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
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
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!
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!
This is my latest story written for R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast. The show is now on hiatus until January, and I will sorely miss it until it's back. Every month, it gives me a jolt of creativity to write for this podcast. Listen to the latest episode. Follow R.B. Wood on Twitter Follow The… Continue reading Read my flash story “Big Bad”, written for THE WORD COUNT PODCAST
It's taken a while for this story to find its way into the world, but I am so thrilled and proud that "Margaery the Wolf" is part of this amazing issue of See the Elephant Magazine. There are fabulous authors and some flat-out amazing stories in this issue, and you can buy it right now… Continue reading Story day! Read “Margaery the Wolf” in See the Elephant Magazine!
Head over to R.B. Wood's website and listen to my new story "The Monster Hunter's Last Lament" on episode 80 of The Word Count Podcast! This new story was inspired by the story prompt "Where have all the children gone?", and the photo of a very old and rusty school bus. Listen to the episode.… Continue reading “The Monster Hunter’s Last Lament” – new flash story on THE WORD COUNT PODCAST
Read the story in BCS #260. I've had the story title kicking around in my head for a long time. That isn't often the case for me. I usually end up flopping around after finishing a story, trying to think of a cool title, but in this case, the title came first and it was… Continue reading Story notes for “It’s Easy to Shoot A Dog” in BENEATH CEASELESS SKIES
My dark fantasy story "It's Easy To Shoot A Dog" is now free to read online in Beneath Ceaseless Skies #260. It's a story about a girl, a dog, a witch, a musket, and some questionable decisions. Read it. Huge thanks to BCS editor Scott H. Andrews for helping me polish this story. It's a… Continue reading Story day! Read “It’s Easy To Shoot A Dog” online in BENEATH CEASELESS SKIES #260
It's been a busy time, lately. In the last couple of weeks, four of my stories have been released into the wild: Kaiju Outside Hope at Escape Pod It Begins in the Garden in Aliterate Three Pieces of Gold, Three Pieces of Silver in the anthology Heroines from Neo-Perennial Press It's Easy to Shoot A Dog… Continue reading Story notes for “It Begins in the Garden” & “Three Pieces of Gold, Three Pieces of Silver”
You can now order your copy of "Heroines: an anthology of short fiction and poetry" from Neo Perennial Press. It includes my story "Three Pieces of Gold, Three Pieces of Silver", a fairytale-ish story about a woman who has to leave her home with her three daughters when war approaches. Order your copy here. More… Continue reading Book release! “Heroines: an anthology of short fiction and poetry” is now available
The latest story prompt for the Word Count Podcast was this image: As soon as I saw this photo, I got an 80s vibe, and I also got a vampire vibe. It took me a bit of thinking to put together something I really liked, but scent was a big thing right from the get-go.… Continue reading Read “Fräulein Maria” written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast
There's a brand new episode of R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast available today, and it includes my flash story "Fräulein Maria". The story prompt for this episode was the photo below, and it was inspired by Todd Keisling's book The Smile Factory. Todd Keisling also contributed a story to this episode, and that is pretty… Continue reading Listen to my flash story “Fräulein Maria” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST
It's July and I'm in Sweden visiting family. It's a hot, hot summer for once, and everything is blue skies and sunshine. A few days ago we visited Bjuröklubb, and there, near the water, I saw the open door of an old root cellar. Framed by two pines, it makes a pretty striking image, and… Continue reading A root cellar and a story
There's a brand new episode of the Word Count Podcast, and it includes my new flash fiction story "Sunlit Surface, Depths Below". Our story prompt this time was this evocative beach-photo: I was inspired to write a story about the beach, swimming, hunger, and longing. Listen to the episode. This episode also includes stories by… Continue reading Listen to my new flash story “Sunlit Surface, Depths Below” on R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast
My fantasy story "Seven Kinds of Baked Goods" is now available on the podcast The Overcast, narrated by the fabulous J.S. Arquin. This story first appeared in the anthology Just Desserts, and also in Luna Station Quarterly. Listen to the podcast / support The Overcast on Patreon. Read my story notes. I'm really excited to have… Continue reading Listen to my story “Seven Kinds of Baked Goods” at The Overcast!
You can listen to me read this story on R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast. The story prompt was a dramatic photo of an erupting volcano. Listen to the podcast. I kind of knew I wanted to write a story about a dragon to go with that volcano. Volcanoes and dragons just go together, right? What… Continue reading Read my new flash story “The Prince and the Dragon” from R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast