Month: October 2014

On selling a story to Strange Horizons

Before I even knew much about magazines in the science fiction and fantasy genre, I knew about (and read) Strange Horizons. Before “crowdfunding” was a word, there was the annual Strange Horizons fund drive (which is incidentally on right now.) To me, it represents…

This week’s writerly events

On Thursday, I’ll be reading a short spooky story at the Postscripts to Darkness Pre-Hallowe’en Party. My fellow readers are all incredibly talented. Come on out, Ottawa. Tonight, I’m the host for Steven Pinker, talking about writing and style, for the Ottawa International Writers…

Reviewed in Locus: Traveller, Take Me

My first review by Lois Tilton (well, if you don’t count that time she said nothing about my story except commenting that it was white type on a black webpage, which I took to mean she didn’t read it.) Anyway, this one, of my…

Me, reading Traveller, Take Me

At Can-Con, a couple of weeks ago, we had a reading of authors whose work has appeared in On Spec magazine. I read an excerpt from my story, in the latest issue. The story is called “Traveller, Take Me.” It’s a ghost story set…

Me in On Spec

Here I am with the first issue of On Spec that has my name on its cover. I’m quite proud.

Can-Con highlights, 2014 edition

Can-Con, here in Ottawa, is my home convention. It’s a family reunion. And, as a small con focused on the literary side of SFF fandom, it offers many chances for good conversations. Last year I stayed with my family in the hotel. Although my…