NEWS...


11/2/2014

COMING SOON:  HISTORY'S BEST PLACES TO KISS

I'm over-the-moon to announce that my comedic take on romance and time travel, History's Best Places to Kiss, has been picked up by The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and is scheduled to appear in their Jan/Feb 2015 issue!!!   I'll post a release date and ordering info here when I receive it.  Until then, scope out their latest offerings.  Every MAMMOTH issue of F&SF is packed with enough science fiction and fantasy to make your brain explode in a storm of horrifying confetti.
Check them out HERE.





10/31/2014

COMING SOON:  THE DRAWSTRING DETECTIVE

My short story The Drawstring Detective will be coming out in the December issue of Lightspeed Magazine.  The timing couldn't be better, as it's my take on the toy-comes-to-life genre of story.  I'll post the link when the story goes live, but in the meantime, do yourself a favor and check out their site.  Tons of free sci-fi and fantasy fiction at your fingertips.  You can also download podcasts of many of the stories.  All the magic can be found HERE.





9/9/2014

DIE HARD vs. PREDATOR,
HEDONISM BOT,
AND MUTHAFUCKIN' LIGHTSABERS, YO...

The great folks over at TOR.com recently asked me some rad questions, to which I tried to give informatively saucy answers to their POP QUIZ AT THE END OF THE UNIVERSE.
For the full (and extremely NSFW) inteview, click HERE.





9/9/2014

Monstrous Affections now available!
The amazing YA anthology full of rock star names and, somehow, my name too, is out in the wild.  Pick it up at your local bookstore, download it to your e-reader, or suck it out of the ether with the power of your mind!

Use this great site to find an indie bookstore near you:
http://www.indiebound.org/indie-store-finder





5/18/2014


Monstrous Affections Cover Reveal and Table of Contents

So, the super-cool YA anthology that I'm in, that will be hitting September 9th like a kidney punch, now has a super-cool cover.  Also, see the ridiculous table of contents that I'm kinda (definitely, in all ways) blown away that I get to a part of is listed below...



Cover By: Yuko Shimizu



Table of Contents:


Paolo Bacigalupi—Moriabe’s Children
Cassandra Clare—Old Souls
Holly Black—Ten Rules for Being an Intergalactic Smuggler (The Successful Kind)
M. T. Anderson—Quick Hill
Nathan Ballingrud—The Diabolist
Patrick Ness—This Whole Demoning Thing
Sarah Rees Brennan—Wings in the Morning
Nalo Hopkinson—Left Foot, Right
G. Carl Purcell—The Mercurials
Dylan Horrocks—Kitty Capulet and the Invention of Underwater Photography
Nik Houser—Son of Abyss
Kathleen Jennings—A Small Wild Magic
Kelly Link—The New Boyfriend
Joshua Lewis—The Woods Hide in Plain Sight
Alice Sola Kim—Mothers, Lock Up Your Daughters Because They Are Terrifying








2/8/2014


SALE! SALE! SALE!  Everything MUST go!!!

So, lovely news, I've got three stories coming out soon-ish:

"Citizen Flame" - A man lost in the Nevada desert tells his busted GPS to "Go to Hell", so it does.  Appearing in CEMETERY DANCE, issue tbd.

"The Drawstring Detective" - A woman buys a talking tin toy at a magical pawn shop to help her find her missing wedding ring. Together, they find both friendship and a bitter truth.  Appearing in LIGHTSPEED MAGAZINE, date tbd.

"Son of Abyss" - A second-world coming-of-age dark fantasy about a high school kid navigating puberty and the perils of blood sacrifice.  Appearing in MONSTROUS AFFECTIONS, a collection of original YA stories edited by Kelly Link and Gavin Grant, published Sept. 9 by Candlewick Press.



12/1/2013

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