Portrait of Hope, interdimensional diva!

Here she is! For listeners of The Multiverse Blues, you may have been wondering what the alien cetaceanoid Tristellian singer Hope looks like. Well, wonder no longer: I have posted my artist friend Kirsten Jacobus’s beautiful rendition of her on The Multiverse Blues page on my website! You can see Kirsten’s other work on Deviantart at http://lunaseas.deviantart.com/

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Alien Beer Podcast – Ep 14 – Sweets and Strangers

Hope, Multiverse Diva

First, some announcements!

I’ve been teasing for a few weeks about giving you a look at what the alien diva Hope looks like. Well, wait no longer, I have posted my artist friend Kirsten Jacobus’s beautiful rendition of her on The Multiverse Blues page on my website! Just visit https://sillyhatbooks.com/tmb and click on the picture to expand it. You can see Kirsten’s other work on Deviantart at http://lunaseas.deviantart.com/

Ten years in the making, Mean Spirit, the last book in my Tipsy Fairy Tales Trilogy, is now available on amazon.com! The trilogy tells the story of gamer girl Skye, who has one foot in the fairy realm. Except, they don’t like being called fairies. See more about Skye and the Tipsy Fairy tales on my website, https://sillyhatbooks.com, under the “fiction” tab.

Here’s a second story I did for the 2014 Coffin Hop, based on elements given me by other participants in that Halloween event.

Here’s what they came up with: Nina D’Arcangela supplied an image of a wrought iron lantern cage; D.D. Syrdal: Staircase; Armand Rosamilla: M&Ms; Clarissa Johal: Bed sheets.

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Ch 12. – The Multiverse Blues – Dead Shrimp Blues

Exploring a new place on your own can give you a feeling of independence and excitement. However, when that new place is an alternate dimension, and you run into people who are almost—but not quite—the same people you know back home, things can get a little dicey. In this episode of The Multiverse Blues, Jules gets to find out what impersonating themself in another life feels like. They also make a startling discovery.

Have you ever wondered what Hope, the alien singer in The Multiverse Blues looks like? I have commissioned artwork depicting her, and will be sharing it with you very soon!

https://alienbeer.podbean.com/e/ch-12-the-multiverse-blues-dead-shrimp-blues/

My latest novel, Mean Spirit, is out!

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Mean Spirit is out! The Tipsy Fairy Tales Trilogy is complete at last!

Blue SpiritRestless SpiritMean Spirit

Ten years in the making, Skye MacLeod’s story, The Tipsy Fairy Tales, is finally ready for you to read! Indianapolis gamer girl Skye and her (sort of) fairy sister Minnie were separated into individuals by supernatural trauma, and now Skye can see into the fairy world — but only if she’s been drinking. Having one foot in another world gets her into all kinds of trouble, as she struggles to protect her friends and herself from grim threats only she can perceive.

Warring fairy Lords and Ladies, trolls, goblins, and even stranger things fill Skye’s world, while her power forces her to face her own personal demons.

So come along with Skye and Minnie on their adventures in the Tipsy Fairy Tales Trilogy!

Brand new! The exciting conclusion to the Tipsy Fairy Tales!
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Alien Beer Podcast: Interview With Mariah Powell of Hobbies Include:Writing

https://alienbeer.podbean.com/e/interview-with-mariah-powell-of-hobbies-includewriting/

This week, we’ll be doing something a little different. I was invited to do a mutual interview with my fellow fiction podcaster, Mariah Powell, who is the host of Hobbies Include: Writing. It turned out our projects have a lot in common, so we decided to sit down and have a chat about what we’ve been up to, and why.

Rest assured, dear listeners, The Multiverse Blues will return next week, with a new episode, but for now, I hope you enjoy this peek behind the scenes of the Alien Beer Podcast and hopefully check out Hobbies Include: Writing.

Have you ever wondered what Hope, the alien singer in The Multiverse Blues looks like? I have commissioned artwork depicting her, and will be sharing it with you very soon!

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Alien Beer Podcast – Seelie Goose

https://alienbeer.podbean.com/e/ep-13-seelie-goose/

I wrote this story in the summer of 2014 as a submission for, and was published in, the Seventh Star Press anthology, A Chimerical World: Tales of the Seelie Court. It is a tie-in to my Tipsy Fairy Tales series, between Blue Spirit and Restless Spirit. It takes place during the time when Skye was borrowed by R.J. Sullivan for his novel, Virtual Blue. I figured since Minnie didn’t make an appearance in that book, I wanted to write about her solo adventures in Bloomington, Indiana. On her own, Minnie gets into as much trouble as Skye, but without anyone to bail her out. 

Have you ever wondered what Hope, the alien singer in The Multiverse Blues looks like? I have commissioned artwork depicting her, and will be sharing it with you very soon!

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Ch 11. – The Multiverse Blues – Honeymoon Blues

https://alienbeer.podbean.com/e/ch-11-the-multiverse-blues-honeymoon-blues/

Sometimes, you just need time to yourself, even when you’re in the best of company. In this episode of The Multiverse Blues, Jules takes a break from the crew of Hope’s Tour, venturing out to explore Delta Earth alone. Unexpected company has a way of turning up at the strangest of times. Which is why Jules finds themself visiting with someone from their past, and someone very familiar indeed. Will the call of even more adventure be too much for Jules? Listen to this episode to find out!

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Alien Beer Podcast – Stranger Danger

https://alienbeer.podbean.com/e/ep-12-stranger-danger/

The Iron Writer Challenge, 2015 Summer Solstice Preliminary Round had some really weird elements. A time clock; ice cream; a parachute; told from POV of an alien on the planet Nibiru, as the Nibiru enters our solar system. Nibiru technology is not greater or worse than Earth’s. I’ll say, it was difficult to think of ways to connect the elements, and still make a story that didn’t sound completely random. I hope you enjoy what I came up with!

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My Road Ghosts and Tipsy Fairy Tales books are back!

Road Ghosts Omnibus Edition
Road Ghosts Omnibus

My books are back and for sale again!

Click on one of these covers to see them in the Amazon Kindle Store!

The third Tipsy Fairy Tales book, Mean Spirit, should be out within a few weeks!

Paperbacks will be out later, probably in a month or three.

Blue Spirit Cover
Tipsy Fairy Tales: Blue Spirit
Tipsy Fairy Tales: Restless Spirit
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Under new management

About half of my catalog of books is currently unavailable, as I’m having to republish my books under my Silly Hat Books imprint, as part of the Speculative Fiction Guild.

My Road Ghosts and Tipsy Fairy Tales are mostly unavailable, other than paperbacks bought directly from me, or used online, and I think the audiobooks are still up, and hopefully will be as they are transferred to me.

I’m in process of redoing layout and such to get them back in at least ebook format within a week or two.

Meanwhile, my Trans-Continental series, Alien Beer anthology, and Reality Check are still available, since these are already under Silly Hat Books.

Reality Check is also free as an ebook for the next few days as well, to celebrate 6 months and 1000 downloads of my Alien Beer Podcast. Go get your copy, and maybe leave me a review if you enjoy the book?

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