I’m excited to announce my next release: Elements of Untethered Realms. Get ready for incredible stories, and a whole lot of them.
Coming this fall!
Enter our realms where the stories are as varied and rich as the types of soil on this and other planets. Enchanted forests are knotted with roots and vines. Dreaded paths take us through
Meet hot robots, hungry winds, and the goddess of chaos. Explore alien lands, purgatorial
realms, and a shocking place where people bury the living with their dead.
Meet paranormal detectives, imprisoned dragons, dark demons, cursed jewels, and handsome prophets. Explore shifting worlds trapped in mirrors and a disturbing future where a president aims to rid the world of Otherkind.
A haunted journey on a riverboat, water sprites borne of pennies, preternatural creatures, ancient serpents, and the Lady of the Lake lurk in dark waters.
From USA Today and popular science fiction and fantasy authors comes Elements of Untethered Realms, a supernatural compilation of the anthologies Twisted Earths, Mayhem in the Air, Ghosts of Fire, and Spirits in the Water. These forty thrilling tales feature authors Angela Brown, Jeff Chapman, Cathrina Constantine, Julie Flanders, River Fairchild, Gwen Gardner, M. Gerrick, Misha Gerrick, Meradeth Houston, Grame Ing, Simon Kewin, M. Pax, Christine Rains, Cherie Reich, and Catherine Stine
The M. Pax Dimension
Anthony Bourdain’s death really upset me last week. He gifted us with so much and touched so many lives. His way of introducing us to other cultures and countries is something we desperately need more of. We need to be open and loving and accepting. We need to love our lives and be thankful, so very thankful, for what we have. It doesn’t matter that someone has better. Many people don’t have it at all, and we forget too easily.
I’ve wrestled with the big D myself and understand the complexity of the thoughts and moods swirling through a soul and mind. I consider myself fortunate that I found my way out. And I’m happy I’ve reached a place where I don’t care what anyone else thinks of me or my lifestyle. The only opinion that matters is my own, and if I’m too ignorant and shallow to embrace the gifts I have, then that’s a waste.
I have a family reunion coming up, which is bittersweet. In my immediate family, there are two empty seats. My brother and brother-in-law should be there. Granted, they will be in spirit. We’ll all be thinking of them and all the occasions spent together in laughter. My family always finds a way to laugh. It’s a great thing. It really is.
I intend to visit my brother’s grave. Actually, I need to. It was such a shock when he passed, I don’t feel like I said goodbye properly. Three years later and I’m still trying to process my feelings. He was a special person. He was so kind and had the biggest, most generous heart. Every time “Uptown Girl” comes on the radio (I confess I listen to the oldies station), I cry. I remember dancing with him and our dog to the MTV video, because the dog really loved the song.
Anyway, we just never know what’s next. We really don’t. So don’t waste your day in hate and meanness and in being resentful for what you don’t have. It’s a waste. A total waste. I’m sure almost every dead person would tell us that vary thing.
Onto other things…
Deadpool was awesome and a lot of fun. Really, really, really looking forward to Jurassic World later this month.
I was supposed to star guide last Friday, but we were snowed out. Today it’s 84. Go figure.
Meeting one of my earliest fans this evening. How fun!
Writing is going slow. Finding time during the work week isn’t easy, which pretty much relegates me to a weekend writer, and sometimes I like to do other things. Plus, I’m working on finishing a book for a friend of mine who passed away over the winter. I promised to publish his last book. Why? Because it’s the best tribute I can think of to give to a fellow writer. He was an awesome person who went through some really hard times, but he never lost his spark of a spirit.
I’m still working on Space Trash. I was stressing about not starting on the next Backworlds yet, but decided it’s okay. Things will get done when they get done. I love writing and I look forward to it every weekend, but I also need time with the husband, time exploring, and just general down time.