Despite warnings, we planted mail-order tomato plants before that last arctic blast. We’ve had good luck in the past and, sure enough, all six plants survived the cold snap, only to be ravaged just days later by an unseen marauder! Of course, with all this time at home coupled with a love of gardening, we … Continue reading Wild Life in the Garden
Okay, so I did something interesting and, I hope, successful. This involves a story I've been writing and rewriting for a very long time and it's based on an event in my childhood. Yes, fiction based on real liminal moments growing up gay in a homophobic world. I've been working on a collection of these … Continue reading Story Evolution – You’re not writing for you.
(Also, a reminder that these make great Holiday presents!) The thing I’m most proud of is... MY FIRST NOVEL! Best Game Ever: A Virtuella Novel (Novel) The LGBTQ YA VR AR VI Thriller you’ve been waiting for. A group of gay, nonbinary, and straight college nerds on the Virtual Campus Challenge team are racing toward a deadline … Continue reading R R Angell Award Eligibility for 2019
Issue 14, Winter 2019, the latest issue of Compelling Science Fiction is now available! Compelling Sci Fi Issue 14 cover CSF Editor, Joe Stetch, writes: We start with R R Angell's "A Dog's Life". It's about a dog, a family, and cryo-storage (3937 words). Our second story is "Cravings" by Steve DuBois. In a near-future … Continue reading Compelling Science Fiction – Issue 14 is out!
Hey Everybody! I'll be at the BBF this weekend in Baltimore's vibrant Inner Harbor along with some wonderful writers and performers. If you're looking for fun this weekend, stop by, buy some books and get them signed by the author! My books will be available at the Ivy Bookshop kiosk. FRIDAY, November 1st, 2019 Friday … Continue reading My 2019 Baltimore Book Festival Schedule – Friday Nov 1st – Sunday Nov 3rd
Song For A New Day - Pinsker If you pay attention to music you’ll know that all revolutions begin with protest songs. In Sarah Pinsker’s debut novel, two main characters come at subtle changes from different directions. Theirs is a society that has been torn apart and individuals have been isolated by terrorism, politics, and … Continue reading A Song For A New Day by Sarah Pinsker
I bought this book earlier in the summer when it came out because I knew I wanted to read it. Woodstock was coming up, and there is a part of the book that deals with that particularly singular event in this country, and in my own personal mythology as well. So, I started reading just … Continue reading Outside The Gates Of Eden by Lewis Shiner
First off, thanks to all my friends in Dublin at WorldCon for noticing that I’m not physically there. Here's why: We had some medical issues that prevented us from flying and by the time I realized that I might be able to attend, I'd missed the boat on programming, airfare, and hotel blocks. Oh well. … Continue reading Woodstock and Dublin
Hey there! I'm off to Confluence this weekend in Pittsburgh. It will be a relaxacon for me as I'm not on any panels so all I have to do is listen, chat, and have fun! And it is a smallish convention so I'll get to hang out with a lot of folks I haven't see … Continue reading Off to Confluence this weekend
Did you notice? I hope the transition was somewhat painless for you. but I am aware that the site has been messed up for the past couple of months. You see, I was hacked. Maybe. You can see the original post about that here. So I had to everything on the affected sites and move … Continue reading I’m back!