Today I have the pleasure of helping reveal the cover for a YA fantasy, The Hundredth Queen, written by my talented agency sister, Emily R. King. This is a gorgeous cover, and I can’t wait to read the book when it releases! Now, without further adieu… *drumroll* ……………….. ……………… ……………. ………….. !!!! About the book As an orphan ward of the Sisterhood, eighteen-year-old Kalinda is destined for nothing more than a life of seclusion and prayer. Plagued by fevers, she’s an unlikely candidate for even a servant’s position, let alone a courtesan or wife. Her sole dream is to continue living in peace in the Sisterhood’sRead More →

Here we are, folks. You, me, the end of the world. I mean, the end of December. (God, I hope I only mean December, although after the year we’ve been having, who knows, right?) Ahaha, nothing like a little dark humor to start off this eligibility post and keep the existential dread of the future away, amirite? Moving on… While many terrible and unexpected things happened during 2016, some amazing things happened as well. I finally accomplished my dream of becoming a published author, debuting with my adult science fiction novel, Machinations, which Amazon has selected as a Best Sci-fi & Fantasy Book of 2016. Its sequel, Counterpart, wasRead More →

I’m delighted today to be hosting another cover reveal for an awesome debut author—my good friend and fellow Pitch Wars mentor, Kellye Garrett! Check out the cover below! About the book: Dayna Anderson doesn’t set out to solve a murder. All the semi-famous, mega-broke black actress wants is to help her parents keep their house. After witnessing a deadly hit-and-run, she figures pursuing the fifteen-grand reward isn’t the craziest thing a Hollywood actress has done for some cash. But what starts as simply trying to remember a speeding car soon blossoms into a full-on investigation. As Dayna digs deeper into the victim’s life, she wantsRead More →

In all the excitement of Counterpart‘s release this past Tuesday, I forgot to officially announce it here! So, yes! Not only is the sequel to Machinations available now from all major e-retailers, but it was also selected for Amazon’s Best Sci-fi & Fantasy Books of the Month for October! The high-intensity sci-fi thriller series that began with Machinations continues as reincarnated insurgent Rhona Long faces off against the one enemy she can’t outwit: her own clone. The machines believed their extermination of the human race would be over as quickly as it began. They were wrong. As the war against extinction intensifies, people are beginning to gain the upper hand. CommanderRead More →

Today I have the pleasure of announcing the release of my debut science fiction novel, Machinations! Read below to find out more about the story, see what fellow SFF authors are saying about the book, and then purchase your copy at the e-retailer of your choice! Only $2.99! Don’t miss out on this exciting near-future tale of identity and resistance, set in Alaska! Also, there are ROBOTS. I mentioned that, right? Perfect for fans of Robopocalypse, this action-packed science-fiction debut introduces a chilling future and an unforgettable heroine with a powerful role to play in the battle for humanity’s survival. The machines have risen, but not out of malice.Read More →

Greetings! I’m Hayley, and I suspect you’re here to learn what I’m mentoring for Pitch Wars this year. Yes? Good. Well, come on in, make yourself comfortable… WHOA, NOT THAT COMFORTABLE Nahhh, I’m just kidding. You do you, potential mentee. You do you. Anyway… Welcome to Pitch Wars 2016! All jokes aside, I’m thrilled to be back again this year as a mentor! For a little history of my participation in the contest, I was an alternate mentee in 2014, and volunteered as a mentor in 2015. Both were wonderful, humbling experiences, and I hope to pass on both my editorial wisdom and industry knowledge to my future mentee. Could that person be you?Read More →

Today, I have the pleasure of sharing with you the cover for an upcoming sci-fi novella, Murder in the Generative Kitchen, that in addition to having a sick title, also has one of the coolest premises I’ve come across in a while. So now, without further adieu… *drumroll please* Ta da! About the book With the Vacation Jury Duty system, jurors can lounge on a comfortable beach while watching the trial via virtual reality. Julio is loving the beach, as well as the views of a curvy fellow juror with a rainbow-lacquered skin modification who seems to be the exact opposite of his recent ex-girlfriend backRead More →

To celebrate the recent release of Sara Dobie Bauer’s Bite Somebody, I have the pleasure of hosting her today on the blog! She’s here to talk a bit about her publication journey. Take it away, Sara! How Bite Somebody went from dream to reality By Sara Dobie Bauer The easiest part of getting published is writing the book. People never believe me when I say that. My novel, Bite Somebody, finally (finally) came out June 21, 2016. I started writing the first draft May 25, 2014. I completed the first draft in 41 days. Please don’t think that’s normal. It’s not normal. I was on some sortRead More →

To celebrate the recent Nebulas, where women swept the awards, I’m running a giveaway where one lucky entrant will win the following: A paperback copy of Uprooted by Naomi Novik; A paperback copy of Binti by Nnedi Okorafor; An e-book of Machinations by Hayley Stone (delivered upon release, July 26th, 2016) One e-book of their choice (must be a female author of science fiction or fantasy)    Entry is simple! Sign up to the Rafflecopter below through Facebook or by entering your email, and follow the entry instructions. Note: if you no longer use the email address tied to your FB, you will most likely never seeRead More →

Today, I’m so excited to be sharing the cover for an adult fantasy by one of my writing besties, Charlie N. Holmberg! I’m absolutely in love with this cover, y’all. You may be familiar with Charlie’s other books, such as her bestselling The Paper Magician series, and if you’re not—then go read them! They’re totally charming. And now, without further adieu… here’s the GORGEOUS cover for: Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet The peculiar tale of an enchanted baker who creates fairy tales’ darkest and most magical confections… About the book Maire is a baker with an extraordinary gift: she can infuse her treats with emotions and abilities,Read More →