To celebrate the release of the Australian dark fiction (and fiction plus!) anthology Blurring the Linein which my story appears, Alan Baxter is putting up a series of contributor interviews. One question in particular is something I’ve pondered aloud and in virtual space and on the written page for a while now: “What does horror mean to you?”
If you’re in dozy Portland this weekend and want to swing by the annual SF brouhaha, it’s Orycon all the way, baby! Like a little crime and noir in your SF&F? Join us Friday 4pm. Ever wondered why younger readers like dark themes in fiction? [SPOILER: for the same reasons older ones do.] Friday 5pm.
Saturday 10-11am, hear why everybody loathes a Mary Sue, and at 1pm come ponder whether intense descriptions of blood and torture are necessary in scare lit. Saturday 5pm I’ll be talking Dark Fairy Tales with some pretty lovely co-panelists, so that should be fun.
Sunday 11am we get totes SF-y with a Spaceships, Colonists, & Castaways panel you can go to STRAIGHT AFTER MY READING AT 10:30. I’ve promised to read a tale of superpowers, overdue bills, and drunk karaoke, AKA my story “A Week in the Superlife” from the forthcoming Tesseracts 19: Superhero Universe.
Readers who love Portland love Powell’s. Join me (in my Camille Alexa disguise — complete with faux mustachio!) and a billion other amazing writers November 22 @ 4pm for the ninth annual Powell’s Authorfest event at the Cedar Hills Powell’s Books. Mass signing! Mass schmoozing! Shenanigans!
Canadian writer of noir and fantastica A.M. Dellamonica recently asked me some questions about childhood influences in a series of what she’s callingThe Heroine Question. Fun stuff, good times, like in this NBC promo still for The Bionic Woman, where Jaime poses as a Las Vegas showgirl to gather information on the Fembot army of an evil scientist…
There are many, many, many wonderful things about life in Portland, Oregon. One of them is the Hollywood Theatre on Sandy, a quick bike ride from my place.
Very excited to have been invited again this year as a guest of the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in October. Fantastic people, rollicking events (films! readings! panels!), and the not insignificant beauty of the historic Hollywood.
So happy to have been asked to join fellow fictionists Shannon Page, Mark Ferrari, & Claude Lalumière on Saturday, June 20th, at the Cascade Park Library in Vancouver, WA. Discussion, readings, kaffeeklatsch and informal exchange of ideas, inspirations, random opinions, and whatever YOU want to talk about.
Rigid genre classifications, familiar formats, standard page lengths, even reader interactivity—it’s all in flux as we swim through a sea of change about what it means to read books, as well as how to write them.
Join Portland area writers Alex C. Renwick, Claude Lalumière, Shannon Page, and Mark Ferrari on June 20 as they share their thoughts and experiences with writing, publication, and reading in this new literary environment. Ask questions of your own, hear readings from the authors’ current works, and join them for informal conversation about the evolution of all things ‘bookish’ at this exciting moment in literary history.
Hey! I’m reading at Norwescon Thursday April 2 at 6pm-6:25pm. It’s a tough slot. I know this. Anyone attending the reading has already been promised a drink in the bar immediately afterward. We’ll talk about writing, yo.