A Road Less Traveled – part 2

(Original image by John Towner on Unsplash) [Note: This is the second part of a three-part series; part one is here] I started publishing fiction professionally about fifteen years ago now. The first story I technically got paid for was a $5 piece of erotic SF microfiction (big ups to Circlet Press) and from there... Continue Reading →

A Road Less Traveled – part one

(Original image by I.am_nah on Unsplash) Hello.  Been a while since I used this venue for thought-words. There are several reasons for that, but the bottom line is that I have a book coming out next year and I want to start making use of this site again as part of promoting that, and also... Continue Reading →

My WisCon 42 schedule

Now that it's been finalized, here's my schedule for WisCon 42. At this point I'm not doing a reading - I think I missed the time for that - but it's possible I'll be able to jump into someone else's at the last minute. We'll see. Even if not, I'm psyched for what I've got... Continue Reading →

swim inward, flow outward

Sometimes in late summer I won’t touch anything, not the flower, not the blackberries brimming in the thickets; I won’t drink from the pond; I won’t name the birds or the trees; I won’t whisper my own name. - Mary Oliver, "October" Two years ago yesterday I posted the final chapter of what I genuinely... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday, little podcast

Happy late birthday, rather. Gone's birthday was yesterday. Yeah, episode 1 is now available for listening to. Get it via Apple Podcasts here or Podbean here. Let's talk about it for a sec. I grew up without a TV, which means I grew up immersed in books, because that's what I had. But books weren't... Continue Reading →

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