Friday, December 15, 2017

Tule Fog Tales, Issue One

From my #60DayChallenge this fall, I wrote 30 stories. Not all of them were publish-worthy, but a number of them I was quite happy with.

So in 2018 I thought I'd put five or six stories in a bundle every few months (maybe four or five collections) and tie them together along some loose common theme.

In this first issue of Tule Fog Tales (might as well give this project a name!), I've gathered six short stories that skim the border of wonder and hope. Stories include:

+ Teenage Mutant Ninja Nobody
+ Making Worf Proud
+ Memory Dish
+ An Astral Advent (free below!)
+ Casting a Vampire
+ Tucker & Mr. Chilly

All told, about 50 pages of some good reading. ;) You can find purchase links to the ebook here where you can choose what distributor and format you want (example - BandN, Kobo, Apple, Amazon). If all the links aren't up yet, they will be soon.

To celebrate the launch of this new project - and seeing it's the Advent/Christmas season - I'd like to give you "An Astral Advent" as a gift. (Available free here through Christmas.) If you like it and want more, well, you know where to find the other stories. :)

You can also subscribe to my newsletter at and I'll send you another free ebook! How cool is that?

If you're wondering what Tule Fog refers to, here's the opening from Wiki: Tule fog /ˈtuːliː/ is a thick ground fog that settles in the San Joaquin Valley in California. Tule fog forms from late fall through early spring (California's rainy season). This phenomenon is named after the tule grass wetlands (tulares) of the Central Valley.

BTW, it is so thick (not like the fog you are familiar with) that it is the leading cause of weather-related accidents in California. I'm actually from Tulare, which is named after the grassy wetlands originally occupied by the Tule Indians from centuries ago.

So now you know. Happy reading!

(Note: The image used in the cover design is from, christmas-2871064_1920 by geralt, and is free for commercial use, license granted by CC0 Creative Commons.)