Writer, Editor, Reader, Fan Girl

Two Bundles!

Because of touring schedules, I’m in two bundles this week. Not my tours–music tours. I’m so fortunate to be part of a Storybundle that includes six bands and five fiction writers. (I had to choose my words carefully here, since the musicians write as well.) This new bundle, called The Fantasy Music Bundle, is the brainchild of […]

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An SF Podcast and a Mystery Interview

Okay, the interview is not a mystery as in whodunnit.  It’s an interview about mysteries, specifically mine.  The interview mostly focuses on the use of setting in mystery fiction, which is one of my favorite topics.  You can find the interview on the Scene of the Crime blog. The podcast is a discussion between me […]

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Why We Write

Tracy Hickman told this moving story earlier in the month at the Superstars Writing Seminar. My buddy and the sponsor of the seminar, Kevin J. Anderson, e-mailed me and said I had to listen to this. I was at Chattacon and didn’t have time, so I finally listened this morning, and was moved beyond words. […]

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New Non-fiction and interviews

Brad Torgersen conducted an interview with me on the Writers of the Future website, all about writing.  Check it out here. Once again, I’m a participant in the MindMeld column, this time about what’s on my to-be-read stack.  Fortunately, John DeNardo only asked me about the science fiction, fantasy & horror, skipping all the other genres. […]

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2010 Reading Stats

I love first day of the new year.  I open all of my calendars and I have a lot of calendars.  I have a wall calendar (Vintage SF magazine art), two day-to-day calendars—one for my office (Get Fuzzy) and one for the kitchen (Pearls Before Swine), a leather-bound desk calendar for my office (The New […]

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Good Golly, Miss Molly

I call her the celebutante. That’s our little Molly, thirteen weeks old, and already short about 8 lives.  We got her at the vet on impulse.  She has a broken leg–well, ruined leg is more like it.  And because she benefited from my small town’s charity, she’s in the local paper this week. Here’s the […]

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Contest!

Okay, here’s something I’ve never tried before.  The good folks at BenBella Books gave me the opportunity to give away two copies of Filled With Glee, their upcoming unauthorized book on the TV series Glee. I have an essay in the volume.  You can read the beginning of the essay–which is actually about the music […]

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All Things Considered, I’d Rather Be In Philadephia.

Oh, wait! I am. I have a 4-hour layover because my flight was early.  Have changed currency, eaten the obligatory cheese steak, and will soon board the 8+ hour flight to Frankfurt. From there, I take a 1 hour flight to Leipzig. I don’t have much interesting travel stuff to report, except that so far, […]

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Janis Ian’s Welcome Home Deconstructed–by Janis

Janis Ian posted this as a comment, but I’m reposting here in case you didn’t look through the comments section.  If you want to know the references in her marvelous song, check below. From Janis: Here’s a breakdown of the references. Anyone wanting to download it can go to my site http://www.janisian.com , and head […]

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A fun little piece on the Geek Girls site

Occasionally I contribute to Geek Girls.  You’ll find free essays on cool sf topics by Christina F. York (Christy Evans) and Graylin Fox as well. In today’s piece, I confess.  Check it out here–and then scan the site.  You’ll have fun.

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A New Urban Fantasy Story!

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I love taking part in the Uncollected Anthology of Urban Fantasy. Every quarter, we put out individual stories on the same theme (hence "anthology" and "uncollected"). This time, Dayle Dermatis, Leah Cutter, Ron Collins, Leslie Claire Walker, Rebecca Senese, and Annie Reed, have joined me in the Out of the Woods "anthology."

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A New Science Fiction Story!

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Asimov's has just published my first sentient ship story, "Matilda."

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A New Fantasy Story!

FR Sparks ebook cover webThe latest Fiction River is out. Edited by Rebecca Moesta, the volume includes a fantasy story from me called "Salem Week."

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16 Free Stories

ASFMARCH2015_finalistAsimov's Science Fiction has posted 16 of its Readers Choice Award finalists for free on their website, including my own "The First Step" and "Inhuman Garbage." For a short time only.

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Warrior Women!

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My Diving story, "The Application of Hope," is reprinted here along with lots of other great stories of strong women. Pick up the paperback at your favorite bookstore, download the ebook on various sites, or click here to get your copy.

A New Anthology And A New Short Story

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I'm proud of this anthology of strong crime stories. The volume includes one of my Kris Nelscott stories, but buy it for the great read. Click on the words below to get your copy or pick it up at your favorite retailer.

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