“On The Market” is available on Patreon!



It’s here! Patreon subscribers at the $1 level and up now have access to “On The Market.” Not a subscriber? It’s not too late–sign up, and you can get the story! Here’s the blurb:

Liro is stymied by a painting that could make or break his nascent artistic career. Shai is a runaway, come to the City of Mages looking for solace, and finding it only in the drug dens. When their paths cross, the moment changes both their lives.

The story is attached here in the following formats: PDF, MOBI, and EPUB.

The following TRIGGER WARNINGS apply for this story:
– addiction/substance abuse (both main characters)
– sex work
– attempted suicide

All things considered I think this is a pretty uplifting story, but the warnings above are definitely warranted.

Thank you for reading! Reviews are welcome and appreciated if you feel so moved! “On The Market” has a Goodreads page here.

“On The Market” – Cover Reveal and Release Date!


Look at that! “On the Market” has a cover! Annnnnd it has a release date–next Sunday, this short story will be available to Patreon subscribers at the $1 level and up!

Here’s the Official Blurb:

Liro is stymied by a painting that could make or break his nascent artistic career. Shai is a runaway, come to the City of Mages looking for solace, and finding it only in the drug dens. When their paths cross, the moment changes both their lives.

(That was really hard to write. I hate writing blurbs. For what it’s worth, what I wanted to write was ‘Hey, read this, it’s about two queer mixed-race dudes dealing with self-acceptance and addiction. Also…um, trigger warning for addiction.’)

For those of you wondering, that is the same Liro from ARIAH (but quite a bit younger). This story is set in the City of Mages and is just under 6k words. Oh! Also, it has a Goodreads page here.

Patreon 2.0

Hi friends! I’ve done some thinking, and it’s time to revamp this Patreon. Not drastically – this is still a venue for exclusive Aerdh-focused fiction – but enough that I hope it will create a more consistent output from me, and therefore yield more consistent rewards for you all. As such, here are the revised subscriber levels, goals, and a draft release schedule through the end of this year.*

You can see this year’s release schedule by subscriber level above. Leave me a comment if you have any thoughts or questions!

2017 Release Schedule


Subscriber Levels and Rewards

If you are a current subscriber, you may need to take a close look at these new levels and make sure that you are still happy with your current level.

$1 – Short and Sweet

  • Access to all unpaid update posts
  • Access to new, previously unreleased short stories (below 10,000 words) set in the Aerdh universe
    • These will be exclusive to Patreon subscribers for one calendar year before having a wider retail release.

$2 – Slim Volumes All

  • All $1 rewards plus:
  • Access to any new, previously unreleased novellas (between 10,000 and 30,000 words) set in the Aerdh universe
    • These will be exclusive to Patreon subscribers for one calendar year before having a wider retail release.

$4 – Word Hoarder

  • All $1 rewards, all $2 rewards plus:
  • Early and automatic access to all novel releases (ebook formats only)
    • Includes both Aerdh novels and any non-Aerdh novels
    • Subscriber price is lower than ebook retail price
    • Patreon access will be 2 weeks to one month earlier than retail access to ebooks

$6 – Completionist (limit of 5 subscribers per calendar year)

  • All $1 rewards, $2 rewards, $4 rewards plus:
  • Signed paperback edition of all novel releases
  • Choice of 1 project of 10k word scope (commission or edit)

Patreon Goals

$100 – Monthly AMAs

Do you have questions about writing? Publishing? Character arcs in Aerdh? Worldbuilding in Aerdh? Life in general? If I get to this goal level, then I will unlock a monthly AMA session, hosted on Google hangouts, where Patreon subscribers can ask me anything they want.

$200 – Serial Monthly Content

Here’s an idea I’ve been playing around with: serialized monthly fiction delivered to your email inbox like clockwork! I’ve got a few different narratives I think it could work for, but I definitely need some additional start up funds to make it work (for cover art, copy edits, etc), so this is a stretch goal for now.

Other Things of Note

I’m going to start placing last year’s rewards/releases up for retail as they hit the one-year mark, and I’m going to make that a standard practice from here on out as I’ve gotten some requests for access to materials released through Patreon from people without access to it. A delayed release schedule like that seems the fairest way to both meet that need and honor you lovely people who have subscribed here, but please let me know if there’s an angle I’ve missed by doing this.

I’m making a concerted effort to keep my blog, Patreon, and newsletter all relatively aligned, which means they are somewhat duplicative. I’m not sure how many of you are subscribed to my newsletter, but that is where I typically let folks know about new releases. Random thoughts go on the blog. Free Patreon posts always get cross-posted on both the blog and the newsletter.


*I have much of 2018 sketched out, too, but that is pretty far down the line, so let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

I have SUCH NEWS for you! I shall give to you in list form, because I think in lists. Do you think in lists?
  • The Patreon Novella will be released on Friday, Tuesday 7, 2017. This date is firm. This date is in my planner. Anyone at the $5 and above level will have their novella on that date in ebook form.
  • As a reminder, the title is In The Company of Strangers and features Sorcha and Shayat from my novel, ARIAH.
  • The novella takes places in the city of Ma-Halad, on the edge of the Qin Empire and the Droma grasslands. I have recently spent a lot of time looking at photos of wheat fields on the internet. A truly shocking number feature brides, grooms, and dogs.

New Patreon Release: “A Matter Of Circumstance”


AMatterOfCircumstance_CoverA brand new, never-before-seen Aerdhverse story is available via my Patreon for subscribers at the $1 level and up! For information about Patreon subscriptions and the reward tiers, go here.

This one, “A Matter of Circumstance”, is directly tied to Ariah; I don’t think you have to have read the book to enjoy the story, but the context probably helps. Here’s a blurb about the story.

Ariah’s abduction throws everything into chaos. What are Sorcha and Shayat willing to sacrifice to get him back? How does their story change? What do they mean to each other now that he is not there to intercede?

If you read this story and feel moved to write a review, you can do so on Goodreads here!

Bi Book Awards & New Patreon Story!


Click here for full flier
Tickets $15 in advance or at the door
Westbeth Community Room, 55 Bethune St. W. of Washington St., NYC

I am so excited to be packing off for a couple of days to go to the Bisexual Book Awards! I’ve been honored with the opportunity to do a short reading from Ariah. If you’re going to be in New York on June 3rd, I’d love to see you! RSVP, and come by the Bisexual Book Awards!

Not able to make it? No worries! A new short story is coming–and not only is it set in Aerdh (the fantasy universe Ariah was set in) but it features characters from Ariah! It will be released via my Patreon on June 12. There’s a sneak peek and some info up over here about that.

ARIAH is a finalist for the Bisexual Book Awards!


Exciting news! Ariah is on the shortlist for the Bisexual Book Awards in the Speculative Fiction category! I’m super-thrilled simply to be nominated (no, really, I mean that)–especially because of the fine company I’m in!* Seriously, there’s about a half dozen other finalists that are very high up on my TBR pile right now. Are you looking for some bisexual books to read? You might want to check out the list of finalists!


In celebration, I’m going to release an Ariah-related short story via Patreon in April! So…if that’s of any interest to you, then yay!

*Including but not limited to Shira Glassman, Hannah Moskowitz, and Lidia Yuknavitch.

“The Adviser and the Diplomat” is out on Patreon!


A brand-spanking-new Aerdverse short story is out today via my Patreon! It’s available to any subscriber at the $1 level and up.

I *LOVE* this one, y’all, and I hope you will, too. Here’s a blurb:

Iiva’s place as the Bachelor King’s adviser has always been precarious: an elf at the right hand of a human king is a dangerous thing. But when someone even stranger than Iiva comes to the king’s court, the delicate balance Iiva depends on is thrown into chaos. Iiva must make a reckoning of not only the present and the future, but the past as well.





From my Patreon:


It’s done! It’s polished; it’s edited! It needs all the finagling and publishing stuff. You know, a cover. Book layouts. Conversions to .mobi, .epub, .pdf. I’ll record an audio version. All of that prepping and production and finagling will probably take a couple of weeks, but I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW.

Y’all, I really like this one. It’s all political machinations and obliterating self-truth-revelations and unlikely friendships. I hope you like it, too.

It’s titled “The Adviser and the Diplomat”, and it’ll be delivered unto by the end of the month, cross my heart.

This story will be accessible to subscribers at all tier levels of my Patreon, starting at $1. For more information about my Patreon tiers and rewards, go here.

I’m on the Patreon!




What’s Patreon?
It’s crowdfunding, basically–but it little bite-sized pieces. Instead of pledging a lump sum for a large project, you pledge small amounts and get small projects in return, like short stories at regular intervals from me. You become my patron.

Why Patreon?
Patreon is a good model for me because rather than funding one large project–like funding a movie or something–a steady if small stream of income enables me to write MORE fiction FASTER. And that’s good for both you and me!

What Do I Get For Pledging?
It depends on how much you pledge! The rewards are tiered:

  • $1: Get Digital Aerdh Fiction –  short stories and interactive fiction set in the world of Aerdh delivered straight to your inbox!
  • $3: Moar Interactive Fiction – get $1 rewards and interactive fiction set outside the Aerdh universe!
  • $5: Patreon Novella – get $1 and $3 rewards and a completely original novella!
  • $10: I Grant You One Wish – get $1, $3, $5 rewards and you can choose one of these three options (full details on the Patreon page):
    • I’ll write you a short story.
    • I’ll write a blog post about a topic of your choice.
    • I’ll read and developmentally edit a piece of your work.