In a nutshell:
Finished a (very) rough draft of my historical fantasy novel, working on the first draft.

Publications: 1
Submissions: 2
Acceptances: 0
Rejections: 1
Projects currently in circulation: 6


  • “Royal Daughters,” a short fantasy tale set in the tumultuous border country of Scotland during the infancy of Mary Queen of Scots, published in Swords & Sorceress 32. 


  • Submitted a proposal of the novel-in-progess to a literary agent.
  • Submitted a flash fiction story to Market #5.


  • Flash fiction declined by Market #5.

Work in progress:

  • First draft of a historical fantasy novel.
  • Waiting for editor’s revision notes on a short story solicited for a themed anthology

Writing related:

  • Attended a meetup of the New England Speculative Fiction Writers.
  • Drew, inked, and colored the first draft of a cartoon illustration for the flash fiction tale “Family Matters,” which will be part of my upcoming Patreon launch.

Books read:

  • The Elizabethan Secret Services by Alan Haynes
  • Patronage, Culture and Power: The Early Cecils 1558-1612 edited by Pauline Croft
  • Elizabeth & Leicester: Power, Passion, Politics by Sarah Gristwood
  • The Hollow Girl by Hillary Monahan
  • The Witch’s Tree by M.C. Beaton
  • Secrets in Death by J.D. Robb

Books Reading:

  • William Cecil: The Power Behind Elizabeth by Alan Gordon Smith