Awards Eligibility 2018

It's that time of year again, and I'm happy to have a story out that the SFF community can read and consider, or just enjoy. The Anchorite Wakes was published in Clarkesworld in August, and you can read it here for free.  This is my first pro sale, and makes me eligible for the Campbell, Nebula, … Continue reading Awards Eligibility 2018

I Have Sold Things!

Long time no see. Happy to say I've been busy and now I can talk about it. I've sold my short story 'The Bois', which made the 2017 recommended reading list for the Nebulas, to three markets. In my first translation sale ever, Spanish lovers of scifi will be able to read 'The Bois' in … Continue reading I Have Sold Things!

Success!!

Just so you guys know, it worked. You know that book I was posting bits of pieces of on here? The Nightward? Well, as planned, I finished writing it during my break. I've moved on to beta readers and continuous edits, which will end either when the book is bought and polished, or when I trunk it. … Continue reading Success!!

A Few Good Women…

Earlier this year, Barnes and Noble did a great article featuring 7 speculative fiction books that feature strong female characters. Is it exhaustive? By no means. But it has a nice mix of modern and classic and also had the good sense to include the queen of Caribbean speculative fiction, Nalo Hopkinson. Seriously, if you … Continue reading A Few Good Women…

SciFi From Around The World

There's a cool article in the Guardian today for anyone looking for links so they can start reading scifi that isn't default American/English. Scifi from all corners of the globe has always been around, but recently some of those works have been hitting the mainstream, culminating in this year's Hugo Awards, where the Chinese novel, The Three-Body … Continue reading SciFi From Around The World

Excerpt: The Nightward – A Battle Approaches

I'm a bit busy today, so I thought I'd post a tiny excerpt from The Nightward wherein the Lady Gretchen and her Amazores prepare to do battle with an ancient weapon called the Dark. The Amazores waited in the cold.  Even the walls above were empty of their presence.  Behind Lady Gretchen, the sounds of … Continue reading Excerpt: The Nightward – A Battle Approaches

Stephen King On Stephen King

Sorry I was off for a while. Wasn't feeling too well. Better now and hoping to get back on schedule with everything. The New York Times ran a great piece by Stephen King on prolific writers, which you might have already read. Like him, I think every writer has their own process and their own … Continue reading Stephen King On Stephen King

14 Writers Who Rock

And who happen to be women. Huffington Post has an article about women who write scifi and fantasy and stand head and shoulders above all others. It's not an exhaustive list, by any means, but it is a good place to start if you want to add to your list of great women writers. I'm extremely … Continue reading 14 Writers Who Rock

Excerpt: The Nightward – The Lady Gretchen Sees Things Clearly

Here's a bit more from The Nightward. Our little Queen and her protector have arrived at a Seat where they hope they will be safe. Lady Gretchen stood a few feet from a torch as tall as Viyella herself, with Dagen on her right and the guard on her left.  None of them made a … Continue reading Excerpt: The Nightward – The Lady Gretchen Sees Things Clearly

Excerpt: The Nightward – Farain the Cat

Another snippet from Viyella's story. In truth, I'm well past these bits, but I don't let myself post unless I've done lots of fresh work. Just keeping myself honest 😉 Hope you like it! He stood and sent out one more thought.  Yowls filled the courtyard, punctuated by screams.  Seconds later, his cat Farain rounded … Continue reading Excerpt: The Nightward – Farain the Cat