Happy to report that I have a new story just out. “Running Tangent,” a ten thousand word science fiction novelette I co-wrote with my dear friend K.C. Ball, is now up at Perihelion Science Fiction. This is our second joint appearance in this fine online magazine, ably edited by Sam Bellito, Jr., after last year’s […]
Like so many people I was saddened to hear Leonard Nimoy had passed away yesterday, at 83. His portrayal of Spock made the original Star Trek television series what it was, portraying the half-human, half-Vulcan science officer who strove to live and work on the basis of logic rather than emotion, which gave him an […]
My favorite scene from last summer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, featured my new favorite mutant from the film series, the speedster Quicksilver. This featurette looks at how the film maker’s and the actor, Evan Peters, put the sequence together. A great look at getting the details just right for a terrific scene.
Five years ago yesterday my first published story appeared, “Dead Wife Waiting,” in 10Flash Quarterly. It became the first of three stories in a little flash fiction trilogy set in a Weird West-like world, and was the seed for my novel The Hardscrabble. 10Flash has gone dark, so I thought I’d commemorate my first fiction […]
2014 was a year of firsts for me: Had my first year using MyFitness Pal to help track calories and keep me aware of what I am eating. I lost nearly thirty pounds between January and June (mostly the first three months), dropping from 184 to 155, gained five pounds back, and am now losing […]
My short story, “On the Vine,” has just been published in the 2014 Northwest Independent Writers Anthology, Underground, edited by Jennifer Willis. From the Amazon page: “What does “underground” mean to you? This anthology from the Northwest Independent Writers Association presents fourteen “underground” stories, each with a different interpretation of the titular theme. In these […]
The fabulous Haley Isleib tagged me for the Writing Process Blog Tour. The deal is I’m answering the following four questions about my writing: 1) What am I working on? An urban fantasy novel, Nymphlopesy, the first in a series, featuring Liz Marquez and John Tully. Can a pair of arcane ‘wardens’ uncover the cause […]
Today I’ll be meeting with my wonderful local writer’s group, the Masked Hucksters, to fishbowl ideas for my new urban fantasy novel. What is fishbowling you might ask? It’s a combination of group brainstorm, Q&A and feedback I learned from Kij Johnson last year at her two week novel writing workshop in Lawrence, Kansas. The […]
My flash fiction, “The Fez Shackle,” is now a podcast, read by the talented Tina Connolly for her Toasted Cake podcast. Tina is the author of a trio of fantasy novels: Ironskin, Copperhead, and the forthcoming Silverblind, numerous short stories, and is a fabulous reader. You can listen to it here.
Three weeks ago I decided to take author Lynn Viehl up on her challenge to write and post fresh fiction each Thursday, for fun and to keep my drafting muscles limber while I revise The Hardscrabble. Thus a new Marquez and Tully story was born. Here’s the final installment. Thus a new Marquez and Tully […]