Since February's basically over, it's time for another update on how my New Year's Resolution for 2023 to do more self-promotion is going! (I'll also provide some publishing updates + thoughts on reading in this post, too!) New Year's Resolution Accountability Check Q: Have you promoted yourself in some way every day this month? A: … Continue reading Reflections: Self-Promotion, Words, & Reviews from February 2023
Quick Reflection: Self-Promotion in January 2023
Somehow, January's over, so I thought I'd do a quick update on how my New Year's Resolution for 2023 is going. (I included a creative list of ways to promote yourself in there that I thought I might be able to follow—more on this in my self-interview below!) Q: Have you promoted yourself in some … Continue reading Quick Reflection: Self-Promotion in January 2023
2022 Annual Wrap-Up Post
Happy New Year, everyone! I've already shouted about my publication successes for 2022 in my 2022 Awards Eligibility Post, so in this post, I thought I'd share some statistics about my submissions, a brief writing retrospective, and some random trivia about my stories, published this year, and my goals for 2023. (If you're curious how … Continue reading 2022 Annual Wrap-Up Post
My 2023 New Year’s Resolution
You are the *only* person who truly knows what *you* need to be happy, and you are your own best advocate.
2022 Awards Eligibility Post
Since my last forthcoming publication of 2022 is now out, it's time for my annual awards eligibility post! 2022 was very exciting for me on the writing and translation front. Several of my stories and original translations were published, and an anthology I co-edited for The Dread Machine was released, too! Please consider the following … Continue reading 2022 Awards Eligibility Post
Publication — Story: “Second-Hand”
Yesterday, my new story "Second-Hand" (1,000 words) was published in Shoreline of Infinity #31!!! Pick up a copy here to read about Ingris, the proprietress of the thrift/upcycling store on the worldship El Caminante! If El Caminante sounds familiar, that's because it should—it's the same worldship where the events of my story "San Cibernético" take … Continue reading Publication — Story: “Second-Hand”
Research Rabbit Hole: Female Hotshot Firefighters in 1973
As early as 1973, female hotshots were fighting fires in Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. I went down a research rabbit hole last weekend! I was participating in the NYCMidnight Short Story Contest and was assigned the genre Historical Fiction, and my character had to be a crewman. I didn't feel like writing about a ship's crew, … Continue reading Research Rabbit Hole: Female Hotshot Firefighters in 1973
My Flights of Foundry Schedule for 2022!
Next weekend (8-10 April 2022), I'll be participating in programming for Flights of Foundry, which is an international, 100% virtual convention for fans of speculative fiction with programming around the clock! There will be awesome industry professionals all trying to to help members of the global writing community better themselves and their writing. You mustn't … Continue reading My Flights of Foundry Schedule for 2022!
2021 Annual Wrap-Up Post
As you can see, I'm a bit behind on my annual wrap-up stuff. Better late than never! 2021 was another busy year for me! I started taking on more editing clients via Quasar Editing, which helped me reaffirm my love of helping speculative fiction authors with developmental edits. I'm way more passionate about analyzing stories … Continue reading 2021 Annual Wrap-Up Post
Publication — Story: “Mother’s Love”
I'm pleased to announce that my short horror story, "Mother's Love", is out today at The Dread Machine! Read it here! SUMMARY: Hannah finds her life thrown into chaos when she has to figure out how to care for her unexpected child. If you like body horror and/or weird, dark stories, check it out! For … Continue reading Publication — Story: “Mother’s Love”