Sunday, February 22, 2009

At Every Day Fiction

Every Day Fiction published my flash fiction for Valentine's Day. You can read it here:

The next event is Lunacon March 20-22 where I'll be joining with some of the other Broad Universe ladies to be doing a Rapid Fire Reading.

If you will be there, please let me know!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

They took out my brain and put in a chicken!

Thursday night I dreamt that a mad scientist had removed part of my brain and put in a chicken. A live chicken.

Make of it what you will, but DH is clucking at me because I told him.

I really do think it has to do with us going to the New York Comic Con this weekend. Last year, DH and DS were huffed about the Robot Chicken panel and I think that was what inspired the dream.

It's been a busy two days with DH taking a vacation day to be there for the opening on Friday.

I was worried that the economy might have had a dampening effect but the crush today made it pretty clear that it was still going strong for the geeks.

Yesterday's highlights were:
  • Playing D&D with my hubby and son. (I've been going to comic cons and sf cons since the mid-seventies and now it's my son's turn to have fun. I still enjoy going, but sitting back and playing D&D with my family is priceless).
  • The Yatterman movie snippet and panel--I love Japanese live action stuff like Power Rangers and felt bad when DS outgrew it.
  • The Futurama movie-Excellent! And I couldn't beat the price.

Today's highlights were:
  • Getting to see the first 18 minutes of the Watchmen. I didn't want it to end and can hardly wait to see the whole thing.
  • Visiting Christie Kane's wonderful and bizarre doll booth.
  • The Sci-Fi, Supernatural, and Fantasy Author's Round Table. It was very cool that the ten people on the panel were evenly divided between male and female. I came in late and so missed the intros (getting through the masses of people at the con took much longer than expected). However, I was told that the panel was being taped and would be available at One of the quips I heard at the panel was that beginning authors rely on inspiration and experienced authors steal. Probably some truth to that... It was great getting to see the likes of Tammy Pierce, Kim Harrison, Jeff Somers, Peter Brett and Carrie Vaughn and the five others whose names I didn't get to catch (but suspect Sherrilyn Kenyon was one of them).

DH and DS will be going back tomorrow, but I have some business that must be taken care of so I'll have to take a pass. But I have loads of goodies to enjoy, esp. my new Japanese shopping bag which has a black cat and flowers on with and "Flower Cat" written on it.

Our next sf con will be Lunacon next month.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Where to find my short stories

My story "Russel Stover is Your Pal" is published in Northern Haunts.

Order direct from Shroud Publishing (hardcover):

or at Amazon (softcover)

Terrible Beauty, Fearful Symmetry will be out in late March

Just Getting Started

I write speculative fiction, mostly horror, but also a smattering of other genres.

New publications:

  • My short story "Russel Stover is Your Pal" is currently out in Northern Haunts
  • "Exile" should be coming out later this month in Terrible Beauty, Fearful Symmetry

Just sold: My flash fiction "Objects of Desire" to Everyday

In the past my stories have appeared in Amalgamae Magazine, Walking Bones Magazine and Brilliant! (an anthology of flash fiction).

I am a member of Broad Universe.

Thanks for stopping by!