“Deepster Punks” on the BSFA Awards longlist!

Sometimes, unexpected news is the absolute BEST news. Today, I found out that my story "Deepster Punks" from the anthology A Punk Rock Future is on the BSFA (British Science Fiction Association) Awards longlist, and it is in magnificent company! The full BSFA Awards longlist. I am equal parts thrilled and flabbergasted. Huge thanks to… Continue reading “Deepster Punks” on the BSFA Awards longlist!

Story day! Pick up BLACK STATIC #73 and read my story “Cleaver, Meat, and Block”

My story "Cleaver, Meat, and Block" is now available in Black Static #73. You can pick the issue up from TTA Press, and it will soon be available from other online retailers as well, including Weightless Books, B&N, and Amazon. Buy it (or subscribe) from TTA Press Buy it from Weightless Books Buy it from… Continue reading Story day! Pick up BLACK STATIC #73 and read my story “Cleaver, Meat, and Block”

My sci-fi, fantasy & horror short fiction roundup for December 2019 is now at CURIOUS FICTIONS

My latest speculative short fiction roundup is now at Curious Fictions! It features 16 amazing stories I read in December 2019. The post is free to read, but tips are welcome! Read my latest roundup. Listen to the audio version on Soundcloud. The artwork for this roundup includes a detail of the cover art for… Continue reading My sci-fi, fantasy & horror short fiction roundup for December 2019 is now at CURIOUS FICTIONS

Sneak peek at my story in BLACK STATIC — “Cleaver, Meat, and Block”

My story "Cleaver, Meat, and Block" will be in the January/February issue of Black Static and that issue is available to order right now -- or, even better, you can subscribe to the magazine in print or digital format. I really can't wait to share this story about Hannah, who is navigating a world after… Continue reading Sneak peek at my story in BLACK STATIC — “Cleaver, Meat, and Block”

My Recommended Reading List – 2019

It's that wonderful, harrowing time of the year when everyone makes lists and starts thinking about what stories and books to nominate for various awards. Really, this is sort of an exercise in futility: there are SO MANY great stories and books that are worthy of attention and awards. If you want to see what… Continue reading My Recommended Reading List – 2019

Pre-order DARK FLASH 4 — my latest flash fiction collection!

Dark Flash 4 is now available for pre-order! This flash fiction collection contains all my stories from The Word Count Podcast this year. Publication date is December 23, and you can pre-order now Amazon / Amazon UK / Amazon CA / Amazon Australia Smashwords / Barnes & Noble / Apple Books / Kobo Paperback version (very slim!) is still to come. Find all my other books.

My writerly recap for October & November

October and November were busy months that brought some good news and some bad news. Isn't that always the way? It's awards-season, and all my eligible stories are in my 2019 Eligibility Post. As always, you can support me on Patreon and get access to special content for patrons there. If you want to support my… Continue reading My writerly recap for October & November

Read my November SFF short fiction roundup – now at CURIOUS FICTIONS

Today, my first monthly short fiction roundup since B&N said goodbye to its freelancers goes live. After some deliberation as to where to publish it (and since no one's offered me a paying gig for it yet), I decided to publish it at Curious Fictions. There, it will be free to read, and I'm also… Continue reading Read my November SFF short fiction roundup – now at CURIOUS FICTIONS

Stories, memory, Mad Sweeney, and my rather extensive thoughts on AMERICAN GODS S2E07 — “Treasure of the Sun”

Ever since I first watched S2E07 of American Gods, AKA "Treasure of the Sun", I've been obsessed with it. I can't remember the last time a single episode of any show has so completely taken over my thought processes. Oh, and !!!!MEGA GIGANTIC SPOILER WARNING!!!! because I will spoil every bit of this episode and… Continue reading Stories, memory, Mad Sweeney, and my rather extensive thoughts on AMERICAN GODS S2E07 — “Treasure of the Sun”

Read my flash fiction story “Essie’s Chain” written for R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST

My latest story for R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast was written for the show's Halloween episode, and you can listen to it here. The photo prompt for this episode was a very evocative and foggy pic of a path and trees: The Word Count Podcast is now on a break until the new year. Thanks,… Continue reading Read my flash fiction story “Essie’s Chain” written for R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST

Listen to my new flash story “Essie’s Chain” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST

The Halloween episode of R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast is now available for your listening pleasure! This time, the story prompt was a very evocative photo of trees in fall. Listen to the new episode. My mind went off to monsters and creatures and horrors lurking beneath the surface of our everyday lives. The result… Continue reading Listen to my new flash story “Essie’s Chain” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST

Read my flash story “Becca and the River” – written for R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST

The photo prompt for the latest episode of The Word Count Podcast was this gorgeous image below. Listen to the episode. I knew almost right away that I wanted to write a love story for this prompt, but I wasn't quite sure what KIND of love story it would be. And this is what happened.… Continue reading Read my flash story “Becca and the River” – written for R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST

10 stunning stories I read in September

September was full of stunning, spectacular stories. I picked ten for my roundup at B&N, and another ten for this roundup on my blog, but there were many more stories worth reading out there. Read my September roundup at B&N. If you can, take a moment to support the zines that publish all this gorgeous… Continue reading 10 stunning stories I read in September

Book birthday for A PUNK ROCK FUTURE with my story “Deepster Punks”!

The anthology A Punk Rock Future is now available! I'm so excited to see this book released into the world. It's full of great stories by fantastic writers, and it includes my story "Deepster Punks", a story set in deepest ocean, and in deep space. Buy from Amazon Buy from B&N Buy from Indiebound I… Continue reading Book birthday for A PUNK ROCK FUTURE with my story “Deepster Punks”!

Writerly roundup for August & September 2019

  You can support me on Patreon and get access to special content for patrons there. If you want to support my work as a reviewer and writer of speculative fiction, I'd love to see you there. There are different tiers with different rewards, and everyone gets to be a tree! (If you're not familiar with… Continue reading Writerly roundup for August & September 2019

Listen to my new flash story “Becca and the River” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST

The latest episode of The Word Count Podcast is now available, and it includes my story "Becca and the River". Listen to the latest episode. This month's story prompt was the gorgeous fall photo below: This time, I almost missed the deadline. Well, I did miss the deadline, but R.B. Wood kindly waited for my… Continue reading Listen to my new flash story “Becca and the River” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST