My latest story for R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast is called "For Old Times' Sake" and it is based on this photo story prompt: Listen to the episode with my story. For Old Times' Sake Jessica is walking a trail by the Giant's Causeway with Emily, wondering what the hell she's doing there. She's… Continue reading Read my new flash fiction story “For Old Times’ Sake” – written for R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST
August was so full of amazing speculative short fiction that it took my breath away. I've picked 11 stories here in addition to the 10 stories I picked for my B&N roundup, and I still feel like I've left a ton of stuff out. Read all the stories in these zines, because there is a… Continue reading 11 outstanding stories I read in August
My latest short fiction roundup for B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog is now available. It's ten stories: science fiction, fantasy, and horror, from new and old zines. Most stories are available to read free online, but all these zines could use whatever support you're able to give them. Buy an issue, pick up a subscription,… Continue reading Read my SFF short fiction roundup for August – at B&N’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog
I have a new flash story on the latest episode of R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast. Listen to the latest episode of The Word Count Podcast. The story is called "For Old Times' Sake" and it was inspired by the photo story prompt below: The other stories in this episode: Bill Kirton – “The Card” W.… Continue reading Listen to my new flash story “For Old Times’ Sake” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST
Dreaming Robot Press is now running a Kickstarter campaign for the science fiction anthology Young Explorer's Adventure Guide, Volume 6, and you can support this great project in several ways, including picking up a copy of the book! Young Explorer's Adventure Guide, Volume 6 on Kickstarter This anthology has a wonderful TOC, full of great… Continue reading Order YOUNG EXPLORER’S ADVENTURE GUIDE, VOL. 6 via Kickstarter & support a great scifi anthology
I just received my contributor copy of the anthology A Punk Rock Future, and it is so, so sweet to be part of this amazing lineup of authors. You can pre-order the book now, in ebook format or paperback! Indiebound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781733775007 B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-punk-rock-future-erica-satifka/1131005925?ean=9781733775007 Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Punk-Rock-Future-Erica-Satifka/dp/1733775005 A.C. Wise recently published a review of this anthology. (Read… Continue reading Pre-order links for the anthology A PUNK ROCK FUTURE!
June and July were busy months, and several new stories have now been released into the wild! Get all the news here. 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… Continue reading Writerly roundup June & July 2019
I read a lot in July, novellas and novels, short story collections and anthologies, and of course, zines, zines, and more zines, all stuffed full of fantastic stories. Read my July short fiction roundup at B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog. Gert of the Hundred, by L.S. Johnson in Beneath Ceaseless Skies "From the window she… Continue reading 8 extraordinary stories I read in July
My story "The Brightest Lights of Heaven" is now free to read online in Fireside Fiction. You can also listen to a wonderful audio-version, narrated by the amazing C.S.E. Cooney. Read (or listen to) "The Brightest Lights of Heaven". Buy the issue in digital format. Subscribe and receive the print issue. Story notes: This… Continue reading Free to read online – my story “The Brightest Lights of Heaven” in FIRESIDE FICTION + story notes!
I finally got my act together to post about some of the many awesome books I've enjoyed recently. For more reading recommendations by me, you can check out some of my recent posts at B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog: The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Collections & Anthologies of 2019… So Far My review of… Continue reading Great books, great stories – a reading list
My science fiction / horror story "Dead Meat" is now available to read in the Retribution issue of Apparition Lit! Huge thanks to the fantastic team at this zine for giving this story a great home. I'm part of a fabulous TOC, and you can pick up this issue by subscribing to Apparition Lit, or… Continue reading Story day! Read my story “Dead Meat” in APPARITION LIT!
My story Hare's Breath was originally published in Shimmer in 2017. It is now available in audio format, brilliantly narrated by Katrin Kania, at Cast of Wonders. HUGE thanks to the team at Cast of Wonders for giving this story a wonderful second home. It's a story that was inspired by some very real and… Continue reading Listen to my story “Hare’s Breath” at CAST OF WONDERS (also a Hugo Awards spotlight for SHIMMER & E. Catherine Tobler)
It's story day! My fantasy story "Stars Above, Shadows Beneath" is now available to read in the new anthology Tales of Magic & Destiny from Inklings Press! Get the anthology at mybook.to/MagicDestiny The original inspiration for this story was my visit, a very long time ago, to the temple at Dendera in Egypt. Something about… Continue reading Story day! Read my story “Stars Above, Shadows Beneath” in the anthology TALES OF MAGIC & DESTINY
June was a month full of excellent speculative fiction, and hey, that seems to be the thing for every month. I picked 8 wonderful stories for my blog, and also featured 10 excellent stories in my roundup at B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog. Read my other short fiction roundup for June at B&N. Revival, by… Continue reading 8 brilliant short stories I read in June
My latest story for the Word Count Podcast was based on the picture story prompt below. I started writing a very different story than this one, but the news headlines about children in cages were on my mind, and eventually, another story came to me. Listen to the latest episode of the Word Count Podcast.… Continue reading Read my flash story “When the Dragons Came” from R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST
My latest post at B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog is now live. Huge thanks to editor Joel Cunningham for asking me to share my picks for best short story collections and anthologies for 2019 (so far). It's always hard to pick a "best of", but at least it's a happy problem, to have so much… Continue reading New from me at B&N: “The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Collections & Anthologies of 2019… So Far”
It's story day! My story about friendship, how important the rules of a game can be for kids (and adults), love, loyalty, and a lot more is now available to read in Fireside Fiction. The story will be available to read online later in July, but you can get a hold of it right now… Continue reading Read my new story “The Brightest Lights of Heaven” in FIRESIDE FICTION
I have new flash story on the latest episode of R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast, and the story prompt this time was the beautiful picture below. Listen to the episode. I was actually writing a different story for this episode, but ended up changing it because of the headlines I've been reading lately about children… Continue reading Listen to my new flash story “When the Dragons Came” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST