Asked to co-edit Life Beyond Us


I guess I didn’t mention this before (where’s my brain?), but I was asked to co-edit Life Beyond Us, an antho by the European Astrobiological Institute with a ton of amazing authors (Stephen Baxter, Greg Benford, Tobias Buckell, Eric Choi, Julie E. Czerneda, Mary Robinette Kowal, Geoffrey Landis, and more), and editors Julie Novakova and Lucas Law.

So–over the moon on that. BUT (of course) the kickstarter needs to fund (it’s at 80% with 9 days to go, so, fingers crossed). Any help letting people know would be much appreciated. Some of the rewards are totally cool (virtual tour of the Very Large Telescope in Chile, and so forth), and it’s an education outreach program for science (a science essay explaining the underpinnings of each story is part of it). I’m really hoping it goes!

YES! Short story sale!


Clearly, the short story I submitted to Shapers of Worlds Volume II was accepted–because I got paid! Yay!

Also, I got some good news I can’t share yet. Watch for an upcoming post!

Short Story Sale…I Think?


The kickstarter for Ed Willett’s Shapers of Worlds antho funded, so I (presumably) have a short story sale there. Of course, he can still reject my story, but my name is on the cover of the book, so hopefully not! It’s got a great TOC–people I’ll be thrilled to be listed with! Garth Nix, Kelly Armstrong, Steve Stirling, Matt Hughes, Barbara Hambly, Nancy Kress, David Levine and Carrie Vaughan, to name a few.

Calgary Young Writers’ Conference


This was a week of editing and organizing a writing retreat for my group (via Zoom), and today I presented at the Calgary Young Writers’ Conference. I love that conference: kids in grades 5-9 give up their Saturday to attend, and they are a dream class: they love writing! But three days this week were a ski holiday (at the local resort) for my wedding anniversary.