My fiction has appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Shimmer, Cast of Wonders, Mythic Delirium, Flash Fiction Online, Bracken, and elsewhere.
There's a brand new issue of Augur Magazine in the world, and I am thrilled to be able to share my story "Clear As Quartz, Sharp As Flint" with everyone. It's a dark fantasy story, set in the same general universe as my stories "Scent", "It's Easy to Shoot a Dog", and "The Root Cellar".… Continue reading Story day! Read my new story “Clear As Quartz, Sharp As Flint” in AUGUR MAGAZINE
Our story prompt for this episode of The Word Count Podcast was the photo below. Listen to this episode of R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast. This story sure took a turn. Usually when I write flash, I have a good idea of what I want to do, how I want to twist the story at… Continue reading Read my new flash story “The Body” – written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast
Hi everyone, and welcome to another bi-monthly newsletter. Spring has sprung, at least around here, and so far, this year has been pretty fantastic. I've kept very busy with reading and reviewing these past two months, and there are lots of roundups and reviews to check out in addition to some new and reprinted stories.… Continue reading Writerly Roundup of February & March
Like every month, March was full of awesome speculative fiction. You can read my other short fiction roundup of 10 fabulous stories at B&N's Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog: My March short fiction roundup at B&N I also reviewed some new books - a novel and several anthologies for B&N. Read all my reviews and roundups… Continue reading 9 (extra) outstanding stories I read in March
There's a brand new episode of The Word Count Podcast available for your listening pleasure, and this time, the story prompt was this picture: Listen to the new episode. This time around, I came upon a story idea and thought I knew how I wanted it to end, but when I was writing it, actually… Continue reading Listen to my new flash story “The Body” on R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast
My review of the anthology New Suns - Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color, edited by Nisi Shawl and with a stirring foreword by LeVar Burton is now at B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog. Read my review of New Suns This is a really great anthology, featuring the work by a group of great… Continue reading Read my review of NEW SUNS – ORIGINAL SPECULATIVE FICTION BY PEOPLE OF COLOR at B&N
Another month's gone by, full of amazing short fiction. I gathered up 10 of my favourites at B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog: Read my February roundup at B&N And here are 10 more stories from around the web. Gorgeous, haunting, wonderful creatures each and every one. Dustdaughter, by Inda Lauryn in Uncanny Magazine “They made… Continue reading 10 (extra) glorious short stories I read in February
For International Women's Day, I picked some great speculative fiction reads "for any reader who wants to gauge the true measure of women’s contributions to fantasy, science fiction, and horror". You can read the list over at B&N: 10 Fantastic Science Fiction & Fantasy Anthologies to Celebrate International Women’s Day They are great reads for… Continue reading Read my latest at B&N’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog – 10 great reads by, for, and about women in speculative fiction
My story "A Strange Heart, Set in Feldspar" from the anthology Abandoned Places, is now at PseudoPod as part of Artemis Rising 5. It is beautifully narrated by Jen R. Albert in an episode hosted by the team at The Know Fear Cast. Listen to the story. Huge thanks to the team at PseudoPod, and… Continue reading Story day! Listen to “A Strange Heart, Set In Feldspar” at PseudoPod!
My latest short fiction roundup for B&N is now online, featuring 10 stories I read in February. February might have been a short month, but as usual, it was a month filled with awesome speculative fiction. Read my February roundup The artwork for this piece is taken from the cover of Lightspeed #105, and it's… Continue reading Read my February short fiction roundup at B&N’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog!
My story for the latest episode of R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast is called "In the Grove", and it was inspired by the photo story prompt: My imagination took off in a different direction this time, and I ended up with a story that is rather more horror than fantasy. Listen to my story on… Continue reading Read my flash fiction story “In the Grove” from R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST
I read quite a bit of YA and middle grade fiction. Why? Well, I have kids, and I have kids who still (sometimes, if I'm lucky) let me read to them, and sometimes I read "their" books because they look good, and sometimes I just read books because I don't really care if something is… Continue reading Book review – “Sal & Gabi Break the Universe” by Carlos Hernandez
It's been a busy time of reading and writing and reviewing for me this last little while. My short fiction roundups for February are coming soon, but I also have two anthology reviews for B&N. My review of A People's Future of the United States, edited by Victor LaValle and John Joseph Adams My review… Continue reading Two new anthology reviews by me at B&N’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog
It is story day! My science fiction story "And You Shall Sing to Me a Deeper Song" is in Interzone #280. Pick up a copy and/or subscribe I am thrilled that this story has found such a good home. The title, as some might already know, is from The Prophet, a poem by Kahlil Gibran.… Continue reading Read my new story “And You Shall Sing to Me a Deeper Song” in INTERZONE #280
My story "In the Grove" is now available for your listening pleasure at R.B. Wood's The Word Count Podcast. This time around, the story prompt was "The Long Walk" and the photo below: This month, I almost didn't get a story finished for the podcast. Life and other work got in the way, and hey,… Continue reading Listen to my new story “In the Grove” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST
It always makes me feel good to see reprints of my stories. I mean, first of all it means I wrote something that someone wanted to reprint, and the stories might also end up in all sorts of wonderful publications in really great company. That's the case right now. I have two reprints in two… Continue reading Available now: “Gorgon – Stories of Emergence” & “Curiosities #5”
You can read my brand new January short fiction roundup at B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog. 10 stories of horror, fantasy, and science fiction, and all of them are outstanding. Read my January roundup at B&N Read my (extra) short fiction roundup on my blog The artwork used for this post at B&N is “The… Continue reading Read my January short fiction roundup at B&N’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog
January was so full of excellent stories it kind of drove me nuts. Is this what 2019 will be like? Just overflowing with excellent speculative fiction? I guess I can handle that... Nothing to Fear, Nothing to Fear, by Senaa Ahmad in Uncanny Magazine This story - about sisters Huda and Amina, their brother Sameer, and… Continue reading 9 (extra) amazing stories I read in January