Pandemic and the TBR Pile

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”

“Contract Witch” at Fireside

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”

New Short Stories

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”

2020 Short Fiction Stats

(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”

2020 Literary Loot

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”