Tag Archive for writers

Tesseracts Twenty!

Super-happy to have a story in Tesseracts Twenty: Compostela, edited by Spider Robinson and James Alan Gardner. This promises to be a wonderful addition to this all-Canadian series that’s been on-going for more than twenty years. It doesn’t come out for almost a year, but I hope to have lots of updates. Can’t wait to see the cover! Here’s the… Read more →

The Age We Are

When I hear younger writers talking about how they wasted their youth or are too old to do what they want, I find myself tsk, tsking—as old people do. Hah. But more so, it reminds me that we all feel this aging thing in the same way whether we’re 30 or almost 67. Wow, I’m this old? How did that… Read more →

No Place to Hide

We needed a downstairs bathroom in our old house, so my husband Barry is building it. He worked as a carpenter when he was a young man and has kept up his skills, but because it isn’t something he does all the time, there are many learning and re-learning curves. The other day while we were taking our evening walk,… Read more →

Grey Area: 13 Ghost Stories

What is it about ghost stories? They have been around forever and are popular all over the world. My indie publishing house, Third Person Press, decided to put together a ghost story anthology because we get more ghost story submissions than any other kind, too many for our other anthologies where we like to have a nice mix of genre… Read more →

Viable Paradise Writer's Workshop

VP-XVII & ME

Last year, an online acquaintance—Gary Henderson—from my Second Life writing group—The Quillians—got accepted to Viable Paradise Writer’s Workshop. I had never heard of it. I now know how “out of it” that makes me…but the point is that I finally did hear of it. I was impressed with what Gary had to say about it because if anything, his enthusiasm… Read more →

The Pitch

After posting about “the pitch” for my novel-in-progress earlier last month, I thought I should share what I came up with. Finally got this the way I wanted it around the end of the first week of NaNoWriMo. As for the book itself, I’m still not sure about my title, “Plasticity.” I like it and it fits the subject matter,… Read more →

An August Evening for Writers

I’ve been asked to read two short selections at this year’s August Sonata, an evening for writers and readers, organized by Douglas Arthur Brown. I’ll be reading from “Mud Pies” which was recently published in Unearthed, Volume 3 of the Speculative Elements Series. It’s a fun fantasy about a young woman who is overworked in her family’s magical healing business.… Read more →