December 21, 2020

End of Year Post 2020

First off: The Redwood Palace e-book is on sale until tomorrow for $0.99. If you've been meaning to grab it, now is a great time.


2020 has been a year, to say the least. It's odd to see fiction I wrote pre-pandemic come out during this time. In any case, I had four new stories released this year. "The Librarian's Duel" and "Inconvenient Parasites" were both in Keyforge: Tales From the Crucible. This was my first time writing tie-in fiction, and I've been delighted to get such good reviews. "Upcycling Death" came out in Brain Games: Stories to Astonish. And last but not least, "This is How the Rain Falls" from Daily Science Fiction, which is free to read online.

What will next year hold? I don't know. Things with The Coral Palace are well underway with my publisher and I'm working on editing the third and final Plum book, which has some of my favorite scenes yet.

I hope everyone is healthy and staying safe. May the next year be better than this one.

March 23, 2020

Kindle Sale + Keyforge


Given the rough times we are all in together, right now until March 26th, Immortal works has all their e-books on sale for $0.99, including The Redwood Palace.

Unrelated, but cheerful and bright -- I'm going to be part of Keyforge: Tales From the Crucible. I have two novelettes in here, "Useful Parasites" and "The Librarian's Duel." As someone who adores board games, it was extremely fun to write in this world. There's already some great reviews coming in. If you're a book reviewer, this one is over at Netgalley.

I wish I had something profound to add about everything that's happening in the world right now, but truth of the matter is, I'm no great essayist. I am taking care of my family, playing board games, staying away from other people, and trying not to spend too much time reading the news. I hope everyone else out there is trying to stay safe.










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:


THURSDAY
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


FRIDAY
12pm: Cooperative Games Ten Years After Pandemic

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

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


SATURDAY
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.