It took me a long time to learn that negotiation is all about strength. If you say, My agent or my lawyer too many times in the middle of a negotiation, the person on the other side of that negotiation won’t want to talk to you. You’re not the one with power.
Yes! News! (And more exclamation points than I probably needed, but still.) For some reason, all of my deadlines piled up in 2017. I spent the first four months in a weird, but efficient frenzy. The only thing that went by the wayside was keeping you all informed of new publications. This, of course, means that the news has piled up as well, and I’m […]
My latest novelette, “Matilda,” just appeared in Asimov’s SF Magazine. I got inspired when I read some of the older works for Women of Futures Past, and I decided to try my hand at a sentient ship story. Sheila Williams of Asimov’s liked it enough to put it in the April/May issue. You can even read an excerpt from the story on the site. I […]
My latest story, “Playing With Reality,” has just appeared in Asimov’s October/November issue, with lots of other wonderful fiction. I personally can’t wait to dig into the issue. The writers I know in this volume are favorites, and I suspect the writers I don’t know will be new favorites. I love what editor Sheila Williams is doing with the magazine. Anyway, my story is dedicated to […]
Let me start with the thank you. Over the weekend, the readers of Asimov’s voted my novella “The Application of Hope” as the best of novella of 2013. Thank you, thank you, thank you, readers. I greatly appreciate it.
I am thrilled to announce that my novel, City of Ruins, has won the Endeavor Award for the Best Science Fiction or Fantasy novel published by a Pacific Northwest Writer. I was in great company this year. Patricia Briggs, Kendare Blake, Daniel H. Wilson, and Dave Duncan were nominated as well. I wasn’t able to attend, but the marvelous John Lorentz picked it up for me. […]
Last week, I mentioned the blog post I had started, but decided not to publish in the midst of a busy workshop. Here it is: At every craft workshop I teach, I make at least one writer cry. This week, I’m teaching a short story workshop for professional writers. These are workshop-hardened folk, people who have been eviscerated by the best of them, people who […]
With this, I’ll be caught up on all of my Recommended Reading lists for 2011. January’s should post in the first 10 days of February. I’ll have one more overall reading post, a numbers post, in a week or two, and then I can put 2011 behind me. Here’s the list, with everything on it written sometime in December. ————— What a weird year. I’m […]
I read a lot of anthologies in March, most of which I will not recommend. I’ve been searching for a certain type of writer, because one of my favorites has repeatedly failed me, and I’d like to replace him with a similar book. I’ve been reading the anthologies cover to cover, forcing myself into some stories I wouldn’t normally read (usually by very popular authors), […]
Asimov’s editor Sheila Williams has put together a spectacular digital anthology with tales from the magazine. She’s included my award-winning novella, “Recovering Apollo 8.” I’ve read every single story in the anthology when those stories originally appeared in Asimov’s, and I can tell you this is one amazing collection. It includes one of my all-time favorite stories, Gord Sellars’ “Lester Young and the Jupiter’s Moons’ […]