Monthly Archives: December 2012

Winding Down 2012

It’s been nearly a week since my last post.  It’s been a busy week to wind down 2012: writing—I’m continuing to make progress on my novel draft—celebrating the holidays, packing. In two weeks, my family will be relocating back to the continental … Continue reading

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Anthology to Feature Campbell-Eligible Writers

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I’m eligible for the Campbell Award.  I’m one of many Campbell-eligible writers.  With so many of us, I have been wondering how nominators/voters even know who we all are? M. David Blake, … Continue reading

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“Dreams in Dust” Gets the Audio Treatment

I wasn’t aware that Lightspeed Magazine had produced a podcast of “Dreams in Dust” until I stumbled over the news at SF Signal on Thursday evening.  Very cool.  I was then pleasantly surprised to find a check for the audio rights … Continue reading

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Inspiration: “Dreams in Dust”

My story “Dreams in Dust” went live for free reading today at Lightspeed Magazine.  Unlike some of my recent stories, I can easily point to the direct inspiration for this story.  Back in February, I stumbled across a regular column … Continue reading

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I’m Eligilble for the Campbell Award

I didn’t know until recently, but I’m eligible for the John W. Campbell Award for best new science fiction or fantasy writer.  It’s given out each year by the World Science Fiction Society (based on votes by their members), the same group … Continue reading

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J is for….

I want one of these for so many reasons.  Now if I can just figure out how to email the link to my wife so she can buy for it me…. ….just kidding, but if they were available I really would … Continue reading

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Duotrope To Go “Pay to Play”

Duotrope is an excellent online market search engine and submission tracker.  As a free service that operated on user donations, it couldn’t be beat.  It’s been an important tool for me since about 2009.  Starting on January 1st, Duotrope will move … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: The Finally Tally

November is over.  NaNoWriMo has officially ended.  Whew!  I finished just over 52,000 words for the month.  I didn’t finish my novel, but I never expected to finish it—speculative fiction novels are generally longer than 50K words—but I’m happy with the … Continue reading

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“Dreams in Dust” Now Available

My story “Dreams in Dust” in now available for purchase in the December issue of Lightspeed Magazine.  I very proud of this story, and the novel I was working on during NaNoWriMo is set in the same universe.  Here’s a story teaser … Continue reading

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