Introducing the… Dhun Dhun DHUN!   Yes, yes, scream, shout, jump for joy.  Whatever is an appropriate level of celebration where you come from is fine by me. If you sign up you’ll belong to one of the most exclusive clubs on the internet (and you all know how hard it is to find an exclusiveContinue reading

WotF Awards Vid

Hi all! Below is a video clip from the Vol. 29 Writers and Illustrators of the Future awards ceremony. It contains an introduction to my story, the wonderfully quirky dance choreographed for it, my thank you speech and Tiffany England’s thank you speech. Enjoy, get inspired, and enter the contest! ~Marina

Book Signing 7/13/13!

Writers of the Future Vol. 29 is out!  And I will be signing copies from 2:00-4:00pm this Saturday (the 13th) at the Barnes & Noble on N. College Ave. in Fayetteville, Arkansas.   If you are in the area I hope to see you there. You can ask me about the contest, about writing, aboutContinue reading “Book Signing 7/13/13!”

Good News!

Part two of the WotF workshop overview will be up next week. This week I wanted to crow a little, if you’ll indulge me. First off, I sold a story to Mike Resnick over at Galaxy’s Edge after a minor (but really needed) rewrite.  I’m super excited about this, as it’s my fourth professional-rate sale.Continue reading “Good News!”

WotF Vol. 29 Cover

It’s a little after-the-fact, but the cover for Writers of the Future Vol. 29 has been released, and the book itself is available for pre-order! Anybody else hear Elton John in their head singing “Rocket Maaaaan” when they look at the cover?  The illustration is by wonderful Stephen Youll. You can pre-order a mass market paperback fromContinue reading “WotF Vol. 29 Cover”

Of Profiles and Pitches

I open my email and find I have a new twitter follower. Cool. That’s a pretty rare event for me, seeing as I how I’m sitting at nobody status at the moment and I don’t go on following rampages looking for random hoards to follow me back. I like to visit followers’ profiles to seeContinue reading “Of Profiles and Pitches”

Sojourn for Ephah to appear in IGMS

Hi all! Remember that first pro-sale I made a about a month ago (ETA: guess it was two months–how time flies)? Well, now that some of the official business has been taken care of, I’d like to announce that my sale was to Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine Show. The issue it’s scheduled to appearContinue reading “Sojourn for Ephah to appear in IGMS”

‘Mirror Shards Vol. 2’ Released

The anthology is out!  I’m so excited, and I can’t wait to read it in its final form.  Here’s the cover and the blurb: BEWARE! Between these pages, thirteen tales about augmented reality lie in wait to steal away your senses. Go on the hunt for poachers in a dangerous mist. Use your powers ofContinue reading “‘Mirror Shards Vol. 2’ Released”