Writerly recap of December 2018 & January 2019

Belated happy new year, everyone! So far, this year has been busy and sort of scatter-brained, but still good. (By the way, if you want to receive this bi-monthly recap as a newsletter, you can sign up here.) It's still the season of nominating stories and making recommended reading lists. My awards eligible stories from… Continue reading Writerly recap of December 2018 & January 2019

Read my new flash story “Catching the Train” – written for R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST

This is my first flash fiction story of 2019, and it was written for R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast. The story prompt this time was this wintery image: Listen to my story on the Word Count Podcast I had a LOT of ideas for where to go with this story, but in the end, I… Continue reading Read my new flash story “Catching the Train” – written for R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST

My story “It’s Easy to Shoot a Dog” makes the LOCUS Recommended Reading List!

I'm pretty much speechless today, seeing that my story "It's Easy to Shoot a Dog" from Beneath Ceaseless Skies is on the Locus Recommended Reading List. There are so many fantastic stories and books on this list, and it feels completely unreal to be included in this company. The Locus Recommended Reading List Read "It's… Continue reading My story “It’s Easy to Shoot a Dog” makes the LOCUS Recommended Reading List!

Listen to my new flash story “Catching the Train” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST!

Season 9 of R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast just kicked off with episode #82. This time, our story prompt was this chilling photograph: My story is called "Catching the Train". Listen to episode #82 The episode is hosted by R.B. Wood, and includes stories by a group of fantastic authours. Bill Kirton – “The Void” Karl Dandenell – “Burial… Continue reading Listen to my new flash story “Catching the Train” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST!

Why I am nominating E. Catherine Tobler for best editor (short form), AKA #AHugoForElise

Awards season is upon us, and it's glorious, because I have an excuse (as if I needed one!) to heap praise on the stories, publications, and people who do great work in speculative fiction. I'm nominating and voting for as many faves as I can and I always wish there was space for more. (Btw,… Continue reading Why I am nominating E. Catherine Tobler for best editor (short form), AKA #AHugoForElise

8 (extra) wonderful stories I read in December

December was rich in wonderful stories. Heck, 2018 was rich in wonderful stories. To get a taste of that richness, you can check out: My December roundup at B&N's Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog My Recommended Reading List for 2018 All my monthly roundups from the past year Pigeon, Goodnight, by Angie Ellis in Flash Fiction… Continue reading 8 (extra) wonderful stories I read in December

Happy new year & happy new story day! Read “Hand Me Downs” in GIGANOTOSAURUS

Happy new year, everyone! I spent my new year's eve mostly at home with family though we did head out to look at the early fireworks in downtown Vancouver. Today, it's Story Day. My short story "Hand Me Downs" is available to read in Giganotosaurus, and you can also get it in epub or mobi… Continue reading Happy new year & happy new story day! Read “Hand Me Downs” in GIGANOTOSAURUS

Story day! Listen to my story “Tunguska, 1987” at CAST OF WONDERS

My story "Tunguska, 1987", originally published in the excellent anthology Tales From Alternate Earths (Inklings Press, 2016) is now available as a podcast at Cast of Wonders! It's read by Ville Meriläinen who also wrote one of my favourite stories this year, "Ava Paints the Horses" (also at Cast of Wonders). Listen to "Tunguska, 1987".… Continue reading Story day! Listen to my story “Tunguska, 1987” at CAST OF WONDERS

Writerly recap for October & November 2018

It's mid-December as I write this, and I am just back from a wonderful quick getaway to Ucluelet on Vancouver Island. (I had a birthday. I hid.) This recap of October and November is a bit late, but I'll use that birthday as an excuse. By the way, if you want to receive this writerly… Continue reading Writerly recap for October & November 2018

8 (extra) spectacular stories I read in November

November brought a whole lot of awesome speculative short fiction. In addition to this roundup here on my blog, you can also read my November short fiction roundup for B&N's Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog, featuring 10 stories: My November roundup for B&N In addition to that, you can check out my recommended reading list for… Continue reading 8 (extra) spectacular stories I read in November

My 2018 recommended reading list

First of all, a disclaimer. This list, like all my roundups and lists and reading recommendations here and elsewhere, is a selection of what I had time to read. It's just a slice of what's available, and no doubt I have missed stories that are awesome, because nobody can read everything. Second, if you want… Continue reading My 2018 recommended reading list

Read my SFF short fiction roundup for November at B&N’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog!

My latest short fiction roundup for B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog is available to read right now. It includes 10 fabulous stories from a range of different zines. Read the November roundup The gorgeous artwork for the post is by Rovina Cai, and it's a detail from her illustration for the story "The Word of… Continue reading Read my SFF short fiction roundup for November at B&N’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog!

DARK FLASH 3 is now available for purchase!

You can get your copy of my latest flash fiction collection Dark Flash 3 right now! At Smashwords / Apple iBooks / B&N / Kobo / At Amazon: US / UK / CA / AU / DE / FR / ES / IT / NL / JP / BR / MX / IN It's available in paperback and as an ebook, and contains all the stories I wrote for The Word Count Podcast this year. Table of contents: Mabel’s Pack The Troll Bridge Recovered Audio File #27… Continue reading DARK FLASH 3 is now available for purchase!

Story day! Listen to “Ten Things I Didn’t Do” at PSEUDOPOD

I've been busy with travel and enjoying the west coast forests these last few days, so somehow I kind of slipped up because I thought this story debut was still a week away. (*slaps forehead*) BUT! Here is my flash story "Ten Things I Didn't Do" at Pseudopod. It is possibly the darkest story I've… Continue reading Story day! Listen to “Ten Things I Didn’t Do” at PSEUDOPOD

Story day! Read “A Doorway Left Ajar” in MARTIAN MAGAZINE

My 100-word science fiction story is now available to read in Martian Magazine! I was so thrilled that this story found a home. Drabbles are a challenge, but Martian Magazine is proof-positive that they can be a wonderful kind of fiction. Read my story. Read all the wonderful 100-word stories on the website, and support… Continue reading Story day! Read “A Doorway Left Ajar” in MARTIAN MAGAZINE

This mention of my story The Root Cellar just made my day!

This made my day. Author Fran Wilde (author of so many fabulous books and stories, including the Bone Universe trilogy) mentions my story The Root Cellar from Beneath Ceaseless Skies in this wonderful list of books and stories!

Fran Wilde

Hello! Eachyearfornearly adecade, I’ve posted mostly bi-annual lists (this one’s from July) of some of my reading, as well as projects I’ve worked on. It gives me a chance to look back at the year, my reading and work, and what has struck me as especially powerful. This is the final 2018 version — however, the list is, as always, incomplete, sometimes spelled funny, and not in any order except category…*

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So! Reading suggestions – both mine and others. Whether you’re a SFWA member or not, you should absolutely check out the recommended Nebula reading list for many more than I can list here. Same goes for the Hugo Spreadsheet, organized by Renay, and the Hugo wiki here

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My awards-eligible stories from 2018

This year has been an embarrassment of riches when it comes to published stories for me. Here are the ones that are eligible for awards consideration. I will update this list since I have a flash fiction story forthcoming in Pseudopod in December! Free to read online: IT’S EASY TO SHOOT A DOG – in Beneath Ceaseless… Continue reading My awards-eligible stories from 2018

Book birthday! Read my story “The Maker” in The Internet Is Where the Robots Live Now!

The anthology The Internet Is Where the Robots Live Now is now available from Paper Dog Books and all your usual online book retailers! About the anthology: We are headed for convergence. The separation between mind and matter, robot and man, the artificial and the sublime is becoming less every day. Will we crash into… Continue reading Book birthday! Read my story “The Maker” in The Internet Is Where the Robots Live Now!