Not to brag here… but some of us have actually read some of the books in our longstanding TBR pile during this pandemic. Some of my favorites of the past year: Special props to Dexter Palmer’s Mary Toft; or, the Rabbit Queen, a historical novel set in 1700s England, about a woman who fooled fiveContinue reading “Pandemic and the TBR Pile”
Adventures in learning to watercolor:
My story “Contract Witch” goes up at Fireside today! It’s a 6-minute read about Python, atmospheric carbon, and the sprint ceremony from hell. Please, share it with a software developer in your life. It’s been a strange month to have three short stories to promote. They also happen to be the first three short storiesContinue reading ““Contract Witch” at Fireside”
I have two flash pieces that have appeared already this month. Today, my piece “The Modern Witch’s Recipe for Enemy Pie” appears in Daily Science Fiction. And at the beginning of the month, “How To Safely Engage in Telepathy with the Dolphins of Ocean Paradise” ran in Zooscape. They’re both short, humorous pieces with aContinue reading “New Short Stories”
My family and I live in Texas. We appear to have weathered last week’s storm better than many. A boil notice is in effect, but we’ll take that any day of the week over a caved-in ceiling due to burst water pipes, three days without power in single-digit temps, no water at all, or theContinue reading “Art, Snow, and Relief”
Last month I signed a contract with Daily Science Fiction for a story about mercy and pie. I’m looking forward so much to sharing this story with the world!
If you have a minute, please check out the page I put up listing the published work of my Viable Paradise classmates. I’m not on there because everything I’ve sold is scheduled to come out this year. I hope you’ll read some of their stories, though, especially if you’re able to vote for awards. SomeContinue reading “VP23 End-of-Year Roundup”
(This is not an eligibility post, because both the pieces I sold this year are set to run in 2021.) I’ve always found it helpful to see writers’ submission stats, on account of how it offers so much insight into the actual acceptance rate of folks who are out there publishing and working. Here’s aContinue reading “2020 Short Fiction Stats”
Gratuitous picture of books received: I’ve already started Vikram Paralkar’s Night Theater (thanks to the well-considered gift of Minecraft to a younger member of my household) and am loving it. And am astonished once again to read an excellent novel written by a practicing physician. Listen, it’s not that I don’t think doctors aren’t alsoContinue reading “2020 Literary Loot”
Pleased to announce I have a fun little story about a dolphin forthcoming from Zooscape. It will likely appear in their March 2021 issue. Glad to share it with the world!