New SF Story Published in Spread the Love Antholgy

I’ve had a great experience getting Touch of the Traakyn published in the Spread the Love anthology from Ylva Publishing.

From story request through final edits, they were fun and educational to work with. And as a final icing on the cake, they put up an interview with me here.



My Schedule at Arisia

I’ll be heading into Boston tomorrow for the Arisia convention. I hope to meet up with a few of you while I’m there, so here’s the events I hope to attend:


SAT – 10am  Writing the Other — Writing, Panel — 1hr 15min — Burroughs (3E)
How do you write characters whose lives are far outside your own experience? Where do you turn for research, and how do you work that research into the story in a believable way? When, and how, should you talk to or interview people with those experiences?
D. L. Carter, Mikki Kendall, Don Sakers, Nisi Shawl (m)
SAT – 11:30am QUILTBAG Representation in YA — Literature, Panel — 1hr 15min — Faneuil (3W)
QUILTBAG refers to people who are queer or questioning, unidentified, intersex, lesbian, trans*, bisexual, asexual, gay, and/or genderqueer. Many teenagers identify somewhere along this spectrum, but not many YA books feature QUILTBAG characters. This has begun to change for the better in recent years! Let’s talk about books with QUILTBAG characters and how authors have done well—or poorly—in portraying them, and about what we’d like to see in the future.
Gillian Daniels, Adam Lipkin, Victor Raymond PhD, Julia Rios (m), Emily Wagner
 SAT 1pm – Broad Universe Rapid-Fire Reading — Writing, Reading — 1hr 30min — Hale (3W)
Broad Universe is an international organization of women and men dedicated to celebrating and promoting the work of women writers of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Come hear samples from the works of several members of the Broad Universe organization.
Terri Bruce, Kelly Hashway, Rachel Kenley, Ellen Larson, Catherine Lundoff, Gail Z Martin, KT Pinto, Jennifer Allis Provost, Suzanne Reynolds-Alpert, Roberta Rogow, Connie Wilkins, Trisha Wooldridge, Phoebe Wray
SAT 2:30pm  – Carl Brandon Society Awards Ceremony — Events, Lecture — 2hr — Grand B (1W)
The Carl Brandon Society presents their Kindred and Parallax Awards for 2011. The Carl Brandon Parallax Award is given to works of speculative fiction created by a self-identified person of color. The Carl Brandon Kindred Award is given to any work of speculative fiction dealing with issues of race and ethnicity; nominees may be of any racial or ethnic group.
Andrea Hairston, Tenea Johnson, Nisi Shawl
SAT 4pm – Guest of Honor Reading with Tanya Huff — GOH, Reading — 1hr 15min — Burroughs (3E)
Come listen to Arisia 2014’s Writer Guest of Honor read from a selection of her works.
Tanya Huff

This and That Thursday – Books From My TBR Pile

Playing along this week with Terri Bruce’s blog meme, here are the latest two additions to my to-be-read pile.

First off, I trolled through the Gaylactic Spectrum awards short list for some new books to read. I pulled off most of the list, but the two here are the ones I’m most interested in starting.

20140102-184126.jpg. The first is From Tanya Huff. I’ve read some of her Valor series and love them, so I’m starting to branch out now. You can’t beet solid writing and a great sense of wit and timing, and that seems to be a constant in her stories so far. The Wild Ways is a sequel to The Enchanted Emporium, a series revolving around a witch family. This one follows a secondary character from the first book.

20140102-190129.jpg For this one, I’m venturing to a new author, JA Pitts. The cover image drew me in. Then the blurb, which talks about a woman who is a modern day blacksmith, Norse legends… What’s not to like?

That’s my latest additions to the TBR pile. How about you?