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)
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
It’s an often-discussed topic in the fandoms/circles I follow lately — Star Wars and science fiction/fantasy in general. About a year and a half ago, I wrote a blog post for the website EUCantina about why we need more women in Star Wars. That post has since been lost to the internet ether, but it … More In Which I Explain Why Diversity is Important
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!
In addition to writing speculative fiction, I also co-host a weekly podcast called Tosche Station Radio. While I’ve always considered myself a writer, I never thought I’d co-host a podcast. I enjoyed listening to them, but knew nothing about audio production or hosting a show or any of the other technical details. But last year my … More On Podcasting and Writing
Recently I came across someone who stated that fanfiction is a waste of time for people wanting to become published authors. I understand the person’s meaning – the author she was “advising” had this idea that fanfiction was a viable way to get noticed by Del Rey, the publisher of Star Wars books. (Spoilers: It’s … More In Defense of Fanfiction