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The Lightkeeper

The Lightkeeper

an abstract intermingling of shapes in blue, brown, and white, reminiscent of mushroomsShort Story: Science Fiction, Future, Disabled Character, Climate Change, Community.

Release date:  November 2021

Yair, the lightkeeper, prepares for retirement and Tani, his apprentice, prepares to take over, when disaster strikes in the distance.

Anthology: House of Zolo’s Journal of Speculative Literature Volume 3

Editors: Erika Steeves and Nihls Andersen

Publisher: House of Zolo

Out Now! House of Zolo

Snow Globes

Snow Globes

Snow Globes cover depicting a snow globe with a house inside against a soft green backgroundCollection: Contemporary, Holiday, Intercultural, Transgender, Family.

Release date: November 2021

Based around the holidays, the Snow Globes series follows a family as it comes together over four winters. Daniel, an elementary school teacher with a big heart and a collection of snow globes to match his travels, longs for a place to belong. When a snowstorm strands him in the home of Jeff and his daughter, Abby, Daniel wonders if this could be the family he yearns for. Out of misfortune, can a wish come true?

Over time, Daniel, Jeff, and Abby’s family grows. After years of self-enforced exile, Abby’s biological father Nick returns to claim his place in his family. Jeff’s friend Amber gains a girlfriend, and new members, twins Leon and Sara, are welcomed into the fold. When ten-year-old Ben, Abby’s bestie, is suddenly in need of a home, relationships are strained. Happiness, and what it means for each of them, needs to be redefined. But will it make them stronger?

With each holiday they share together, more and more traditions are added to the celebrations in this multicultural group. In the new series epilogue, Abby and Ben face an adventure of their own and we take a peek into the future.

Series: Snow Globes

Publisher: NineStar Press

Out now! NineStarPress | Storygraph | GoodReads | Universal buy link

Soulink

Soulink

Flash Story: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Aromantic.

Release date:  10 August 2021

This story has received a First Place in Queer Sci Fi’s Eighth Annual Flash Fiction Contest.

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Anthology: Ink

Publisher: Other Worlds Ink

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Aegis Alight 2020

Aegis Alight 2020

Collection: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, LGBTQIA+.

Release date:  16 December 2020

Aegis Alight (2020 Collection) is a free collection of twelve stories published in each month of 2020. These are stories of other worlds, other places. Stories of creatures helping, of cryptids descending from otherness to join those in need.

The stories can be read on this website or on Patreon (see links below). The collection is available for download as an .epub file.

Out now! | Download here (Mediafire, no account required) or here (Patreon) | Goodreads |

Update! Aegis Alight (2020 Collection) now contains nine stories. We are planning something big for three of the fairy tales! If you’d like to be the first to be notified, follow Atthis Arts on Kickstarter.

List of stories

Deathless (January 2020) Urban Fantasy, Death. Free. “My name is Amara and I was lost once.” Read on this website or on Patreon.

Red Quartergiant (February 2020) Science Fiction, Space. Free. “We knew from the moment it appeared that something was wrong—” Read on this website or on Patreon.

The Forgotten Stormrider (March 2020) Fantasy, Found Family, Nonbinary Character, Folklore. Free. “The morning stretches wet and crisp over the garden.” Read on this website or on Patreon.

The Implant Merchant (April 2020) Science Fiction, Fantasy, Transgender Character. Free. “Ronnie waves a cybernetic eye, dangling it from its connectors.” Read on this website or on Patreon.

The River Is Alive, Even Under Thick Winter Ice (May 2020) Fantasy, Transgender Character. Free. “The visitor to an abandoned temple claims the offering left for her.” Read on this website or on Patreon.

The Dragon and the Curse of the Glittering Tower (June 2020) Fantasy, Aromantic, Asexual. We are planning something big for this fairy tale! If you’d like to be the first to be notified, follow Atthis Arts on Kickstarter

The Dragon at the Bottom of the Sea (July 2020) Fantasy, Disabled Character. We are planning something big for this fairy tale! If you’d like to be the first to be notified, follow Atthis Arts on Kickstarter

The Dragon, the Princess, and the Knight (August 2020) Fantasy, Nonbinary Character. We are planning something big for this fairy tale! If you’d like to be the first to be notified, follow Atthis Arts on Kickstarter

Worldmaker (September 2020) Fantasy. Free. “Worldmaking is dangerous.” Read on this website or on Patreon.

Lost Cub (October 2020) Fantasy, Ghosts. Free. “A lost hunter meets a lost cub.” Read on this website or on Patreon.

Knock, Knock (November 2020) Fantasy, Horror, Nonbinary Character, Folklore. Free. “If it knocks twice…” Read on this website or on Patreon.

The Hollow Planet (December 2020) Science Fiction, Fantasy, Nonbinary Character. Free. “A binary system is engaged in an oscillating orbit inside a pocket of perfectly empty space.” Read on this website or on Patreon.

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Catch a Falling Snowflake

Catch a Falling Snowflake

Novella: Contemporary, Holiday, Intercultural, Transgender, Family.

Release date: November 2020

The previous winter, Leon followed his twin sister Sara to a new town where she could be with her partner, Amber. There, Leon’s boyfriend Nick, friends Jeff and Daniel, and their nine-year-old daughter Abby, swiftly swept him up into their lives, a newfound family.

After a year of growing their relationship, Leon is ready to take it to the next level. Nick, however, has been stalling. When Ben, Abby’s best friend, is suddenly abandoned, Leon is excited to finally care for the children he’s always wanted. Haunted by the mistakes of his past, Nick attempts to reconcile his feelings of inadequacy as a parent with Leon’s wishes.

Against the backdrop of winter holidays filled with traditions from around the world, it is up to Leon to decide if he’s willing to stand by Nick, or if he should find his happiness elsewhere.

Catch a Falling Snowflake, the fourth story in the Snow Globes holiday series, can be read as a stand-alone, but greater enjoyment will come with reading about these characters in the order written.

Series: Snow Globes

Publisher: NineStar Press

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The Confessionist

The Confessionist

Short Story: Science Fiction, Transgender, Mythology, POC MC.

Release date:  4 May 2020

Vemund’s life is about to change as he visits his latest customer.

Anthology: Community of Magic Pens

Editor: E.D.E. Bell

Publisher: Atthis Arts

Out now! | Atthis Arts | Goodreads |

Download the poster here. This poster, made by Romanian designer Ava Kelly, shows the book’s title in the languages spoken by the book’s authors. We hope that you will enjoy it!  The poster is printable at maximum A3 size, 300 dpi, RGB color profile.”

Release Day: Havesskadi

Release Day: Havesskadi

Havesskadi, the first installment of the Dragon Souls series is out now!

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Tags high fantasy, dragons, mythical creatures, magic, shifters, sentient castles, asexual, slow burn, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA+

The red dragon is hunting her own. Up in the icy peaks of the northern mountains, Orsie Havesskadi spends his days hiding from her, but eventually he is found and his dragon magic stolen. Cursed to wander the lands as a mortal unless he recovers his magic before twenty-four rising crescents have passed, Orsie embarks on an arduous journey. Spurred by the whispers in his mind, his quest takes him to a castle hidden deep in a forest.

Arkeva Flitz, a skilled garrison archer, discovers an abandoned castle in the woods. Trapped there, he spends his days with his two companions, one cruel, the other soothing. One day, a young man arrives at his gates, and soon they are confined by heavy snowfalls and in danger from what slumbers in the shadows of the castle.

Luz Beyond the Glass

Luz Beyond the Glass

Short Story: Science Fiction, Artificial Intelligence, Symbiosis.

Release date:  28 February 2020

Around the world, glass spheres sit in gardens. Everybody knows what they do. They are here to absorb the pollution out of the ground and water and air, to cleanse the filth the ancestors left behind. Most don’t know, however, what resides inside them.

Anthology: Vast: Stories of Mind, Soul and Consciousness in a Technological Age

Editor: C.R. Dudley

Publisher: Orchid’s Lantern

Out now! | Orchid’s Lantern | Goodreads | Paperback (Orchid’s Lantern) | Waterstones | AmazonWordery | Book DepositoryFoyles | Barnes & Noble |  Kobo | Apple |

Sunbound

Sunbound

Flash: Science Fiction, Winter holiday.

Release date:  December 2019

Laura met Martha on the Eve, standing on the frozen shore of the river that flows through the entire virtual reality deck.

Anthology: Gay Apparel | A queer holiday anthology project collecting stories from all over the world. Includes contemporary, historical romance, space epic, weird western, post-apocalypse, gay, lesbian, trans, ace, neurodivergent, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Solstice, New Years, and some new holidays, too.

Editor: Rachel Sharp

How and where to get it: from the authors! To receive the anthology, donate to an LGBTQIA+ supporting charity of your choice (or if you want to support me directly buy me a coffee). Then send me an email with proof, what file you want (epub, mobi, or pdf). You can get it from me or other authors (see thread below)!

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