I’m curating a StoryBundle that will run during the month of August (though technically speaking it starts July 26th).

The title? Potions and Midlife Notions.

It’s paranormal women’s fiction – frequently, it’s women who reach menopause and find out that they have magic. MUCH more info about that in the call below.

I’m also putting together an anthology, the fifth edition of Cutter’s Final Cut.

The theme? Crones. Contemporary/urban fantasy about older women.

You might be noticing a pattern here. The anthology will be exclusive to the StoryBundle for the month of August, then it will be published wide.

Though the anthology call is an “open” call, I’m not publishing it wide, or pushing it hard. I figure I’ll get enough high quality stories without that.

Here’s a link providing all the details about the anthology call:


As for the novels that will go in the StoryBundle, I need between five to seven at this point. Here’s all the information about that:

This is the title of the StoryBundle that I’m putting together. I need novels (NO collections) that are in the Paranormal Women’s Fiction genre, dealing with magical women of a certain age.

I prefer a mystery focus, NOT romance. There can be a slow burn going on in the background, but the primary focus cannot be a romantic relationship.

Must be at least 30K words, and either stand alone or be the first in a series.

The StoryBundle runs for four weeks starting August 9, 2023.

Your book CANNOT be in KU during this period, and the book cannot be free anywhere.

You all know how StoryBundle works. (See www.storybundle.com if you’re not familiar with it.) I curate the titles, pull together between ten to twelve books, and we launch the bundle. Everyone promotes heavily—I have a BOGO planned, and I’d like to interview the authors in the bundle ahead of time, so there will be some easy, ready-made posts for people to like and share.

Your book must have a top-notch cover. It also can’t have been in a StoryBundle before.

If you have a title that you think fits, EMAIL me the cover of the book, a description, a link to the book, and any marketing ideas you may have. LRCUTTER at GMAIL. I’d like to skim all the books in the bundle before we go live, so I’ll at least be familiar with what is in the bundle.

Deadline: June 15, 2023, or as soon as I have all the novels I want, whichever comes first. Chances are, this bundle will fill LONG before the deadline. So if you have something that fits, let me know sooner rather than later.