Two New Science Fiction Stories

If you like short science fiction, you’re in luck! I’ve got two new stories out for the Kindle this month.

Life has been crazy-busy with Cracked! A Magic iPhone Story and organizing TWO boxed sets. Still, here’s some cool stuff for readers who love SF.

Two New Short Stories

If you can’t read the fine print in your browser of choice, here’s what it says:
Maintaining a Free Mars
When The Machine that runs a Martian colony is knocked out of commission, the city’s Maintenance Department must fix it… before everyone dies. They jostle elbows with their alternate selves.

Prophesy Murder

A New York detective discovers the dead body of her old Army mentor, and the corpse is covered in divination predictions. The longer she works the case, the more otherworldly her suspects become.

New Stories


I’ve been telling you for weeks that I’d have a Kickstarter for Cracked! A Magic iPhone Story, and here it is. Would you believe it’s a STAFF PICK? The first 30 seconds of the video are from the beginning of the novel, as read by Jon of ManyATrueNerd (because his voice is cooler than mine;…

Videoblog – Cracked! A Magic iPhone Story Sample

In my second ever video blog, I read a sample from my upcoming novel, Cracked! A Magic iPhone Story. So far, I only have one more of these videos planned, so let me know if you think I should continue. Enjoy the video.

Videoblog – Behind the Novel

In my very first video blog ever, I discuss the background for my upcoming novel, Cracked! A Magic iPhone Story, and the Kickstarter I plan to launch for it. I’m planning to do three video blogs as an experiment in the medium. So please let me know if you think they’re worthwhile. Enjoy the video!

Challenge Completed! Sneak peak at Goodwin’s Road.

Every year, I manage to set a ridiculously oversized goal for my Clarion West Write-a-thon project. And every year, I somehow manage it in between bouts of self-doubt and stress shopping. (Also every year, I resolve that I won’t do this again next time. This resolution, obviously, fails.) This year, my goal was to finish…

These Convergent Stars Free Till Sunday

Today through Sunday (27 July 2014), These Convergent Stars is free on the Kindle platform. No matter what country you’re in. If you don’t have a copy yet, and you’re into Terran shapeshifters causing semi-humorous trouble for their alien doppelgangers, now would be a great time to grab one. And to tell your friends. And…

Clarion West Write-a-thon. Again.

For the third year in the row, I’m participating in the Clarion West Write-a-thon. Hence, this blog will probably be about that for the next six weeks. Background – What is Clarion West? Clarion West is a six week intensive course for science fiction and fantasy writers. It’s held in Seattle yearly and boasts some…

Writing Process Blog Tour

Today, I’m participating in the “My Writing Process” blog tour. This tour is all about upcoming work and why the writer is working on it. You can thank Caren Gussoff – an over-intellectual, hyper-ambitious dilettante Didikai living in Seattle, WA who writes speculative and literary fiction — for inviting me to be a part of…

Get Your Copy! Queen & Commander Sequel Now In Stores

The Hive is back in the second Hive Queen novel, Hive & Heist. You can buy an ebook in any of the major stores or on this very website. A space station caper! Is it really stealing when you take back what’s yours? Exhausted and broke, Rhiannon’s Hive limps into John Wayne Station on the…

Book Quote Thingies!

Everyone’s making awesome book quote thingies these days, so I made a few for Hive & Heist. Feel free to share them, or to make your own. Note: I’ve been holding off on telling you all it’s available until it’s in all the major stores, but you can currently pick up a copy on this…

Janine A. Southard is a Writer & Editor for narrative projects. She's a proven talent when it comes to mimicking voices and crafting content for videogames, articles, & fiction.