Coming Soon: Polycule

Coming April 2017 Announcing… Polycule, a blog series/podcast revolving around the true…

Coming April 2017

Announcing… Polycule, a blog series/podcast revolving around the true story of a polyamorous, queer person dating and doing life.

Wait, what?

I am a polyamorous, demi-bisexual, bigender person living in the midwest USA. Nonbinary, non-monogamous, and not that into sex. Married, has a boyfriend, dates other people, likes kissing. Etc. Oh, also struggles with anxiety, depression, and recovering from trauma/abuse.

I started online dating (again) back in October 2016, and at least 20 people on twitter asked me to write more about my experiences than the tidbits I was sharing in 140 characters. So… I decided to go for it.

Announcing: Making it Work

Today I’m happy to announce a guest post series I will be…

Today I’m happy to announce a guest post series I will be doing here on this blog, called Making it Work. I’ll be speaking with writers and other creative types and asking them to share how their creative process works in the middle of all of life’s struggles. I’m specifically hoping to highlight the ways people with mental and physical health issues handle their creative work.

Circuits & Slippers is Here At Last!

The amazing, the wonderful, the incredible sci-fi fairy tale anthology that has…

Circuits n Slippers

The amazing, the wonderful, the incredible sci-fi fairy tale anthology that has been the dominating focus of my entire life this year is finally available! You will now get the chance to read twenty beautiful, hilarious, romantic, thrilling, and just overall terrific stories.

Circuits & Slippers is available in paperback and kindle (unlimited!) edition from Amazon. 

Circuits and Slippers – Featured Authors!

The sci-fi fairytale anthology I’ve been working on has finally closed for…

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The sci-fi fairytale anthology I’ve been working on has finally closed for submissions and I am happy to announce the authors that will be featured!

Circuits and Slippers is an anthology of retold fairytales with a science fiction twist. Edited by Jaylee James. Expected publication date: September 2016.

Interview with Kate Ledbetter: Author of Anagnorisis

Today I get to share with you an interview with Kate Ledbetter,…

Today I get to share with you an interview with Kate Ledbetter, author of Anagnorisis, an awesome horror novella I’ve helped edit and produce. It’s been a long time coming, but the book is finally out on Amazon! I hope you all will check it out, and get to know Kate and her work a little below.

Anagnorisis CoverSo, as a horror author I’m sure you get asked this a lot, but… Do you watch a lot of horror movies? What are some of your favorite horror books and movies?

I watch horror constantly. Aside from stand up comedy and some truly terrible reality tv (think Ghost Adventures and Finding Bigfoot less than Real Housewives) it’s almost all I watch anymore. That said, I’ve found that when you insist on seeing a glut of a certain genre, you’re bound to find more marginal and frankly bad movies than amazing ones. Especially when you’re also a part of that genre and are a bit more critical than most viewers.

Many popular horror movies, I just don’t find enjoyable. In particular, I’m really not fond of movies or books that rely on mental illness or someone else’s culture to provide the scary elements of the movie. If what’s supposed to be scary is that someone the audience thought was a reliable narrator was in fact suffering from a mental illness, to me that’s a bad movie and lazy writing. I’m also not into horror that depends too heavily on gore for the sake of gore rather than building suspense with a solid plot and compelling details.

Announcing: Anagnorisis!

I am happy to be the editor/producer/agent/all-around-cheerleader for one of my best friends’…

I am happy to be the editor/producer/agent/all-around-cheerleader for one of my best friends’ debut horror novella. It’s creepy, it’s gross, and it’s powerful. If you like sentient blood, revenge stories, or thoughtful horror that takes on real-life issues, you will adore this book. (Also, there is subplot about a lesbian teen working up the courage to come out, if that’s of interest to you.)

We are currently looking for ARC reviewers, and people interested in interviews, guest blogs, or doing a cover reveal for the book. If any of that sounds like you, please fill out this form on google docs. (And thank you!!)

Anagnorisis by Kate Ledbetter comes out April 6th, 2016, and will be available on Amazon.

Blurb below!

Announcing: Murder You Vote

Remember that project I kept hinting about… a collaborative, scary story I…

Remember that project I kept hinting about… a collaborative, scary story I was doing? Well, it’s time to announce it!

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Murder-You-Vote is the story of six strangers at a ski-lodge for a Valentine’s Day singles retreat. But their first night, a blizzard snows them in.

Oh, and… someone dies.

Things turn from bad to worse as someone – or something – starts killing them off one by one.

And you get to vote for who goes next.

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Once there was this princess. Although she wasn’t really a princess. She…

Once there was this princess. Although she wasn’t really a princess. She was heir to nothing but two Toyotas and terrible DNA. Really she was just a girl wearing a pretty dress because it propped up the fantasy that she had value. And a very well-meaning narrative constructed from the magic of repetition and worldview in order to explain her life told her, sly whisper on the moonlight, that if she was very strong, and very good, and very smart, and very kind and generous and compassionate to every person that she met, she would be loved, she would be happy, she would be safe.

Go into the forest, this whisper said. Through the brambles, the mud, the flies, the beasts with teeth who ate little girls like you for breakfast. Go to them and be kind. Be good. Be strong. Take their darkness, hold it high, carry it over the rushing rivers and up the mountains and be better. Always better. Best.

And you will be loved.

And you will be happy.

And you will be safe.

End of the Year Updates & 2016!

Happy (almost!) New Years Everyone! I have two quick announcements and a…

Happy (almost!) New Years Everyone!

I have two quick announcements and a little update about what’s to come in 2016!

choosing-you-lightMy time travel romance short Choosing You is FREE on Amazon during New Years! Close out 2015 or welcome 2016 with a story where choosing to love someone is a literal choice.

I wrote another guest post for the Giftmas blog tour hosted by Rhonda Parrish. It’s about 2016 reading challenges! Go read it here, and enter for a chance to win a huge pack of books from all the participants.

And now for 2016…

Announcing: Circuits & Slippers!

The fabulous Lyssa Chiavari and I are co-editing a sci-fi fairytale anthology…

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The fabulous Lyssa Chiavari and I are co-editing a sci-fi fairytale anthology called Circuits and Slippers! It is one of THREE of my top-secret 2016 projects, and I’m so excited to finally announce it.

We are currently open for submissions until April 8th. We want your stories about robots in love, princesses trapped in other dimensions, knights fighting space dragons!

There is loads more info at the official page for it. Come check out the rules and give us your best fairytale retelling with a science fiction twist!