I love and enjoy the process of writing and I would be enthralled to keep doing that with your support. I’ll keep clacking away on these keys, drawing out outlines, finessing together plots– and breathing some authorial life into new characters, worlds and universes. I want to keep writing sci-fi, fantasy and the cosmically weird.
So– drumroll– I launched a Patreon. This enables you, as my wondrous and all-too-generous visitor/reader/possible-patron, to keep up to date with my writing progress, to get an inside look at this recently-greased, shiny machinery that exists in my head. I’ll announce new works that I have finished/thrown into the markets for sale, post videos and behind-the-scenes content and I’ll mail physical goodies at certain tiers.
My Goals (updated) by the end of 2017:
- Continue crafting my novels
- Submit ten sci-fi/fantasy short stories to professional publications
- Submit three speculative poems to poetry publications
- Expand the boundaries of my writing with experimental works
- Dabble in the minimal: nanofiction, microfiction and scifaikus
- Experiment with more fascinating content
Please take part in the creative process here on Patreon!
I have a new microfiction story up at Story Seed Vault.
#99! A nice palindrome/repeat of a number.
As always, thanks to editor Alex Massey for the sciensplanation. (Is that a viable portmanteau?)
My interview (mostly about environmental issues) is up at Reckoning. Check it out!
A Twitter comment on the interview:
If you haven’t read “A Wispy Chastening,” it’s also free to read online on the website and available for purchase.
Neil Clarke, editor of Clarkesworld, includes in his 2017 Hugo Award eligibility list two of my works from the past year: “Twisted Knots” and “Prasetyo Plastics.”
My name is also listed in authors eligible for the Campbell Award for Best New Writer!
Tangent Online 2017 Recommended Reading List also includes the two stories published in Clarkesworld as well!
“A Wispy Chastening” (flash fiction) is now free to read online in Reckoning 2.
Here are some Twitter reviews/praise:
You can wait to read the rest of the contents as they are released online for free or you can purchase the magazine here.
I also recommend in the same issue Michael J. DeLuca’s “Editor’s Note: On Having a Kid in the Climate Apocalypse,” a heartwrenching, yet heartwarming account of the trials of conception to the joys of parenthood and speculation on how his child might face the world. Now available to read online for free.
Here’s my 75-word monthly challenge submitted.
This one is called: From Sand to Glass and Glass to Sand.
Road trip or journey
Apocalyptic or Post-Apocalyptic (SF, fantasy or horror)
thought i’d share this gem of a video
little spheres of worlds that come to life.
My poem “Atomic Numbers” is currently featured in the Poetry Spotlight in Analog (to read for free online).
…And I got a tweet about it already! Wow!
“Here’s a poem I just read and loved–”
From wikipedia about Analog:
“Analog Science Fiction and Fact is an American science-fiction magazine published under various titles since 1930. Originally titled Astounding Stories of Super-Science, the first issue was dated January 1930, published by William Clayton, and edited by Harry Bates…
…Over the next few years Campbell published many stories that became classics in the field, including Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series, A.E. van Vogt’s Slan, and several novels and stories by Robert A. Heinlein. The period beginning with Campbell’s editorship is often referred to as the Golden Age of Science Fiction.”
nice! snail mail copies 🙂
My poem “a battleground courses in jingfei” is available to read for free in this themed issue online, Liminality Issue #14, “Nuclear Winter.”
(The link leads you to the issue’s ToC, with a beautiful illustration to lay your eyes on!)