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
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”!
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!
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
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
This month, our story prompt for The Word Count Podcast was the following image: Listen to the episode. My thoughts wandered a bit when it came to story ideas for this, but in the end, I wrote a story that is somewhat connected to another story I wrote for the podcast: Nemesis, from 2016. After… Continue reading Read my story “After the Fall” from R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast
My new flash story "After the Fall" is part of the latest episode of R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast. This time around, our photo story-prompt as a beautiful, springtime photo: My story this time is a sort of quiet character piece, I guess, and somewhat related to another flash story I wrote for the Word… Continue reading Listen to my new flash story “After the Fall” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST
My new roundup of excellent speculative fiction anthologies is now live at B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog. It lists 17 anthologies that span genres and styles, and it's full of awesome stories. 17 Recent Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Anthologies to Celebrate Short Story Month The wonderful artwork that goes with this post, is from the… Continue reading Read my new anthology roundup for #ShortStoryMonth at B&N’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog
The story prompt for this episode of the Word Count Podcast was the gorgeous photo below. Listen to episode 85 "Pretty as a picture" was my first thought when I saw this photo, and that thought made my mind veer off into some dark, strange places... Knock Knock "Knock knock, who’s there?" I flinch when… Continue reading Read my new flash story “Knock Knock” from R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast
My story "Three Pieces of Gold, Three Pieces of Silver" is now available to supporters on Patreon and subscribers at Curious Fictions. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/26695135 Curious Fictions: https://curiousfictions.com/stories/2060-maria-haskins-three-pieces-of-gold-three-pieces-of-silver It's only available to supporters and subscribers, so you have to kick in a buck or two to read it, and I'd be grateful for any and all… Continue reading Story day: read my story “Three Pieces of Gold, Three Pieces of Silver” at Patreon and Curious Fictions!
April was full of stories. So many good stories. That's true every month, but somehow last month seemed to be even more overflowing with goodness than usual. I picked 10 stories for my short fiction roundup at B&N, and 11 stories here on my blog. Read my April short fiction roundup at B&N In That… Continue reading 11 (extra) stellar stories I read in April
My flash fiction story "Mother's Love" is now available at Cast of Wonders and it is wonderfully narrated by Tanja Milojevic. This story was one of the runners-up in CoW's Flash Fiction Contest last year, and even though it didn't win, I am so thrilled it still found a home there. Listen to the episode.… Continue reading Story day! Listen to my story “Mother’s Love” at CAST OF WONDERS
Episode 85 of R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast is now available for your listening pleasure. It includes my flash story "Knock Knock", a take on the haunted house story. Our story prompt this month was this beautiful photo: Listen to the episode. Episode 85 also includes these stories: Bill Kirton – “A Matter of Love and… Continue reading Listen to my new story “Knock Knock” on R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast
Many writers are jumping on the Patreon wagon right now, and no surprise: Patreon is changing things around on May 7th, and a lot of people want to get in on the sweeter creator deal available right now. I'm taking the plunge too. I now have a Patreon page. There are five tiers, and I'm… Continue reading Writerly update: I’m on Patreon & at Curious Fictions
My flash story "The Machine of the Devil" is available to read at Augur Magazine's blog today. This story was originally published in Flash Fiction Online, and you can read my story notes in an old post. Read "The Machine of the Devil" And if you haven't checked out the brand new issue of Augur,… Continue reading It’s (reprint) story day! Read “The Machine of the Devil” at AUGUR MAGAZINE’s blog
My story "The Guitar Hero" (about a rock'n'roll exorcism... sort of) is now available for your listening pleasure at Podcastle. It is brilliantly narrated by Setsu Uzume. Listen to The Guitar Hero. This story was originally published in Kaleidotrope, and I received a very important, riff-related assist when writing it from guitarist Graham Greene.
There's a brand new issue of Augur Magazine in the world, and I am thrilled to be able to share my story "Clear As Quartz, Sharp As Flint" with everyone. It's a dark fantasy story, set in the same general universe as my stories "Scent", "It's Easy to Shoot a Dog", and "The Root Cellar".… Continue reading Story day! Read my new story “Clear As Quartz, Sharp As Flint” in AUGUR MAGAZINE
Our story prompt for this episode of The Word Count Podcast was the photo below. Listen to this episode of R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast. This story sure took a turn. Usually when I write flash, I have a good idea of what I want to do, how I want to twist the story at… Continue reading Read my new flash story “The Body” – written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast