“Seedless” is forthcoming in Little Blue Marble!

Happy to announce that my short story, “Seedless,” is forthcoming in Little Blue Marble!

“Seedless” is about ecology and futuristic food systems and includes an older female protagonist.

—with thanks to Editor Katrina Archer

Original photo by Patrick Fore


My novelette, “But, Still, I Smile” is now available to read in Clarkesworld!

My novelette, “But, Still, I Smile” is now available to read in Clarkesworld!
Podcast by the talented Kate Baker is forthcoming.

I have to say:

Killer cover!

Alien Abstract VI by Arthur Haas

Such jellyfish-like silkiness & delicate transparency! I like the swirls, too. Colors are gorgeous & ethereal—earthy green & touch of pink + vertebrae/fin pattern reminding me of shusui koi.

I’m still stunned by how beautiful the cover is…


& looking forward to the good reads!

Rhysling nominations for “Atomic Numbers” and “nakajiru”!

I’m very pleased to announce that my poems “Atomic Numbers” and “nakajiru” have been nominated for the Rhysling award.

Wow! I’m so excited. This is the first time for any of my poems to be nominated for any award.

Many thanks to all who have nominated and read my poems. Also, a shoutout to talented poet Deborah Davitt who I know really enjoyed “nakajiru.” We also have co-written poems (with amazing poet Gretchen Tessmer) now out in this current issue of Star*Line and in a previous issue.

I feel like this calls for a Riesling joke… raise a glass? **clink**

Star*Line Winter 2019 poems out now!

Star*Line 42.1 Winter 2019 is out!

—with poems I’ve (co-)written or translated, including:

“XenoPoetry: Untitled” by Shiyi Li and translated by me
“a nano message” (a Valentine’s Day poem!)
“Paprika Dust”
a haiku (“cinnamon tentacles, cardamom suckers”)
“Balancing Act” by Deborah L. Davitt, Gretchen Tessmer and me!

—with thanks to Editor Vince Gotera!

“Paprika Dust” is selected as one of the Editor’s Choice poems (my first ever!) and can be read online here.

Mary Soon Lee, who has some fun New Year’s Resolutions to share in her latest poem (also Editor’s Choice) in Star*Line, tweeted some kind words about “Paprika Dust”:



2018 poetry packet available—ping me!

Anyone nominating or voting for speculative/SFF poetry awards?

I have my 2018 poetry packet ready for you. Just hit me up on the contact page. Felt pretty good I finally got this thing together!

I’m also a SFPA member now so eligible to nominate and vote for various poetry awards. Just sent in my Rhysling nominations—and will send in the Dwarf Stars (10 lines and under) ones later this year.