‘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”

WotF: Anonymity and the Number Eight

Note: Even if you’ve been entering a long time, I highly suggest you read this post.  You might be damaging your anonymity without realizing it. For those of you who don’t know, the Writers of the Future contest is open to amateurs looking to become professionals.  It’s designed to give them a leg-up in theContinue reading “WotF: Anonymity and the Number Eight”

Dragons, Anyone?: Lectures from Brandon Sanderson

Ok, this post has little to do with dragons.  But, I am here to introduce you to “Write About Dragons”–a blog dedicated to posting videos of Brandon Sanderson’s Introduction to Writing Sci-Fi and Fantasy class at BYU (its main focus is novel writing, but shorts do come up.  Eric James Stone is a guest inContinue reading “Dragons, Anyone?: Lectures from Brandon Sanderson”

Short Fiction Sale: Mirror Shards Vol. 2

I am happy to announce that my story, Rats Will Run, will appear in Mirror Shards Vol. 2, an augmented-reality themed anthology edited by Thomas K. Carpenter. This is my first short fiction sale, hopefully just the first of many.  And remember that 100 rejections I was “aiming” for?  Well, I hit 94. The deadline for MirrorContinue reading “Short Fiction Sale: Mirror Shards Vol. 2”

Absolute Visions Anthology

Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day. Just a little release-oriented news today. Absolute Visions, the anthology in which my first published illustration appears, is now available for purchase! If you’d like to see my full illustration (I haven’t seen it yet, but what appears in the anthology is probably a cropped version) youContinue reading “Absolute Visions Anthology”

I Have Work! (or, Spotlighting Differences Between Writers and Illustrators)

I have been commissioned to illustrate a story in an upcoming semi-pro anthology.  I won’t give any details at the moment, since I haven’t signed a contract yet, but I’m already through the concept art stage, have refined my line art, and any minute now should be starting on my shading. As I said, it’sContinue reading “I Have Work! (or, Spotlighting Differences Between Writers and Illustrators)”