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Author Jennifer Quail

Fantasy, Steampunk, Science Fiction, and More

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Author Jennifer Quail

Just In Case You’d Like to Buy Some Books!

While you can always check out my Amazon Author Page for books by me or featuring my stories, there are a few other options.

For Tales of the Siblings Not-So-Grim featuring my story “Storm-Spun”, besides Amazon, you can find links to other ebooks at the universal link below. For paperback copies, click the Lulu link!

Universal link – https://books2read.com/talesofsiblings

Paperbacks – http://www.lulu.com/shop/product-24352918.html

If you’d like a paperback version of Machinations and Mesmerism: Tales Inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmanit’s also available on Lulu.

If you’d like to skip Amazon and order direct (or are in the UK) for Urban Crime Short Stories, You can shop direct on Flame Tree’s website.

And please, if you read, consider dropping a review at Amazon, Goodreads, or other sites! Authors love reviews. (Well, when they’re nice. Okay, even if they’re not nice, at least you noticed us!) For example, here’s the first first Goodreads review for Tales of the Siblings Not-So-Grim!

Some News You Might Have Seen

So, I may have been using a bit of dramatic understatement in saying my “appearance” singular on Jeopardy was on Wednesday. I will be returning for Monday, December 9th’s show. Yes, I really do like puffins, traveling, and have goats. Yes, I actually do know Fenway Park is in Boston, I just cannot connect Fenway and football. Alex was doing very well when I saw him October, all things considered. He’s very nice. My competitors were all very nice people.

If you are coming here via Jeopardy instead of reading this because you saw my story in an anthology or are on the Books Go Social facebook, hi, yes, I write too! Please check out my Amazon Author Page where some recent credits include Smoking Pen Press’s Vampires, Zombies, and Ghosts Volume 1 and A Kiss and a Promise, and if you’re more into crime, I have a short procedural in Flame Tree Publishing’s Urban Crime Short Stories. 

For all things Jeopardy!, random goat and Corgi pictures, and updates on publications, you can follow my Facebook page and you can follow me on Twitter @jenniferquail. I try to live-tweet Jeopardy and otherwise sporadically post things as the mood strikes me. And if you miss a game you can always visit The Jeopardy Fan for recaps, commentary, and lots and lots of math, and J-archive for full game boards and results.

Well, This is Exciting

First, Hollow Hills Press has released Tales of the Siblings Not-So-Grimm for Kindle! This anthology includes my story “Storm-Spun” and fairy-tale-inspired stories and poems with a little more upbeat tone than is maybe trendy these days. (Seriously, did Fantasy Island need a darker, grittier reboot?)

Second, today (Wednesday, December 4th, 2019) is my Jeopardy! episode!

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Check your local listings!

So, This Happened.

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So, after many tries (four different on-line tests followed by four different in-person auditions) I made the callback! I will be appearing on Jeopardy! on December 4, 2019. (Check your local listings.)

And now, how much dark suspenseful horror can I get done before a turkey coma sets in?

The Fun of ARCs!

Nothing like opening your e-mail to see a notification that the ARC for the anthology your story is in is available! I can’t wait to see what Hollow Hills Books has done with “Storm-Spun” and what else is going to be along with it.

And it’s a good day for writing, since we’re currently going through Snowpocalypse Now here. The sun IS out, the goats are freezing, the drifts are over the Corgi’s head, but it’s a nice day to stay inside with more of my August Uncommon teas (not sure whether to fire up another cup of Golden Arrow or switch to Passage), writing Gorey-inspired suspenseful horror. Though it would be nice if the sun kind of went away for a bit to set the mood a little better. Bright sunshine’s killing the winter-isolation vibe here.

However that wasn’t a request for more snow out there. 12″ is more than enough, thanks.

Hollow Hills Press: Tales of the Siblings Not-So-Grim

Check out this upcoming release note from Hollow Hills Press! Their new anthology, Tales of the Siblings Not-So-Grim, will include my Russian-inspired short story “Storm-Spun.” I’ve been looking for a home for this one for quite some time, so I’m glad it’ll be out there (and I can start thinking about sequels and expanding.)

You can also take a look at my interview with Hollow Hills on their blog: Author Interview

Tales of the Siblings Not-So-Grim is due out November 29, 2019.

 

Nothing Gets Between Me and a Deadline!

Not even falling off the roof.

Okay, technically, falling off a ladder as it slides down, landing on my feet IN the ladder, then bouncing and landing on my back. If anyone’s wondering what I like about living in the boonies, it’s that my neighbor across the street was outside, heard me calling for help, and came over immediately. His nephew called the ambulance while my other neighbor turned up and was able to take my dog (who basically viewed it as YAY, PLAYDATE AT LEXIE’S HOUSE!)  Four hours, CT scans, and x-rays later second neighbor also came and picked me up.

Now, how this relates to deadlines: I was working on a submission for a market that has a very narrow reading window, four times a year. I had assumed I would finish it up, polish it, and I had a whole day to spare. First, my satellite internet is down. Fine, the guy is coming the next morning. Then, I fall off a ladder and lose about five hours I was going to spend tweaking, polishing, and submitting. I get home, and decide that I am not waiting until tomorrow on the assumption that the internet tech will be there right on the dot at the start of “eight to eleven.” (Good call: actual time of arrival was 10:55.) I have to go and get dinner as I was NOT feeling the cooking thing now, and I need to stock up on Tylenol and Advil, so I throw my laptop in the car.

I decide, before resorting to “sitting at McDonald’s with a laptop” to see what’s available in the grocery-store parking lot. For once, the world’s most annoying WiFi company, Xfinity, actually has something useful. Thirty minutes of free connectivity and I have one flash story submitted still with a day to spare!

For stuff that’s already been accepted and published, most without anywhere near that much drama, check out my Amazon author page. More coming soon.

And to keep yourself occupied when you’ve read all that, my friend Laurie Hicks has a story in Grumpy Old Gods, Volume 2, releasing tomorrow for Kindle!

First Review! Vampires, Zombies and Ghosts Vol 1

via Vampires, Zombies and Ghosts Vol 1

And I know whose I’m going to read next!

Vampires, Zombies, and Ghosts

No, believe it or not, my story isn’t a vampire story! It’s a ghost story, and needless to say, a wee bit of a romance, too.

Vampires, Zombies and Ghosts, Volume 1 (Read on the Run) by [Valenti, Catherine, Gienapp, Laurie Axinn, Fiorini, Lucy Ann, Long, Laird, Hinkle, Larry, Penncavage, Michael, Tomlinson, T. M., Leen, Geri, Leergaard, R. S., Howell, R. J.]

Now available for Kindle on Amazon!

Be sure to check it out. The paperback should be coming shortly.

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