3-Day Novel Update

Friends, the 3-Day Novel Contest starts at 12:01am on Saturday. Hard to believe it’s almost here. I’m mostly not panicking…

You’ll be able to follow my during-contest adventures and lamentations on Twitter (#3DayNovel). I’ll also post another update here after the fact.

As for the fundraising, we’ve done remarkably well, with between $611 and $758 in total pledges (some variability for length and other conditions).

I wanted to note that for anyone who would prefer to make their donation to a comparable organization in Houston or elsewhere in east Texas, that is absolutely fine by me. However, I would encourage you to stick with local groups and, of course, do as much research as possible.

Otherwise, this is the current division of pledges (again with some variability):

Remember, the goal is $250 each and there’s still time to pledge!

With that, I will see you on the other side…

New story

Jersey Devil Press released their Victorian Mash-Up Special Issue today. It includes my short story, “In Which Liz Frankenstein Lives, Makes New Friends, Saves Nikola Tesla, and Fixes What She Can” (“In Which Liz Frankenstein Lives” for short).

You can find it, Dan Morey’s delightful Little Women/Moby Dick mash-up, and Jen Fawkes’s excellent meditation on Professor Moriarty here.

Thanks for reading!

2017 publications: midyear recap

The last six months have been productive and gratifying writing-wise, and I’ve been thrilled to see stories placed in publications I deeply admire.

–Early this year, T. Gene Davis’s Speculative Fiction Blog published my flash fiction, “Moon Road,” which is my take on lycanthropy.

–More in flash: “Weird” and “The Girl in the Deer” found homes in Spirit’s Tincture and The Airgonaut, respectively.

–NonBinary Review published my short, “A Girl’s Guide to Being Buried Alive,” in their Edgar Allan Poe issue and included it in their Alphanumeric series for the web. There’s a fabulous audio version available, too.

–Speaking of audio, in April, Escape Pod featured my story, “Whatever Tower, However High,” as one of their weekly episodes. Special thanks to Logan Waterman for providing the narration.

–More recently, in June, Clarkesworld published my novelette, “My Dear, Like the Sky and Stars and Sun,” in their issue 129. It is also available as a podcast, read by the incomparable Kate Baker.

–And last but not least, Luna Station Quarterly just released their 30th issue, in which my Lovecraftian gothic short, “In Strange, Far Places,” appears.

Everything is available to read or listen to online. If you enjoy any of the above, definitely consider subscribing to one of these lovely venues and/or supporting them on Patreon.