Writers have to build up a pretty thick skin. I set a new goal this year, promising not to give away any of my writing for less than .03 a word (charity anthos aside). It's a high hurdle and I knew I'd have to take some hits as I swim in a more choosy pond… Continue reading A lovely review after SO MANY REJECTIONS!
First, my story VEGAN VAMP is out in a charity anthology to benefit the Australian Red Cross. PLEASE make this the number one anthology on Amazon by buying a copy. Click this link!
My poppet series is all about tamed zombies and the girl who wants to save them. There's going to be three books in the series, so be sure to keep tuned in for updates! WOOOOTTTT!!!
As a writer, you throw your work out into the world and just hope to find an editor who gets you or to hit the right market at the right time. There is so little feedback from actual readers when you write short fiction and flash fiction. It's like screaming into a void sometimes. When… Continue reading Not to brag or anything…
I'm sitting in a panel about writing to prompts at Stoker Con, feet from the incomparable horror poet Linda Addison who won the lifetime achievement Stoker award last year, one my fave teachers Mike Arnzen, my roomie Karen Bovenmeyer (an assistant editor for Psuedopod), and Marge Simon who is a goddess of HWA and won… Continue reading STOKER CON- WOW!
Man, I'm bad at blogging! I'm going to try to be better. Speaking of resolutions, one of my writing resolutions for this year is to correct my slow editing tendancies by becoming a skilled, joyful editor. I don't know if the joyful part will happen, but I'm headed to Balitmore today for a three day… Continue reading Borderland Press Writers Bootcamp
I just got back from what's probably my favorite con. What an awesome group of people run and participate in Cap. The programming is excellent, including cutting edge topics on diversity in literature that reaches beyond a discussion of culture and color of skin. I really enjoyed the way that the locals support the speakers,… Continue reading Capricon in Chicago
Come join us and write a complete piece this weekend. The contest starts tonight at 8 EST. You should submit your piece by Saturday at 8 EST, then on Sunday edit all the pieces submitted by 8 EST. The edits are light, usually a paragraph or so of advice. Join us, the deadites said! http://www.obsidianflash.com
My Son and I went to WindyCon for the first time this month. It's a smaller con right outside of Chicago. What was really awesome about this con was that it had a theme, "dystopia," and that them informed much of the programming, activites, and cosplay. As a fan con, I'd say this ranks up… Continue reading WindyCon Report