Book review: 3 sci-fi books for kids

Recently, Alban Lake Publishing sent me a trio of middle-grade sci-fi books to review. If your kids are looking for fun, quick reads–and you’re interested in supporting an independent press–check out Debby Yeo’s Meet the Mercusons and Tyree Campbell’s series, Pyra and the Tektites. Meet the Mercusons is a collection of short fiction, poems, and […]

Revising a revision strategy, part 1: Scenes

I’m finally diving into revisions of the book I finished in May with a whole new revision strategy. That is, with a strategy at all. Usually I just start reworking everything all at once, from structure to punctuation, becoming pretty overwhelmed by my big mess. Well, early drafts are always a mess, but I’m feeling more in […]

Highlights from summer

Summer flew by! Maybe because we did TWO big trips, to Wisconsin and to Baltimore (with a day trip to Washington D.C.). A few highlights below, but capturing a whirlwind of family, friends, festivals, and big-city sightseeing is not easy. Not in photos, anyway…maybe I’ll try with words now that things have quieted down. To […]

Summertime writing

Lazy days of summer? Bah! I’m writing, and I’m taking the coolest writing workshop. Every Tuesday night, a few other speculative fiction writers and I meet at Tubby and Coo’s bookstore to talk about Building Better Worlds. Check out the description of the workshop below…doesn’t it sound amazing? Not to mention getting to know other […]

Poem to be published!

I just found out that my poem, “The Muse,” will be published in the June 2019 issue of Bloodbond, a journal dedicated to fiction, poetry, and art “related to vampires, werewolves, and shapeshifters.” Cool, right? Bloodbond is published by Alban Lake, a small, independent press that publishes an astonishing number of speculative lit journals, anthologies, and […]