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How Long Does It Take To Write a Poem? Also, “Inside Her Heart,” and a class!

I’m teaching an online class on writing science fiction and fantasy poetry on June 30 at 9:30-11:30 PDT. It’s a fun class because it draws people from many different backgrounds with many different goals. Some are dedicated poets, looking to … Continue reading Continue reading

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LitBrick Comic Strip based on “If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love!”

Sometimes being an author is really cool. Such as this comic strip based on my story “If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love.” Fan art! Yay! The comic is called LitBrick: Sequential Comedies of Literature, I think it’s is a … Continue reading Continue reading

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Posteriors for Posterity: An update on my fundraiser for LGBTQ health

It’s halfway through my Making Lemons into Jokes campaign, and I wanted to give an update. Among other things, I wanted to clarify why I’m doing this. For people in the know, the reasons are obvious–but obviously, most folks aren’t. … Continue reading Continue reading

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Nebula Awards 2016

Got back from the Nebula Awards last night. Had a lovely time — quite tired now. Jeremiah Tolbert said he hadn’t seen people so tired after a Nebulas in a long time. I think it may be because the programming … Continue reading Continue reading

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Star-Studded Chicago — Come Visit Me & Other Authors at the Nebula Awards, May 12-15

I will be at the Nebula Awards this weekend in Chicago, from May 12-15. If you don’t know what the Nebula awards are: “The Nebula Awards ® are voted on, and presented by, active members of Science Fiction and Fantasy … Continue reading Continue reading

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In which my migraine reveals itself as duplicitous

My intention to catch up on work this weekend was scuttled by a migraine. ME: I’m going to catch up on work. MIGRAINE: Okay, that sounds fine. I’ve been on break for a few days anyway; I’ll just go grab … Continue reading Continue reading

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Making Lemons into Jokes: “If You Were a Butt, My Butt”

If you’ve been following events in online science fictiondom, you probably know the last few weeks have been tumultuous. If you are *not* following events in the online science fictiondom, then honestly, I’m kind of jealous. In my family, humor … Continue reading Continue reading

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Attending AWP 2016 in Los Angeles, Mar 30-Apr 2

I’ll be at AWP for the rest of this week and over the weekend. If you don’t know what AWP is, it’s basically the convention for academic literary writers. More emphasis on panels, and a huge dealer’s room where magazines, … Continue reading Continue reading

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Kind Words for My Stories

Thank you to the reviewers. Quicksip reviews writes about “Love Is Never Still:” It’s mythic in its scope and in its characters but there’s also something deeply human about it (something that can be said about a lot of Greek … Continue reading Continue reading

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Attending ICFA March 16-20

We’re heading out to Orlando tonight for the International Conference of the Fantastic Arts. We get there laaaate, but we’ll be there through Sunday. I’m starting out the weekend with a work-related bang, as I do a Thusday reading at 8:30am (5:30 … Continue reading Continue reading

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