If You’ve Found This Blog…

…you’re probably looking for my writing. Here’s where you can find it!

The April A-Z Challenge can be found on my Dreamwidth Blog.

My Dreamwidth Blog holds most of my day-to-day writing, as well as, currently, Inner Circle (see below).  Prompts such as 3 Word Wednesday Blogging A-Z  go there.

Inner Circle, a webserial set in a far-post-apoc magical world: Getting to the Inner Circle can take a lifetime – or cost you your life.

Edally Academy is my  second current webserial, a steampunk boarding school.  All Tairiekie wants is to be better at school than her parents were.  Will the Academy cooperate?

Addergoole and Addergoole: Year 9 are the serials I’m best known for; both are complete, but a rewritten e-book for Addergoole Book One should be coming out soon.

The (Fictional) Apocalypse is being live-blogged on DreamwidthTumblr, and Twitter.

I’ve been published in Shifting Hearts, a therian anthology, and in Kazka Press, & EMG-Zine, both webzines.

And you can talk to me on Twitter and Tumblror find me on Patreon.

Open for Commissions

Guys, I have 1200 words of commissions on my to-write plan for this month, and no commissions to write!

(and we all know I like to stick to the plan, don’t we…)

Every have something you really wanted to see me write?

Or something left you saying “More, Please!”

Now’s the time!

My commission rate is 2¢/word, with a minimum commission of $4/200 words.

There’s normally a discount over $20 to $5/300 words or 5/3¢ ($0.01667) a word, which means that a $20 commission will get you the 1200 words mentioned in my target goal.

If you commission all 1200 words in my to-write, I’ll cut you a small discount and give you 1200 words for $18. That’s $0.015/word!

Got an idea? Leave a comment here or e-mail me at thornealder/gmail.
Got some money? Here’s the Paypal link :-)

200-word Commission Slots Open:

Distributing Self-Pub books via Little Free Libraries and the like?

I was thinking the other day (while passing the Friends of the Library book sale building), that many people advise getting your book out there by donating it to libraries, which is problematic – library donations often just end up at book sales like that (and then sometimes in dumpsters from there); libraries have limited space and the books they keep on their shelves are curated, and so on. There is a five-post guest article on this in my archives – http://aldersprig.dreamwidth.org/tag/info:+library and scroll down a couple posts – by [livejournal.com profile] eseme.


Little Free Libraries have none of that, including a budget. If you had a map of their libraries in your area and a stack of your books, you could seed them throughout the area. Road trip and slide ’em in on the way. Like very map-based suburban/urban geocaching? “Oh, we’re going to be in boston, let’s check out their little free libraries while we’re there.”

…I need a book to drop off at the local LFL.

originally posted at http://aldersprig.dreamwidth.org/1005124.html.  

Read me! Two new anthologies out!

Dark fantasy in a rust belt noir setting. Cheerful monster hunters dealing with family problems. These two stories could not be more different – except that I wrote them both.

Another body goes missing. A cop seeks an ancient story.

It’s one thing telling your family you’re a couple. It’s another one telling them you hunt monsters.

And the supernatural creeps in to even the most mundane situations…

Read Lifeblood of the City, now in Bloodlines, and We Wish You a Merry Christmas, now in Do You Feel What I Feel. I hope you enjoy them!

Patreon Posts in June & July


June was a busy month for Patreon! The theme was “Love Stories”; I also did a bit of catching up on old obligations!

Stranded World
A Tangled Knot – a story of tangling (Free story)

Love Stories
Ashes and Love – a tale of enduring love
The Warlord’s Cat – like a cat loves its human (Free story)
Five Locks – forbidden love

Tír na Cali
Leaving the Land of the Free – and wanted to be a slave
Fox Hunt – with a 2-legged “fox”
Sale Price – on a slave, no returns (Free story)



July’s Patreon Theme was “More, Please;” the prompt call covered anything my $5 readers would like to see continued.

A Rescue in Kind, a story of Daxton-and-Esha continued
The Hunt Continues, a story of fox hunting in Tir na Cali continued
Down, Down, Down, more of Doug and the Basement – free for all to read!

I also posted a couple other stories on Patreon:
Last Bid, a story of a worried slave in Tir na Cali
The Queen’s Councillor, a story also of Tir na Cali and a Queen worrying her people.

In Which I Harangue Creative Types to Update Their Wills and Estates


A must-read.

Originally posted on Whatever:

Today my wife and I went into our lawyer’s office and updated our everything, including wills, living wills, donor registries and so on. Why did we do this? Because at this point in our life we have a fair number of assets, and given my recent deal, it’s likely we’ll have more in the future. Moreover, as a creative person, I have a considerable amount of intellectual property, which will need to be attended to if something should happen to me. If Krissy and I didn’t specify what was to become of all of that, it would be up to the state to deal with it. No offense to the state, but I don’t know it all that well. So Krissy and I have made sure that our own wishes for everything are in legal documents and up to date. Now there is no confusion about our wishes.

I frequently harangue…

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30 days In Alder

Read Me

Jumping Rings Chapter 20

Tell-Me-What-To-Write Link Pile
One-Off Landing Page Updated and a very small call for prompts
I Made an AO3 account……and need fanfic prompts
World/Character-Building Fun Prompt Call – Dragons Next Door, Addergoole/Doomsday, Reiassan/Edally

Life and Stuff
A Random Blog Post: Teachers
Butch Clothing/Dressing/Tuxes/Suits links

Tweets about Reiassan Food
A piece of post-apoc fae-apoc that popped into my head

Stories )
Blogging A-Z )