I’ve been seeing a lot of year-in-review/award eligibility posts, so here’s mine. I had 13 new stories out this year, of which the most popular was Welcome to the Medical Clinic at the Interplanetary Relay Station, Hours Since the Last Patient Death: 0, which was the cover story for the March issue of Lightspeed. Here’s my full list of publications:
My collection SEVEN WONDERS OF A ONCE AND FUTURE WORLD & Other Stories came out in August of this year with Fairwood press!
We Will Wake Among the Gods, Among the Stars (w/Tina Connolly) (January/February Analog)
Here is my schedule for Orycon this weekend. I’m on SEVEN panels! And I have a reading! If you’re at the con, come find me and say hi :D
The Fine Art of Description Fri 4:00pm-5:00pm What makes purple prose purple? Are adjectives and adverbs really evil? How do pro writers describe something in vivid detail in the fewest words, and when can writers expand those descriptions? Speeding Up Your Output Fri 8:00pm-9:00pm Fast writing is not necessarily bad writing, and more words per day equals more stories for your readers. Discuss methods for upping your daily word count without …
I’ll be in Columbus this weekend for World Fantasy! Here’s my schedule:
Friday 1pm, Delaware CD
Fantasy Emerging from Crisis
Chris Phillips, Jason Sanford (m), Gary K. Wolfe, Chrisopher Husberg, Caroline M. Yoachim
Friday 8pm-11pm, Regency Ballroom
Mass Autographing Session
Saturday at noon, Union C
Reading: Tina Connolly & Caroline M. Yoachim
My Lightspeed Magazine story “Rock, Paper, Scissors, Love, Death” is at Escape Pod! You can listen to it here:
EP543: Rock, Paper, Scissors, Love, Death
Fairwood Press launched five new books last week (including my collection!) and it has been fun to share a release day with some really wonderful authors. Today I’ve got a guest post from one of my fellow Fairwood authors, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, talking about his new book Traveler of Worlds: Conversations with Robert Silverberg.
Google With a Goatee
Thanks so much for having me on, Caroline! It’s been a pleasure sharing a book birthday with you!
Traveler of Worlds: Conversations with Robert Silverberg is my book-length attempt to provide insight into the life and mind of one of our great …
I had the most amazing of all possible Worldcons. This will be a somewhat scattered post, because there is so much going on at Worldcon that it felt like I was constantly jumping from one thing to the next, and everything has merged into a chaotic jumble in my mind.
Programming-wise, I was on two shared readings, two autographing sessions, and three panels. One of my panels had Larry Niven as a fellow panelist! At one of my readings, I read “Mother Ship” and made a member of the audience cry.
Tina Connolly and I launched our collections! We …
Today is my official release day! I have a book!!!
Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World & Other Stories is now available online at:
Barnes & Noble
(If you happen to be at MidAmericon II this weekend, Patrick will have copies of the collection available at the Fairwood Press table in the Dealer Room.)
Want to read the book without buying it? Log in to your local library and request it. …
For the past 27 days, I’ve been posting the first line from each story of my collection on twitter, one line per day. It was interesting to see all of them together because I started seeing patterns in how I tend to start stories. The other thing I noticed was that for some stories I managed to get the hook into the first line, but other times I didn’t. I was often tempted to include more than one line (but it wouldn’t fit into the tweet), and those were the stories where the hook came a little later.
So here …
I’m a little late in posting this, but I have a couple new flash fiction stories out:
“Love Out of Season” is in the July/August issue of Fantastic Stories of the Imagination
“The Words on My Skin” is in the July/August issue of Uncanny Magazine
My collection comes out on August 16th, one week from today!
If you want a sample of my work, many of the stories are available to read online (see my publications page for a complete list), but I thought it would be fun to post a teaser from one of the two original stories in the collection.
The excerpt below comes from the opening of “On the Pages of a Sketchbook Universe,” a secondary world fantasy novelette.
Seven Wonders …