You can find my published short fiction in a number of places:
Two Villains, a Notebook and a Lump of Coal
It’s Sad About the Humans – Paragraph Planet
It’s the Little Things – The Cabinet of Heed
For the Next Curator – Factor Four
Dragon Meat – Flash Fiction Online
The Loop That Cannot Be Broken – Every Day Fiction (April 2018)
The Curious Disappearance of Class TV – Telltale TV (Youtube channel), (March 2018) The Curious Disappearance of Class 2C 🎙️ Magical Mischief Short Story 🎙️ by Helen French
Puddings and Prophecies at Daily Science Fiction (free read)
Unveiled at Kraxon (free read)
Smoldering at the Edges in Phantaxis, Nov 2017 (ebook or paperback via Amazon)
The Crows of Stevenage at The Ginger Collect, Dec 17 (free read)
A Stitch In Time in Mslexia, Sep/Oct/Nov 2016, (subs/back copy ordering only)
Soft Play is Hard at Paragraph Planet (choose Aug 18th – free read)
All Hail Our Robot Conquerors (short story anthology)
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The robots of the 50s and 60s science fiction movies and novels captured our hearts and our imaginations. Their clunky, bulbous bodies with their clear domed heads, whirling antennae, and randomly flashing lights staggered ponderously across the screen and page and into our souls—whether as a constant companion or as the invading army threatening to exterminate our world. We can never return to that innocent time, where the robot overlords could be identified by their burning red eyes or our trusty robot sidekick would warn us instantly of danger—
Or can we?
With a touch of nostalgia and a little tongue-in-cheek humor, here are fifteen stories from today’s leading science fiction and fantasy authors that take us back to the time of evil robot overlords, invading armies, and not-quite-trustworthy mechanical companions. Join Julie E. Czerneda, Brandon Daubs, Tanya Huff, Brian Trent, L.E. Modesitt, Jr., Jason Palmatier, Jez Patterson, Gini Koch, Lauren Fox, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller, Philip Brian Hall, Rosemary Edghill, R. Overwater, Helen French, and Seanan McGuire as we step into the future with a nod to the past. Hold on to those stun guns. You may need them!
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Submissions from the Editor’s Point of View:
I wrote a chapter on Submissions from the Editor’s Point of View, drawing on my own experience as an editorial assistant at Harlequin Mills & Boon, and including interviews with various editors such as John Joseph Adams and Mary-Theresa Hussey.