A Kickstarter & a pre-order

I have stories in two upcoming anthologies and you can pick up pre-order copies of both right now. These anthologies include stories by some amazing authors, and I hope you'l check them out. My story "The Maker" is part of the science fiction anthology The Internet Is Where the Robots Live Now from Paper Dog… Continue reading A Kickstarter & a pre-order

7 (extra) sensational stories I read in September

Another month gone by, and so many awesome speculative short fiction to read and enjoy. I know I've said it before, but I want to encourage everyone to try to support the zines and publications out there that are paying authors and publishing fantastic stories. Subscribe, support on Patreon, or throw some money in their… Continue reading 7 (extra) sensational stories I read in September

Writerly recap of August & September 2018

My latest columns at B&N SciFi & Fantasy My August short fiction roundup. My September short fiction roundup. My review of STATE TECTONICS by Malka Older. Short Stories for Long Days: 13 Recent Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Collections. Short story roundups on my blog: My August short fiction roundup. Stories in the wild The… Continue reading Writerly recap of August & September 2018

New short fiction roundup at B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog

Head over to B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog to read my latest short fiction roundup for September. It features 10 terrific stories I read this past month. Read the roundup. The artwork for this post is from the September 2018 issue of Nightmare, and it's by Tithi Luadthong (grandfailure).

Read my flash story “The Monster Hunter’s Last Lament” – written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

My latest story for R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast was inspired by the prompt "Where have our students gone", the photo prompt (a dilapidated school bus), and my recent interest in the show Supernatural. It is, I guess, my take on what life might be like for an old, battle-scarred hunter... Listen to the Word… Continue reading Read my flash story “The Monster Hunter’s Last Lament” – written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

Story day! Listen to my story “The Librarian” at Cast of Wonders

My story "The Librarian" is now available for your listening pleasure at Cast of Wonders. It's part of CoW's "Banned Books Week", just like my story "The Wayfinder & His Sister" was last year. (As you might be able to tell, I love Banned Books Week, and I LOVE Cast of Wonders.) Listen to "The… Continue reading Story day! Listen to my story “The Librarian” at Cast of Wonders

Book review – UNCOMMON MIRACLES, a short story collection by Julie C. Day

Uncommon Miracles is Julie C. Day's debut short story collection. Day holds an MFA in Creative Writing and a M.S. in Microbiology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her fiction has appeared in several publications, including Interzone, Black Static, and Podcastle. From the official blurb for Uncommon Miracles: Melding aspects of Southern Gothic and… Continue reading Book review – UNCOMMON MIRACLES, a short story collection by Julie C. Day

“The Monster Hunter’s Last Lament” – new flash story on THE WORD COUNT PODCAST

Head over to R.B. Wood's website and listen to my new story "The Monster Hunter's Last Lament" on episode 80 of The Word Count Podcast! This new story was inspired by the story prompt "Where have all the children gone?", and the photo of a very old and rusty school bus. Listen to the episode.… Continue reading “The Monster Hunter’s Last Lament” – new flash story on THE WORD COUNT PODCAST

Story notes for “It’s Easy to Shoot A Dog” in BENEATH CEASELESS SKIES

Read the story in BCS #260. I've had the story title kicking around in my head for a long time. That isn't often the case for me. I usually end up flopping around after finishing a story, trying to think of a cool title, but in this case, the title came first and it was… Continue reading Story notes for “It’s Easy to Shoot A Dog” in BENEATH CEASELESS SKIES

Story day! Read “It’s Easy To Shoot A Dog” online in BENEATH CEASELESS SKIES #260

My dark fantasy story "It's Easy To Shoot A Dog" is now free to read online in Beneath Ceaseless Skies #260. It's a story about a girl, a dog, a witch, a musket, and some questionable decisions. Read it. Huge thanks to BCS editor Scott H. Andrews for helping me polish this story. It's a… Continue reading Story day! Read “It’s Easy To Shoot A Dog” online in BENEATH CEASELESS SKIES #260

Story notes for “It Begins in the Garden” & “Three Pieces of Gold, Three Pieces of Silver”

It's been a busy time, lately. In the last couple of weeks, four of my stories have been released into the wild: Kaiju Outside Hope at Escape Pod It Begins in the Garden in Aliterate Three Pieces of Gold, Three Pieces of Silver in the anthology Heroines from Neo-Perennial Press It's Easy to Shoot A Dog… Continue reading Story notes for “It Begins in the Garden” & “Three Pieces of Gold, Three Pieces of Silver”

10 (extra) fabulous stories I read in August

August was a cornucopia of wonderful speculative short fiction. I know I say that every month, but only because it's true. Read my short fiction roundup for August at B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog There are so many fabulous speculative fiction zines out there, and if you read some stories you love, go ahead and… Continue reading 10 (extra) fabulous stories I read in August

Pick up BENEATH CEASELESS SKIES #260 & read my story “It’s Easy To Shoot A Dog”

It's not online just yet, but my strange dog story "It's Easy to Shoot A Dog" is now available in issue 260 of Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Subscribe, or pick up a copy at Weightless Books. You can also pick it up on Amazon. Subscribe to BCS on the zine's website / support via PayPal I'll… Continue reading Pick up BENEATH CEASELESS SKIES #260 & read my story “It’s Easy To Shoot A Dog”

Book release! “Heroines: an anthology of short fiction and poetry” is now available

You can now order your copy of "Heroines: an anthology of short fiction and poetry" from Neo Perennial Press. It includes my story "Three Pieces of Gold, Three Pieces of Silver", a fairytale-ish story about a woman who has to leave her home with her three daughters when war approaches. Order your copy here. More… Continue reading Book release! “Heroines: an anthology of short fiction and poetry” is now available

Story day! Read “It Begins in the Garden” in ALITERATE

My story "It Begins In the Garden" is available to read right now in Aliterate. (It's been out for a few days, but apparently I totally missed that it's up.) So very excited to share this story. It's a strange, odd little tale about children, a garden, and some very peculiar ladybugs. Read "It Begins… Continue reading Story day! Read “It Begins in the Garden” in ALITERATE

Read “Fräulein Maria” written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

The latest story prompt for the Word Count Podcast was this image: As soon as I saw this photo, I got an 80s vibe, and I also got a vampire vibe. It took me a bit of thinking to put together something I really liked, but scent was a big thing right from the get-go.… Continue reading Read “Fräulein Maria” written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

Table of Contents Announcement for Gorgon: Stories of Emergence

Very excited to be part of this amazing TOC for Gorgon: Stories of Emergence. My story, Bioluminescence, was originally published in Phobos, and I am really happy to see it included in such awesome company. Huge thanks to the team behind this issue, including editor Sarah Read, for including my work!

Pantheon Magazine

Pantheon Magazine is pleased to announce the table of contents for our new anthology, GORGON: STORIES OF EMERGENCE, featuring 36 new and 6 reprinted contemporary myths about transformation and metamorphoses. Cover by Daniele Serra. Select illustrations by Luke Spooner.

Aimee Ogden ~ Psalms

Alex Shvartsman ~ The Goddess of Birds and Wind

A. T. Greenblatt ~ Gods of Empty Places 

Annie Neugebauer ~ Fit for the Wolves

D. A. Xiaolin Spires ~ Swings and Suspension

Barbara A. Barnett ~ Seen and Not Heard

Beth Cato ~ Wind, Awaken My Bones Old and New

C. M. Muller ~ An Illusion of Substance

Carina Bissett ~ Tyger, Burning Bright

Craig Wallwork ~ A Fish for Ophelia

Dan Rabarts ~ The Scorching

Brent Baldwin ~ Of Talons and Teeth

Doug Murano ~ Silvermouth

Duke Kimball ~ The Boy Who Drowned

Eden Royce ~ She Shells

Erin Robinson ~ Iris and Chiaroscuro

Eugenia…

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Listen to my flash story “Fräulein Maria” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST

Picture of open office with old computers and desks

There's a brand new episode of R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast available today, and it includes my flash story "Fräulein Maria". The story prompt for this episode was the photo below, and it was inspired by Todd Keisling's book The Smile Factory. Todd Keisling also contributed a story to this episode, and that is pretty… Continue reading Listen to my flash story “Fräulein Maria” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST

Listen to my story “Kaiju Outside Hope” on ESCAPE POD!

My story "Kaiju Outside Hope" is now at Escape Pod, the science fiction podcast. This story was part of Escape Pod's flash fiction contest, and ended up in a three-way tie for second place (now that's a close race!). It's narrated by the awesome Tina Connolly, and her narration is absolutely perfect. Listen to all… Continue reading Listen to my story “Kaiju Outside Hope” on ESCAPE POD!