Tuesday, December 1, 2015

New Release -- Hidden in Crime

My first historical crime story, "O Best Beloved," is out in Hidden in Crime, edited by Kristine Kathryn Rusch. I've been reading crime stories since someone gave me a couple of Nancy Drew mysteries when I was a little girl. I'd never tried to write one before Fiction River came along, though. I was a history major at uni, and this story, with its medieval French setting, was a lot of fun to write. I hope you enjoy reading it.

Marceau the Potter sinned for many years before God chose to reveal him. His wife is upstairs in the middle of a long and hard labor, and when the babe is born, Marceau's secret will be revealed to everyone.

Paperback on Amazon
E-book on Amazon
E-book on B&N
E-book on Kobo

Thursday, October 1, 2015

New Release -- Recycled Pulp

Recycled Pulp is out, with one of my stories, plus a lot of other great reads.

This book was fun to write for. John Helfers, the editor, came up with a list of 250 ultra-pulpy titles. Everyone who wanted to submit sent in three numbers at random between 1 and 250, and got three of the titles. We chose one to write about, but we had to write a modern, non-pulpy story that still fit the title. My story is called "Crypt of the Metal Ghouls." :D

There was no other subject restriction on the story except that it had to fit the title chosen, so the book has a wide variety of genres and subgenres; this is a great book for someone who loves short fiction in general.

In his intro to my story, John said,

This next story was one I was hoping to get. I already knew that with the random titles I was throwing at the submitting authors, I'd be getting an even bigger grab bag of stories and genres that would somehow have to be woven together into a cohesive anthology. But even so, the reader in me was hoping that some authors could take the title they’d chosen and turn it into something that would both reinvent it and hit my story buttons. Angela Penrose did both, spectacularly. This is the second story of hers that I've purchased (her first, as well as her first pro sale, was "Staying Afloat" published in Fiction River: How to Save the World), and I hope to be buying many more in the future—especially if she keeps giving me great post-apocalyptic action stories like this one.

I've read all the stories in this book, and there's a lot of excellent reading here.


in paperback on Amazon
in e-book on Amazon
in e-book on B&N
in e-book on Kobo
in e-book on Smashwords

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

New Release -- Loosed Upon the World

Loosed Upon the World, the cli-fi (climate fiction) SF anthology edited by John Joseph Adams, released today. I have a story in it, along with a bunch of other great writers.

The table of contents has a lot of great names in it, including Paolo Bacigalupi, Robert Silverberg, Tobias Buckell, Margaret Atwood, Nancy Kress, and more. This is a beefy collection of stories, and everyone should find a lot of good stuff in it.

Available to Order:

in hardcover from Amazon
in paperback from Amazon
in e-book from Amazon
in hardcover from B&N
in paperback from B&N
in e-book from B&N
in e-book from Kobo
in e-book from OmniLit

So far as I can tell, it's not up in the Apple store yet, but it probably will be soon. [crossed fingers]

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Great Review of Alchemy and Steam

Keith West at Amazing Stories posted a great review of Alchemy and Steam.

He says:

It’s one of the shorter volumes, but I think I’ve enjoyed this one more than any other, including the time travel issue. Usually there’s one at least one story that isn’t really my cup of tea. That’s not the case here.

That's pretty amazing, if you'll pardon the expression. :) I'm with Mr. West; usually there are at least a couple of stories in an anthology that don't do it for me. I'm so glad he liked them all.

Every story was top notch in terms of craft. The voice, the pacing, the setting and characters. Totally professional level work in each case.

That's also pretty awesome to hear. We have a great group of writers subbing to these books, and the editors pick the best of a great bunch. I read all the stories subbed for this book, and it would've been tough to put together a bad anthology.

Thanks to Mr. West. I'm glad you liked our book. :D

Alchemy and Steam is available:

in paperback on Amazon
in e-book on Amazon
in paperback on B&N
in e-book on B&N
in e-book on Smashwords


Saturday, May 23, 2015

New Release -- Alchemy and Steam

Alchemy and Steam is out, with my story "The Rites of Zosimos" in it, along with a bunch of other great stories. This one was a lot of fun to write; I did some research, which led me into the historical lore of alchemy. An alchemist named Zosimos of Panopolis actually existed, and I took some of his writings to use as a seed for my story. I hope you enjoy it.


in paperback on Amazon
in e-book on Amazon
in paperback on B&N
in e-book on B&N
in e-book on Smashwords


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

BayCon This Weekend

BayCon, the Bay Area's annual regional SF convention, is this weekend, and I'm going to be there. I've been to every one, actually, and worked the con every year until I got married and moved a few hundred miles away. It's smaller than it used to be, but it's still a fun con and I look forward to going every year and seeing friends.

If you're going to be there and happen to spot my name badge, come say hi. The best part of any SF con is the people, and meeting folks is always cool. :)


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Anthology -- Loosed Upon the World

This is the definitive collection of climate fiction from John Joseph Adams, the acclaimed editor of The Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy and Wastelands. These provocative stories explore our present and speculate about all of our tomorrows through terrifying struggle, and hope.

Join the bestselling authors Margaret Atwood, Paolo Bacigalupi, Nancy Kress, Kim Stanley Robinson, Jim Shepard, and over twenty others as they presciently explore the greatest threat to our future.

This is a collection that will challenge readers to look at the world they live in as if for the first time.


o Shooting the Apocalypse—Paolo Bacigalupi
o The Myth of Rain—Seanan McGuire
o Outer Rims—Toiya Kristen Finley
o Kheldyu—Karl Schroeder
o The Snows of Yesteryear—Jean-Louis Trudel
o A Hundred Hundred Daisies—Nancy Kress
o The Rainy Season—Tobias S. Buckell
o The Netherlands Lives With Water—Jim Shepard
o The Precedent—Sean McMullen
o Hot Sky—Robert Silverberg
o That Creeping Sensation—Alan Dean Foster
o Truth or Consequences—Kim Stanley Robinson
o Entanglement—Vandana Singh
o Staying Afloat—Angela Penrose
o Eighth Wonder—Chris Bachelder
o Eagle—Gregory Benford
o Outliers—Nicole Feldringer
o Quiet Town—Jason Gurley
o The Day It All Ended—Charlie Jane Anders
o The Smog Society—Chen Qiufan (translated by Ken Liu & Carmen Yiling Yan)
o Racing the Tide—Craig DeLancey
o Mutant Stag at Horn Creek—Sarah Castle
o Hot Rods—Cat Sparks
o The Tamarisk Hunter—Paolo Bacigalupi
o Mitigation—Tobias Buckell & Karl Schroeder
o Time Capsule Found on the Dead Planet—Margaret Atwood
AFTERWORD: Science Scarier Than Fiction—Ramez Naam


Amazon | Kindle
B&N | Nook
Other Retailers

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


Vanessa MacLellan, one of the contributors to the 2015 Young Explorer's Adventure Guide, has been posting interviews of other writers who have stories in that book, and my interview went up today.

As with the anthology itself, the emphasis in the interview is diversity in fiction. I write diverse characters because I want to accurately reflect the world around me in my work, but it goes farther than that. Click through to see why.

Thanks to Van for doing these interviews!


Sunday, February 8, 2015

Young Explorer's Adventure Guide in Paperback

The Young Explorer's Adventure Guide anthology is finally out in paperback! I have a copy and it looks good -- nice and solid, with decent sized type that's easy to read. If you've been waiting for the paperback, it's here. :)


Saturday, January 10, 2015

New Release -- Young Explorer's Adventure Guide -- E-Book Released

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My first release of new year, the electronic edition of The 2015 Young Explorer's Adventure Guide is out, available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords. The paperback should be up in a week or two, fingers crossed.