Brought To You By The Letter A

I often get asked where I got the inspiration for AlphaOops. It’s true, it did really come out of a discussion at Orson Scott Card’s Boot Camp, but the seed of the idea has been germinating inside me all my life. If your name starts with “A”, you’ll know what I’m talking about. Those of us whose names start…

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My Future’s So Dark, I’ve Gotta Have Faith

I happen to be in two Dark anthologies this year: Dark Faith and Dark Futures. For a Princess who tiptoes in rainbows and often answers to the name of “Sunshine,” I find this predicament rather ironical. And fun. Because Irony is always fun. I’m still waiting on some direct ordering information for Dark Futures, but I’ve got some Dark…

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Don’t Forget!

There’s still time to vote for this! *************************************************** Click on over to the first annual Apex Magazine Story of the Year Award and cast your ballot. I do have a story on the ballot — “Poor Man’s Roses”, which appeared in October. Voting will continue through January 30th. The story receiving the most votes will be announced on February…

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Story Sale: “Savage Planet” to THE FOUR HORSEMAN anthology

I am proud to announce my first original short story sale of the year (the “first sale” was technically a reprint for a 2011 Nightshade Books fairy tale anthology…more details on that later) — “Savage Planet” to Pill Hill Press’s anthology The Four Horsemen: An Anthology of Conquest, War, Famine & Death. My fun little spider-planet space opera falls…

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Bibbidy Bobbidy Byes

This essay is one of the “Lost Blogs” that was discovered in the wildlands of the intarwebs by my friend Eric James Stone after the publication of Beauty & Dynamite. I’m posting it in response to something Kelli wrote recently called “Boyfriend 47,”, an essay ranking the merits (or lack thereof) of the respective Disney princes. Personally, I think…

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Apex Magazine Story of the Year Award

Apex needs your votes! Click on over to the first annual Apex Magazine Story of the Year Award and cast your ballot. Yes, for those curious persons, I do have a story on the ballot — “Poor Man’s Roses”, which appeared in October. Voting starts tonight and will continue through January 30th. The story receiving the most votes will…

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The Clockwork Jungle Book

I’m honored to be part of the newest issue of Shimmer magazine: The Clockwork Jungle Book. Inside are twenty fabulous steampunk fables by some of the hottest names in SF: Shedding Skin; Or How the World Came to Be, by Jay Lake The Jackdaw’s Wife, by Blake Hutchins The Student and the Rats, by Jess Nevins The Mechanical Aviary…

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Growing Up Poe

Edgar Allan Poe would be celebrating his 200th birthday this year. He cast an epic shadow across American fiction; he inspired every last horror writer who came after him; and his fans founded Weird Tales magazine. Weird Tales wondered if Poe still has the same impact today — so in their latest issue, they asked a bevy of dark…

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