Merry Christmas from the Heartbreakers and Other Stories

My collection!

I have finally gathered my dozen Christmas short stories into a collection, and have published them via ebook! Fans of Escape Pod’s holiday stories, of which i’ve been part for years, will hopefully appreciate this collect, as it comes with seven I’ve published through them, and five that have only been read by people who donated to the EP fundraiser last holiday season. You can find

  • Merry Christmas from the Heartbreakers (obviously!)
  • Santa in My Pocket
  • Zuzu’s Bell
  • 750,000 of Your Friends Like This
  • Citytalkers
  • As Solitary as an Oyster
  • MESSAGE REDACTED (which is based on Jonathan Coulton’s song “Chiron Beta Prime“)

and several others. If you want to ask “Is XXX in there?” It probably is, as I’ve left nothing out.

You can buy directly from me, epub and mobi for the cost of a caloric bomb of a Gingerbread Latte from Starbucks ($3.99).





(Note, I am no longer using the site I was using before. This is paypal –> download page. No waiting!)

You can also buy from the Kindle store.

I’m a big fan of Christmas and loved writing these, and hope you love reading them!

(Thanks to my buddy Matt Wallace for the intro to UploadNSell, which will take the money, distribute the files, and not charge a dime. Matt has used it for his awesome book launch, The Failed Cities (definitive edition), which everyone should buy right after they shop here.)

ISBW #265 – Interview with Jared Axelrod

Another belated show, this time an interview with Jared Axelrod, author of The Battle of Blood and Ink!

Hey! It’s Day 2 of NaNoWriMo! You should be 3332 words in! (I’m a tad bit behind, eep!)

New at Escape Pod: Sprintime for Deathtraps

We have a fun story this week at Escape Pod about deathtraps, in a series that has been popular to our listeners. I heartily recommend it!

Springtime for Deathtraps
By
Marjorie James
Read by Dr. John Cmar
Discuss on our forums.
An Escape Pod Original!
All stories by Marjorie James — including EP007– The Trouble With Death Traps and EP224– The Ghost In The Death Trap.
All stories read by John Cmar
Rated 13 and up for language

Springtime for Deathtraps
By Marjorie James

The building sat in a small clearing in the jungle, its stone walls radiating solidity and the midday heat. Giant statues of warrior-gods crushing skulls beneath their feet flanked the doorway. Xnab looked from the ornately carved keyhole to his customer and back again.

“And the key is where, exactly?” he asked.

“In the treasure chamber,” the big man said in a small voice. “We had just finished putting everything away and, well, it had been a long day. I think I must have put the key down on the altar or something. The problem is, the place locks automatically, and our entire fortune is in there. We had a few locksmiths out to work on it, but they didn’t get very far.”

Xnab nodded. He had already noticed the blood spatter around the keyhole.

“So that’s why we called you. Everyone said that if anybody could get in there, it would be you.”

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Fabulist Update

Hey all you Ink Splattered Fabulists!

I’m currently working on a spreadsheet to put all y’all in there nice and cozy, then I’ll be emailing you some information on how we’re going to continue. And don’t worry. We ARE continuing. It may not be pretty, but it’ll happen. Watch your email box.

ISBW #264 – Feedback – I HAVE RETURNED

photo by motyka_sfa – BY NC

I’ve returned with a feedback show I recorded in September before my online world fell apart. I’ll have another one for you tomorrow!

I’m also doing NaNoWriMo, and am working on a blog post, but the site is down (as it is every Nov. 1) so that might not go up till tomorrow. Still! Wordcount for today needs to be 1667! Get to it!)