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THE UNTOLD TALE
Book One of The Accidental Turn Series
(Reuts Publications, Dec 2015)
This book follows Pip, who is pulled against her will into the epic fantasy novel series she’s loved since she was a teenager. However, the world is darker, and far more dangerous than she could have ever predicted, especially when it turns out the hero is a much bigger misogynistic ass than she knew. Pip knows how to circumnavigate the Hero’s Journey and the pitfalls and loopholes of this particular world – but what will happen to her beloved characters outside of the comfort of the fantasy they were written for? And what happens when it’s not the male-power-fantasy hero, but the hero’s overlooked and bullied little brother who proves to be her biggest champion?
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THE FORGOTTEN TALE
Book Two of The Accidental Turn Series
(Reuts Publications, Dec 2016)
Forsyth Turn has finally become a hero—however reluctantly. But now that Lucy Piper has married him and they’ve started a family in her world, his adventuring days are behind him. Yet not all is as it should be. Beloved novels are disappearing at an alarming rate, not just from the minds of readers like Pip, but from bookshelves as well. Almost as if they had never been. Almost like magic.
An Accidental Novella
(Reuts Publications, April 2015)
For seventeen years, Bevel Dom has been the author of his own story. Or, rather, he’s been the author of The Tales of Kintyre Turn, the illustrated scrolls chronicling his adventures as first the squire, then the colleague, and then finally the friend of legendary hero Kintyre Turn. But there are some stories that Bevel doesn’t write down, doesn’t tell to eager audiences of bright-eyed boys and sighing bar wenches in taverns. Some he simply folds into his heart and keeps. This is one of those tales.
In this prequel novella, fans of The Accidental Turn Series are offered a glimpse into the lives of Bevel Dom and Kintyre Turn shortly before their arrival at Turn Hall and the events that follow, further expanding upon the world and characters seen in The Untold Tale and the the upcoming sequel, The Forgotten Tale, coming December 2016
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An Accidental Novella
(Reuts Publications, May 2016)
After seventeen years of adventuring, Bevel Dom and Kintyre Turn are finally returning home.
Forsyth Turn—brother to Bevel’s long-time questing partner and newly Paired lover—has left both Hain and a hell of a lot of responsibility behind. He’s bequeathed the Shadow’s Mask and position of the king’s spymaster to Bevel, and the seat of Lysse Chipping to Kintyre. It’s a lot to take on, and it will mean an end to questing forever if they do. But it might also mean a chance for Bevel and Kintyre to find a Happily Ever After of their own.
Unfortunately, Turn Hall seems to be infested with eligible young maidens out to snatch away the freshly returned Lord of Lysse, determined to destroy the fragile happiness that Bevel has built. Faced with more decisions than he was prepared for, Bevel battles with foes unfamiliar, making him wonder if life on the road really wasn’t all that bad. But if there’s one thing Bevel Dom isn’t afraid to do, it’s fight for the man he loves.
An Accidental Turn novella set between The Untold Tale and The Forgotten Tale, Arrivals follows Kintyre Turn and Bevel Dom as they step into Forsyth’s vacated life and face the surprising responsibilities he’s left in his wake.
Prequel Comic for The Accidental Turn Series
(Tumblr, spring 2016)
A prequel comic to the series, written by J.M. Frey and Illustrated by K.B. Fesmire, which chronicles what happened to Pip before the start of The Untold Tale. Will be available for sale when the whole series is complete.
TO A STRANGER
Benjamin is a top-rated oncologist. Mark practices family law. James is Mark’s twin and Benjamin’s patient.
Sparks fly when Benjamin and Mark meet, but their attraction is impeded by their concern for professionalism. Yet Benjamin can’t deny his overwhelming desire to be one of the things that Mark cares for so selflessly. And Mark is intrigued by the needy heart beneath Benjamin’s aloof exterior.
When James goes into remission, Mark and Benjamin give in to their passions. But then James’ cancer returns, and Mark’s firm takes out a malpractice suit. The lover’s happiness is fractured by professional obligations, the loss of a career and identity, and brotherly grief.
What holds love together when everything you are crumbles from under your feet?
THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEK GIRLS
(Bedside Press, Fall 2015)
Features nonfiction stories of dating, love, and sex by women in fandom (fans & creators). Comic Contributors include: Margaret Atwood, Meaghan Carter, & ALB. Prose Contributors include: Adrienne Kress, Sam Maggs & Stephanie Cooke.
THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEK GIRLS REDUX
(Bedside Press, Summer 2017)
The Geek Girls are back! Features another round of fabulous nonfiction stories of dating, love, and sex by women in fandom (fans & creators). Comic Contributors include: Margaret Atwood, Meaghan Carter, & ALB. Prose Contributors include: Adrienne Kress, Stephanie Cooke, and short story by yours truly about a celebrity encounter that did not go the way I expected it to.
THE DARK LORD & THE SEAMSTRESS
A coloring book for grown-ups with an illustrated love story told in verse about the importance of looking beyond someone’s (poorly dressed) exterior and into their heart. Features a little trickery, a little romance, and a little bit of sartorial fun!
Returning to print February 2018.
In the near future, humankind has mastered the arts of peace, tolerance, and acceptance. At least, that’s what we claim. But then they arrive.
Part District 9, part Lost in Translation, part Stranger in a Strange Land, Triptych is a poignant, character-driven science fiction story about tolerance, love and loss. Named one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2011, and listed in The Advocate’s Best Overlooked Books of 2011 article. Based the novella (Back) published in 2008, and named one of Silverthought Press’ Reader’s Choice faves in 2009.
HERO IS A FOUR LETTER WORD
Good and Evil. Two sides of the same coin? Or something less defined, something more liminal? Entertaining and always thought-provoking, author J.M. Frey offers three remarkable stories that explore the grey area of the hero/villain dichotomy in this debut short story collection. Heroes. Villains. Monsters. Fairy Tales. Myths. Legends. Who is the good guy, who the bad, and who gets to decide which is which? After all, ‘hero’ is just another four letter word.
GODS, MEMES, AND MONSTERS
The magic of bestiaries, or dictionaries of mythological creatures, has been captivating the human imagination since ancient times. Now, Stone Skin Press brings a fresh take on these compendiums of the fantastic with its latest anthology—Gods, Memes and Monsters. Featuring over sixty authors, this stunning international volume offers entries and short stories that range from the horrific to the humorous. The bestiary shed lights on familiar beasts that are coping in our modern era, including gorgons, minotaurs, and mantichores. It also introduces newly discovered creatures such as meme mosquitoes, trashsquatches, and urbantelopes that are thriving in the cyber age.
TORONTO COMIC ANTHOLOGY vol 2
We all share Toronto, but no two of us see it alike. Inside these covers you’ll find nineteen fresh angles on the city we love, from thirty-three talented creators.From condo vampires to caped heroes, from thrift-store lifers to the pilots of mighty Toronto-Tron, everyone’s got a different perspective. Whether you’re looking for icy horror, true tales of weird history, or romance at the end of the world, there’s a story in here that will change how you see Toronto.Back and better than ever, our second volume brings many returning creators, as well as new artists and writers working in comics for the first time.
THE DARK SIDE OF THE GLASS
Coming October 2017
This is a story about Mary, number one fan of the hottest cult vampire detective TV show, City By Night… until it becomes all too real. An accident with the Craft Services truck sends her hurtling into the world of the show, and Mary is thrilled – who wouldn’t want to live alongside their favorite TV characters? Unfortunately, living in TV-land isn’t all that Mary thought it would be. Not only is Mary disillusioned with what she thought was a lush world until she had to try to maneuver in it, now she’s about to be murdered by one of the stupidest clichés in the history of television in a world that, pardon the pun, totally sucks. A loving satire of the Toronto film industry, vampire-cop television, and what it really means to be a “fan”.
WRESTLING WITH GODS: TESSERACTS 18
The first Tesseracts anthology was edited by Judith Merril. Since its publication in 1985, 299 authors/editors/translators and guests have contributed 502 pieces of Canadian speculative fiction, fantasy and horror for this series. Some of Canada’s best known speculative fiction writers have been published within the pages of these anthologies. “Wrestling with Gods” offers a cornucopia of weird, wonderful, and awe-inspiring takes of the struggle to find faith in science, the desire to worship, the fear of the tyrant, and the joy of belief.
Modern lives seem littered with expiration dates. Packaging tells us when our food will go bad; when we can expect appliances to cease functioning; when contracts for the internet finish! But as annoying as these small expiration dates are, they fade to nothing compared to the larger events: when a species goes extinct; when a body of water evaporates, or dies because the PH balance alters; when giant icebergs break apart and glaciers melt forever, threatening the ecosystem of this planet.
DOCTOR WHO IN TIME AND SPACE
This collection of fresh essays addresses a broad range of topics in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, both old (1963-1989) and new (2005-present). The book begins with the fan: There are essays on how the show is viewed and identified with, fan interactions with each other, reactions to changes, the wilderness years when it wasn’t in production. Essays then look at the ways in which the stories are told (e.g., their timeliness, their use of time travel as a device, etc.). After discussing the stories and devices and themes, the essays turn to looking at the Doctor’s female companions and how they evolve, are used, and changed by their journey with the Doctor.
WHEN THE HERO COMES HOME
The only survivor of a war struggles to return to a home that doesn’t exist anymore. A rebel leader loses everything she fought for and must start from scratch. A hero who has fought for her village her whole life must retire into obscurity without ever being known for her deeds. A starship returns to an Earth that is much changed, yet too much the same. A soldier is haunted by the very thing that saved his life. And King Arthur returns in Albion’s hour of need. Dark fantasy. Urban fantasy. Political intrigue. Science fiction. From the horrific to the heartwearming. Introducing 19 pulse-pounding tales, by luminaries and great new voices.
WHEN THE VILLAIN COMES HOME
Heroes can save the world, but villains can change it. Companion volume to When the Hero Comes Home, Dragon Moon has assembled a great mix of science fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction. Come with us while we explore villains of all stripes — sons and daughters, lovers and fighters, minions and masterminds, in this giant volume of thirty great stories by award winners, rising stars, and bold new voices.
ON HIS BIRTHDAY, REGINALD GOT
On his 257th birthday, Reginald got stuck in a bank. Well, yes alright, it was a bank robbery, but you know, it sounded better to say “in a bank.” Less horrifically embarrassing. Imagine, someone like Reginald Schilverspün (and he’s heard all the jokes about being born with things his mouth, and yes, they’re all very clever but, you know, after 257 years the joke gets rather tired don’t you think? So he’ll thank you very much for not telling it.) Imagine! Reginald getting stuck in the middle of a bank robbery on his birthday. Really now; only Reginald. A fun, frivolous short story about bank robberies, body theft, and bottled up frustration.
WHITE WALL REVIEW vol 32
“Artists who find a white wall will instinctively wish to cover it with their art.” Featuring two poems by J.M. Frey.