "Know They Will Die, Under the Salt of It" in The Future Fire

 My science fiction short story "Know They Will Die, Under the Salt of It" is now available to read in The Future Fire!

I wrote this story in 2018, after I happened across an article in Outside about freediving. So then I read three more. I didn't really know what I was going to do with it yet, but that's just part of my process; I just put as much into my brain as I care to, and stories come out, some sooner, some later. 

The title come from the Carl Sandburg poem "Young Sea" and it is a title that I'm happy with. I feel like it both catches the freediver spirit, and the reality of those who live by the ocean and work closely with it,  and also the reality of what is happening in the story itself. 

This is one of two stories that I've written about not-really-successful space colonies; the other is "Black Market Cheerios," and appeared earlier this year in Lamplight Volume 8, Issue 2. They are not related stories in any further sense; they don't share characters or anything. But they are both stories that I am very pleased with, and I am happy that they have found homes!

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Cover Reveal and preorder announcement! Run With the Hunted 3: Standard Operating Procedure

It's that time of year again!

Run With the Hunted 3: Standard Operating Procedure is coming to you on October 31, 2020!

That's right, Dolly, Bits, and Bristol are back with their latest adventure!

In the fast-paced, tech-heavy future, the rich are richer, and even more careless. Dolly is practically legit, recovering abandoned sports cars from parking lots around Dubai, and selling them off after a little tech magic from Bits. When Bristol catches wind of an auction for the most expensive dog in the world, it’s an opportunity they don’t want to miss. What could be more fun than a dog heist? But things really go south when it’s about handoff time, and this super simple dog heist gets a little more deadly.

You can preorder the Kindle version here: Run With the Hunted 3: Standard Operating Procedure 

And you can preorder non-Amazon items here (more stores will populate as the preorder processes through them): Run With the Hunted 3: Standard Operating Procedure

Unfortunately, Amazon does not do paperback preorders, so you won't be able to order that until day of.

Missed the previous heists? There's still time to catch up with Run With the Hunted and Run With the Hunted 2: Ctrl Alt Delete!

Friday, September 25, 2020

Now Available: Hear Me Roar

 Hear Me Roar is now available!

In my previous post, I promised to update for paperback preorders but, there weren't any. But you can buy the paperback now!

There are already a number of reviews for it on Amazon and on Goodreads, which is excellent! At least one of them mentions my story, "Defend Us in Battle", which is also excellent! The response seems to, in general, be positive.

That's a great table of contents, and I'm pleased to be sharing it with these authors! Rhonda is great to work with (see also Grimm, Grit, and Gasoline for my short story "One Hundred Years") and so I was pleased to repeat the experience!

If you don't want to order from Amazon, Rhonda Parrish lists a number of venues on her website! She also makes the excellent point that you can request that your local library order it! And your library doesn't have to order it through Amazon either; it is available on Ingram (I just checked), which also means that if that's how your local bookstore orders, you can ALSO get it through them! Support your local bookstore! Support your local library!