Twenty Twenty was released on February 20th, and Hate will now be released on March 17th!

Hello folks!

Twenty Twenty, the Australian bushfire charity anthology featuring my 1920s thriller drabble ‘Coward No More’ was released on February 20th. Pick up a copy today and help those in need! you can order on Amazon here, or shoot me an email and I can send you a signed copy.

Hate, the anthology featuring my 2nd-person, future-tense thriller drabble ‘The Plunge’ has a new publication date of March 17th.

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‘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