Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Listen to Servant--Now on Audio

Merry Christmas, readers! Many of you have asked when my stories will be available as audiobooks. I happen to have great news: the audiobook for my third novel, Servant: The Chronicles of Servitude Book 1, is now available for listening.

Bobby Roland knows things he shouldn't.

Plagued with premonitions of disaster, he fights to save others' lives. What Bobby doesn't foresee is that rescuing a stranger from death will place him in the line of fire.

He discovers a world of evil spirits and tormented souls when he becomes entangled in a madman's plot to kill the Servant, a man chosen by God to exorcise demons from the possessed. When Bobby falls under spiritual attack following the encounter, he must choose between saving others and saving himself.

Includes bonus story Solitude.

When people ask me what I'd like for Christmas, I invariably grow uncomfortable. I live a content and happy life with a roof over my head, a caring husband, and three feisty cats who are a constant source of entertainment. What else could I possibly desire?

Well, there is one thing: kindness. I often find it lacking in the world today, but it doesn't have to be that way. This Christmas, choose to be kind to one another, whether on the internet or in person. It can make a world of difference.

Be sure to stop by for news about events and upcoming releases, and catch up with my antics on Twitter @jsbailey_author or Facebook at I look forward to hearing from you!

~J. S. Bailey

Monday, November 14, 2016

J. S. Bailey Books: A Special Offer

The holidays will soon be upon us! Perhaps you're starting to look for a special gift for a special someone (or for yourself--we don't judge here). If that person is a bookworm, you've come to the right place.

Right now I'm offering free shipping to anyone in the continental US who would like to order signed, personalized copies of Rage's Echo, Servant, Sacrifice, and/or Ordinary Souls directly from Yours Truly.

Pricing is as follows:

Rage's Echo (trade softcover): $17
Servant (trade softcover): $17
Sacrifice (trade softcover): $17
Ordinary Souls (hardcover): $26

If you're interested in this offer, send a message to stating which book or books you would like to purchase and for whom you would like them to be signed. You will be billed via Paypal, and books will be shipped upon payment.

Happy reading!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Ordinary Souls: Available Now

The Kindle version of Ordinary Souls has arrived. Get it for only $3.49/£2.99 through October 31, 2016, or read it for free from Kindle Unlimited.

Sixteen ordinary souls. Sixteen not-so-ordinary tales.

Ordinary Souls is an anthology about ordinary people. This new collection from J. S. Bailey features an archaeologist in the future who meets a resurrected woman from long ago, a spaceship crew stranded on a distant world, a wealthy divorcee whose love of antiques turns her life into a living nightmare, and much more.

Featuring nine new stories and seven previously-published stories including “Vapors” and “Weary Traveler,” which appear in print for the first time.

Give yourself a treat this Halloween!

Did you order the Kindle version of Ordinary Souls? If so, you can purchase a signed, personalized hardcover copy at a discount! Send a proof of purchase to and you can order your very own hardcover for $22. Cost includes book plus shipping. Offer available through 10-31-16.

Please allow two to three weeks for shipping. All books will be mailed by November 15th.

I will be debuting the Ordinary Souls hardcover at The Booksellers on Fountain Square in Downtown Cincinnati on Friday, October 28, where I'll be signing books from 5 to 8pm.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Ordinary Souls Cover Reveal

16 souls. 16 stories. Anything but ordinary.
Preorder Ordinary Souls by J. S. Bailey for Kindle for only $3.49/£2.99. Anthology releases 13 October, 2016.

Sixteen ordinary souls. Sixteen not-so-ordinary tales.
Ordinary Souls is an anthology about ordinary people. This new collection from J. S. Bailey features an archaeologist in the future who meets a resurrected woman from long ago, a spaceship crew stranded on a distant world, a wealthy divorcee whose love of antiques turns her life into a living nightmare, and much more.
Featuring nine new stories and seven previously-published stories including “Vapors” and “Weary Traveler,” which appear in print for the first time.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Anthology Submissions

The Whispered Tales of Graves Grove

BHC Press is currently accepting submissions for its upcoming comedy/horror anthology.

A different kind of anthology has captured our imaginations at BHC Press. We want to center our stories around one town and have an arc through the collection. In order to do this, we ask that all submissions be set in Graves Grove in any time period from 1880 to present. Preference will be given to the stories that fully utilize as many of the suggestions, places, people, businesses, and sites that you see below. Preference also given to stories that cater to the creepy, mysterious mood of Graves Grove. Writers are encouraged, however, to write stories about characters of their own with these other characters serving as a background.

Our collection of strange tales is set in Graves Grove, a small town in the province of British Columbia, Canada. It sits in a valley between the mountains of the Canadian Rockies. The town is shrouded in mystery, unsolved crimes, and intrigue. The people seem normal superficially, they function well enough. But each one is deeply disturbed, wrapped in secrets and neuroses which drive them to strange behaviors.

The Constable’s office is plastered with missing children fliers layered over each other an inch thick dating back to 1895 (*enough time for a sycamore tree to become full). No one knows why so many children are abducted. Theories and superstitions abound.

Missing children aren’t the only thing strange about Graves Grove. The mysteries start as early as the founding father. Samuel Madsen Graves arrived in eastern British Columbia with a small band of followers in 1880. He claimed to be from the Chesapeake Bay area of Virginia and had accumulated his followers along his journey west, so no one really knew his roots. Years later, when a small band of his followers visited his so-called Virginia hometown to pay homage to their leader’s origins, no one in town had ever heard of him.

Samuel claimed that God had sent him on a journey to Canada to begin a new spiritual life. He planted a sycamore tree upon his arrival in Graves Grove as a symbol of his life’s rebirth.

Some say that Samuel Madsen Graves was an alias and that he had fled the United States to avoid punishment for some unspeakable crime. Others say that Samuel was fleeing a great tragedy and invented a new identity for himself to disassociate himself from his past. Very few believe that Samuel may have come from another world. Those who believe this are the same people who believe Queen Elizabeth II is a shape shifting lizard alien.

One of Samuel’s prized possessions was his extensive wardrobe. To this day, the bronze statue of him that stands in the heart of town will change appearances, one day wearing a stylish bronze coat and trousers and another day wearing a bronze raincoat and fisherman’s hat, for example. No one ever sees the change occur. Some speculate the town mayor has a barn somewhere full of different Samuel statues, though no one can explain how he could drag them out into town and make the switch unnoticed every night.

Samuel Madsen Graves died in 1930, fifty years after founding his beloved town. He passed away peacefully in his sleep, something far too unusual in Graves Grove.

If your story occurs during the time period of 1880 to 1930, please make mention of the founding father. If your story occurs after 1935 (when the statue was built) please mention the wardrobe changing statue in your tale.

Some of the more colorful townspeople you may pass in Graves Grove are:

Mamie Rue Le Doux
Ms. Mamie Rue Le Doux is the widow to the late Virgil Le Doux, Mayor of Graves Grove from 1979-86. In the midsummer of 1984 Mamie Rue gave birth to a bouncing baby boy. A black pram was promptly purchased from the catalogue at Grady Gravis’ General Store and Feed Supply. Mamie Rue proudly pushed her pram with little Archeroy Effraim Le Doux around the town square every day until noon when Mayor Le Doux would exit his county court house office and walk with them to the river for a picnic lunch. This was the happy routine for the Le Doux family until the fall of 1985. On that colorful day the leaves rained down on the happy family as they ate crisp apples and roast beef on rye sandwiches. Little Archie toddled through the leaves and loved climbing over the sycamore roots. Mamie Rue and Virgil argued over the grocery list. Mamie felt frustrated, so she gathered up the picnic basket, wrapped it in the picnic blanket, shoved it in the pram and turned for Archie. He was gone. They never saw him again. The Constable dragged the river bottom and Mounties searched far and wide. But little Archie Le Doux was lost forever.

The Mayor died of grief (some say) less than a year later. Mamie Rue wakes every morning, puts on the same dress, coat, and hat and pushes her moth eaten pram around town, squeaking and thudding. The picnic basket is still wrapped in the checkered blanket. She has been seen talking to it in baby talk.

Her dress is a shiny harvest gold A-line with a frayed hem and a rhinestone belt. In cooler weather she covers it in a gray and black herringbone swing coat with raglan sleeves and adds a faded moss green hat and scarf. Her graying mouse brown hair is curled into a messy bun with ringlets at her temples. She still lives in the old Graves Manor, a Tudor built by the founding father, Samuel Graves. The town council bequeathed the broken down manor to her on her husband’s death and built a new mansion for the succeeding mayors. She lives there alone with her stooped and tottering butler, Clancy Harrington.

You are encouraged to mention Mamie Rue in your story in passing.  If your story occurs during the time period of 1955-present, please mention Mamie Rue in the way she would have been in that time period. (ie 1979 mayors young wife, 1960 a five year old girl, present a strange pram pushing eccentric, etc…)

Copper is a russet mutt with soulful brown eyes. He is seen around town near the butcher shop, sitting on the corner watching everyone go by or hanging around the park where the old elementary school once was. Usually he is walking the streets of Graves Grove in a rush, like he has somewhere to be. Occasionally, he will stop to nuzzle the hand of a child or gratefully accept a snack from a Graves Grove regular.

We encourage you to mention Copper in your story if you are writing a present day tale.

Avalean Harper
Mrs. Avalean Harper is the Editor in Chief of the town newspaper, Graves Grove Gabbler.  She also serves the town as the president of the Graves Grove chapter of the National Arbor Society. She is a staunch protector of all things tall and woodsy. She is large and in charge. Her personality, height, and girth are demanding. She has gray hair that she gets “done” every Thursday at 11 am at Agnes Borkman’s salon, called Grovey Chops. It faces the town square and Agnes has an unobstructed view of all the comings and goings of Graves Grove that Avalean appreciates.

If you write in the present, you may mention Avalean Harper, Agnes Borkman, Graves Grove Gabbler, and/or Grovey Chops.

Maggie Pinker
Maggie Pinker, a round-faced woman with rosy cheeks and curly brown hair, has a serious case of kleptomania. She says she can’t help it whenever she’s caught stealing. Items of note she has absconded with are a pizza from the grocery store (tucked inside her coat, no less!) and the Canadian flag from outside the post office, which she turned into a bedsheet. She also enjoys making off with flowers and other items left in front of headstones down at the cemetery. When Maggie isn’t stealing, she can be found hanging out on the front porch of her boyfriend, a sixty-year-old trucker named Moses Mackenzie. Moses, a rail-thin man who loves fine wine and poetry, got the trucking job so he can stay away from Graves Grove as often as possible. Or did he get the job to stay away from Maggie?

If your story is set in the late 2010s, Maggie will be in her late fifties and Moses will be in his early sixties. (Update: Maggie’s story has already been written.)

The Sinister Sycamore of Graves Grove
Planted as a symbol of rebirth by the eccentric town founder, Samuel Graves, there was more beneath the twisted roots of this old tree than anyone dared suspect. The townsfolk often liked to meet beneath the tree to discuss important affairs, aka town gossip. Couples chose it as a clandestine meeting spot for their secret make-out sessions. Families often chose to picnic in the shade of its expansive canopy. Children were naturally drawn to it--most imagined they just enjoyed climbing on its twisting tangle of limbs. More than one child had vanished without a trace... last seen crawling through the Sycamore's twisted root formations. The town mutt Copper dared not lift leg upon it.

Was it just a revered symbol of the town's history? A "birthmark" upon the landscape? Or was it much, much more? Only one person really knew the truth, and he was long dead. Buried, in fact, beneath the tree... just like his darkest secrets.

Do NOT write a story centering around the tree eating people. It has been overdone. (Seriously.)

The best stories will be chosen by an editorial panel and will appear in the anthology. The number of stories chosen is dependent on word count. Selected stories will go through developmental edits and will be returned with editorial comments. At that time authors must consent to the anthology contract.
Authors must return revised manuscripts to They will then undergo a final proofread. BHC Press reserves the right to make necessary changes without the author’s consent.

The anthology will release in October 2017.

Deadline for entries is May 31, 2017.

When submitting your stories, please adhere to our submission guidelines. Failure to comply with these guidelines will disqualify your story for consideration within this anthology.

1. The word count per story is a minimum of 1,000 words and a maximum of 5,000 words. A maximum of three stories may be submitted by each author.
2. Save each story in a Microsoft Word document using Times New Roman, font size 12. Include your author name and the title of your story in a header.
3. Submit stories individually as email attachments to with GRAVES GROVE ANTHOLOGY SUBMISSION as the subject of the email.
3. In the body of the email, please include your chosen author name, the title of your story, and your email address.
4. If your story is chosen for this anthology, we will ask you to provide a short author bio and an optional picture of yourself that will be included in the back of the anthology upon publication.
5. Your story must be previously unpublished material. It should not appear anywhere in print or on the web. We ask that it remain exclusive to this anthology for one year from publishing date.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

An Interview with G. S. Jennsen

Visiting today is G. S. Jennsen, bestselling author of the Aurora Rhapsody series. G. S. is a science fiction author, as well as a futurist, geek and gamer. She lives in Colorado with her husband and their two furry, four-legged children. She has been a corporate attorney, software developer, editor, and is now a full-time author. Welcome. G. S.!

1.     Tell us about yourself. What got you into writing?

Looking back, I got into writing when I finally realized I’d been ignoring what I wanted to do for my entire life. I was an academic, almost from birth, and spent most of my teenage years obsessed with space and astrophysics. But I took a left turn in my first year of college to study international business, which led to me going to law school. I made the decision partially because of perceived expectations, but also because I didn’t consider that writing could be an option on the table.

In one of my undergraduate English classes, I wrote a short story that has a lot in common with Hugh Howey’s Silo works. What remains of humanity is trapped underground after an apocalyptic environmental disaster; the main character loses her mind, runs outside and eats a poisoned crop she finds, and her lover holds her during her final dying breaths. My parents were concerned about my emotional health and suggested therapy. My professor was thrilled and suggested I should go to work for Greenpeace. My boyfriend hired a food tester.

I never really forgot how much fun I had writing that story, even as dark as it was. Almost twenty years later I remembered a bit more clearly and started writing. Haven’t stopped since.

2.     Who have some of your biggest influences been?

First and foremost, Isaac Asimov. Specifically, the Foundation series. I’ve talked about it before, but reading those books during my teen years influenced me in a significant way, albeit not exactly in the way you would expect. While I loved the setting, the story and the ideas, I strongly disagreed with Asimov’s final endorsement of a collectivist determinism over individual choice and free will as the best way to steer the future of the human race.

It was the first time in my life I’d been faced with the cognitive challenge (dissonance?) of loving something so much while strongly disagreeing with its outcome and message. It forced me to begin to appreciate the difference between the author of a book, their biases, the quality of the work and its impact on the reader. If there was a moment I can cite as the birth of myself as a writer, that was it.
Beyond Asimov? Frank Herbert. Catherine Asaro. Lois McMaster Bujold. Arthur C Clarke. Peter F. Hamilton. And Carl Sagan—Contact and Cosmos were the biggest fiction/non-fiction obsessions of my teen years.

I also read a good bit of espionage thrillers (Ludlum and Clancy) and supernatural thrillers (Koontz and King) in my teens and twenties. Amusing side note – on my first date with my future husband, he saw the row of Dean Koontz hardbacks on my bookshelf. He later told me that he knew I was his future wife because of them.

3.     The technology in your stories is so detailed it seems like it could be real. How do you go about envisioning and developing these technologies?

If you study our history of inventing things, it turns out there are patterns. Technology follows the footprints left in the sand from the technology that came before. We tend to improve, but we also tend to not reinvent fully.

We drive cars down interstates because 150 years ago we drove buggies and horses down trails. Cars have two sets of wheels on two sides of the vehicle because the earliest cars were driven on the horse and buggy pathways where two ruts were cut into the earth. The modern transistor functions electrically a lot like the vacuum tube functioned, and many circuit configurations work much as they did when the vacuum tube sat in the circuit instead of the transistor.

So I looked at what we have today and tried to guess what footprints in the technological sand we’ll likely follow.

For instance, we all live on our cell phones today – texting, emailing, social media messaging – because it’s currently the easiest way to talk to others. At some point in the future that communication pathway will reach its natural terminus of sending direct thoughts to another person’s mind anywhere in the world (or universe). Basically, we’ll still need to communicate, and we’ll probably do it a lot like we do today, only with better tools. We’ll still need to travel from point A to point B; we won’t do it in cars with combustion engines, but we won’t erase their legacy, just as we haven’t erased the legacy of the horse and buggy.

Tell us about your Aurora Rhapsody series.

I’d love to! Aurora Rhapsody is the story of humanity in the 24th century. FTL travel has unlocked the stars, and we’ve spread out from Earth to occupy 1/3 of the Milky Way. Factions have formed, wars for independence have been fought and the sides have been set. The series encompasses nine books in three significant phases (conveniently organized as trilogies ;) ), of which the first five are available now, with four still to come.

Part 1, Aurora Rising, is the story of the continuing conflict between the two largest factions, led by Earth and Seneca – then it adds in the chaos of first contact with hostile aliens (the Metigens) and the consequential decisions made of necessity to survive their invasion. Oh, and it’s also a love story. Several, really.

Part 2, Aurora Renegades, sends the main characters beyond the Milky Way on a quest to understand the aliens and their reasons for invading, while also telling the “day after” story of humanity having to deal with the next phase of human evolution – mergers with AIs – that they jump-started to defeat the aliens. Part 3, Aurora Resonant, is still forthcoming, but up-to-date readers are starting to pick up on the fact it will involve humanity’s attempt to find its true place and destiny in the stars.

But above all else, Aurora Rhapsody is character-driven sci-fi. The plot and the action are set around a large (some critics have claimed too large) cast of people from various corners of the galaxy. While I’ve been a science fiction reader my entire life, I’ve always felt that the weakest part of so much sci-fi was the characters. The settings are amazing, the stories are wondrous, but the characters often feel like a stand-in, an avatar through which the reader gets shown the world. They don’t have their own stories, their own motivations, their own drive.

So I’ve embraced the “Opera” part of the “Space Opera” genre label. Five books in, readers – male and female, young and old – always come back to leave reviews about the characters. And the love stories. And the drama. And the consequences the story inflicts on the characters. Every now and then I catch a little blowback from someone who wants social commentary targeted at the problems of the 21st century, or a random guy who wants to know “if this is a kissing book,” but I’m okay with both of those criticisms. People deserve to read what they want, and I won’t try to convince them otherwise.

5.     So what’s happening in Dissonance?

Dissonance is the middle book in the Aurora Rhapsody series – number five of nine – and is also the middle book in the current arc trilogy, Aurora Renegades.

Alex and Caleb are still in the Metigen’s portal network trying to puzzle out its mysteries, while the cast back in Aurora (our universe) are struggling with the increasing fallout from more and more people choosing to merge with AIs as the technology spreads. And in the background, the Metigen’s motivations are coming into better focus, as well as a larger and more terrifying mystery behind them.
Dissonance was the most challenging book to write so far, because its primary purpose is to take the characters and the reader through a significant perspective shift. While I won’t spoil the ending, the whole Aurora Rhapsody story has been leading to the revelation at the end of this book. After learning it, it’s my hope the reader wants to go back and re-read the first four novels, armed with this new knowledge, and see the story in a new light. Now the story progresses forward from a whole new perspective, in a way that doesn’t undo what has come before but certainly informs it.

In these books there are no pure good guys, no pure bad guys (well, maybe one). Against a canvas of moral grayness, the heroes still take the stands they must take and choose to be heroic, even as the bad guys turn out to have reasons that make sense and the good guys have to get blood on their hands to do the right thing. As events continue to unfold, actions taken earlier are seen from a new angle, and it’s easy for others to criticize and second guess. There is a lot of that happening throughout Dissonance (hence the title), and this dynamic is mirrored in both Alex and Caleb’s story and Aurora’s story.

Also, Alex and Caleb have now been together since they shot each other down ¼ of the way through the first book. Life is not a fairy tale, but so often in fiction we only see the falling in love phase, while the messy reality of how the relationship survives once the final credits roll is never played out. In Dissonance, the cracks start to show, and the next book is called Abysm for a reason. How do you stay in love – how do you make a life together work - when the universe is falling apart around you and trying to take you with it?

6.     What is the weirdest thing you’ve had to research for a novel?

Oh, the research. As with most writers, my Google Search history is likely a thing of wonder to behold in its unedited form. Science, math, biology, herbology, metallurgy, nuclear weapons, neurotoxins, eukaryotes. I’m not sure I can even pick out one specific thing as the “weirdest,” but what is really interesting are some of the conversations that stem from the research.

Between my husband and I, there are four degrees in the house, which means that occasionally a simple question (“If someone is shot in the head from the front from a distance, would the head snap backward or forward or not at all?”) will morph into a multi-hour discussion. We’ll go from violent death particulars to zero as a math construct that has no intrinsic value and back again. We sometimes get lost and two hours later I have to remember what sentence I was trying to write that started the rabbit hole journey to begin with. It’s a lot of fun.

7.     If you could own any fictional spaceship, which one would it be and why?

It might be strange for me to say this, but I want Alex’s loft above downtown Seattle. Forget the spaceship. Well, the spaceship can be in the hangar down the street.

8.     Do you have any advice for aspiring science fiction authors?

Very early in my career (shortly after Starshine’s release), I had the occasion to talk with several prominent authors in independent publishing. To a one, they all gave me the same advice. I didn’t fully “get it” at the time, but since they all agreed I tried to follow it. What did they say?

Write more books. Write. Publish. Write again. Publish again. Keep going, without fail and without giving up. Focus on getting more books (of quality) out and don’t get too caught up in the lure of marketing, measuring and comparing. If you want to make a career out of this, you have to write, above everything else.

Five books later, I get it. 99% of this job is just relentlessly showing up. Want to sell more copies of your last book? Write and publish the next book. And the next one after that. Once shoppers have seen your name enough – on new books and more books – they will start to wonder what the fuss is about and check one out. Starshine continues to sell well, and I love seeing new waves of readers pick it up every time I publish the next book. When I put Dissonance out, I saw another spike in Starshine sales, and now I’m watching those new readers tear through the series to catch up. With every book, you have the chance to grow your reader base. Of this, a career is made.

Given that reality, though, my advice is to only do this if you honestly, truly love to write. Because success will be slow in coming – painfully slow sometimes – and requires a continual investment of time and energy into your writing. There’s not some magical point where you can start coasting or phoning it in. Every single book is a risk. It has to be better than the one before it. Slip, and you’ll start to lose your readers, and they usually won’t return.

There are always going to be the one-offs – the “overnight success” who publishes their first book and suddenly sells 100,000 copies and is the focus of scads of attention for a few months. But surrounding them are many, many more people who have been working diligently and have a much deeper back catalog and an established reader base and are making a good living. In the long run, it’s better to be one of them, because they have stable, steady careers and know how to replicate success over and over. But to be one of them, a tremendous amount of work is required, and you really just can’t do it if you don’t love the writing.

9.     What would people be surprised to know about you?

I hate cows. At the deepest, darkest core of my soul I despise bovine life in all forms. My father had a part-time business as a cattle rancher when I was young, and I grew up on a semi-farm where a herd of cattle was being raised in my backyard. He also had a larger cattle ranch out west, and we spent many years traveling back and forth to events like cattle brandings and cattle birthings and cow day parades and cow purchases and cow sales. The cows were everywhere. They stand around, eat, moo, move and eat again. And that’s all they do. For a budding academic interested in Carl Sagan and fascinated by the mysteries the stars held, cows were the antithesis of everything I loved.
 My husband, who knows this about me, delights in torturing me about it. Pictures of cute baby cows posted to Twitter with me tagged. Cow figurines. Cow-pattern furniture he wants to buy. Rolling down the window and mooing at the cows as we drive by them. It never ends. And it never will.
But I do love steak, so I shall persevere.

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Rage's Echo--A Special Offer

It's spring again! Or is it? With this crazy weather, it's hard to tell.


Last spring I republished my supernatural thriller Rage's Echo with a brand-new cover. The story inside is exactly the same--Rage's Echo basically went through a makeover that only changed its appearance, not its content.

The old cover

The new cover

Very nice, yes?

Here is my dilemma: I still have lots of first-edition copies of Rage's Echo that I have yet to find homes for. (I had stocked up on 300+ copies, not anticipating that I would be republishing.)

So, until that time in which I run out of first-edition copies of that ghostly tale of revenge, I am offering signed, personalized copies to U.S. readers for $20.

That $20 will cover:
-A first-edition copy of Rage's Echo
-An autograph!
-A stylish purple bookmark

(*Note: non-U.S. residents will be charged a higher shipping fee that will be based upon the country in which the reader lives.)

If you are interested in this offer, send an email to with RAGE'S ECHO as the subject, and a copy of Rage's Echo will be headed your way shortly!

Happy reading!

She wanted proof... He wanted revenge...

Jessica Roman-Dell, a paranormal investigator from small-town Ohio, wants to find a ghost to prove that life continues after death. Little does Jessica realize the danger she'll face when the spirit of a murder victim named Jerry Madison follows her home from a graveyard one night and refuses to leave.

Jerry says he is lonely. He wishes to go to heaven because watching the world pass by without him is more unbearable than death itself. But Jerry is there for another reason that will hit closer to home than Jessica ever could have imagined.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Throwback Thursday: A Tale of Two Promises

It's been nearly a year since I last posted on this blog. (For shame, J. S. For shame.) Today I emerge from my hiatus to bring you "A Tale of Two Promises," a short story I penned at the tender age of fifteen.

Before you read, I offer two observations. 1.) I don't believe I have ever showed this story to anyone else in these last 12 years, so you're welcome. 2.) I had a rather warped sense of humor back then.

Stories with morals. Gotta love 'em.