November 15, 2008
As far as I know this can only be accessed by those with Comcast On Demand
Bad-Ass Faeries, Bad-Ass Faeries 2,
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
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
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.
May 7, 2007
Received the unofficial notice today. The Bad-Ass Faeries book launch at Balticon is scheduled for
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!
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,
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.
October 20, 2006
Scott Michael Miller Jr.
Today I had the hardest news I have ever had. On the way to an event I received a phone call informing me
You wait to tell him
September 15, 2006
Yes! After long last, Mundania Press has released the
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.
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.
May 5, 2006
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.
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
March 18, 2006
Mike has been invited to edit the upcoming Spyre Books anthology, Breach The Hull,
February 7, 2006
Robin Reid, editor of the upcoming Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia,
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,
December 19, 2005
I received the first Yesterday's Dreams cover
sketches from Edward J. Reed (www.ashenvaleart.com)
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,
October 11, 2005
Amazing news…noted fairy artist Amy Brown
(www.amybrownart.com) has agreed
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,
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
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.