Author Archives: Mandolin

Come break the rules with me! (in a class. on Sunday. with Cat Rambo.)

Consider this your invitation: start (or continue) to Break the Rules with me in less than three days! After Daylight Savings Time is over and the clock falls back, I hope you’ll spend some time with Cat Rambo, me and your writing this Sunday, … Continue reading Continue reading

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My novel is going well! Yay! Here are some excerpts.

I’m really excited about how well my novel project is going. I’m close to a third done which is a big marker for me. I though tit might be fun to post a couple excerpts from the first two chapters … Continue reading Continue reading

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Old Stories Into New: Come Take My Class on Retellings!

Hey! Come take my class on retellings! October 7, 2017. (Secret: If you join my newsletter, or sign up for my Patreon at $1 or more a month, you’ll get discounts.) (It used to be called Retellings and Retaleings.) Authors … Continue reading Continue reading

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Speculative Poetry Class tomorrow!

Come take my first ever speculative poetry class tomorrow! Poetry requires intense linguistic control. Every word matters. Whether you’re a poet who wants to create fantastical verses, or a prose writer who wants to learn the finely tuned narrative power that … Continue reading Continue reading

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Weekend read! Firebirds, ed. Sharyn November

Firebirds

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Firebirds Rising

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Firebirds Soaring

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Weekend Read! Accessing the Future, eds Kathryn Allan & Djibril Al-Ayad

Accessing the Future, eds Kathryn Allan & Djibril Al-Ayad

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Weekend read! DARK MATTER, ed. Sheree Thomas

DARK MATTER: A century of speculative fiction from the African Diaspora
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DARK MATTER: Reading the bones
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Friday Read! “Shard of Glass” by Alaya Dawn Johnson

“Shard of Glass” by Alaya Dawn Johnson: That day, my mother picked me up from school, wearing the yellow sundress and shawl I remembered from our trip with Father the year before. She looked just like she did most days … Continue reading Continue reading

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Friday Read! “Remembrance Is Something Like a House” by Will Ludwigsen

“Remembrance Is Something Like a House” by Will Ludwigsen: Every day for three decades, the abandoned house strains against its galling anchors, hoping to pull free. It has waited thirty years for its pipes and pilings to finally decay so … Continue reading Continue reading

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Friday Read! “Useless Things” by Maureen McHugh

“Useless Things” by Maureen McHugh: I wake at night sometimes now, thinking someone is in my house. Abby sleeps on the other side of the bed, and Hudson sleeps on the floor. Where I live it is brutally dark at … Continue reading Continue reading

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