Writerly roundup June & July 2019

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

8 extraordinary stories I read in July

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

Free to read online – my story “The Brightest Lights of Heaven” in FIRESIDE FICTION + story notes!

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!

Great books, great stories – a reading list

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

Story day! Read my story “Dead Meat” in APPARITION LIT!

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!

Listen to my story “Hare’s Breath” at CAST OF WONDERS (also a Hugo Awards spotlight for SHIMMER & E. Catherine Tobler)

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)

Story day! Read my story “Stars Above, Shadows Beneath” in the anthology TALES OF MAGIC & DESTINY

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

Read my flash story “When the Dragons Came” from R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST

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

New from me at B&N: “The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Collections & Anthologies of 2019… So Far”

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”

Read my new story “The Brightest Lights of Heaven” in FIRESIDE FICTION

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

Listen to my new flash story “When the Dragons Came” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST

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

Read my review of Cadwell Turnbull’s sci-fi novel THE LESSON – at B&N

My review of Cadwell Turnbull's debut novel "The Lesson" is now at B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog. If you're a fan of science fiction, this books is definitely for you. First Contact Isn’t What it Seems in Cadwell Turnbull’s The Lesson As usual, huge thanks to B&N and editor Joel Cunningham for giving me the… Continue reading Read my review of Cadwell Turnbull’s sci-fi novel THE LESSON – at B&N

Pre-order the anthology “Tales of Magic & Destiny” – with my story “Stars Above, Shadows Beneath”!

July is going to be an exciting month. I have a new story coming out in the anthology "Tales of Magic & Destiny" from Inklings Press. My story, "Stars Above, Shadows Beneath" is one of 12 stories in this fantasy anthology. Pre-orders are now available via Amazon! There is some beautiful story art for my… Continue reading Pre-order the anthology “Tales of Magic & Destiny” – with my story “Stars Above, Shadows Beneath”!

Read my Judas Priest inspired reading recommendations at B&N’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog!

I have a new list of reading recommendations at B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog. This one is a little bit different. It's 10 book recommendations inspired by Judas Priest songs. Read the list at B&N: Hellbent For Books This is a legit thing for me: I often listen to Judas Priest songs that make me… Continue reading Read my Judas Priest inspired reading recommendations at B&N’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog!

Writerly roundup for April & May 2019

Hi everyone, and welcome to another bi-monthly newsletter! Summer is fast approaching, and I've been busy reading and writing as usual. I also launched my Patreon - come join me and pick a tier / tree! (If you're not familiar with Patreon, find out more here: What Is Patreon?) I am also posting stories at Curious Fictions.… Continue reading Writerly roundup for April & May 2019

10 outstanding stories I read in May

This month, I'm sharing ten great stories here on my website, in addition to the ten awesome stories I shared in my roundup at B&N: Read my May short fiction roundup at B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog I launched my Patreon page in May, and there, I share a weekly short fiction roundup called "My… Continue reading 10 outstanding stories I read in May

Read my May short fiction roundup at B&N’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog

My latest Sci-Fi & Fantasy short fiction roundup is now at B&N! 10 great stories from 10 wonderful authors. Read my May roundup. The artwork for this roundup is by Julie Dillon and it's taken from the cover of Lightspeed Magazine. Support me on Patreon: