A while back I mentioned that I was contacted to give an interview for the Writers of the Future 25th Anniversary. I didn't realize until recently, but the collected interviews have been edited into a presentation about the contest and what it's meant to a variety of past winners. I am in deed in the [...]
Archive for 'Uncategorized'
I've been wanting to update my webpage for some time now, and I finally broke down and did it. I'm still tweaking, but take a look and let me know what you think. Thanks!
My daughter, nearly three years old in this picture.
My story, "In the Eyes of the Empress's Cat," will be printed, along with many of my fellow GenCon Writers Symposium members, in the Stalking the Wild Hare anthology, which will be released just in time for GenCon this year. More info, like a solid publication date, will be available soon.
Man, am I behind the times…
I consider myself still relatively new to parenting. My daughter, Relaneve, is four years old. My son, Rhys, is four months. I have learned a few things, though. I'm not a complete neophyte. For example, I used to think that as your children grew, that you would teach them. Train them, so to speak. I [...]
My friend and Clarion classmate, Vincent Jorgensen, has a new website called the Bay Area Minimalist, where he focuses on living large without spending a lot. It's worth checking out. http://bayareaminimalist.blogspot.com/
My friend, Ian Tregillis, has a new baby book. It's called Bitter Seeds, and you can find out more about it on his website. The best pitch for this that I've heard is Watchmen meets Inglorious Basterds. If you have even a remote interest in alternate history, WWII, or realistic takes on super-hero stories, then [...]
I've added two new stories to my free fiction page. They're two stories that I'm very proud of. They're just sitting there now, dying to be read. Go. Read…
I'm very excited to announce that I've sold a story to DAW's Steampunked anthology, edited by Jean Rabe. I really like how this story turned out. It's set in the late 1800's (natch), and it's about an augurist, Maks, who foretells the future for a mining outfit that scours the Ural mountains in a steam-powered [...]
My story, "Sweet as Honey", is now live in Issue 15 of the Intergalactic Medicine Show. This was one of my Clarion stories from a few years back, and I’m proud to have it in print.
My story, "Shadows in the Mirrors," (which appeared in DAW’s Dimensions Next Door anthology) was mentioned recently in Ellen Datlow’s list of stories for her Best Horror collection. Pretty snazzy…
I know, it’s been a while. Work has been a bit crazy. That’s an understatement. It’s been some of the most demanding work in my professional career. Not bad work, not bad people to work with, either, but it’s taken a *lot* of my time. Any extra time has gone to family and writing, so I haven’t [...]
I have a story, “Good Morning Heartache,” which is set to appear in Spells of the City (formerly known as City Fantastic). I like the name change. I think Spells of the City has a bit more flair to it. Anyway, I received the galleys about a week ago and ran through the story one [...]
If you’re interested, you can see some of the goings-on via Mike Kelly’s and Eugene Myers‘ photo albums. Oh, and here’s my favorite of me, taken late, late at night by Bill Shunn at the Lowell Observatory:
I’m at Starry Heaven this week. It’s the same format as Blue Heaven, if you know what that is. If you don’t, it’s a one-week novel workshop in which twelve writers get together and hack each other’s novels apart. We start with slashing the first fifty pages and move on to demolishing the full novels. [...]
A worthy cause, it seems to me, from fellow writer James Maxey: The following message went up on my blogs today under the heading, "Books for Breasts." At the end of this copied text, I’ve got a special message for fellow Codexians: Followers of my blogs, and the readers who read the acknowledgement pages of [...]
My manager called a meeting today, and this was when we already had one scheduled for Thursday. Plus, he hates meetings in general, so this was pretty strange. IBM (including Tivoli, which is the group I work in) has already had a layoff this year, and I’ve been very wary about our group being put [...]
I just met with a fellow at the house who conducts solar assessments for residential homes. I’m hoping that my budget allows me to put some up. The payback is a long time, but I’m not looking strictly at that. I’m hoping to go a bit more green, to offset some monthly bills, and to [...]
This is an interesting article from TreeHugger, but what I found really interesting were the graphs near the bottom about Community-Supported Agriculture. Here’s another story: in January I paid $325 for vegetables that I won’t see until June, and I’m tickled pink over this great deal. That chunk o‚ money bought a 25-week prepaid subscription [...]