“Astronomical Odds” is Out!

The “Astronomical Odds” Spring 2014 anthology from Third Flatiron Publishing is out!

It is available at Smashwords in .epub, .mobi, and . lrf formats. and at Amazon in .mobi (Kindle) format. The Amazon link will also include a paperback format at some point in the near future.

A synopsis provided by the Juliana Rew, the editor at Third Flatiron:
oddsrough250Third Flatiron Anthologies presents “Astronomical Odds,” a fresh selection of short SF/Fantasy/Horror/Humor stories with a mathematical twist. New and established speculative fiction authors include Ken Altabef, Michelle Ann King, Edoardo Albert, John A. McColley, Jennifer R. Povey, James Aquilone, Martin Clark, Iain Ishbel, Garry McNulty, Nick Slosser, Benjamin T. Smith, Susan Nance Carhart, and Adele Gardner. Edited by Juliana Rew.

What are the chances of getting away with murder? Or of getting back that letter the Post Office lost?

Stranded in space and time? Odds of survival may be tiny, but you may luck out and find a friendly planet–or maybe not.

Stuck in a dead end life? Having a “perfect” baby or spouse is usually a crapshoot, but maybe an adjustment can be made–for a price.


I’m looking forward to reading the other great stories in there. If you’ve read it and have a comment on the other stories or my own (“Lost in the Mail”), please leave a comment! I would love to hear what you have to say.


“Astronomical Odds” Cover Revealed

oddsrough250Third Flatiron Publishing‘s Spring 2014 anthology titled “Astronomical Odds” has its cover art finalized, as well as the author story list.  My fantasy short story “Lost in the Mail” will be included in it along with twelve other stories of science fiction and fantasy mayhem and epicness.  I’m looking forward to reading the other stories, and I hope you’ll enjoy it as well!

If you’re wondering what “Lost in the Mail” is about, I’ll give you this much: it involves a magician, two pieces of critical mail he has to send out, and a postal service with a bureaucracy greater and more complex than any spell.

The anthology comes out on March 15th, so look forward to it!

“Lost in the Mail” Deemed Acceptable

The fantasy short story “Lost in the Mail” has been deemed acceptable for printing in the Third Flatiron Publishing March 2014 issue.  The theme is anything involving “Astronomical Odds” and “Lost in the Mail” fit the bill, apparently.

It’s a short story about a summoner who is at risk of losing his license to practice and his new workshop due to some mail of his becoming lost in transit.  For anyone who’s ever had issues with the post office or any bureaucracy, this is for you!  It is based on a true story, minus the involvement of magic.