It’s been so fun to read everyone’s end of year eligibility for SFF awards posts this year (and I’ll be writing a round-up of some of my favorite stories of the year in a few weeks, once I’ve had a chance to read as many as possible). Personally, though, I’ve had nothing published in 2017.… Read More An Amazing Year
It’s rare that a report full of facts and figures punches you right in the gut, but I just finished reading the #BlackSpecFic report (and accompanying editorials) by Fireside Fiction, and I am feeling all the feels. (Note: If you have no idea which report I’m talking about, read it. Read it now. It’s easy… Read More Writing (Speculative Fiction) While Black
I have just returned to civilization after 10 days in Maine for my second residency (of five) in my low-res MFA program, where I’m specializing in popular fiction (sci-fi, fantasy, romance, horror, crime, mystery, etc.). It’s kind of like summer camp for writing nerds, and given all the insanity going on in the world right… Read More Five Things I Learned In The Last 10 Days
I’m new to science-fiction and fantasy. Not as a reader – I devoured Isaac Asimov short stories in elementary schools and loved Piers Anthony’s Incarnations of Immortality in junior high and went through everything Philip K. Dick ever wrote by the time I finished high school. And not as a writer – while I am… Read More Why The Hugo Noms Make Me Sad
I saw Selma with family over Christmas and I loved it. The acting was very good, but what really made it work for me was the direction – strong enough that I noticed it, but subtle enough that I only saw it as a good thing (kind of like a beard on a handsome man).… Read More Pick All The Awards!