Don’t Look Too Close: 2022 at a Glance

This year was an exercise in changing focus. Many times. I began the year by sending out queries for a novel, and then promptly putting that novel out of my mind to focus on a new book. Then, in the summer, I turned to short stories for a bit to give the other book timeContinue reading “Don’t Look Too Close: 2022 at a Glance”

September Renewal

Two weeks ago, a cool front came through, marking the first relief Central Texas has had from its second-hottest summer on record. Suddenly, we can breathe again. In quick succession, a few other developments have tumbled forth. I’ve signed the contract for my horror story “Justice Turns the Balance Scales” to appear in a forthcomingContinue reading “September Renewal”

2021 Awards Eligibility Post

I’m pleased as punch to post my first-ever Awards Eligibility list! If nothing else, I hope a few more eyeballs land on these stories. Each of them is fun, quick, and mischievous in its own way. “Contract Witch.” Fireside, no. 89, 23 March 2021. Listed on Tor.com’s Must-Read Speculative Short Fiction: March 2021. “The ModernContinue reading “2021 Awards Eligibility Post”

“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”