I wrote this blog post for Gwyllion Magazine when they published my story "The Fate of the Galaxy" in issue 2 of their magazine. They never published the post, so I'm taking it back to fill in a week in which I have nothing else to write. There's one change from the original: I am … Continue reading Save the dragons!
This past Wednesday, my story "Just This Side of Salvageable" was published in the anthology Save the World from Other Worlds Ink. As it is an anthology, mine was not the only story published. Nineteen other authors had the honor of sharing space with me. Buy your copy today. I know what you're thinking: "Eh. … Continue reading I save the world
Yes, it's true: I have another acceptance to report. JOURN-E will publish my story "Learning Curve" in their second issue, due out near the end of September. There's really nothing more to say about it except that I'm delighted to have sold another story so quickly. No, my acceptance statistics don't look significantly different (yes, … Continue reading Fifteenth acceptance
I do indeed have two stories that have been published in the last two weeks, though the title of this post is somewhat misleading: one is a reprint. On June 1, 2022, the anthology connected to the Kickstarter I kept reminding you of, Summer of Sci-Fi & Fantasy: Volume One, was finally published. It includes … Continue reading Two new publications
As I discussed at length in my blog last week, I was due for an acceptance. I got one. Yay, me. Tall Tale TV has once again decided they liked one of my stories enough to give it a spot in their podcast in the coming weeks to months. This time, it's "The Fate of … Continue reading Fourteenth acceptance
Recently, a friend was sweet enough to say in the face of my obvious failure, "Well, you may not be selling to markets that pay more, but you're still selling more stories." No, no I'm not. So, I took the trouble to compile the (scant) data and produce some visuals to accompany my precipitous drop … Continue reading Measuring failure
I'm not a marketing hype kind of person, and the whole idea of a "cover reveal" goes against my grain, but: I have great respect for good cover art, and the cover reveal must be for the artist as the day of publication is for the author. I wish to honor that.I have nothing else … Continue reading Cover reveal: Save the World
It has been months (months!) since I read any good fiction, and I got into the writing business in part because I love reading good fiction. Imagine my demotivation to read when faced with a stack of magazines in which 90% of the fiction is fairly well guaranteed to be bad. Imagine then my joy … Continue reading Review: The Common issue 18
The Kickstarter campaign for A Summer of Sci-fi & Fantasy ended at the beginning of this week, and it was a success. I admit, I sat before the Web page for the campaign and watched as it counted down to zero seconds. If you've never done that, it's kind of sweet. The developers went to … Continue reading Kickstarter over; thanks for the money!
Good day, dear devotees. I have good news for those of you who don't much enjoy reading, which is probably none of you, otherwise you would not be reading the blog of a writer. Okay, different pitch: I have good news for those of you who love, love, love to hear things read aloud by … Continue reading Podcast of “Personality Emporium” available