New Fiction: Grimm, Once Upon a Time…and now — ME!

With the successful run of the first season of Tales from the Archives, Pip convinced me to take that step into being a self publisher. In this trip, I’ve been taking copious notes from other writers like Mur Lafferty, James Meltzer, and Chuck Wendig.

Today, I’m releasing out into the wild my first novella.

Aladdin and His Wonderfully Infernal Device

As I mentioned on The Shared Desk, Aladdin and His Wonderfully Infernal Device is an inspiration from a steampunk fairy tale anthology Pip is affiliated with. I went back to a few of the original translations of Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp (quite a few of those, it turns out…) and then brought in a bit of steampunk for fun. Here’s the summary:

Aladdin is a street-wise thief that finds himself under the tutelage of a world-renown illusionist. He is escorted deep into the deserts in search of a treasure beyond his wildest dreams, and discovers instead something far more valuable—a destiny.

My first step into fiddling with fairy tales, and my first novella. It is now live and can be yours for a mere $1.99, exclusive for the Kindle! Have a read, leave a review, and tell a friend.


  1. Right now, the novella is exclusive for the Kindle. Based on the sales, we (Pip and I) will decide if we’re going to make it available for other readers.

    Thanks for the love, and enjoy!


  2. Good gravy! Just in the first day…

    Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,444 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
    #25 in Books > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > Mythology
    #43 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > World Literature > Mythology
    #83 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Fantasy > Epic

    Thank you, everyone!


  3. I went to pick up a copy yesterday… and found that Kee had already beat me to it!



  4. Hopefully it will eventually be available for non-Kindle folks (like maybe on Smashwords). I really want to read this, but as a Sony Reader person, Kindle format doesn’t do it for me.


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