Story Quest Short Story Contest

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I just found out that I got second place in the most recent Story Quest Short Story Contest! My story “Of Dreaming and Destiny” will be available in a future issue of SQ Magazine.

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New Story Available!

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My story “Perfection is Not Required” is now available!

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New Story Available!

The Colored Lens Winter 2017

My story “Fox-Woman” is available in the latest issue of The Colored Lens!

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2016 Year in Review

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This has been a hard year for a lot of people for a lot of reasons. I wish I could say that I’m an exception, but that would not be strictly honest. Still, I’m trying to focus on the positives.

I published Moving Forward: A Novella of Life After Zombies in March. It’s received some good reviews.

Left-Hand Gods came out in July, about a week after it was scheduled to. I don’t want to get into all of the issues and things that went on, but let’s just say that in this case, the reality of having a novel published doesn’t really live up to all of the hopes that I’d pinned on it for most of my life.

It’s been discouraging.

That’s not to say that there haven’t been good things–I do love the cover, and it’s received positive reviews and support from lots of people. I’m proud of the book that I wrote. I just wish… well, what I wish doesn’t really matter, now.

I had eight short stories published and ten accepted this year. I sent out 151 submissions. I did not write as much as I should have.

I edited Triangulation: Beneath the Surface. It was my last year working on Triangulation, and overall I’m happy with how it turned out. I should have done more to promote it, but it was coming out at the same time as my novel, and I got Lyme disease this summer on top of all of that, so I ended up dropping a few balls.

I went to WorldCon, which really underscored just how not great I am at networking and everything that goes along with it. It’s something that I know that I need to be better at. But I hate it. I hate it so much. I know I need to get over that and get better at it, but it’s a struggle.

I did get Lasik done this year, and that has been pretty great. It’s weird just how quickly I got used to not having to wear glasses after wearing them for so long.

My cat and my husband are both healthy. Paul’s game, It’s Element-ary! was nominated for an ENnie Award this year, which was pretty awesome.

Things at my day job are rolling along. I finally got a promotion this year, which has been pretty great. I got my massage license renewed without any issues. I’m still enjoying owning a house.

2016 hasn’t been great, and I’m not sad to see it go. But overall, life isn’t bad, and the only thing to do is keep moving forward.

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A Reading and a Giveaway!

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I will be reading selections from Left-Hand Gods and Moving Forward at 5PM on Saturday October 8th at Rickert and Beagle Books! Copies will be available for purchase, and I’ll also be more than happy to sign copies! I’m also planning on bringing cookies. You can check out more details about the reading here!

I’m also doing a Goodreads Giveaway for two copies of Left-Hand Gods!

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Author Interview!

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The Colored Lens is one of my favorite magazines, and they have an author interview with me in their Summer 2016 issue. You should totally check them out–you won’t regret it.

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New Stories Available!

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I had two new stories published this month. You can find “The Witch House” online at Swords and Sorcery Magazine. You can also check out a reprint of my story “Three Grams” in Speculative Story Bites.

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Left-Hand Gods

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My novel, Left-Hand Gods, is now available in both print and ebook formats.

It’s strange how it still doesn’t feel quite real. I’ve been dreaming of having a novel published for as long as I can remember, and now it’s happened. It’s… well, it’s overwhelming, honestly. And amazing. And now, I just hope that people will read it and love it, because that’s really the whole point.

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Review of Moving Forward!

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Moving Forward has been reviewed at On Starships and Dragonwings, and she had some super nice things to say! Check out the review! If you don’t have your own copy of the novella yet, be sure to snag one! If you do, more reviews are always appreciated!

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Moving Forward Giveaway!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Moving Forward by Jamie Lackey

Moving Forward

by Jamie Lackey

Giveaway ends March 31, 2016.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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