Norwescon Wrap-Up

I had a great time at Norwescon this weekend!  This was my second time going to the con, and my first time on programming.  My reading slot was at 10:30 Friday morning, so I wasn’t sure how many people would be awake and around…but I ended up with a packed room!

NorwesconReading2My fantastic audience!  (photo courtesy of Randy Henderson)

I read “The Right Place to Start a Family,”  a short story that … Continue reading

My Story is the Cover Story for the March Lightspeed!

Lightspeed Magazine Issue 70

The March issue of Lightspeed Magazine is now available, and my story “Welcome to the Medical Clinic at the Interplanetary Relay Station, Hours Since the Last Patient Death: 0” is the cover story!

The cool cover art is by Reiko Murakami.

Also in this issue of Lightspeed:  Christie Yant did an interview with me, to go along with the story.  We cover allergy shots, SF tropes, and writing advice.  (The interview talks briefly about the story, so I recommend reading the story first.)

Locus Recommended Reading List

The cover story for my collection, “Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World,”  made it onto the Locus Recommended Reading List!  Really thrilled to have my story listed with a bunch of other top-notch work.  A lot of what I’ve already read from the list has been awesome, and I’m looking forward to checking out some of the stories and books that I hadn’t seen yet.

2015 Locus Recommended Reading List

Year in Review: 2015

Numbers

36 stories published:
23 originals
13 reprints

33 acceptances:
1 short story collection
14 original stories
17 reprints
1 non-fiction essay

13 new stories written (45k words*)

* I don’t track my daily wordcount, so my yearly wordcount is based only on finished stories. My actual wordcount is probably somewhat higher. But definitely not high enough. Generating more words is really something that I need to work on for next year.

Year in Review

2015 has been big for me in a lot of ways. I had 23 original stories out this … Continue reading

Stories in 2015

This has been kind of an amazing year for me, and I have 23 original stories out (8 short stories and 15 flash).  My favorite, if you’re looking for a place to start, is Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World.

The other story of mine that has been getting a lot of buzz (including a tweet from Wil Wheaton!) is Rock, Paper, Scissors, Love, Death.

Here’s the complete list:

Short Stories:
Ninety-Five Percent Safe (Jan 2015, Asimov’s)
Temporary Friends (Escape Pod, Artemis Rising, February 2015)
Four Seasons in the Forest of … Continue reading

Time Travel Love Story Double Feature

RockPaperScissorsLoveDeath

I have an original story out today at Lightspeed Magazine, a time travel love story called “Rock, Paper, Scissors, Love, Death.”  You can read it for free at: http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/rock-paper-scissors-love-death/

 

In an odd coincidence, my OTHER time travel love story “Beneath the Willow Branches, Beyond the Reach of Time” is out as a (reprint) podcast at StarShipSofa today:  http://www.starshipsofa.com/blog/2015/11/17/starshipsofa-no-411-caroline-m-yoachim-and-tricia-glock/

Katherine Inskip does a lovely reading of the story.  This story is an older one of mine (I originally wrote … Continue reading

The World Fantasy Award – Let’s Make it a Book!

So I’ve seen a lot of discussion about what the redesigned WFC Award ought to look like, and I figured I’d throw out my suggestion:  Let’s make it a book.

It could be an open book, with a different artist each year illustrating the pages (much like the hugo base is different each year).  It could be a closed book, simple and elegant, with information about the year and whatever else where the title would go.  It could be a bunch of books that twirl up in a precarious stack.

Because what writer wouldn’t love to go to WFC and … Continue reading