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I remember when I made my first semi-pro short story sale. It was A Sorcerer By Any Other Name and I sold it to a small zine called Sorcerous Magazine back in 1996. I later sold the same story to Alexandria Digital Literature. That seems to be how it goes with my short fiction. It always ends up a reprint someplace else.

But alas, A Sorcerer By Any Other Name hasn’t been available in years. This is probably a good thing. I read it now and I laugh. It was the work of someone who’d only been writing seriously for five years. To think it took me even that long to write something salable is sobering. It was one of the few fantasy shorts I sold as S. Connolly as opposed to S. J. Reisner.  I thought I’d share some archive photos of this publication for fun. It was a monumental first for me, and this blog post will serve as a testament to such a fun, feel-good memory.

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About The FM Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour

Today’s post was inspired by the topic Firsts. This month’s topic in the Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour, an ongoing tour where you, the reader, travel around the world from author’s blog to author’s blog. We have all sorts of writers at all stages in their writing career, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

If you want to get to know nearly twenty other writers and read about their firsts, check out the Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour. I blog with this tour the 25th of every month.

Steph is an award winning and bestselling author of thrilling steamy and paranormal romances, dark urban fantasy, occult horror-thrillers, cozy mysteries, contemporary romance, sword and sorcery fantasy, and books about the esoteric and Daemonolatry. A Daemonolatress and forever a resident of Smelt Isle, she is happily married and cat-mom to three pampered house cats. Her muse is a demanding sadistic Dom who often keeps her up into the wee hours of the morning. You can contact her at

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