Announcing the Cover of the Second Issue of Latchkey Tales – Children of Water

I’m really excited to show you the cover of our second edition of Latchkey Tales. Once again, I have had the immense pleasure of working with Luke Spooner, who has outdone himself once again with this cover. The theme for the second issue is Children of Water, and submissions are currently open. It will be out at the beginning of August, so if you’d like to get your hands on it, run don’t walk to Patreon and subscribe. Subscribers get them before anyone else, and significantly cheaper. I’m working on a couple of special rewards for subscribers too that will be backdated to anyone who has supported us, so get in quick! There are still 21 of the early adopter rewards available, which means you get this amazing journal for just $1 every two months. SO GO GO NOW AND SUBSCRIBE!

And without any further ado, let me show you the beautiful art Luke has created for our second edition:

 Latchkey - August version 1


Heartbeats: Voices Against Oppression – OUT NOW!

Heartbeats: Voices Against Oppression is now available on Amazon, in both paperback and Kindle editions.

Paperback here. 
Kindle here. 
And it’s on Goodreads here. 

This is the blurb from Amazon:

Heartbeats: Voices Against Oppression was created as a collaboration between M. Kate Allen, Jax Goss of Solarwyrm Press, and Kristen Duvall of Fey Publishing. We wanted to create something that would speak powerfully for the many thousands of men, women and children worldwide who live enslaved and oppressed, while simultaneously raising funds for those who fight trafficking and slavery. In this book are stories of oppression and liberation, of empowerment and the stripping away of power, of enslavement and escape. Many are hard to read, many will break your hearts or make them soar, all are united in the idea that the use and abuse by some humans of other humans must stop. Every person who worked on this project did it for free, so that absolutely all the profits made from the book can go to, and the excellent work they do. By buying it, you are helping that work continue. May we someday live in a world where such work is not needed.


I’m incredibly proud to be part of this initiative, and the important work it supports at Not For Sale. It’s not news to anyone that I am powerfully opposed to all forms of oppression and othering, and I think that this sort of slavery and trafficking is something we as a species need to stamp out. Every person who worked on this book, from the writers, to the editor, to the publisher, to the cover designer, did it for free, so that every single cent we make from the sale of the book can go to this very important cause. The stories are difficult to read in many cases, touching, and haunting and profoundly moving. Some are heart-breaking, some are empowering, all are worth the read.

So buy it. Because it’s good. Because the stories are incredible and should be read. And buy it to support the Not For Sale Campaign.

Let’s prove the power of story, of narrative, of our voices, can make a difference in the world.