New Short Story: “The Yogurt Swimmer” in Coppice & Brake

My latest short story, “The Yogurt Swimmer,” is included in the new dark fiction and horror anthology Coppice & Brake, edited by Rachel A. Brune, published by Crone Girls Press, and available for purchase now on Amazon in Kindle format or paperback. Working with Rachel has been an absolute delight. She is a fantastic editor … Continue reading New Short Story: “The Yogurt Swimmer” in Coppice & Brake

New Short Story: “Rail Work” in HOZ Journal of Speculative Literature, Volume 1

I'm excited to share the news that my first published science fiction short story is now available in the very first volume of the House of Zolo's Journal of Speculative Literature! I wrote the first draft of "Rail Work" way back in the summer of 2015 in response to a contest prompt. Over the years, … Continue reading New Short Story: “Rail Work” in HOZ Journal of Speculative Literature, Volume 1

Review: Ghosters 3: Secrets of the Bloody Tower by Diane Corbitt

Ghosters 3 Secrets of the Bloody Tower by Diana Corbitt My rating: 4 of 5 stars I was invited by Diana Corbitt to read and write an honest review of her latest novel, Ghosters 3: The Secrets of the Bloody Tower. I’m happy to say that even though I haven’t read the previous books in … Continue reading Review: Ghosters 3: Secrets of the Bloody Tower by Diane Corbitt

Move It to the Top

I have learned a valuable lesson about writing this year as a result of teaching writing workshops. This led to a breakthrough in writing poetry that has transformed my poems in the past few months. Here is what I have learned.

Review: Kids by The Midnight

Album cover for Kids by The Midnight I only became aware of the music genre known as retrowave or synthwave a few years ago, though I had been listening to examples of it for longer. In 2018 my appreciation for the genre deepened into love. This is music I jog to. This is music I write to. This is music that makes me nostalgic for the 1980s, but it also makes me question and critique that era. One musical act in particular is responsible for my current retrowave obsession: The Midnight.

“Crafting Fantastic & Imaginative Worlds” at The Writers Studio!

I am so excited to announce that my proposal for a workshop on writing speculative fiction and poetry, including science fiction, fantasy, and horror, was recently approved, and the class is now listed and available for registration! This new 6-week workshop is titled "Crafting Fantastic & Imaginative Worlds" and it uses The Writers Studio method of persona writing and critiquing. It begins Saturday, July 27, 2019.

Summer Writing Workshops at the Writers Studio!

The Writers Studio Tucson is holding eight-week writing workshops again this summer, and there are two options for the beginning level: I'm teaching Workshop Saturday mornings from 10:00am - 12:30pm starting July 20th.Lela Scott MacNeil is teaching Workshop Wednesday evenings from 6:30 - 9:00pm starting August 7th. Registration and the full list of courses including all … Continue reading Summer Writing Workshops at the Writers Studio!

Supporting Professional Payment Rates in Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Fiction Markets

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America sets the minimum payment rates for professional short fiction markets. In September, this rate rises from 6 cents per word to 8 cents per word. Interesting to me, because I'm submitting stories to these markets... Current cover art for Beneath Ceaseless Skies One of my favorite magazines … Continue reading Supporting Professional Payment Rates in Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Fiction Markets