Welcome, Daily Science Fiction readers

Hi! If you’re stopping by because you just read my flash “The Call” in Daily Science Fiction, thank you. It means a lot to me that you liked it enough to find out more about me. (Or maybe that you hated it enough to hunt me down and tell me how awful I am. Strong emotion is the point.) The long version of who I am is on my About me page. The short version is I’m a writer who has a varied background and likes to reflect that in her writing.

If you’d like to see more of what I’ve written, check out the Short stories page, which has links to other stories on-line as well as pointers to anthologies where some of my work appears. I’ve also self-published some work, including one mystery novel, a couple of science fiction novellas, and some shorter works. Links for that can be found on my Hartshorn Publishing page, including links for excerpts.

Last month, I participated in the A to Z Blog Challenge, using a theme of epic fantasy. I’ve also done a number of posts defining different genres, and every Monday, I like to blog about something I’m grateful for. (Today, I’m grateful for readers!) I also participate in the Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour each month, where a bunch of writers post on the same topic on their blog; here’s my latest post, on deadlines.

I also blog about my garden, books I’ve read recently, recipes (infrequently), my family (without names mentioned), and anything else that seizes my fancy. Take a look around, comment if you feel so inclined, or maybe even subscribe to get e-mail updates of new posts. (Comments are closed on posts older than 21 days, so if you want to talk about something older, either comment here or use the contact form. Also, I moderate the first comment from new visitors, and I use Akismet to weed out spam. It keeps the site friendly.)

So happy you came by!

What are you grateful or happy for today?

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  1. Erin, I enjoyed the story. The whole adventure/portal/call theme reminded me of an Arthurian tale, and I thought you did a great job bringing the family to life. I hope you write about the actual adventure sometime!

    • I’m glad to hear you enjoyed the story. Thank you for dropping by to tell me so!

      I shall definitely add the adventure to my to-be-written list.

  2. Well … that was COOL! … and then what happened? – (my usual question with short stories eh?)

  3. I loved the notion of a literal “call of adventure” — great idea, and nicely written. Thanks for an entertaining story.

  4. I was opening the DSF email as usual, and realized–hey! I know that author!–which is the first time that’s happened. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I loved your story! And I, too, am curious to know what happens now that the call has been answered . . .

    • ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you so much, Golden!

      I’ll definitely be writing more about the call. I think the first story is actually about Ash, the now-dead brother.

  5. Enjoyed “The Call.” There were a lot of places you could have gone with that story (and still could go, if you felt so inclined), and I liked where you chose. Hope to read more of your stuff sometime soon.

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