My story "A Strange Heart, Set in Feldspar" from the anthology Abandoned Places, is now at PseudoPod as part of Artemis Rising 5. It is beautifully narrated by Jen R. Albert in an episode hosted by the team at The Know Fear Cast. Listen to the story. Huge thanks to the team at PseudoPod, and… Continue reading Story day! Listen to “A Strange Heart, Set In Feldspar” at PseudoPod!
My latest short fiction roundup for B&N is now online, featuring 10 stories I read in February. February might have been a short month, but as usual, it was a month filled with awesome speculative fiction. Read my February roundup The artwork for this piece is taken from the cover of Lightspeed #105, and it's… Continue reading Read my February short fiction roundup at B&N’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog!
My story for the latest episode of R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast is called "In the Grove", and it was inspired by the photo story prompt: My imagination took off in a different direction this time, and I ended up with a story that is rather more horror than fantasy. Listen to my story on… Continue reading Read my flash fiction story “In the Grove” from R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST
I read quite a bit of YA and middle grade fiction. Why? Well, I have kids, and I have kids who still (sometimes, if I'm lucky) let me read to them, and sometimes I read "their" books because they look good, and sometimes I just read books because I don't really care if something is… Continue reading Book review – “Sal & Gabi Break the Universe” by Carlos Hernandez
It's been a busy time of reading and writing and reviewing for me this last little while. My short fiction roundups for February are coming soon, but I also have two anthology reviews for B&N. My review of A People's Future of the United States, edited by Victor LaValle and John Joseph Adams My review… Continue reading Two new anthology reviews by me at B&N’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog
It is story day! My science fiction story "And You Shall Sing to Me a Deeper Song" is in Interzone #280. Pick up a copy and/or subscribe I am thrilled that this story has found such a good home. The title, as some might already know, is from The Prophet, a poem by Kahlil Gibran.… Continue reading Read my new story “And You Shall Sing to Me a Deeper Song” in INTERZONE #280
My story "In the Grove" is now available for your listening pleasure at R.B. Wood's The Word Count Podcast. This time around, the story prompt was "The Long Walk" and the photo below: This month, I almost didn't get a story finished for the podcast. Life and other work got in the way, and hey,… Continue reading Listen to my new story “In the Grove” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST
It always makes me feel good to see reprints of my stories. I mean, first of all it means I wrote something that someone wanted to reprint, and the stories might also end up in all sorts of wonderful publications in really great company. That's the case right now. I have two reprints in two… Continue reading Available now: “Gorgon – Stories of Emergence” & “Curiosities #5”
You can read my brand new January short fiction roundup at B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog. 10 stories of horror, fantasy, and science fiction, and all of them are outstanding. Read my January roundup at B&N Read my (extra) short fiction roundup on my blog The artwork used for this post at B&N is “The… Continue reading Read my January short fiction roundup at B&N’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog
January was so full of excellent stories it kind of drove me nuts. Is this what 2019 will be like? Just overflowing with excellent speculative fiction? I guess I can handle that... Nothing to Fear, Nothing to Fear, by Senaa Ahmad in Uncanny Magazine This story - about sisters Huda and Amina, their brother Sameer, and… Continue reading 9 (extra) amazing stories I read in January
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
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
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!
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!
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
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, 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
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
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