I am pleased as spiked punch to report my drunk-aliens-on-vacation-in-Antarctica-story will be part of the upcoming anthology: Terraforming Earth for Aliens, edited by David Harten Watson. Woohoo! I had so much fun with that story and am excited to get to share it! My aliens get so drunk! It was a blast to write (once … Continue reading Sold! One Planet (slightly used)
It was St. Patrick's Day, and every bar in Boston was closed. or “My dad’s birthday was a laugh-filled raucous affair, a houseful of family and friends, a table groaning with food and drink and ringed with chairs filled with happy, animated guests; a month later birthday parties were banned across the globe.” or “I … Continue reading Science / Fiction
I attended a Gateless writing workshop recently, hosted by the fabulous life, healing and writing coach Noëlle Janka. Gateless writing was developed by Suzanne Kingsbury, based on both traditional Zen Buddhism and cutting edge brain science, working to develop an environment most conducive to be creative. Gateless is a style of workshop where you sit … Continue reading Gateless
I’ve just sold my short story ‘Mission Accomplished’ to Zombie Pirate Publishing’s anthology Raygun Retro. Woo-hoo! I’ve been pitching the story as a-gender-swapped-Apocalypse-Now-set-on-Venus. Yeah, I’ve gotten some odd looks. But come, the idea of soldiers going to Venus to kill spear-wielding aliens in order to help keep the solar system safe for democracy is not … Continue reading Publishing Yesterday’s Tomorrow Today!
“Marian could hoot like an owl by blowing into her fists, or whistle that shrill blast between tongue and teeth with the fingers in the corner of the mouth; could bring all the birds to her by imitating their calls, and understood much of their small language – such as when the tits exclaim that … Continue reading Marian’s Many Faces
I saw a call for submissions recently to an upcoming anthology that will have a theme of historical fantasy – history re-imagined with magic infused into it. I started toying with an idea I’d had a while back of elves in 18th century London, imagining how good elves like the tall, willowy elven characters of … Continue reading Fantasy on Toast
A “curate’s egg” is a British expression that refers to something that is partly good and partly bad, although on the surface many would be quick to dismiss the entirety of the thing as all bad. I have just received quite the curate’s egg in my inbox in the form of a rejection email that … Continue reading Rejection Response VII: Curate’s Egg on My Face