My December release The Cabot Girls of Coventry Island finally has a cover and summary!

“There have always been Cabot girls on Coventry Island.

Located off the Washington coast, the tiny island is a source of incredible magic. Women in the Cabot family are entrusted with protecting it from being abused by the outside world. Twins Reese and May, along with their older sister Winnie, are the current custodians and use their connection with the island to the betterment of its inhabitants. Winnie owns a bakery where she imbues her creations with positive energy. Reese and May have a thrift shop where repurposed items are blessed and passed on to the owners they were always meant to have.

The sisters have a close connection, still living together in the same house where they grew up. But once their impenetrable bond was nearly shattered by a woman named Jessica Vaughn. She very nearly succeeded but, in the end, the sisters were able to overcome her manipulations and exiled her from the island once and for all. Or so they thought.

Jessica has come back, determined to stay, and she has big plans for the island, plans that run contrary to the quaint and quiet life the Cabots have vowed to protect. This time she has an ally who could turn the tide. The tight-knit sisters will discover their family has been harboring certain unforgivable secrets.

At a time when their island needs them the most, the Cabots may find their relationship has been fatally fractured.”



One of the downsides to writing a book about musicians, and one reason I wasn’t sure I wanted to, was the fact you would never actually hear what the band sounds like. I could describe it, you could imagine it, but I personally really wanted to HEAR the songs I was writing about. There were readers who said the only thing they didn’t like about the book was that they’d never get to hear Radiation Canary, and I thought that was a shame as well.

When Britt Kusserow bought a copy of the book, I joked privately to our mutual friend Kate that maybe she’d decide to record one of the songs for real. It wasn’t any time at all before Britt came back and asked if I would mind if she “messed around” with a song from the book. Mind?! Mess around?! PLEASE DO. So I gave her permission to do whatever the heck she wanted.

The result was this beautiful and amazing version of Radiation Canary’s biggest hit, “Say a Prayer (If You’ve Got One).” This is a song I wrote, but it’s like… a real song! How cool is that? She has her own music to work on (links on the video! Go support her, how ’bout it?) but I wouldn’t protest very hard if she wanted to do a whole album of Canary covers.

Say a Prayer (If You’ve Got One)



Today is not only book-release day (Breaking Anchor, now available in paperback and ebook editions!) but it’s a cover reveal day!

For the past two or so years, I’ve been posting one story per month to Patreon. I love all my patrons and I’ve loved sharing these stories with them, but some of the stories I feel should have a larger audience. So for the folks who don’t want to deal with a monthly subscription, I’m releasing some of my favorites in a collection called Appetizers. And here’s the cover!

Patreon subscribers will of course get a copy of the ebook for free. They’ve already paid for the stories once, no need to pay again. 😀 And these aren’t all the stories I’ve posted there, just some of my favorites. It includes a story that serves as a sort-of prequel to Breaking Anchor, showing an episode of Sofia Kennedy’s life long before she crossed paths with Marion Vogt.

We don’t have a release date yet, but rest assured as soon as it’s scheduled I’ll let everyone know!