Category Archives: Fantasy

Old Rex (ghost story)

I recently learned–via Giga Alert–that an old anthology that one of my stories (Old Rex) appeared in is still available–just in time for Halloween: The Ghost in the Gazebo: An Anthology of New England Ghost Stories.

Old Rex is also available in my SF/fantasy short story collection of reprints:  The Doorway and Other Stories

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Fantasy Author and Illustrator Lee Dunning interview (link)

Entertaining and interesting interview, and I enjoyed that intriguing excerpt: Presenting, Fantasy Author and Illustrator… Lee Dunning! (With An Exclusive, To Kev’s Author Interviews, Giveaway Offer).

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Behind the scenes with a cover artist (link)

Interview with professional photo-illustrator and cover artist Gene Mollica.  He’s ” a photo-illustrator specializing in fantastical and otherworldly images for the entertainment industry, most frequently for book covers.”

Link: Cover artist interview from USA Today

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Author Spotlight: Anthony St. Clair (link)

St. Clair is spotlighted on Morgen Bailey’s writing blog, and his books sound intriguing and fun.  I’ll be checking them out. (He enjoys some of the shows, books and authors, including Terry Prtchett, that I do!  Good sign.)  Link: Author Spotlight no.379 – Anthony St. Clair.


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Joy’s ebooks

Remodeling: Buying and Updating a Foreclosure (non-fiction) is half price now on:  with this code: FN83G
How one woman bought and remodeled a foreclosure; it didn’t even have a kitchen sink!
My story (SF and fantasy) reprint collection, The Doorway and Other Stories, is also available on Kindle:

Hidebound (SF) is available on:  and
After Anfissa meets Ferenc, they flee to a planet where even the grass is deadly.
Pretty Pink Planet (SF) is available free on
Lori, an agent of SOESFOL, visits Prism to track down planet pirates and rescue aliens.
Hot Yellow Planet is available on:
In this Pretty Pink Planet sequel, Lori and Chiing continue their adventures.


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On sale now: The Doorway and Other Stories

My reprint collection, The Doorway and Other Stories, which includes 14 SF and fantasy adventures, is on sale for 99 cents now on Kindle:  (I know it says 11 stories in the book description, but that’s because I can’t figure out how to change it since I added three more stories.)


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Joy’s Galaxy of Fun: A collection of imaginative stories

Featured Anthology – Joy’s Galaxy of fun

JOY’S GALAXY OF FUN -edited by Joy V. Smith
A delightful 242 page collection of fun and imaginative stories including spoofs and puns.
Some stories abounding in humor, some sci-fi  and some of intrigue;
…    Perhaps you recall that Emperor Charlemagne had his majestic sword “Joyeuse” and King Arthur, a spectacular singing sword, called “Excalibur.” But then there is the weapon James carries. It is but a small throwing dagger, intriguingly accurate, as described in “Blade of the Bunny.”
…    Larry had just finished a delicious sweet and sour pork dinner with an astronomer seated beside him at the China Cafe` in London. Both warily looked at the cracked-open fortune cookie. Larry couldn’t possibly be prepared for a fortune stating, “A meteor will kill you in five minutes,” but would his dinner companion have any helpful advice?
…    A crescendo of jeers and cheers greeted the sergeant as he stepped out onto the sidewalk, yet in his heart Gus felt an unbounded joy.
…    These three stories and many, many more!

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