Monthly Archives: May 2020

Finally attended the Nebulas—virtually

Congratulations to tonight’s Nebula Award winners, and a special shout-out to A. T. Greenblatt for her beautiful winning short story, “Give the Family My Love.”  Indeed, congrats to all the finalists.  I’ve been enjoying the virtual Nebula Conference this weekend, as well as Flights of Foundry earlier this month.  Looking forward to Worldcon online this summer.

SFWA blog post and a related upcoming workshop

I’m honored to have another article published on the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) official blog, “Not-so-still Life:  Writing from an Inanimate Object’s Point of View.”  I hope the topic stirs your creativity and provides a mental break from the current state of things.

If you’d like to take a deeper dive into this topic, my fellow author Elizabeth Beechwood and I are offering a workshop, Creating Non-Human Characters, on July 18th.  We’ll cover characterization for not only inanimate objects but also animals and more.  It’ll tentatively be held on the Oregon coast at the Hoffman Center for the Arts as part of their Manzanita Writers’ Series—or else as a virtual workshop depending on how things progress; we’re staying flexible.  Please check the Hoffman Center for the Arts website for more information.

Publication announcement: “Desert Locks”

I’m thrilled to announce that you can find my latest story, “Desert Locks,” at GigaNotoSaurus.  This one deals with masks and longing for connection (something I think we can all relate to during this pandemic), set in a desert land where magic courses through everyone’s hair.

In honor of the role that hair plays in it, I decided to let mine air dry for a change.  I was overdue for a trim even before the shutdown.

natural hair
My natural hair