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The Fox’s Tower and Other Tales

My fairy tale/flash fiction collection The Fox’s Tower and Other Tales is now available in ebook format from the following places:
Barnes & Noble
Google Play


If you’d like a taste, most of the stories are (and will remain) freely available in the flashfic section of this site. However, there are four all-new stories and an introduction. If you’d like to show your support, please consider purchasing a copy or spreading the word!

Cover art by the talented Mariya Olshevska.

Table of Contents:

1. The Fox’s Tower
2. Carousel Foals
3. The Third Song
4. Candles
5. The Crane Wife
6. Raven Tracks
7. Magician’s Feast
8. The Mermaid’s Teeth
9. The Dragon Festival
10. The River Soldier
11. The Fox’s Forest
12. The Melancholy Astromancer
13. Harvesting Shadows
14. The Stone-Hearted Soldier
15. The Gate of Bells
16. The Workshop
17. The School of the Empty Book
18. How the Andan Court
19. The Last Angel
20. The Virtues of Magpies
21. Two Bakeries
22. The Witch and Her Lover
23. Moonwander
24. The Palace of the Dragons
25. Hibernation
26. The Red Braid
27. Sand and Sea
28. The Birdsong Flute
29. Two Payments
30. A Single Pebble
31. The Pale Queen’s Sister
32. The Sunlit Horse
33. Tiger Wives
34. Dew-Weighted Roses
35. The Firziak Mountains
36. The Rose and the Peacock
37. The Youngest Fox
38. The Witch and the Traveler
39. Thunder
40. The Godsforge
About the Author


I now have a page up on Patreon. For those who haven’t heard of this before, it’s crowdfunding, but on a monthly basis for continuing support, rather than one-offs like most Kickstarters. In my case, I’m raising additional money for writing and other creative projects. For instance, I’m currently working on an ebook of flash fairy tales, which will include a few new flashfics, and I will also need to raise money for developmental edits to Revenant Gun, the third novel in the hexarchate trilogy. (My agent is shopping around #1, Ninefox Gambit, and #2 is already out to the developmental editor.) Other things I do include art and music.

You can support at any level from $1 on up, and the site will charge you monthly. There are a few backer awards at various levels of support, and I’m definitely open to hearing suggestions for other awards (you can reach me by email at

As a bonus, all patrons have patron-only sneak peeks at snippets of works in progress.

If you’d like to help out, please take a look, and thank you!

Latest fiction


Clarkesworld July 2015

I had brought the corpse of my soldier-sister Rhiis-2 a long way, suspended in a fluid of suppositions:

If she examined the navigational display, she would advise that we route around this dwarf star in realspace, that strand of charged matter in shadowspace.

If I neglected to clean out the ship’s torchgun regularly, she would gum up the apertures with that horrifying squishy self-heal gel that we were supposed to use on the ship’s lenses so I really had to work to clean it out.

If the skimship’s power systems flashed that particular stress-alert, check the physical gauges before doing anything drastic, because the hookups sometimes lied to us.