HBO PR reached out to me about seeing Lovecraft Country, first episode dropping tonight. As a mixed race SF author I have a complicated relationship with Lovecraft, but the trailers intrigued. Mostly Black cast? Black writer-producer? Yes please! Check Lovecraft Country out not just because HBO gave me a goody bag and a free view,… Continue reading The Tentacled Monster Here is Racism: Lovecraft Country Episode 1
So this is a test blog entry to see if Ulysses is synched up to my blog. I’ve not been blogging much, but as I recently withdrew a bit from Twitter and Facebook in order to finish a novel and wrap up another really cool freelance project, I started to think about ways to optimize… Continue reading This is a test of integrating Ulysses and WordPress.
I've spent a month doing my best to help my community and prepare my household for Covid-19.
I had the honor of being the Guest of Honor at the science fiction convention Capricon in Chicago just a little over a week ago...
This is too honest by far, and I wonder if it is perhaps unhelpful for me to talk openly about. Vulnerable is hard. But, I would have loved to have read this years ago, so let’s do this: I want to talk about how much I write, and my current experiment of writing 500 words… Continue reading How Much Should You Write Every Day?
Over the years I’ve seen some writers who took the full time plunge express strong imposter syndrome and a sense of shame when going back to a day job. Sometimes it kills their desire to write because they feel like a failure. I don’t think biographies of writers emphasize how many famous writers had day… Continue reading You’re Not an Imposter if You Have a Dayjob and Write
Here's a thing I keep noticing, and it drives me nuts. In Italy, a ship captain is arrested for bringing immigrants to shore after rescuing from them near death at sea: The number of migrants reaching Italy's shores has drastically diminished - just 2,800 so far this year - and the country is now led… Continue reading They Say There’s No Room for Immigrants While Desperate Rural Towns Lie Empty All Across the Western World
I was lucky enough to get to attend the Nebula Awards this year, and I was there in my new role as a Director at Large. This meant that, instead of ghosting in to see my friends, I was meeting a lot of people and exchanging business cards. Someone noticed a habit of mine that… Continue reading What To Do With a Business Card at a Conference
My latest short story is out in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. When I first started writing short stories, back in the 90s, F&SF was one of the 'big three' that I really wanted to get a story in to cross off my bucket list. The big three were Asimov's, F&SF, and Analog.… Continue reading A Little About My Story “Apocalypse Considered Through a Helix of Semiprecious Foods and Recipes” Now Out in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
Writer's Digest is celebrating its 100th anniversary, which is pretty epic. At the same time, the parent company of F&W is also declaring bankruptcy. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times... I've been at the writing game since the early 1990s. I was a teenager when I first mailed off… Continue reading 100 Years of Writer’s Digest (#WritersDigest100): Some Thoughts