September 28, 2016

Bookshelf Couch

So long as I was building a couch, I thought I ought to attach a bookshelf to it. It makes a very nice end table (to hold the book you're currently reading, of course). I figured I hadn't posted anything random in a while, and I might be ridiculously happy with my woodworking efforts. This project was inspired by two absolutely fantastic plans from Homemade Modern, here and here.

I love making things myself -- I love creating something custom that's "just right". I love making memories. I love drilling pocket holes and smelling the sawdust. But there's always this fear that at the end, it will all collapse into a pile of lumber. It's always a miraculous relief when that doesn't happen.

September 13, 2016

Dragon-Smoked Barbeque

My short story, "Dragon-Smoked Barbeque" is live at Strange Horizons! You can read it in print or listen to Anaea Lay read it.

But even if you're listening, do click on the print link. K.C. Garza did some amazing dragon artwork for this story, and it'd be a shame to miss it.

September 8, 2016

Myriad Lands Now Out

Myriad Lands is now out! Both Volume 1: Around the World and Volume 2: Beyond the Edge. I loved the premise for this anthology -- fantasy stories set outside the well-trod Western tropes. Fantasy has so much to offer. My story, "Poet-Scholars of the Necropolis" appears in Volume 2. It was originally published as audio fiction from Podcastle. This is its first time in print.

This has actually been out for several weeks now. My husband said to hide any packages that came in the mail, as he was expecting a birthday present for me. I dutifully hid my book-shaped package, only to find out later they were my author copies. Extra birthday presents for me? I'm just digging into these now, and I'm enjoying all the unique worldbuilding.

September 1, 2016

Salt Lake City Comic Con

I'll be at Salt Lake City Comic Con tonight, on "Worldbuilding and Magic Systems: A Character of their Own." 7:00pm, Room 253A. Comic Con is always great -- I'm looking forward to being there again.