Have Book, Will Read #18

It’s April! Which should be all about that nice spring weather, but instead actually means it was snowing again just the other day… *sigh* Still, today there’s blue sky and the promise of higher temps just around the corner. So, in the spirit of weather-related optimism, here are some of my favorite reads from the... Continue Reading →

Wrangling the Sticky Bits

In the words of Max Gladstone, and of a dozen others in my private Inspiration folder on Pinterest, "First drafts suck." I know that. You probably know that, too. Most people who have finished a novel and gone back to revise know it — or should, anyway. But just because I know my first drafts... Continue Reading →

Retreat, Regroup, Resume

I sit here in my cozy kitchen looking through my manuscript notes as yet another nor'easter blasts my town with snow, and I'm content. Not only content, but downright happy. I don't even care that it's snowing AGAIN. I'm happy because the new story I'm working on has finally had its niggles worked out and... Continue Reading →

Dawn Chorus

Are you in the mood for an angel love tale? I have a brand new short story — Dawn Chorus — out in Kraxon Magazine. Kraxon specializes in flash length science fiction and fantasy stories, 1000 words each. If you're looking for a nice monthly dose of bite-sized fiction, check it out!

Boskone 55 Round-Up

I’m back from Boskone, aka “New England’s longest running science fiction convention.” Boskone is big enough to bring in great guests/panel participants, and yet small enough so that it still feels relatively cozy. This was my fourth time at this event — second as panelist — and probably my favorite year so far. A few... Continue Reading →

The Last City

I have a short story out today in The Last City a brand new science fiction anthology by DUST. My own little murderous tale is called Blood Makes Noise. This was my first time playing around in a shared world, and it was a lot of fun! From the publisher: Twelve outstanding authors come together to... Continue Reading →

Have Book, Will Read #17

It’s snowing, and I’m home with my kids watching big flakes tumble down outside. This is perfect weather for reading, writing, or talking about books someone else wrote! Preferably with a blanket and a big mug of tea. After a busy (and wonderful) December, with a houseful of visiting family, January brought silence and a... Continue Reading →

Writing Boys, Part 2

*contains mild spoilers for Heart Blade and Night Blade* There are a LOT of articles and blog posts floating around out there at the moment about how to write great female characters. This is clearly an important discussion: YA fiction has a lot of amazing ladies, but otherwise female representation in science fiction and fantasy... Continue Reading →

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