NaNoWriMo

I’m back! Hope everyone who took part had a very fun and safe Halloween!  Hello and thank you to all of my loyal, as well as new, visitors who kept my hits up while I was away. During my hiatus I took a bucket-list trip with my mother to Peru, prepared for the chaos thatContinue reading “NaNoWriMo”

Sojourn for Ephah Up at OSC’s InterGalactic Medicine Show

Hello all, The story is up! And I’m extremely pleased, flattered, and surprised that it made the cover of issue 30. You can read Sojourn for Ephah here, or click here to go to the IGMS homepage. This is the beautiful cover art that accompanies it, created by Eric Wilkerson: Click on the image forContinue reading “Sojourn for Ephah Up at OSC’s InterGalactic Medicine Show”

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”

Spec-Fic Editor News

Oh no, blog post, you snuck up on me this week. Luckily, the industry has given me two tasty links to pass along today.  We have editors a-changin’. First is the lovely Ann Vandermeer.  She has recently joined the team at Tor.com. Story here. Secondly–and this one I have mixed feelings about– Stanley Schmidt isContinue reading “Spec-Fic Editor News”

‘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”

What Kind of Stories does Writers of the Future buy?

Recently, over on the WotF Forum, there’s been a lot of submit-o-mancy.  What does the new coordinating judge want? I think the greater question is, what does the contest want?  Yes, David Farland is master of the gate, he opens and closes the door, but then there are four more judges to please before youContinue reading “What Kind of Stories does Writers of the Future buy?”

Best Submissions Week Ever! P2

So, did you figure it out?  Two SFWA qualifying sales in one week!  Yahoo!  Still living off the high. Getting to some copyedits for my Mirror Shards sale now.  Belive it or not, that’s pretty exciting for me, too. And I hear finalist calls have already gone out for WotF q2!  Congrats, all! Had anyContinue reading “Best Submissions Week Ever! P2”

Best Submissions Week Ever!

Without any ado: I won second place in Writers of the Future!  I won’t be able to reply for a while, but if you leave a comment, thank you in advance! And big congrats to Stephen Sottong who won third, and a major rip-roaring congrats to Tina Smith who ran away with first! Here’s theContinue reading “Best Submissions Week Ever!”

Story Sold!

Good news, everyone! No, I haven’t transformed into a frail cartoon-scientist, but I have made a sale! I received my first acceptance to a pro-rate, SFWA qualifying market today.  I’m very excited and will give out more information when the formalities are taken care of. The story I sold was also my Q4 WotF finalist, entitled: SojournContinue reading “Story Sold!”