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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!
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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!
I shared pictures of this bread, and it's so good I figure I better share the recipe too.
"Alien Invasion Short Stories" from Flametree Publishing is now available in a gorgeous hardcover edition. It features a lot of cool fiction, including my story "Long As I Can See the Light", a scifi story set in Vancouver.
The new anthology "Abandoned Places" is now available from Shohola Press. It features stories by some fabulous writers, and includes my new, original story "A Strange Heart, Set In Feldspar".
February was another month rich in amazing short fiction. Here on my blog I'm picking eight extra fabulous stories I read in February, and you can also check out my February roundup for Barnes & Noble's SciFi & Fantasy Blog with ten other fabulous stories of fantasy, scifi, and horror. I also want to encourage you… Continue reading 8 extra fabulous stories I read in February 2018
"The Troll Bridge" was written for R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast, and the story prompt was the following photo: And yes, I did think of troll almost right away! (I guess it's just the way my brain works). Listen to the episode. The Troll Bridge Michael's always told me there's a troll living under the… Continue reading Read “The Troll Bridge”, written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast
My latest speculative short fiction roundup is now up at B&N SciFi & Fantasy Blog! 10 stories I read in February, including stories from Bracken, Cicada, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Asimov's and more! Read it. I'm so happy to be able to share stories every month in this new venue! The hardest part of doing this… Continue reading My speculative short fiction roundup for February is now live on B&N’s SciFi & Fantasy Blog!
I have a new story out this month in Flash Fiction Online. It's called "The Ghost in Angelica's Room", and one of the things I deal with in this story is suicide. "The Ghost In Angelica's Room"- read it / buy the issue / support FFO on Patreon. The initial inspiration for this story goes way… Continue reading Read my new story “The Ghost In Angelica’s Room”, story notes + some talk about suicide [TW: suicide]
A brand new episode of the Word Count Podcast is available for your listening pleasure right now. My story for this episode is called "The Troll Bridge", and not surprisingly, it involves a troll and a bridge... The picture prompt for this month's podcast was this photo: Listen to the episode. Also on this podcast:… Continue reading Listen to my new story “The Troll Bridge” on R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast
January was a new beginning of sorts for my short fiction roundup(s). I'm really excited about my new column over at B&N Scifi & Fantasy Blog where I will be picking 8-10 stories for a roundup of short, speculative fiction every month. Check out my debut, with 10 stories I read in January! I will… Continue reading 9 extra awesome stories I read in January
Here are some of the books I read, more or less recently, and would highly recommend. Some awesome novels: The Beautiful Ones, by Silvia Moreno Garcia The blurb: "In a world of etiquette and polite masks, no one is who they seem to be. Antonina Beaulieu is in the glittering city of Loisail for her first… Continue reading 12 awesome books to read
The Word Count Podcast is back in action for 2018, and this month the story-prompt was a rather frozen picture from Boston harbour: What happens inside my writer brain when I see that photo? I'm not really sure, actually. I had a couple of story ideas trot through my head after I saw it (they… Continue reading Read “Mabel’s Pack”, written for the Word Count Podcast
Here it is: another bi-monthly recap of my writerly doings. First of all, some crazy-good news that I've been sitting on for a while - I have a brand new monthly column at the wonderful Barnes & Noble Scifi & Fantasy Blog! Every month, I will be sharing some of my favourite new speculative fiction… Continue reading Writerly recap – December 2017 / January 2018 – stories published & sold, reviews & more
Some Mondays are better than others, and today is a most excellent Monday! My new monthly column at Barnes & Noble's Scifi & Fantasy blog debuts today! I will be doing a monthly roundup of speculative short fiction there, and I am so grateful to be able to spread the word about all the excellent… Continue reading I have a new monthly column at B&N Scifi & Fantasy Blog!
Season 8 of R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast has begun, and the first episode of the season is #72. This month, the photo prompt was this icy picture: Listen to episode 72. My story is called 'Mabel's Pack', and it's a dog story and also one of the stranger stories I've written. I don't know… Continue reading Listen to my new story ‘Mabel’s Pack’ on R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast
My flash fiction story 'Goodnight, Mr. President' is now live at The Centropic Oracle. It is beautifully narrated by Rob Gillespie, and I am just thrilled that this little story found such a great home. A possibly related gif: It's science fiction, there's a president, there's a golden robot, and... well, give it a listen!… Continue reading Listen to my new flash fiction story ‘Goodnight, Mr. President’ at THE CENTROPIC ORACLE
Ursula K. Le Guin has died. I've written about her and her books a lot on this blog through the years. She meant the world to me as a writer, as a reader, and as a person. She shaped me, and influenced my writing in ways I can't even really put into words. I read… Continue reading This one hurts
I'm super excited about this new anthology, coming from Shohola Press this spring - it's called 'Abandoned Places', and I share the TOC with a whole bunch of fantastic writers, including Bo Balder, Lauren C. Teffeau, Steve Kopka, Chris Cornell, Ransom Noble, Karl Dandenell, Cath Schaff-Stump, Shannon Ryan, Chris Bauer, Miranda Suri, Anna Yeatts, Chia… Continue reading New story forthcoming in ‘Abandoned Places’ – an anthology from Shohola Press (now available for pre-order!)
December was full of wonderful short fiction, and in this monthly roundup I am making space for some special mentions. I'm very sad to say that December 2017 brought us the last issue of Gamut. I've really loved the strong voice and vivid dark/noir vibe of this magazine. Gamut published some of my favourite stories… Continue reading 22 fabulously fantastic stories I read in December
My story 'Firstborn', published earlier this year in Capricious #7, is now available to read online, for free. It's in a wonderful issue with stories by B Morris Allen, B R Sanders & Anika Morshed! Read the story. Read the issue. Subscribe to Capricious. Capricious is a wonderful magazine, and they have some great stuff coming… Continue reading Read my story ‘Firstborn’ online in CAPRICIOUS #7