You should go buy Blood in Elk Creek now. No, really.

You should go buy Blood in Elk Creek now. No, really.
It’s out! It’s out! The deadline for this novella ate my life for a week. You see, when it was time to turn it in, it was about 20K words long… and nowhere near finished. I had to go into writing overdrive and did nothing but eat and sleep and breathe Blood in Elk Creek when ...

Biweekly(?) writing update #1

Biweekly(?) writing update #1
Okay, we’ll see if this is going to be a thing. An awful lot of writing stuff seems to be happening to me these days. This covers a bit more than a week, though–just everything that’s happened in my awesome writing life since the last update on July 31. I have sold a story to ...

It’s a cover!

It's a cover!
  Less than a month away–Blood in Elk Creek releases on 9/6! I can’t wait to share this one with you!  

Quick writing update

I know some people were wondering about the digital download for Waylines #4, which contains my story Samara and a little interview with me. Wonder no more! The digital download went live this morning and you can grab it at the Waylines website. There is also some additional content in the download that wasn’t in ...

On Rejection

On Rejection
Guess this is another day for the calendar of my writer life. Just started on my third bulldog clip of rejections. This, like salt crust on my cheek after a bike ride, is what effort looks like. Cat for scale. Because geologist. And because he’s cute.

Current writing news

Just in case you haven’t watched me whining on Twitter (and if not, WHY NOT), I want to catch you up on what I’ve been doing: Last night I submitted the rough draft of the next Blood in Elk Creek, the next Captain Ramos novella. It’s due out in early September. This week has been ...

In which I am interviewed 1

I was kind of surprised when I got a request for an interview for Laurel Zuckerman’s Paris Weblog. Turns out I caught her attention with my strongly-worded ire about the SFWA Bulletin issue #202 mess. This is actually the first interview I’ve ever had (even if it was by e-mail) and I was very nervous about ...

Samsara in Waylines

Surprise! I have a new short story out. This was actually a bit of a surprise to me, since while the editors had told me Issue #4 was going to go live at the beginning of the month, I somehow didn’t make the connection that my story would be in it. Surprise! Happy surprise. To read ...

Lady [Insert Job Title Here] 12

This may come as a shock, but I am not a “Lady Geologist.” I do not examine women visually and use lab tests in order to understand their physical properties, provenance, and environment of deposition. I have never gone up to a female stranger, hammered a chunk off of her, and sent it to the ...

Kindle Worlds – fanfic for pay 1

If you know any writers, you’ve probably seen this spewed all over social media today. Well, it’s my turn to spew. Amazon is starting a new scheme, this one to sell fanfiction. For profit. That’s right. Fanfiction. Making money off of it. This is a thing now. Well, it had the feeling of inevitability as ...