My story "Cleaver, Meat, and Block" will be in the January/February issue of Black Static and that issue is available to order right now -- or, even better, you can subscribe to the magazine in print or digital format. I really can't wait to share this story about Hannah, who is navigating a world after… Continue reading Sneak peek at my story in BLACK STATIC — “Cleaver, Meat, and Block”
It's that wonderful, harrowing time of the year when everyone makes lists and starts thinking about what stories and books to nominate for various awards. Really, this is sort of an exercise in futility: there are SO MANY great stories and books that are worthy of attention and awards. If you want to see what… Continue reading My Recommended Reading List – 2019
Dark Flash 4 is now available for pre-order! This flash fiction collection contains all my stories from The Word Count Podcast this year. Publication date is December 23, and you can pre-order now Amazon / Amazon UK / Amazon CA / Amazon Australia Smashwords / Barnes & Noble / Apple Books / Kobo Paperback version (very slim!) is still to come. Find all my other books.
October and November were busy months that brought some good news and some bad news. Isn't that always the way? It's awards-season, and all my eligible stories are in my 2019 Eligibility Post. As always, you can support me on Patreon and get access to special content for patrons there. If you want to support my… Continue reading My writerly recap for October & November
Today, my first monthly short fiction roundup since B&N said goodbye to its freelancers goes live. After some deliberation as to where to publish it (and since no one's offered me a paying gig for it yet), I decided to publish it at Curious Fictions. There, it will be free to read, and I'm also… Continue reading Read my November SFF short fiction roundup – now at CURIOUS FICTIONS
Ever since I first watched S2E07 of American Gods, AKA "Treasure of the Sun", I've been obsessed with it. I can't remember the last time a single episode of any show has so completely taken over my thought processes. Oh, and !!!!MEGA GIGANTIC SPOILER WARNING!!!! because I will spoil every bit of this episode and… Continue reading Stories, memory, Mad Sweeney, and my rather extensive thoughts on AMERICAN GODS S2E07 — “Treasure of the Sun”
My latest story for R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast was written for the show's Halloween episode, and you can listen to it here. The photo prompt for this episode was a very evocative and foggy pic of a path and trees: The Word Count Podcast is now on a break until the new year. Thanks,… Continue reading Read my flash fiction story “Essie’s Chain” written for R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST
I read a lot of wonderful stories in October, and I picked 10 of my favourites for my roundup at B&N, and 14 stories for my roundup here on the blog. Read my roundup at B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog If you're so inclined, you can support me on Patreon, KoFi, and at Curious Fictions.… Continue reading 14 excellent stories I read in October
My latest roundup of speculative short fiction stories is now available at B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog. Read it here. The artwork for this post is a detail from the cover of Lightspeed #113, and it is made by grandfailure / fotolia.
It's that time of the year again! I get to make lists of all the stories I've read and loved during the year, AND I get to make a list of my own stories. Here are my awards eligible short stories from 2019: THE BRIGHTEST LIGHTS OF HEAVEN – in Fireside Fiction #69. Read online. CLEAR AS QUARTZ, SHARP… Continue reading My awards eligible stories for 2019
The Halloween episode of R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast is now available for your listening pleasure! This time, the story prompt was a very evocative photo of trees in fall. Listen to the new episode. My mind went off to monsters and creatures and horrors lurking beneath the surface of our everyday lives. The result… Continue reading Listen to my new flash story “Essie’s Chain” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST
The photo prompt for the latest episode of The Word Count Podcast was this gorgeous image below. Listen to the episode. I knew almost right away that I wanted to write a love story for this prompt, but I wasn't quite sure what KIND of love story it would be. And this is what happened.… Continue reading Read my flash story “Becca and the River” – written for R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST
September was full of stunning, spectacular stories. I picked ten for my roundup at B&N, and another ten for this roundup on my blog, but there were many more stories worth reading out there. Read my September roundup at B&N. If you can, take a moment to support the zines that publish all this gorgeous… Continue reading 10 stunning stories I read in September
The anthology A Punk Rock Future is now available! I'm so excited to see this book released into the world. It's full of great stories by fantastic writers, and it includes my story "Deepster Punks", a story set in deepest ocean, and in deep space. Buy from Amazon Buy from B&N Buy from Indiebound I… Continue reading Book birthday for A PUNK ROCK FUTURE with my story “Deepster Punks”!
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 you there. There are different tiers with different rewards, and everyone gets to be a tree! (If you're not familiar with… Continue reading Writerly roundup for August & September 2019
My latest speculative short fiction roundup is now at Barnes & Noble's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog. It features ten wonderful stories from ten different zines. Read the September roundup. The art for this post is by Galen Dara, for a story by Brooke Bolander in Lightspeed Magazine.
The latest episode of The Word Count Podcast is now available, and it includes my story "Becca and the River". Listen to the latest episode. This month's story prompt was the gorgeous fall photo below: This time, I almost missed the deadline. Well, I did miss the deadline, but R.B. Wood kindly waited for my… Continue reading Listen to my new flash story “Becca and the River” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST
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