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Welcome to the universe of Galactic Dreams, where fairy tales are reimagined for a new age—the future.

Galactic Dreams is a unique series of science-fiction novellas from Blue Zephyr Press featuring retellings of classic tales from different authors, all sharing the same universe, technology, and history. In each Galactic Dreams Volume 2 novel you’ll find an old tale reborn with a mixture of romance, technology, aliens and adventure. But this time, each prince and princess, each band of intrepid heroes, is fighting the same enemy – an entity so vast that he can span centuries and not everyone is guaranteed to survive. Featuring all new stories including Karen Harris Tully’s The Little Nebula (The Little Mermaid), Bethany Maines’ Seventh Swan (The Six Swans), and by J.M. Phillippe, The Glitter of Gold (Rumpelstiltskin).

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Latest Blog Entries

Living With a Mystery

In October of 2018, some friends of mine and I met up at a shelter on the Upper East Side in Manhattan to look at cats. The giant, brand new ASPCA shelter was closed down for reasons the website wasn’t sharing, so we were at another city shelter — along with everyone else, it seemed. I met up with my friend, let’s call her J, and her two teenage twin daughters. The girls immediately went to look at all the animals, and were already getting misty eyed about the ones that might not be going home with anyone.

Grief and the Holidays

For those who have lost loved ones, the holidays are always bittersweet. All the joy of the season is tinged with this deep sadness, a hard nostalgia that shows up in every ritual and tradition. There are also those who are physically far from their loved ones, and those who just feel isolated and alone, not able to connect to others during the season.

Getting into the Spirit

There are a few things that mark the Christmas season for me. The first, of course, is finally getting up the decorations. To make that easier, I invested in a decent fake tree a few years back, which means I don’t have to worry about how to get a tree home (after the year I […]

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I have teamed up with Bethany Maines and Karen Harris Tully to bring you a sci-fi anthology like no other. Featuring three novellas inspired by MulanThumbelina, and Sleeping Beauty, all set in space, this collection reimagines fairy tales for a new age—the future.

About the Author


J.M. Phillippe spent the early part of her life in the deserts of Santa Clarita, California where she learned about fire season and idolized She-Ra; her adolescent/young adult years in the ever-green Seattle suburbs where she gained an appreciation for walking in the rain and earned a degree in Journalism and Creative Writing; and her early twenties in Los Angeles where she tried to make a go of it as a freelance writer and thus learned a great deal about being an administrative assistant before ending up in public relations. Then she did the most LA thing she could think of — she moved across the country to go to graduate school in New York City. She has settled in Brooklyn, New York and became a licensed clinical social worker. She spends her free-time binge-watching quality TV, drinking cider with her amazing friends, and learning the art of radical self-acceptance, one day at a time.