Friday, September 16, 2022

Short Story & Update

 Hello, everyone! 

Just dropping by with a quick short story, inspired by a sketch from a friend. It's almost pure tooth-rotting fluff. :)  You can find this new short story, titled Will You?, here. 

For the last few months I've been hard at work playing catch up with myself. I've completed a WIP I had originally posted here, Between the Pages; I'm halfway through revamping Parking Lot Desperation; and I've heavily re-worked The Aero Club. I also have something completely new (and out of my comfort zone!) in the works. It's a fantasy-based adventure/mystery story with a romantic subplot. I'm actually quite excited about sharing it when the time comes. 

The reason for all of this? Well, I've started a Patreon! And I would love it if you chose to join me and support me over there. Right now I have two tiers: a $3 that gives access to one short story a month (similar format to Will You? that I posted here today) and a $5 tier that is basically an all-access pass that will include updates on WIPs, writing prompt exercises, and early access to all of my new/updated long form stories (like BtP, PLD, and the as yet unnamed fantasy story). 

As much as I would love to see you on my Patreon, I completely understand anyone who chooses not to. I know we're all subscribed to things up to our eyeballs these days. Also, I don't want to completely make anything inaccessible to this community -- because if it weren't for everyone here and this blog I probably wouldn't be writing at all. I'm not quite sure yet how I'll continue to contribute may just be posting little short stories (different from the ones on Patreon) and leaving my long form stories there. Or I may do like some other authors have done in the past and post previews here and have the rest accessible via Patreon. I don't know yet. But I'll certainly update this post or make/update a post on the message board when I do!

Anyway, if anyone read this far, THANK YOU! Thank you to DevoGirl, Lovis, Lee and anyone else who has worked so hard to keep this blog going through the years. Thank you to all of the amazing writers who share their stories here! And thank you to everyone who reads and follows things here for being a part of this community -- I truly love our little corner of the internet. :) 


  1. EJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cannot TELL you how excited I am to hear this - particularly Between the Pages, which a) was my very favorite for many sexy reasons and b) had SO many mysterious ends that needed tying up.

    I do have one question. I’ve never done Patreon. Does it give you the option to be anonymous? Obviously we can do anonymous emails, but the money part… not so much. (And don’t even get me started on crypto… though maybe we should start our own, called CRIPto?

    I’ll see myself out.)

    1. CRIPTO! I love it. Yes, let's definitely use this as the currency for all future transactions ;)

      On a more serious note, I'm so happy you're excited about this update! Patreon definitely has the capacity to be anonymous. Your email address is visible to a creator (so you might want to use a pseudonym/anonymous email if you want to stay private), but creators don't see anything to do with your financial info! No credit card name, PayPal account, nothing! I hope this helps answer your question. If you have any other questions, please feel free to email me at :)

  2. This is so good news, I so loved Between the Pages and was so sad that you stopped. This made my Sunday!!! I will start reading the short story now, thanks in advance!

  3. I am SO glad to have you publishing somewhere! Already signed up to your patreon because, as you probably know, I'd read absolutely anything you write. It's awesome that you've been writing and re-writing, I'm really excited about Between the Pages (and everything else). I'm trying to figure out how everything works, as it's my first time using the platform. And please, do keep sharing a little bit around here. This website could use some action... (says me, editing a single chapter for about a month). But yeah! I'm excited about this! :D

    1. Thank you so much, Catarina!

      Haha. We've all been stuck in editing limbo before.

  4. I have read parking lot desperation 10 times....and I loved loved love between the pages. I hope so you publish something here....