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It's July and I'm in Sweden visiting family. It's a hot, hot summer for once, and everything is blue skies and sunshine. A few days ago we visited Bjuröklubb, and there, near the water, I saw the open door of an old root cellar. Framed by two pines, it makes a pretty striking image, and… Continue reading A root cellar and a story
The latest episode of R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast featured the following story prompt: You can listen to the episode, and if you're at ReaderCon you can check out a bunch of authors from the Word Count Podcast at a live-reading. I won't be there, but you should definitely go hang out if you can.… Continue reading Read my flash story “Sunlit Surface, Depths Below”, written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast
June was full of excellent speculative fiction. Every month is. Here are 9 stunning stories I read this past month. You can also check out my monthly roundup for B&N SciFi & Fantasy Blog: Read it here. A Brief and Fearful Star, by Carmen Maria Machado in Slate This brand new story by Machado, is… Continue reading 9 (extra) stunning short stories I read in June
My speculative short fiction roundup for June is now available at Barnes & Noble's SciFi & Fantasy Blog! Ten fabulous stories for your reading enjoyment. Read it here. The artwork is by Sean A. Murray, and is taken from the cover of Clarkesworld #141.
There's a brand new episode of the Word Count Podcast, and it includes my new flash fiction story "Sunlit Surface, Depths Below". Our story prompt this time was this evocative beach-photo: I was inspired to write a story about the beach, swimming, hunger, and longing. Listen to the episode. This episode also includes stories by… Continue reading Listen to my new flash story “Sunlit Surface, Depths Below” on R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast
My fantasy story "Seven Kinds of Baked Goods" is now available on the podcast The Overcast, narrated by the fabulous J.S. Arquin. This story first appeared in the anthology Just Desserts, and also in Luna Station Quarterly. Listen to the podcast / support The Overcast on Patreon. Read my story notes. I'm really excited to have… Continue reading Listen to my story “Seven Kinds of Baked Goods” at The Overcast!
My latest book roundup for B&N SciFi & Fantasy Blog is now up! This roundup includes some wonderful short story collections and anthologies that make great reading for Pride Month, or any other month of the year. 13 Queer Speculative Short Story Collections and Anthologies to Read Right Now The artwork is from Lightspeed's "Queers… Continue reading My latest book roundup of short story collections & anthologies is now at B&N SciFi & Fantasy Blog!
You can listen to me read this story on R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast. The story prompt was a dramatic photo of an erupting volcano. Listen to the podcast. I kind of knew I wanted to write a story about a dragon to go with that volcano. Volcanoes and dragons just go together, right? What… Continue reading Read my new flash story “The Prince and the Dragon” from R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast
May was full of stories. Great stories, wonderful stories, frightening stories, EXCELLENT stories. So. many. stories. I share ten of them here, and there's another ten for your reading pleasure at B&N: Read my short fiction roundup for May at Barnes & Noble's SciFi & Fantasy Blog Faint Voices, Increasingly Desperate, by Johanna DeNiro in… Continue reading 10 (extra) spectacular speculative stories I read in May
My latest speculative fiction short story roundup is now up at B&N's SciFi & Fantasy Blog! It features 10 great stories I read in May. Read it. The artwork for the roundup is from Lightspeed, and it's for the story "Godmeat" by Martin Cahill, and the art itself is by the wonderful Galendara.
April and May were great writerly months for me: three of my stories saw the light of day in three wonderful zines. I also got a whole lot of writing done, both revising old stories, and writing new ones. I have a newsletter! It's basically this bi-monthly post, but in email format, and you can… Continue reading Writerly recap April / May 2018
There's a brand new episode of the Word Count Podcast available for your listening pleasure! My new story for this podcast is called "The Prince and the Dragon", and the story prompt was this magnificent photo of an erupting volcano: Listen to the episode. As always, there are stories by some fabulous authors on this… Continue reading Listen to my new story “The Prince and the Dragon” on R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast!
Exploring some of the inspiration behind my story "The Root Cellar" in Beneath Ceaseless Skies.
My story "The Root Cellar" is now available to read online for free in issue #251 of Beneath Ceaseless Skies. This is a dream venue for me to be published in, and I am so grateful that this dark and strange story found such an awesome home! Read it here. In this issue, there… Continue reading Now available to read online – my story “The Root Cellar” in BENEATH CEASELESS SKIES
My second roundup of some of the great stories I read in April.
Ten great stories I read in April!
My new story "The Root Cellar" is in Beneath Ceaseless Skies #251.
Read my latest story from The Word Count Podcast!
Over at B&N SciFi & Fantasy Blog, I recommend 10 fantastic SFF anthologies!
Listen to my new story "Una's Hand, on the Word Count Podcast!
This month, two of my stories have been released into the wild. Guitars and dogs, people. That's what it's all about.
10 speculative fiction short stories I read in March. Maybe you should read them, too!
My latest monthly roundup of speculative fiction short stories is now live at B&N SciFi & Fantasy Blog!
I have a new story in the 20th Anniversary issue of Mythic Delirium. This is one of my dog stories, it's science fiction (I think), and it has dogs, dogs, dogs, more dogs, and also puppies.
Short version of this review: this is a fantastic collection of speculative fiction, and it's a thrill to read.
Read my latest story from The Word Count Podcast!
Stories, reviews, interviews, links & more.
Read my new story "The Guitar Hero" in Kaleidotrope - it has a lot of rock and roll, and two middle-aged women fighting evil (or is it?) backstage!
Listen to my new story "Recovered Audio File #27 From Research Ship Trident [classified]" on the Word Count Podcast!
Head over to B&N SciFi & Fantasy Blog for my latest reading recommendations!