Forthcoming Short Story Collection from NewCon Press

I’m pleased to announce that a collection of my short stories will be published by NewCon Press as part of the new Polestars series edited by Ian Whates. I’m very excited to be part of this anthology series. I’ll be in good company with authors including Jaine Fenn, Emma Coleman, and Teika Marija Smits. They are the first three authors in the series, with more to come. To learn more about this series, check out Read more…

What the Dickens, Stephen King!

I just saw IT. And a few days ago Jack Conner reminded me that it was Stephen King’s birthday. Whereupon I commented that King is the Charles Dickens of our time. Some writers are meant for the age in which they write — King, Austen, Norah Roberts — and they achieve success and adulation while they’re around to appreciate it. (The rest of us ink-stained wretches, alas — well, that’s another post for another time). Read more…

Emilie and the Hollow World

The YA steampunk novel from Martha Wells (Books of the Raksura), published by Strange Chemistry, does something that nowadays is absolutely extraordinary: its main character, a teenage girl, does not have a love interest. I repeat: This is a YA fantasy without a romance. Where’s the confetti? This deserves confetti! And I for one welcome this brave new foray into YA for young adults. What happened? When did it become the norm for YA to Read more…