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Holiday Spectacular: The Case of the Disappearing Gingerbread City

I have the great pleasure to have a story in WMG Publishing’s Holiday Spectacular again this year. This time, it’s a mystery, albeit a weird one (which is why the editor, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, placed it in the A Weird Holiday Season anthology).

I’m allowed to share the story for free for one week after its appearance in the calendar, so here it is, for you enjoyment!

If you want to read all the stories of the calendar (and why wouldn’t you? 38 wonderful holiday stories!), you can still sign up right here. They’ll catch you up on all the stories that have already been published.

The inhabitants of Bergen, Norway take their gingerbread constructions very seriously, especially when it comes to their beloved pre-Christmas Gingerbread City. When calamity struck the sweet sculptures in 2009, a literal witch hunt spread throughout the country as they searched for the culprit.

Years later, police officer Ingelin receives a pre-dawn call, informing her somebody stole the train station, part of the docks, and the Eiffel Tower.

Fearing a repeat of 2009, Officer Ingelin knows she must solve the case before the media catches the story — even if it means treating the investigation like a serial killer manhunt.

Missed the Story?

There’s still time to sign up for the entire calendar (they have a catch-up sequence). Then the story will be available when the entire anthology comes out next summer!

Remember, if you want to try out one of my Ghost Detective stories, you can get the first one for free through my newsletter!


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Halloween Spectacular: Free Ghost Detective story

I have the great pleasure of having a story in the 2021 Halloween Spectacular. The deal is you get one short story per day, right in your inbox, over a week around Halloween.


On the Day of the Dead, families decorate the cemetery’s tombstones with chrysanthemums of all colors according to French tradition.

Even amid the rainbow of petals, one grave stands out. The last resting place of the young man who died six months ago. His mother brings him roses, while lamenting that her son’s “not there.”

As the resident ghosts, Robert and Clothilde can indeed confirm his absence in the afterlife — but it may not be for the usual reasons.

Missed the story?

I could only leave the story up for free for a few days, but not to worry, you can get the whole Halloween Spectacular anthology, starting November 4th.


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Stories in Three Anthologies

This is a big month for me, short story wise. The second of my Ghost Detective short stories is published in Pulphouse Fiction Magazine issue #11, and I have two time travel stories in two different Cave Creek anthologies. So awesome!

I have upwards of ten Ghost Detective stories waiting their turn to appear in Pulphouse. I’m thrilled to find myself in volumes with such excellent writers.

Lost Friends is the second Ghost Detective story, and it’s one of my all time personal favorites. If you want to check out the magazine, you can find all the relevant links here.

Or you can wait until I publish the story individually in a few months.

Now, Cave Creek, is something brand new. Dean Wesley Smith has created a shared world, set in a made-up town called Cave Creek, Nevada.

Weird stuff happens in Cave Creek. It’s western and weird and time travel. And excellent storytelling.

Somehow, I managed to get not one, but two stories in there. There are three anthologies; one set in the past, one the present, and one the future. My stories are in the past and present volumes. But feel free to pick up all three!

You can find Moneyline Secrets in the “present” anthology: Open Ended Threat. And Family Secrets in the “past” anthology: Bitter Mountain Moonlight.

That’s a whole lot of weird stories. I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I did!


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Une histoire en français !

Pour tous ceux qui m’ont demandé : “Alors, c’est pour quand la traduction en français de tes histoires ?” Eh ben, maintenant, apparemment.

Grâce à un beau-père et un conjoint très motivés, une de mes nouvelles est désormais traduite en français et publiée. Si vous trouvez des erreurs de français sur cette page, ne vous inquiétez pas, ce n’est pas représentatif du niveau de la traduction. Mes deux traducteurs ont fait le plus gros du boulot, en s’assurant que le français tienne la route, puis j’ai fait une dernière vérification pour m’assurer que l’histoire était bien fidèle à l’original.

Ne vous attendez pas à voir tous mes livres traduits – cela demande beaucoup de boulot – mais un certain nombre de nouvelles devront voir le jour au fil du temps.

Quelle est cette histoire qui se lance en premier ? Elle s’appelle La magie du partage. La version anglaise faisait partie du Holiday Spectacular 2020 de WMG Publishing, un calendrier de l’avent d’histoires qui courait de Thanksgiving au Nouvel An. J’ai eu droit au jour de Noël !

N’hésitez pas à me dire ce que vous en pensez !

La magie du partage

Au fond de la campagne norvégienne, dans le froid, une famille de nisse regarde la famille de la ferme célébrer Noël, avec nourriture traditionnelle et cadeaux, comme il se doit.

Ils attendent, sans réel espoir, leur tour.

Ils n’ont pas besoin de nourriture pour survivre ou de cadeaux pour être heureux. Ils ont besoin qu’on croie en eux.

La Magie du Partage est un conte d’espoir et de partage, porridge et luge inclus !


J’ai également fait évoluer ma newsletter. Il est désormais possible de s’inscrire et ne recevoir que les mises à jour en français. La fréquence ne sera pas du tout la même qu’en anglais, mais si vous êtes allergiques à l’anglais, sachez que l’option existe.

Sur ce, je vous laisse. J’ai la vérification d’une autre nouvelle traduite à faire !

(Vous avez vu ? Quasiment tout le site est traduit en français !)


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Free Story: The Magic of Sharing

This year, I’m lucky enough to have a story in WMG’s Holiday Spectacular. Basically, it’s an advent calendar, with a story a day. Some are part of the Mysterious Christmas anthology, some are in the Sweet Holidays anthology, and some are in Fantastic Christmas.

And today, it’s my turn, with my story The Magic of Sharing. The story will be available for free here for one week. It’s still possible to pick up all 37 stories of the calendar at WMG!

This story is part of the Fantastic Christmas anthology. I took at trip home to Norway during the holiday season, and paid a visit to the nisser.

Missed the Story?

This story was only available for one week. No panic, though! You can still get it, either through the WMG Fantastic Christmas collection when it will be available, or when I publish it myself once I get the rights back.

If you want another free story, you can head over and sign up for my newsletter, where you can download The Red Brick Haze. I’m warning you, though: that story is nothing like this one…

Happy Holidays!


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A Second Chance: A Holiday Short Story

One more holiday story before the end of the year. This is more of a post-holiday story, really, but I think it still fits in December.

I wrote this ages ago but never got around to publishing it – and I don’t even know why! Better late than never, right?


A Second Chance

The Christmas tree stands at the very center of the action during the holidays. It lights the way through the dark, guards the gifts, brings joy.

But once the holidays end and the needles fall, the owners kick the trees to the curb. Quite literally.

Which is where I find them.

I listen to their stories, good or bad. And help them transition into the next phase of their existence.

A Second Chance is a fantasy post-Christmas story about letting go of the past and finding new beginnings.


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Morbier Impossible: A Holiday Short Story

It’s December! Time for holiday stories!

I had so much fun writing this one. Mice in parachutes! A dangerous cat. A platter full of mythical cheese. What’s not to love?

Morbier Impossible

What risks will you take for the perfect bounty?

Mice have no business jumping in parachutes, you say?

I couldn’t agree more.

And yet, here I am, about to throw myself into the void with nothing but a piece of cloth tied to my back.

But at the other end, if we succeed on this suicidal mission? The mythical Christmas cheese platter with its deliciously creamy Morbier.

Join the adventure as our hero faces his fears in his quest to put his paws on the perfect Christmas dinner.


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Cold Blue Eternity: A Mystery Short Story

Blog Post Cold Blue Eternity

Another short story is out! This one’s mostly mystery, set in the French Alps, but with a fantasy element.

Cold Blue Eternity

Cold Blue Eternity

In a tiny village perched at the foot of a great glacier in the French Alps, a specific brand of crazy haunts its inhabitants.

An old lady bakes poisoned cookies. A man robs the bank every time he sets foot inside the doors. A woman tries to murder her husband whenever he cooks.

All manageable.

Until now.

Old legends. Repeating crimes. A melting glacier. Cold Blue Eternity takes the search for answers right into the belly of the beast.


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Just Desserts: A Ghost Detective Short Story

Finally, I’ve published the first of my Ghost Detective stories. I’ve been working with these characters for two years, so I’m really happy to finally share it with you.

This is just the first of many Ghost Detective short stories. You’ll be able to follow Robert and Clothilde for some time into the future! Most of the stories will first be published in Pulphouse Magazine, before becoming available here.

This first story, Just Desserts, was in issue #9 of Pulphouse, happily sitting alongside lots of awesome stories.

Just Desserts

Just Desserts

A Ghost Detective Short Story

Book 1

The screams reverberate through our cemetery as soon as the casket exits the church, with its large group of mourners in tow.

A new arrival.

Not everyone graciously comes to terms with suddenly dying and becoming a ghost. Hardly any of us, actually.

Especially when the person who killed us still walks free.


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Hidden Horrors: A Mystery Short Story

When I started writing this story, I knew – sort of – where I wanted it to go. A woman is meditating and then it takes her somewhere else. It was going to be fantasy, probably, something funny.

Yeah, no, not so much.

The story went somewhere else and I did nothing but follow along for the ride. This story’s a doozy. Creeped myself out, honestly.

Hidden Horrors

Sometimes our mind lets go of memories because it considers them insignificant. 

Sometimes it buries them deep, to protect us. 

But at some point, we’re ready to face our greatest fears, and the memories resurface.