Lazette Gifford
Publisher & Editor


New on the shelves!

As a writing community, we are always pleased to announce publications by site members.  Check out the Forward Motion Bookstore as well!

Book CoverHolly Lisle's
Last Girl Dancing Now Available! Barnes & Noble 


Midnight Rain -- Final Production CoverMidnight Rain
By Holly Lisle

is available at your local bookstore



Ghosts in the Snow

by Tamara Siler Jones

is available at your local bookstore.


Dog Warrior

by Wen Spencer

is available at your local bookstore.



cover for URBAN SHAMAN, from Luna Books, June 2005

Urban Shaman

by C.E. Murphy

is available at your local bookstore.


If Angel's Burn

by Lynn Viehl

is available at your local bookstore.

If Angel's Burn made it to the U.S.A. Today Best Seller List!

Lazette Gifford's 'Delicacy of Short Stories' (Vision) was reprinted in the British magazine Writer's Forum as 'Short stories are not easier to write than novels.'

She also won in the Pro Horror category for the 'Story in an hour' competition at the ConQuesT convention this year.


Gisele LeBlanc (Site Member Gisele L.) has sold her rebus story, Warm Fuzzies, to Wee Ones. It will appear, accompanied by artwork, in the Nov/Dec 2006 issue.

Mary Elizabeth Severson (Site Member DreamingArrow)'s short story, To Fly Again, was accepted by Dragonfly Spirit. It will appear in September 2005.

Justin Stanchfield's Strike of the Hammer is included in the The Best of SDO anthology, available now at or

Kathleen Laufenberg (site member katen) has a short story appearing in Aspirations Magazine put out by Mercer County Community College.

Site member Melinda has had three poems accepted for publication with Liquid Ohio, to be posted at a later date. They are: Crying for the Light, Lies, Dark Mistress. Another poem, A Life Unlived, has been accepted for publication by the webzine Sorceryscience.

Emily Horner's paper Kamishibai as Propaganda in Wartime Japan will appear in the fall 2005 issue of Storytelling, Self, Society.

Melody E. McLeish (Site Member CassidyWill)'s article Thoughts of a First-Year WOSTEP Student will appear in Jewelers Inc., a magazine local to her area.