Category: Miscellaneous

Gen Con Schedule!

It’s that time! Gen Con starts in just a couple of days, and the chaos swallows us all whole. If you want to say hello, talk about work, or sit in on a panel, please do! I promise I don’t bite. I might be rushed and look super stressed out, but I like seeing people…
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Upcoming Events and Releases

I have been utterly remiss in updating my schedule recently, I realize. I started working a corporate contract, so between that and clients, I’ve been thoroughly distracted. I’ve also had an exciting run of bad luck – black eye from Systema, the ranch flooded, I got an infected tooth from a routine dental visit, I…
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Turn Back the Tide

So, two things occur to me: we’ve already managed to make Pence’s life entertaining with the #periodsforpence thing, and Trump went on this big thing about reporting terrorism and hate, right?   So hey, report it. Report the fuck out of it. As soon as they take office, report the hate, the violence, the details of…
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No, *You* Move

  “Compromise where you can. And where you can’t, don’t. Even if everyone is telling you that something wrong is something right, even if the whole world is telling you to move. It is your duty to plant yourself like a tree, look them in the eye and say, no. You move.” This quote from…
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A Pre-Review of Invisible Planets

This is the reality of the psychological landscape constructed by the tales: tradition and modernity, stagnation and progress, political powerlessness and thrilling technological potential—all aspects of the same reality, a chiaroscuro of extreme contrasts in hope and terror. –Liu, Invisible Frameworks I was lucky enough to get a review copy of the Ken Liu anthology…
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Driven by Failure: A #HoldOnToTheLight Post

I am posting this as part of the #HoldOnToTheLight campaign started by Gail Martin. For more info on the initiative, please see below this post. And please check out all the other amazing, talented folks who’ve written about their own struggles. I am terrified of failure. The fear of failure is my own personal bogeyman.…
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Charlotte, You Can Do Better

I wrote a thing on FB about a city I’ve come to grudgingly consider part of my life, and about the recent violence there. ** I’m having trouble figuring out what to say about the murder in Charlotte right now, and honestly, I’m a little scared of posting this, but I think it needs to…
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It’s Been a Good Run

About six years ago, I quit my dayjob and went full-time freelance, working for SFWA, Paizo’s Pathfinder Tales, Prime Books, and others. Since then, I’ve handled an amazing variety of clients, from simple advice for self-published authors, to the memorable time the Ambassador from Finland and his cultural attache plied me with drinks while we…
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Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout

I’ve just finished reading “Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout”, by Philip Connors, and highly recommend it to anyone with an interest in the American West and/or wilderness. At times it’s a little maudlin, but overall, a great look at the pivotal role fire has played in the history of the West, as…
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State of the Jaym

About a year ago, Charles Tan and Christie Yant pulled me aside (okay, so it was a Twitter conversation, but Very Stern) and pointed out that I needed an agent. The anthologies are taking off, and my career is wonderfully, hellishly diverse. I kind of had a moment where frustration got the better of me…
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