Ahoy folks! Shore Leave is upon us yet again, and I'm extremely excited to have been assigned to an amazing lineup of panels and workshops over the course of the weekend. The convention runs July 12-14 at the Hunt Valley Inn in Baltimore, Maryland. Here's where you can find me, and hope to see you … Continue reading Shore Leave 2019 Schedule
I've said this before and I'll say it till the world gives them more credit: my students are awesome. Every week at our creative writing group meeting, one or more of them blow me away with their compassion, creativity, writing ability, and overall heart. Because I believe the world can never contain too much ambient … Continue reading Inspiring teen moments from writing club
No one was prepared. Least of all the city street sweepers. It's the middle of November--the time of year for fall color and cozy sweaters and cute pumpkin-bedecked porches. It is most certainly NOT the time of year for several inches of wet, heavy snow that sticks around indefinitely even in the sunshine. But that's … Continue reading When Winter Comes Early
I am honored to announce my flash fiction story "Fish Bones" has been named a winner of the "Get to Work" flash fiction contest sponsored by the SVSU Writing Center. It will be published in an upcoming edition of the community journal Still Life. I was also invited to read my piece at "The Work Project," … Continue reading Flash Fiction contest win and reading
I am pleased to be returning to Shore Leave sci-fi convention this year in Baltimore, MD. Here is my panel and workshop schedule for the weekend and a the link to my author guest page on the SL website. End at the Beginning (Fri 5-6pm): Our panel will talk about non-linear approaches to narrative structure, … Continue reading Shore Leave 40
Shore Leave 39 has officially announced me as an Author Guest. I am honored and excited to attend. It's going to be awesome!
Books are the best surprises. And the most interesting mysteries. This book recently showed up at my local library, held in my name. I didn't request it (at least, not that I recall--I request a lot of books). Since I know all the library staff very well, and they all know me and my writerly … Continue reading Words that Move
Link to my recent interview with long-running fanzine File 770.
Here's a story game called "Without Borders" I wrote and coded a couple years ago about a doctor who becomes an astronaut rather unwillingly. "Story game" means that it is a choose-your-own-adventure style story where you play as a character and have choices and different possible endings. There's a link at the end of the … Continue reading Story Game – “Without Borders”
Proud to announce I am now a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.