end of summer round-up

I’ve never had such a long gap between blog posts before, I guess that means I’ve been busy. Time to herd some news stories across the prairies. I sold my sf-horror story, “Empty Mind Came Back With the Pearl”, to M-Brane SF a while ago. It will appear in issue 9. I’m delighted this story…

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forward

Last week was busy with travel, a Tom Waits concert (awesome), and a family wedding (fun), and this week is catch-up. In the meantime, the Clarion West Write-a-thon has wrapped up, and thanks to those of you who sponsored me (it’s not too late if anyone wants to throw cash into the kitty). Alas, I…

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restoration

“If you want to gowhere the rainbows endyou’ll have to say goodbyeall our dreams come truebaby up aheadand it’s out where your memories lie” Well, the marathon CD-rip has begun. My laptop and desktop are currently humming as they convert our music library back into mp3 format. Soon I’ll press-gang another couple machines into service…

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good job

My fellow inmates from Clarion West ’06 have been doing really well lately. It makes me proud and extremely happy to see such talented people make sales and win competitions. Ben Burgis currently has a story up on Atom Jack called Of Rum, Madness, Thunderstorms and Prayer”. Tina Connolly’s story “Moon at the Starry Diner”,…

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agog

Thanks to my friend Tina for pointing me towards the Publishers Weekly review of Fantasy (« now available to buy on Amazom.com). Unfortunately, the anthology as a whole didn’t score with the reviewer, but several stories were singled out for praise, mine included: … while Maura McHugh’s “Bone Mother” brilliantly blends Slavic folklore with the…

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