When Words Collide is back in full swing, getting ready for the 2019 edition. That means applying for grants, so this week I needed to prep and chair the Grants Committee’s first meeting. We seem to be in good shape for getting our applications in on time!
Had a great time at the Fine Arts and Crafts Show. I sold one painting and had queries on two others, and I sold a copy of my collection of short stories. Also, I got to connect with artists and attendees I hadn’t seen in a while.
Turns out, my story, “A Rich Man To Enter” was moved to the novelette category because it is over 8600 words. This is actually good news, as the novelette category will have less competition than the short story category. Wish me luck!
My short story, “For A Rich Man To Enter” (Intergalactic Medicine Show, May, 2018) is eligible for the Nebula Awards in 2019. I have posted my story in various places; now let’s see if anyone is interested in nominating it! I can’t nominate my own work, but I have been perusing the work of other […]
Tracking down the Dieppe Yellow Pages from 1939 was tricky. I arrived too late on Friday to go to the town hall, but it was open Saturday morning—unfortunately, not the Archives. I had a bike trip planned for Monday, so I went on Tuesday, but was told they did not have…either this document, or the […]
Had a great interview with Bletchley Park chief historian, David Kenyon for about an hour and a half. I had seen much of the park before talking to him, and he pointed me to some other places in the park as must-see. In addition to answering my questions, he had cool anecdotes to relate, such […]
Almost finished my two-week residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, Ireland. It has been glorious. I’ve met tons of new people, talked about art and writing, had a couple of readings and one tour of the artists’ studios, and even went to a local rural pub—one of the oldest in Ireland. I’ve amalgamated […]
“The Beautiful Gears of Dying,” by Sandra Kasturi, one of the stories in Aurora-winning The Sum of Us, won the Sunburst for Best Short Story. The jury commented: “In a strong field with many outstanding stories, Sandra Kasturi’s “The Beautiful Gears of Dying” did for the jury what speculative writing does best, by using a […]
Spent last weekend at V-Con to attend the Aurora Awards, and The Sum of Us won for Best Related Work! Two years in a row! AND, one of our short stories, “Gone Flying” by Liz Westbrook-Trenholm, won in the short fiction category! YAY! Finally the wins are sweeter because the fields were very strong.
Got in touch with author, David O’Keefe about his research into conditions underlying Canada’s raid on Dieppe. His book was a gold mine of information and inspiring for my novel, but what I wanted more on was the living conditions for the French in Occupied France—again, the tips he gave me were amazing. Little things […]