Author Archives: Mandolin

Scragamuffin: A New Chapbook on Patreon

Today, I’m sending my patrons a new chapbook–Scragamuffin. I didn’t intend to write another chapbook; it just sort of happened. Unfortunately, we lost another one of our cats, and this one was only nine. So, it’s been kind of a … Continue reading Continue reading

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Haiku Roundup for September 2021

The cats cuddle close wanting the warmth of my skin offering their fur. No leaves sprouting yet, but the warmer, longer light promises they’ll come. Crowded coffee shops overheated in the rain  of broken voices. Sunset mid-evening lights over the … Continue reading Continue reading

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Check Out “Wake Up, I Miss You” in Apex

Terra stands alone in the middle of the room, staring at nothing. She moves sometimes like someone dreaming, but never reacts. My poor sister, locked in her own world. Read more. Poppy’s sister, Terra, is lost in a dream world. … Continue reading Continue reading

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Off to MileHiCon!

Headed to MileHiCon in Denver as a Guest of Honor this Friday! Here’s a reminder of my schedule:   Friday 6 pm — Opening Ceremonies  Saturday 12 pm — Gender Beyond the Binary Panel, a panel 1 pm — An … Continue reading Continue reading

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I’ll be at MileHiCon as a Guest of Honor!

I’m a Guest of Honor at MileHiCon in Denver in two weeks–the weekend of October 1. I’ve got a packed three-day schedule with lots of interesting panels. Friday 6 pm — Opening Ceremonies Saturday 12 pm — Gender Beyond the … Continue reading Continue reading

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Check Out Apex Magazine’s Issue 125

Terra stands alone in the middle of the room, staring at nothing. She moves sometimes like someone dreaming, but never reacts. My poor sister, locked in her own world. Excited to be back in Apex Magazine‘s table of contents with a … Continue reading Continue reading

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Haiku Roundup for August 2021

I posted this a few years ago, but I think it’s worth posting again. A while back, during a phase when I was having trouble writing fiction, a friend of mine showed me a haiku they’d been working on. I … Continue reading Continue reading

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Zombies Need Brains Kickstarted Three New Anthologies!

Live happily ever after… or don’t. It’s up to you. Zombies Need Brains (@ZNGLLC) is kickstarting three new anthologies, including an anthology of fairy tales that have been smashed up and remade into something new, SHATTERING THE GLASS SLIPPER. I’m … Continue reading Continue reading

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Check Out My Author Spotlight in Lightspeed

Lightspeed Magazine has posted my author spotlight interview about my most recent story, “Innocent Bird.” I talk about how the story came about, what plans I might have for future stories, fan feedback, and my current long-term projects. Check it … Continue reading Continue reading

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Check Out “Innocent Bird” in Lightspeed

I’m really excited to be in Lightspeed again with my new short story, “Innocent Bird!” It began with Shoko finding feathers in her bed. It was her third year of high school. She’d just turned seventeen. She was falling in … Continue reading Continue reading

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