“Not Fit to Print” in latest issue of On Spec

onspec-103I guess I could have sneaked (snuck?) this news into my last post, but I didn’t want to announce I had a short story in On Spec for the first time ever without being able to link to the latest issue and show off the gorgeous cover. I was very pleased that they accepted my short story “Not Fit to Print.” I’ve read On Spec for years and it was one of the first markets I started submitting to, way back when.

“Not Fit to Print” is about Marion —a waitress, a werewolf and a part-time private eye — as she tangles with the media in Winnipeg in 1965.
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“Sisters” now out in Swords & Steam

swords-and-steamWeeelllll it’s been a while since I posted here but I guarantee you it’s been a busy summer. Summer? Fall? Fall too. Anyway, one of the pieces of good news I have is that my short story “Sisters” was accepted into Swords & Steam, the latest in Flame Tree Publishing’s Gothic Fantasy series.

Like the other tomes in the series (yes, tomes), Swords & Steam is a big, beautiful hardcover book.  I’m in good company in this one, and can’t wait to read the rest of the anthology.
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No shit, there I was… in a cool anthology

Alliterationink_Cover_HRF04_title_bleep_webAs you may have heard, there is a new anthology of speculative fiction coming up, in which every story must begin with the phrase “No shit, there I was…” The book is edited by Rachael Acks and will be published by Alliteration Ink.

The rationale for the anthology is explained in the video accompanying the Kickstarter campaign announcement. In response, Rachael received a huge range of stories, and chose tales for the book that range, “from hard science fiction, to high fantasy, from laugh-out-loud funny to tragic.”
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Updating my bookshelf: 2013 in writing

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I’m going to admit: this is slightly embarrassing, but you have to start somewhere. For a long time, the only books I could claim to have stories published in came out when I was in high school.

Don’t get me wrong: at 15, finding out my assassin-droid short story “My Function is to Kill” was going to be published in Creative Minds ’88 made my year.  The anthology of student writing was published annually by the school division my high school was in, and it was a real cross-section of what a lot of us were going through and how that came out in our writing. (Er, well, I don’t know what an assassin droid says about my high-school experience, but I thought it was cool.)
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What the hell I’ve been up to in 2013

Well, you can’t do everything at once, and I’m not good at New Year’s Resolutions, but I’m proud to say it’s been a good six months of writing for me — which was my goal for this year. And, oddly enough, all of it was werewolf-related…
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