Black Friday / Small Business Saturday / Cyber Monday sale on now!

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Hello Folks!

From right now until 11:59:59 PM Pacific on Monday. 12/02/2019, ALL of my books, any format, are $5 off my already discounted prices here – each, with unlimited amounts. This means all ebooks are FREE!

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To ensure you get the correct discount, please email me at JMAmesAuthor@gmail.com with your order, and I will send you a quote back. I accept most forms of payment including PayPal and Venmo.

You can get a breakdown of most of what is available here: https://jm-ames.com/published-work/, although Karma has also been published and is now available in ebook, paperback, and even hardback!

Stay well-read, my friends, and enjoy this holiday season!

~JM Ames

‘The Plunge’ to be included in Hate by Black Hare Press!

Hello folks,

I am quite happy to get to post once more before my hiatus fo an announcement. The thriller drabble (100-word story) ‘The Plunge’ that was mentioned in my post on November 13th has been accepted into the anthology Hate by Black Hare Press!

‘The Plunge’ was an experimental piece for me, as it is written in both the second person point-of-view, and in the future tense – both of which are rarely done alone, let alone together.

Hate is slated for publication on March 3rd, 2020.

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~JM Ames

Updates and Hiatus

Hello, folks!

Updates on a few things here.

The Bad Romance anthology, which includes my romantic thriller short ‘Beneath the Blue Irises’ is estimated to be published on January 28th, 2020.
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My dark fantasy short story ‘The Best Spice’ has been submitted to an anthology. No word yet on if has been accepted.

My thriller drabble ‘The Plunge’ has been submitted to an an anthology. No word yet if it has been accepted.


I will be going on a bit of a hiatus for a couple months to have a much-needed surgery. As a result, the monthly Author Spotlight readings at Elissimo have been suspended, likely until February 2020. We have a lot planned for these events moving forward, so stay tuned for those details. In the meantime, everyone enjoy the Holiday Season with your loved ones, and I’ll see you in 2020!

~JM Ames

The fourth Author Spotlight reading at Elissimo is Thursday, October 3rd!

Hello again, folks!

I am thrilled to announce that our next Local Author Spotlight reading over at Elissimo Coffee is right around the corner – Thursday, October 3rd. Come on by and hear some of your favorite local authors read their art for you!

If you are a local author and want to read in this or future events, please email me at JMAmesAuthor@gmail.com, with the subject ‘Local Author Spotlight at Elissimo,’ and we will get it all set up. Alternatively, you can fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

Scheduled readings:

Reading authors are invited to bring their own books to sell if they wish. All readings and book covers (but not necessarily the book contents) must be family-friendly.

I hope to see you there!

~ JM Ames

The third Author Spotlight reading at Elissimo is Thursday, September 5th!

Hello again, folks!

I am thrilled to announce that our third Local Author Spotlight reading over at Elissimo Coffee is right around the corner – Thursday, September 5th. Come on by and hear some of your favorite local authors read their art for you!

If you are a local author and want to read in this or future events, please email me at JMAmesAuthor@gmail.com, with the subject ‘Local Author Spotlight at Elissimo,’ and we will get it all set up.

Scheduled readings:

  • Introductions
  • Lydia Nolan – TBD
  • Nick Mazmanian – TBD
  • R. M. Morgan – ‘Crown Hunt’
  • Caddy Everett – TBD
  • OPEN\Q&A\Critiques

I hope to see you there!

~ JM Ames

Rewrites and new stories

I’ve decided to pull both ‘Not Yet Dark‘ and ‘Beneath the Blue Irises‘ from the market, so I can do some significant rewrites and additions to them. Although the details are different, in both cases I felt the stories were not fully baked and needed changes to get them where I want them to be. I do feel that both contain some of my best writing in parts, just not as a whole.

I’ve also begun outlining a story I’ve had in mind for years, one which I unofficially call ‘All the Changing Seasons.’ This is significant for me personally for a few reasons, one of which is that this is the first net new story I’ve begun writing in well over a year. All other work has been on tweaking\finalizing\marketing old stories, as well as things like the website and the monthly local author readings at Elissimo. Feels good to have those creative juices flowing again!

~JM Ames
Expect the Unexpected

‘Karma’ released TODAY!

Hello folks!

I am thrilled to announce that my San Francisco-based horror drabble ‘Karma‘ has been released TODAY in Black Hare Press’s dark drabble anthology ‘Monsters.’

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MONSTERS ARE COMING!

Wendigos, vampires, things that go bump 👹 or hide under the bed, witches 🤡, demons, upirs, kelpies, toad people, zombies 👺, sirens and hundreds of other tiny 🎃 terrifying tales.

AVAILABLE in paperback, hardback, and digital formats

LINK: readerlinks.com/l/641709

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~JM Ames

Expect the Unexpected

Next Local Author’s Spotlight reading at Elissimo Coffee on August 1st!

Hello again, folks!

I am thrilled to announce that our second Local Author Spotlight reading over at Elissimo Coffee is right around the corner – Thursday, August 1st. Come on by and hear some of your favorite local authors read their art for you!

If you are a local author and want to read in this or future events, please email me at JMAmesAuthor@gmail.com, with the subject ‘Local Author Spotlight at Elissimo,’ and we will get it all set up.

I hope to see you there!

~ JM Ames