So each year I have made a promise to myself to blog more, or use this site as a better center of all my activities. And each year I failed.
I came to town, as begged by telegraph, as speedily as I could to see about the problem of the women who’d all thrown themselves to death off Rushtown Gulch.
Something crashed through the underbrush, and the insect-like shadows crouched about the fire jerked awake, sensors gleaming in the angry red firelight as they cried out in alarm on frequencies audible and inaudible: “Who goes there?”
It was an intense year. There was death in the nearby family, alarming political events, and much much more that were a great weight on the year. I am glad it's over. And I know that I am not the only one to feel that way. Professionally, though, I had an amazing year. That made… Continue reading Looking Back at 2018
I often tell people I pay attention to a rubric that goes something like this: If you do something you hate and you’re successful with it, you’ll still be stuck doing something you hate. It’s a 50% satisfaction situation. Because you'll be successful, which is great, but you'll be doing something you hate, and that's… Continue reading How I Came to Write My Novel The Trove
At five’o’clock, agents working for ICE swarmed through the doors of a childcare center on 35th Street, across the road from Eastern Park, and arrested the children of a superhero.
For the past 11 months I’ve been using a 13" 2017 MacBook Pro after my old 2014 MacBook Pro was dropped going through airport security by an agent who picked up my bag without realizing the bag wasn’t zipped. The 13” was a workhouse that did well for me, and I’ve been using the model… Continue reading Why I Downgraded My 2017 MacBook Pro to a 2015 MacBook Pro
Lightspeed Magazine has reprinted my story 'Zen and the Art of Starship Maintenance' today online for all to read. Also, Locus put the story on their 2017 Recommended Reading List. This is the story that will be in 3 of the Year's Best anthologies. I'm grateful to everyone who has highlighted this story and talked… Continue reading Read 'Zen and the Art of Starship Maintenance' for free at Lightspeed Magazine Online
My short story 'Zen and the Art of Starship Maintenance' has caught me off guard with just how much people seem to be singling it out. As of right now, I have signed four contracts for the story to appear in Year's Best collections. I am beyond amazed and incredibly grateful for the honor. Here… Continue reading Zen and the Art of Starship Maintenance to be in THREE different Year's Best Collections and Year's Top Ten Tales
I'm prone to being into the cult of self-improvement. I keep track of how much I write via spreadsheets and have figured out when in the day I can write more, and when I am more creative. I have kept body weight, body fat, and tape measurements since 2003 (I an not super fit, if… Continue reading I Stopped Using QWERTY and Switched to an Entirely Different Key Layout