Welcome!!

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If you are reading this you are either looking for an author who can’t seem to settle on one genre or you fat fingered your URL and you are quietly edging toward the door now that you’ve realized your mistake.

Assuming that the mistakes have now left the site, I’d like to welcome you.

The site is under construction at the moment, but I’m determined to get this thing up and running so I’ll have a place to interact with people who love the same kind of fiction I do. I’m a sucker for a great twist, clever characters, and mind-blowing world building.

I’m a reader after all. I started writing in the first place because I needed more stories and I’m picky. It is what it is.

You might be here for my first series: The Magus, a high fantasy world where everyone has magic, and the cost of using it is very, very high.

Or you could be here for my Witchy Texas Cozy Mystery series: Topeka Texas. Topeka is a tiny town where magic is real, and it screws up your cellphone signal.

Maybe you like science fiction and have been reading my Area 52 short story series? I’m going to be honest, I never expected to write it, but it’s been a blast to work with all the characters and the stories practically write themselves. I’m even working on a Christmas bonus story in addition to the planned 24 episodes. (I’m a giant nerd. You need to understand that before you read any of my work. Giant. Nerd. Who loves nerdy things.)

My last writing project that I’ll mention is something near and dear to my heart: The Grumpy Anthologies. It’s mostly Grumpy Old Gods right now, but we’re branching out with Grumpy Old Fairies and Grumpy Old Dragons.

This is a passion project for everyone who works for Stormdance Publications. I grew up during what I like to think was a golden age for fantasy short fiction. Martin H. Greenburg and all the authors over at Baen books, Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Fantasy magazine, Chicks in Chainmail and a dozen other awesome anthologies provided me with curated authors to check out when I was a youngster who couldn’t waste money on bad writing. I was a voracious reader and NEEDED good stories.

It made me a lifetime fan of of anthologies. Some people love them, some people hate them. I’m also the kind of person who likes a good buffet table, so maybe that’s a factor.

It’s been one of the highlights of the past several years to get the opportunity to work with dozens of talented and enthusiastic writers in all stage of their careers; we always try to bring back a few of our favorites for every anthology and introduce you to a few new voices as well.

You can tell that I love it when I write about it. Writing is a solitary gig, and I’m pretty happy to generally spend time with all my imaginary friends; but it’s also nice to spend time with people in the real world who GET it.

I’ll eventually come back in here and add links to all this stuff, or Juneta Key (Writing partner and the driving force behind Stormdance actually getting in front of anyone) will kill me if I leave it here; but at least this is better than a blank page.

If you’ve read this far, you have a high tolerance for my rambling, so I have to thank you again for spending this time with me. I’ll be adding blog posts and pages – we have a lot of new projects going on at Stormdance.