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!

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Hear Me Roar anthology pre-orders!

 Hello readers!

I have a short story coming out in an anthology later this month! Edited by Rhonda Parrish, Hear Me Roar will be out on September 22. 

(that's right, sports fans, Rhonda Parrish is also the anthologist for Grimm, Grit, and Gasoline)

It is called "Defend Us in Battle," and is about a girl whose dad is in a dragonslaying motorcycle club. Essentially.

Currently, you can preorder the digital version here; I'm told that the paperback preorders will happen soon, and I will do my best to remember to update here with a link to that!

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Coming soon! "Nothing Left But Mud" with Sword & Kettle press

Hello! I have news for you!

A few months ago (March?) I got a story rejection and took to twitter, saying something along the lines of "due to current events, I'm not sure this scifi story is even scifi anymore" and called it a maybe-apocalypse at the Jersey Shore, about horseshoe crabs and stuff. Because I am g r e a t at summarizing things in zippy and compelling ways.

Well, Kayla Allen who owns Sword & Kettle press asked me to send it to her. And then Kayla said "hey, we'd like to publish this, what do you think?" and I said "Yes, please and thank you!"  (further summarizing, of course.

So now, Friday July 31, 2020 is when my short story "Nothing Left But Mud" will become digitally available through Sword & Kettle press, with a physical little book version of it coming sometime after!

Art is by Anna-Rose Schenerman and LOOK AT IT


The title comes from the Rudyard Kipling story "The Crab Who Played With the Sea" (and that crab is not a horseshoe crab, but it was still...thematic, y'know?) and the story is about a pandemic, and being home with your parents at the Jersey Shore, and trying to survive, and trying to maintain hope. I wrote a hopeful store for once, gentle readers! I am very excited for it, and I do hope you read it and enjoy!

 It is now for sale digitally on the Sword & Kettle Etsy store!, and I'll update when the physical copy is available.