Why I Write

The awesome Chuck Wendig recently asked his blog readers why we write. We writers have many different answers to this question. Writing relieves stress. They feel compelled to write. If they don’t write, they’ll go crazy. They enjoy telling stories. They are good at it. All of these are good reasons, and all are true. But … More Why I Write

Why Science Fiction Must Err on the Side of Diversity

In light of Friday’s historic Supreme Court ruling, I wrote about why science fiction, especially stories set in future Earth-based cultures, must err on the side of diversity. Check it out here at my Star Wars blog, Tosche Station. I’ve been plugging along at revisions to Aurora and will be done by the end of July. After … More Why Science Fiction Must Err on the Side of Diversity

Dragon Con!

This Thursday I’m heading to lovely Atlanta, Georgia, for my sixth Dragon Con. For those of you who haven’t been exposed to the wonder of Dragon Con yet, it’s one of the largest conventions in the United States and a mecca for all things geek. “Fan tracks” are all run by volunteers and cover topics as wide-ranging … More Dragon Con!

Two Things Pacific Rim Taught Me Not to Do While Writing (And One Important Lesson Learned)

Two Fridays ago, I watched Pacific Rim with a group of friends. They’d all seen it before; I hadn’t. I was looking forward to finally learning what a kaiju was, but also a bit apprehensive because it seemed to be a “love it or hate it” type of movie. As it turns out I didn’t … More Two Things Pacific Rim Taught Me Not to Do While Writing (And One Important Lesson Learned)

“The Clone in Sector 7” now live on Plasma Frequency Magazine

I’m happy to announce that Issue 7 of Plasma Frequency magazine, featuring my first short story, “The Clone in Sector 7,” is now available! Not only that, but my story inspired the cover art! Electronic issues are free, and you can order print versions on the website. Seeing my work in print makes me  bounce … More “The Clone in Sector 7” now live on Plasma Frequency Magazine

My First Sale!

Once again, I’ve neglected this blog. I apologize. I blame getting engaged (yay!) and deciding to trunk my last WIP. (I’ll come back to it eventually, but in the meantime I’ve started on a new novel I’m really excited about.) But, I come bearing good news! I have sold my first short story, “The Clone … More My First Sale!