September 5, 2018

Ghost of the Pepper + FanX Schedule

Photo by Ryan Bushby, CC BY 2.5
I have another story out this week! "Ghost of the Pepper" is up over at Flash Fiction Online! Coincidentally, I spent the past weekend pickling nearly a bushel of peppers...

Also, I'll be at FanX this Saturday. You can find me at:

4:00pm, Room 255B: YA, I Like YA -- What About It?

6:00pm, Room 255A: Noblebright vs. Grimdark, Nobledark vs. Grimbright

Hope to see you there!

September 3, 2018

New Novel + Glass in Frozen Time


My short story "Glass in Frozen Time" is out today from Diabolical Plots! You can read it for free here.

I also have other exciting news I can share today...I signed a book contract! My novel THE REDWOOD PALACE will be coming out next year from Immortal Works. They asked me to make an author Facebook page, so you can follow me there, now, too.

And here's a little bit about the book:

Seventeen-year-old Plum is a young chef with high prospects -- until she gives up her career to cover for her runaway sister. Lying for family leaves her tangled up in intrigue, and accused of poisoning the king's sister. To clear her name, Plum has to figure out who's really behind the attack. Her best hope is to make an alliance with the Hungry Ghost who haunts the palace kitchens. He'll spy for her, if she whips him up an exorcism.

But researching exorcism recipes and 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.


I'm so excited to share this project with you!

June 18, 2018

Fyrecon 2018


I will be at Fyrecon this weekend in Layton, Utah! If you haven't been, this is a fantastic con focused on the craft and business of writing, art, and game design. Here's my schedule:

THURSDAY:

11:00am: Breaking or Retelling: How Far Can You Take a Classic Story (panel)
2:00pm: Roundtable: Mythology and its Modernization
4:00pm: Formula or Innovation: Which is the Better Path (panel)

FRIDAY:

12:00pm Accidental Heroes: Characters that Aren't Perfect (panel)
6:00pm Making Money Writing Short Fiction (class presentation)
7:00pm Managing Research and the Internet (panel)

SATURDAY:

1:00pm 3-to-1 Editing Session (You can sign up to have me edit 1,000 words of your work)
5:00pm Techniques for Worldbuilding Without Infodumping

May 29, 2018

DRIFT in a Movie!

My brother and sister-in-law were watching Everything Everything, and sent me this quick screen shot. There's DRIFT on the nightstand! Hurrah for beautiful, large typography! 

I've seen my book at libraries and bookstores before, but I wasn't ever expecting to see it pop up in a movie.

Oh, and a sidenote: I will absolutely be at Fyrecon this June -- I'll post my schedule when I have it. Hope to see some of you there!

 

April 30, 2018

Ana's Asteroid

My short story "Ana's Asteroid" is out live today from Cast of Wonders! You can listen to it or read it for free on their website.

I think this is the first bit of hard science fiction I've published. I wrote it with younger readers in mind -- the main character is thirteen -- and it's the kind of thing I would have wanted to read as a kid.

I loved (and still love) board games and PBS NOVA as a kid, and both of those things came into play for this story. Many games of High Frontier got me thinking hard about different asteroid mining possibilities. And Emergency Mine Rescue from NOVA gave me some engineering insights into digging deep. NOVA also has a great resources for learning about space.