February 18, 2020

Audible + LTUE Presentation Slides

The audio book for The Redwood Palace is now available!

Also, for anyone who was at my "Plotting a Romance is Like Writing a Math Proof" class at LTUE, I've now e-mailed my slides out to everyone who asked for them. But there have been two e-mails that bounced back. If you'd like slides and haven't got them yet, please feel free to e-mail me at info.mkhutchins@gmail.com.

February 10, 2020

LTUE 2020 Schedule

LTUE is nearly here! Here's where to find me:

10am: Lost Technology: Why Can't We Do That Anymore?

2pm: Chronically The Passing of Day: The History of the Calendar System

3pm: A Girl and Her Dragon Anthology Release Party!

5pm: Reading with Jessica Day George and M.K. Hutchins

12pm: Cooperative Games Ten Years After Pandemic

1pm: Plotting a Romance is Like Writing a Math Proof

6:30-8:00pm: Mass Book Signing

10am: Remembering the Deceased: How Societies Mourn and Bury Their Dead

November 23, 2019

End of 2019 Post

It's once again the season of award eligibility posts! I will keep it short and sweet:

My novel, The Redwood Palace, came out this year.

And I had three short stories come out in 2019:

"The King's Mirror", Strange Horizons.

"The Staircase to the Moon", Fireside.

"The End of Lunar Hens", Analog.

If you're reading one story/author for awards, based on Twitter, I think "The King's Mirror" has been my most popular story this year.

September 2, 2019

FanX Fall 2019

I'll be at FanX this weekend! You can find me Thursday at 2:00 on "Concerning Hobbits: A Celebration of Middle Earth's Most Celebrated People" in room 251A.

July 23, 2019

The Staircase to the Moon

My short story, "The Staircase to the Moon" is live up at Fireside! One of the coolest things about being an author is seeing art that people make to go with your words, and Mary Haasdyk has created something stunning. Go check it out!

Also today, my short story "The Ghost of the Pepper" has been reprinted by KYSO Flash.

July 10, 2019

The Redwood Palace Book Release!

It's here! The Redwood Palace is live in paperback and e-book! I am so excited to see this novel out. And I just learned today it has PRETTY CHAPTER NUMBERS, which probably matters more to me than anyone else.

Here's the official book description: 

Plum's thrilled about her arranged marriage. Becoming the daughter-in-law of a great chef will let her take her magical cooking skills to new heights. Then her little sister Dami dresses up as a boy and joins the army—a crime punishable by death. To keep her sister safe, Plum abandons her wedding, assumes Dami's identity, and reports for her sister's duties scrubbing dishes at the palace. 

Lying for Dami leaves Plum tangled up in intrigue and accused of poisoning the royal family. To clear her name, Plum has to figure out who's really behind the attacks. But delving into the identity of the true poisoner unearths darker plots. If Plum wants to save herself, her family, and her nation, she's going to have to cook the dish of a lifetime.