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November 15, 2008

As far as I know this can only be accessed by those with Comcast On Demand
in the Philadelphia Area, but to share a bit of news,

Bad-Ass Faeries, Bad-Ass Faeries 2,
and contributors Danielle Ackley-McPhail and Elaine Corvidae
were featured on two episodes of Strange In the City.

To find these episodes follow this path:

> Comcast On Demand > Get Local > Philly Reality > Strange In The City > Faerie Shopping

(this clip has a background shot of Elaine talking to the host and then about a two minute clip of me talking to him about the BAF books)

> Comcast On Demand > Get Local > Philly Reality > Strange In The City > Best of Faeriecon

(this one has a screen shot of the BAF books while the host is doing a voice over about the books and authors and such that you can find at Faeriecon)

Unrelated to the books, but still really cool:

> Comcast On Demand > Get Local > Philly Reality > Strange In The City > Faerie Hunting

there is a two to three minute clip of friend Tina Finan explaining
the finer details of her Faerie Hunter capture/tag/release program.

September 30, 2008

After long last, Tomorrow's Memories is officially published! Only available in eBook currently, we are just waiting for the print copies to come off the press. What a feeling...it has been a long seven years! The book will be launching at this year's Philcon and we have a really fantastic prize. For details, click here.

August 18, 2008

Amazing news! Breach the Hull is the winner of the 2007 Dream Realm Award in the Anthology category! Well done and congrats to all the contributors. An award well-earned. Mike was also a finalist in the Cover Art Category, but sadly did not win. Also, Bad-Ass Faeries was a finalist in the Anthology category. It stinks having to complete against yourself, but I look at it this way...we walked away with the gold and the silver.

April 2, 2008

Okay, so I am VERY behind on updating this section of the website. Sorry, life has been really insane since Bad-Ass Faeries and Breach the Hull came out. So many more events than I have ever done in the past...and scrambling to prepare for the. Also, I have had an unusual amount of requests for short stories for various collections, many of which were accepted. Here is a listing here (Book - Story title - Publisher):

Elements of Fantasy: Magic  - Vehicles of Magic   Dragon Moon Press
Profitable Publishing - "The End" Is Just the Beginning   Marietta Publishing
Tomorrow's Memories  (novel)   Mundania Press
Space Pirates  - Carbon Copy    Flying Pen Press
Barbarians at the Jumpgate   - Building Blocks    Padwolf Publishing*
New Blood - By Any Means   Elder Signs Press*
Bad-Ass Faeries 2 - Within the Guardian Bell   Marietta Publishing
Best of Trails of Indescretion - Skippy and Ruby Red   Fortress Publishing
Two issues
Trails of Indiscretion  - Skippy and Zinn Mensch  Fortress Publishing

These are guaranteed sales, but not necessarily guaranteed publications, as we have all encountered at one point or another in the realm of publishing. The asterisk next to the publisher means I am not 100% certain of that data.

I also have some approved projects coming up, which I'm not going to specify yet, because I still have to write the durned things, but one involves my biker faeries from the two BAF books, and another is a joint project with L. Jagi Lamplighter and Elaine Corvidae, two very good friends of mine and excellent authors in their own right.

Best news, though...finally, FINALLY I have cover art for Tomorrow's Memories...and what's more...
a publication date!!! The sequel to
Yesterday's Dreams is slated to come out in August of this year!

May 7, 2007

Received the unofficial notice today. The Bad-Ass Faeries book launch at Balticon is scheduled for
Sunday, May 27th, from 6pm to 8pm in Salon F. Come help us celebrate!

We will have plenty of food and drink, not to mention 13 of the book's contributors in attendance.

April 26, 2007

Yeah! Oh Yeah!
Got my copies of
Bad-Ass Faeries today. They are a little early, but better early than late! Now all I have to do is wait for Balticon...have I mentioned how very bad I am at waiting?! LOL

Be sure to check out my
promo page for a look at the really cool prizes we have in store for the Launch!

April 19, 2007

My last day commuting to New York because I have to. Can't wait to see what the new life holds!

April 9, 2007

Wow! Saw the preliminary art for Consigned to the Sea today. Talk about fantastic! And this was just roughed in proofs. Can't wait to see the finished product. My friend and fellow contributor, Jeff Lyman was kind enough to show me the before and after of his and man, this lady has talent! Her name is Julie Dillon and she really catches the otherworldly feel of at least our two stories. Can't speak for the rest because, well, haven't seen them yet! LOL

April 4, 2007

And LIFE begins!!!

So I exaggerate, but I will get an awful lot of it back :) Today I was offered a job in Philadelphia with Wolter Kluwer and brilliant woman that I am...I took it! I have just regained four hours a day of my life back. I start on April 23rd and everyone in the household is thrilled :) Now I can do so much more of everything, especially writing!

March 25, 2007

Opportunity strikes again. Myself and my esteemed colleagues, L. Jagi Lamplighter, Lee Hillman, and Jeff Lyman have been invited by Fortress Publishing to edit another anthology. This one is titled Cry Havoc: Stories of Conflict Between Man, Monsters, and Machines. Do not send unsolicited submissions, as this is an invitation only collection. More information to come as things develop.

March 2, 2007

Okay, I've been out of touch for a while and that means I'm behind. Really behind! Rather than try and reconstruct the proper dates, I'm just going to give you a rundown here of what has happened between my last entry and this one:

My story, Consigned to the Sea was accepted for publication in the upcoming anthology, Sails and Sorcery, due out in August 2007 by the Fantasist Enterprises, Inc. Also accepted into the anthology is my best friend, Jeff Lyman.

My poem, "Imperfect" Beauty was previously accepted in 2003 for publication in the photojournalistic compilation, Beautiful Women. I have received confirmation that the book will be published in April of this year by Baxter Book.

I have signed an agreement with Lighthouse Books, a Christian publisher out of Minnesota,
to be the voice talent for their upcoming line of audio books!

And last but most certainly not least...My anthology, Bad-Ass Faeries, co-edited with L. Jagi Lamplighter, Lee Hillman, and Jeff Lyman, has been accepted for publication by Marietta Publishing and will launch this year at Balticon!! To commemorate the launch we will be raffling off a hand-crafted set of wearable Faerie wings.
further details can found

October 20, 2006

Scott Michael Miller Jr.
"Live Life Large"
March 27, 1979 - October 20, 2006

Today I had the hardest news I have ever had. On the way to an event I received a phone call informing me
of the death of my nephew, Scotty. He was a wonderful man, caring and kind.
An inspiration to all, especially those teenagers he taught and coached. He will be sorely missed.

You are not gone from us
Death but hides you
From our sight
We’ve only to turn
To the warmth of our hearts
And the joy of a memory
To feel your gentle hand
Upon our shoulder
To hear your laughter
Rumble by our ear
To catch the glimmer
Of mischief
Ever-present in your eye

You are not gone from us
Such cannot be
With love and life
So intertwined

You are not gone from us
You wait beside God’s feet
For us to come close by

You wait to tell him
These, they love me well
These, they mourn me
These, they are my beloved
As I am theirs
You whisper in His ear
What you would say to us:

I am not gone from you…
I love you well

Danielle Ackley-McPhail


September 15, 2006

Yes! After long last, Mundania Press has released the
Revised and Expanded Edition of Yesterday's Dreams!

Yippee! It is now available on the Publisher's website in a variety of eBook formats and as a trade paperback print edtion. It is also available from amazon.com, bn.com, and special order from your local bookstore.

Eventually it will be available in eBook at fictionwise.com.


Please visit the updated Yesterday's Dreams page on this website.

If you use the "Buy This Book" link on my page to order the book from the Publisher's website, you are entitled to a 10% discount on your total order by typing in DAM10 when it asks for a discount code. And while you are there, check out their other great titles. The discount is on your entire order.

June 26, 2006

Today I welcomed my first ever Great-Nephew, Maddox Ryan Pace into the world. Everyone send up a prayer for a long and happy life to this gorgeous little guy. You can see pictures on my special Announcements page.

June 13, 2006

I received my first review for the new version of Yesterday's Dreams, you can read it at The Round Table Reviews. Thank you, reviewer Pamela Dodd.

May 28, 2006

The Yesterday's Deams Pre-Publication Launch was a rousing success! Supported by my husband Mike, my Yesterday's Dreamers crew, fellow Mundania Press author Elaine Corvidae, and loads of wonderful fans, we had an absolutely wonderful time. The food lasted for the better part of 60 seconds, it seems, and utter chaos reigned, but we had a great time reading and signing, and of course, selling books and raffle tickets. The main prize was a one-of-a-kind, custom-painted violin based on a scene from the book. The artist that painted it was Pamelina H., a stunningly talented woman. She flew out from California for the event and it was wonderful to see her in person again. The winner of the violin was Patricia Wintermute, from Windsor, New York, who was absolutely thrilled. Due to technical difficulties she was not actually at the drawing, but her friend Ryan claimed the prize in proxy for her. Later on in the launch Patricia was able to take a moment for photographs with the Author and Artists.
Pictures can be seen on
the promo page.

May 27, 2006

The Green Fire Phoenix crew (myself, Jeff Lyman, and Angel Taubner) took Best-in-Class Journeyman in the Balticon 40 Masquerade. Jeff and Angel were wonderful sports about it. Their participation alone is a miracle and speaks greatly of their regard of me as a friend...because both are generally not comfortable with public appearances of that magnitude. On top of that, for this, their very first masquerade ever, the judges were delayed coming back from dinner and the wait in the greenroom was particularly long because the event started half an hour late. Still, we all had a blast performing my little skit to the accompaniment of Marty, the MC, reciting my poem of the same title. Please see my Green Fire Phoenix crafts page for a detailed account of the costume, as well as pictures. In addition to the Best-in-Class, I also won a Workmanship Award for Best Mask. The only unforeseen aspect of the evening: Jeff and Angel, who have never competed before, have been automatically propelled into the rank of Journeyman!

The most special aspect to the night: My sister, Barbara Miller and her husband, Scott, drove two hours to Baltimore for the sole purpose of watching me perform my two-minute sketch in the masquerade. And then drove two hours back to New Jersey immediately after so my sister could be at work by midnight.
Now if that isn't love, I don't know what is.

May 5, 2006

Librarians Rock!
Today I was a guest speaker at the annual Book Evaluation meeting of the South Jersey Librarians' Collective. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed myself. I shared something of my experience getting published and being an author and they asked plenty of questions. Best of all many of them enjoyed the discussion so much that I received quite a few invitations to come to their libraries to speak. Also, not only did I get an opportunity to place copies of the books in their evaluation pile for next year, but many of the ladies picked up copies for their stacks!

April 27, 2006

Wow! Oh Wow! So, Tee sent an email to the newsgroup the other day with a link to the only article about Ravencon, including a rather nice photograph of me and a mention of my Best in Show. Well, today in the mail, what should I receive but a copy of the print article, including a page one banner ad about the article featuring my photograph! LOL...My first appearance above the fold...and it wasn't for reasons of bloodshed ;)

April 23, 2006

Ravencon was a blast, folks. For a first-year con I can't believe how amazingly well this one went.
Other than problems generated because of the fickleness of the hotel and occasionally experiencing the feeling
of "what the HECK am I doing on THIS panel?" both Mike and I had a blast. We got to see old friends and
make loads of new ones.  The panels were fairly well attended. And somehow, I won Best in Show in the Masquerade! The coolest thing about that...I got my first-ever plaque.  Very stylish. There was a reporter and photoprapher from the Richmond Times-Dispatch there as well and many of us were interviewed. Mike and I definitely intend to go back next year. Tee Morris, Tony Ruggiero, and Mike Pederson, along with all the wonderful people that helped them out, you all did a fantastic job! Keep up the good work :)

April 7, 2006

Great news today...Edward J. Reed, www.ashenvaleart.com, and www.edwardjreed.com) the cover artist for Yesterday's Dreams, has competed the artwork. It has been a long but invigorating process working with him on the design. His work can also be found on the cover of Hear Them Roar.  Watch for a preview as soon as I get the image! Next we begin work on the concept for Tomorrow's Memories.

March 20, 2006

I have been invited to be a guest speaker at the annual Book Evaluation Meeting
held by the South Jersey Regional Librarians Collective. The meeting will be on May 5th, 2006.

March 18, 2006

Mike has been invited to edit the upcoming Spyre Books anthology, Breach The Hull,
a collection of military science fiction stories. I will be helping him out with design and layout.

February 7, 2006

Robin Reid, editor of the upcoming Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia,
to be published by Greenwood Press, has invited me to contribute.
This is a two volume collection. Volume I is a series of essays on the title topic.
Volume II is a series of related encyclopedia entries.
I have been assigned three entries on Mothering, Esther Friesner, and Harlan Ellison.

January 1, 2006

My poem "Death" has/have been accepted for publication in the anthology Passings, by Poet Works Press (www.poetworks.com). The anthology is slated for a Spring 2006 release date.

December 27, 2005

My short story, "Purgatory" has been accepted for publication in the anthology Hear Them Roar,
by Spyre Books, an imprint of Wilder Publications. The anthology is slated for a February 2006 release date.

December 19, 2005

I received the first Yesterday's Dreams cover sketches from Edward J. Reed (www.ashenvaleart.com) today.

December 16, 2005

The violins are here! Today I received two one-of-a-kind violins custom-painted by Pamelina H. (www.pamelina.com). The artwork on the violins is absolutely stunning.

November 16, 2005

The cover art for Bad-Ass Faeries has been received and it is fantastic.

November 10, 2005

The contract has been received from Mundania Press for the publication of Tomorrow's Memories,
the long-awaited sequel to Yesterday's Dreams. The novel will have a May 2007 release date.
Edward J. Reed (
www.ashenvaleart.com) has again agreed to provide the cover art.

October 11, 2005

Amazing news…noted fairy artist Amy Brown (www.amybrownart.com) has agreed
to provide the cover art for Bad-Ass Faeries.

September 20, 2005

I am combining forces with noted artist Pamelina H. (www.pamelina.com) for a truly memorable promotional event. Pamelina, who custom paints guitars for Fender, Ibanez, Hamer, and Dean Guitars, and has completed commissions for Aerosmith, Ringo Starr, Genesis, Mick Fleetwood, and many others, will custom paint two violins based on scenes from my Yesterday’s Dreams. Pamelina will be joining me at Balticon (www.balticon.org) for the launch party, where one of the violins will be raffled off. Anyone purchasing a copy of the novel will receive a free chance to win. Additional chances will be available that weekend for the cost of $1.

*The winner must be present at the time of the drawing.

August 18, 2005

I have undertaken a new anthology project. The title is Bad-Ass Faeries and the theme is winged faeries with attitude. We do not yet have a confirmed publisher, but the deadline for submissions is January 31, 2006.

Mike and I attended Horrorfind (www.horrorfind.net) this weekend where Die Monster Die! Books (www.diemonsterdie.com) launched not only Dark Furies, to which I was a contributor, but also the chapbook,
A Crazy Little Thing
, by my good friend Adam P. Knave (www.hellblazer.net), and The Midnight Hour, a collection of works by another good friend James Chambers (
both authors are contributors to my anthology
No Longer Dreams.

July 26, 2005

My story “The Kindly One” has been accepted for publication in the anthology Dark Furies, by Die Monster Die! Books (www.diemonsterdie.com). The anthology is slated for an August launch.

The contract has been received from Mundania Press (www.mundania.com) for the publication of
Yesterday’s Dreams
. Mundania will be publishing a revised and expanded edition of the novel,
which will be launched in May 2006 at Balticon 40, (
The cover art will be created by Edward J. Reed (

May 28, 2005

In conjunction with the Balticon 39 (www.balticon.org) programming and Lite Circle Books (www.litecircle.org), my anthology, No Longer Dreams, launched today with wonderful showing.
A total of nineteen out of twenty-four contributors and artists were present for a mass reading and launch party, which was well attended by fans both new and old.

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