In addition to her novels, Mindy has written short stories and essays.
“The Darkbeast” is a short story available in Fantastic Companions, edited by Julie Czerneda. It tells the story of a young woman who must weigh her love for her closest friend against the deepest-held beliefs of her society.
“Catalog of Woe” is a short story available in Space, Inc., edited by Julie Czerneda. It tells the story of a librarian in a unique situation to save an entire species from extinction — if she only has the courage to act.
“Saving the Skychildren” is a short story that was published in the magazine Realms of Fantasy, October 2000. It became the second chapter of The Glasswrights’ Progress [Buy now!]
“Joys and Jeremiads of Traditional Fantasy” is an essay available in Nebula Awards Showcase 2003, edited by Nancy Kress. It looks at the challenge of publishing fantasy stories that appeal to adults in an age that is dominated by children’s books and fairy tales.
“April is the Cruellest Month” is an essay available in The Usual Path to Publication, edited by Shannon Page. It relates the story of how Mindy got “the call”, finding out that her first novel had sold.