Hanging out at Norwescon this weekend outside lovely Seattle, Washington? Would love any and all to join me for my reading Saturday at 1:30 in the Cascade 1 room at the Doubletree hotel.
If you can’t make that but will be around Sunday 10 AM-11 AM , drop by the “Stranger than Fiction”panel to hear me gab with Cat Rambo, Jason Vanhee, Ann Shilling, & Grant T. Riddell in Evergreen rooms 3&4, or catch me discussing Standards of Beauty in Secondary Worlds Sunday 11 AM- noon in Cascade 13 with Rhiannon Held, Nathan Crowder, David J. Peterson, & Sar Surmick.
Very happy to announce my ballerina-slipstream-macabre short “Imaginary Sisters” is out in the UK and around the world as part of the current Monster-themed issue of the feminist lit mag Mslexia. Beautiful cover, beautiful writing in this thing.
Mslexia Issue 69 at the Mslexia site.
An interview is up for the podcast Invaders From Planet 3, in which Robin Shantz probes me about Watership Down, Childhood’s End, A Canticle for Leibowitz, The Bionic Woman, Ark II, and the Regencies of Georgette Heyer.
This interview took place in May 2015 in “the lair of bloginhood, located in a sub-aquatic citadel on the floor of the Bay of Fundy.”
Bonus that the lair was equipped with amazing homemade candy, too.
This month saw my second collaboration with the late Steven Utley hit stands in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. “GIRLIE” is a noir-ish Caribbean hooker novelette, started by Steven under the working title “Flying Dutchman” and sent to me as a very rough story kernel of a few hundred words. After Steven’s sudden passing in January of 2013, my sorrow over his loss inspired a scribbling frenzy to complete this story, which quickly blossomed into a novelette. What with the infamous hurry-up-and-wait pace of publishing, “GIRLIE” arrived in my mailbox nearly exactly three years after his death.
Here’s to you, Mr. Utley. You are missed in the world.