MidAmeriCon II wrap-up post

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 … Continue reading

Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World is Out!

Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World by Caroline M. YoachimToday 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
Fairwood Press

(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. … Continue reading

First Lines

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 … Continue reading

Short Story Collection Excerpt

Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World by Caroline M. Yoachim

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 … Continue reading

MidAmericon II Schedule

I’m attending MidAmericon II in Kansas City next week! My collection is launching there, and Patrick will be selling copies at the Fairwood Press table in the Dealer Room and at the Fairwood Press Release Party on Friday night. If you want to find me at worldcon, here is my schedule:

Thursday 10:00am – 11:00am, SFWA Table
SFWA Autographing: Caroline M. Yoachim

Thursday 8:30pm – 9:00pm, 2202 (Readings)
Joint Reading: William Ledbetter & Caroline M. Yoachim
William Ledbetter has kindly offered to split his reading slot with me! I’ll be reading from my brand new collection … Continue reading

Publishers Weekly Starred Review!

My collection got a starred review at Publishers Weekly!

From the review:

“Full appreciation of the more science fictional worlds takes time, as Yoachim circles back in successive stories to add layers to major themes: interchangeable or malleable bodies (“Temporary Friends,” “Stone Wall Truth,” “Grass Girl”), displaced consciousness (“The Philosophy of Ships,” “Do Not Count the Withered Ones,” “Pieces of My Body”), time warps (“Rock, Paper, Scissors, Love, Death,” “Harmonies of Time” “Honeybee”) …. Her gift for reshaping and polishing dulled old gems makes Yoachim’s collection truly noteworthy.”

Seven Wonders of a Once and Future world is available for … Continue reading

Clarion West Write-a-thon!

I’m raising money for Clarion West by participating in this year’s Write-a-thon!

My goal for the first two weeks is to finish revisions on my middle grade novel–Junk Craft Magic, the story of an 11-year-old mixed-race girl who uses arts-and-crafts magic to help some junkyard pixies defeat a hazardous waste monster.

For the rest of the write-a-thon, I’m working on a novella: A space opera with alien-human hybrids! And fire kittens! My goal is to add 14k words (to the novella already in progress).

Want to motivate me to get words written AND support Clarion West? I’m looking for … Continue reading