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!
A few observations. To speak of mercy amidst the mob is not a popular choice. And, sure: when the wound is fresh, you don’t go telling people to make amends. But when can you? Among the left, catch phrases like “prison abolition” and “restorative justice” have gained traction. It seems the act of mercy hereContinue reading “The Unfairness of Mercy”
I thought I’d populate this blog with posts about books on my shelf to create some basic starter content. It would be a chance to bring up works by friends, interesting bits of knowledge, cool discussion points. I could schedule it in advance. I could keep my family’s life private by keeping the camera restrictedContinue reading “About Those Books on the Shelf”
I’m taking a step back from my “Books on the Shelf” series for reasons worth explaining another time. I might return to it, but I think it will be in a different form. This week, I had occasion to re-listen to an album I encountered in live performance some years ago: Athens v. Sparta (SpotifyContinue reading “Only 51 Percent Unmerciful”
This is the sixteenth installment of my aptly-named series “Books on the Shelf,” in which I take any title or object from one of my lovingly alphabetized shelves and write a short post about it. Here’s the start of our nonfiction shelves! There are two books that have changed how I view the world andContinue reading “Books on the Shelf 1.16”