Now Available: THE CORPSE ARCHIVES

Now Available: THE CORPSE ARCHIVES

May 6, 2015

My short story “The Corpse Archives,” is about a young person tossed into a work camp as an “imperfect text” who fights to become an archivist in charge of a historical library etched on human bodies… and gets more than bargained for. This went out as a chapbook to Hurley’s Heroes mailing list subscribers a couple months...

My BEA/Bookcon Schedule

My BEA/Bookcon Schedule

May 6, 2015

I’ll be driving over to NYC in three weeks for Book Expo America, followed by Bookcon, and then off to Denver for the Launchpad Astronomy Workshop. Must be con season. I’ll be re-posting this for folks as it gets nearer the date. In the meantime, if, like me, your calendar is already filling up, here’s where you can find me if you’re in...

SFF Markets that Consider Patreon Stories for Publication

SFF Markets that Consider Patreon Stories for Publication

May 6, 2015

So last year Andrea Phillips put together a great list of markets that do and do not consider taking stories which were created via Patreon support. Because Patreon is a new-ish crowdfunding too, it’s not generally mentioned in submission guidelines whether or not the venue considers a Patreon story already published or not. Now that I’m producing...

The Worldbreaker Saga Gets Its Final Book, & Other Happenings

The Worldbreaker Saga Gets Its Final Book, & Other Happenings

May 5, 2015

As reported by Angry Robot Books today, we’ve sold rights to the third and final volume in The Worldbreaker Saga, titled, THE BROKEN HEAVENS. This deal has been in the works for awhile (THE MIRROR EMPIRE did well; it was just a matter of coming to terms on the deal, and for AR to unpack after their sale last year), and now it’s official. For those...

What’s it Like to Be a Creator on Patreon? My First Month

What’s it Like to Be a Creator on Patreon? My First Month

May 4, 2015

I’ve never crowdfunded anything before now, though not for lack of thinking about it. I have contractual obligations on everything novel length at this point, and with Tor’s new novella imprint paying so much for novellas, it didn’t make much sense to crowdfund them. So I looked at the type of fiction that generally pays the least no matter how I try to...

On Internet “Bravery”: This is not Nazi-Occupied France, Folks

On Internet “Bravery”: This is not Nazi-Occupied France, Folks

Apr 13, 2015

My grandmother grew up in Nazi-occupied France. When she was nineteen, she and her friends found a Nazi boot containing a severed human leg while walking along the river. For every Nazi the French killed, the Nazis would kill ten French citizens. So how many would the Nazis kill, my grandmother thought, for a severed leg? She and her friends huffed the boot and...

Books I Read on my Twitter Vacation

Books I Read on my Twitter Vacation

Apr 6, 2015

My to-be-read pile is a thing of wonder, as my voracious need to own all the books will never keep up with my pace of reading all the books. At any rate, taking a Twitter vacation turns out to have been great for that part of me that was hardly reading anything anymore, and look! Hey! As promised, here’s my slightly deeper reactions post to what I’ve...

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