Recent Good News

June 7, 2013
  • Sam Bellotto Jr., editor of Perihelion Science Fiction, has purchased my short story, Portraits Hung in Empty Halls. He called it “a snortin’ good time travel adventure.” and I heartily agree. It’s my sixth, and final, Clarion West story to sell, my favorite, and I’m pleased it’s found a home at Perihelion.. I’ll post a link when the publication date is set. Meanwhile, thank you, Sam.
  • Elsewhere,, the editor of a major fantasy market, requested a minor rewrite on my novelette, Sweetwater Notion and the Hallelujah Kid. I’ve very excited about this opportunity. It’s a market I have hoped to sell to for a couple years. I’ll post more details on this one if and when the story sells.
  • The paper and electronic versions of my non-SF novel, Lifting Up Veronica, were released May 24 by Every Day Publishing. The hard-cover copy is a handsome book. For those of you who may be interested, it’s available from Amazon,  Amazon Canada, Amazon UK, Barnes & Noble, and IndieBound. Lifting Up Veronica was originally serialized online by Every Day Novels.  Camille Gooderham Campbell edited Veronica and has gone above and beyond. Thank you, Camille, for all the hard work and love you have poured into this book.
  • My short story, A Quiet Little Town In Northern Minnesota, is available to read in the July/August 2013 issue of Analog. It’s on the newsstands now. A Quiet Little Town is my third story to appear in Analog, the first since Trevor Quachri took over as editor. Thank you, Trevor!

Coming at Analog

May 30, 2012

I’ve had four or five small sales since I last posted in November 2011 but the big news is that Mike Alexander and I sold our collaboration, The Moon Belongs to Everyone, to Analog.  It’s alternate history noir set on the Moon in 1979.  The “what-if” of the story is what if America hadn’t backed away from the Moon after Apollo 17 in 1972?  Look for it in the December 2012 issue.

Cover art for Lifting Up Veronica

November 30, 2011

                                             by Nico Photos / copyright 2011

At Every Day Fiction

November 28, 2011

Got e-mail from Every Day Fiction this morning. They’ve accepted a piece of non-SF flash from me.  First Time is a peek at daughter-father relationships and a take on growing up. I love writing flash fiction. It has an intensity that’s often missing in my longer stories.

In my hands

November 14, 2011

Tod McCoy of Hydra House Books delivered an ARC of Snapshots from a Black Hole and Other Oddities to me last night. Publication is set for January 23rd, the day after my birthday. Launch will be at Rustycon, here in Seattle. The book looks great!

At Big Pulp

November 4, 2011

I sold This Little Piggy to Big Pulp today.

It’s a tongue-in-cheek short-short, a story George Orwell and E.B. White might have cranked out in collaboration, if they had met on an ocean crossing. It’s also one of my personal favorites. I’m pleased to see it’s found a home.


And in other news, got a chance to look at the preliminary sketches for the Lifting Up Veronica cover by artist Nico Photos. It blew me away, can’t wait to see the finished product.

Coming Soon

September 26, 2011

Just got this final cover art for my short-story collection — Snapshots from a Black Hole & Other Oddities. Tod (Tod McCoy) of Hydra House Books and Chris (Christopher Sumption) are still tinkering with the type face and all the blurbs aren’t in yet.

I know I’m biased, but I think it’s pretty freaking cool.

Great job, Chris!


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