August 19, 2010
The Writers of the Future 26 anthology (my story, Coward’s Steel, is in it) is available for pre-order at Amazon. The official publication date is August 28.
It seems as if I’ve been waiting for this forever. I submitted the story at the end of December 2008, found out I was one of the first quarter 2009 winners in May 2009. So it has been over 18 months.
I’m still pumped about this one, though. It was my first professional-rates sale. If you decide to check it out, enjoy.
August 1, 2010
A good deal of what I know about life, I learned from Mother Goose, and she said:
To market, to market, to buy a fat pig,
Home again, home again, jiggety-jig.
To market, to market, to buy a fat hog,
Home again, home again, jiggety-jog.
To market, to market, to buy a plum bun,
Home again, home again, market is done.
The six weeks at Clarion West was an incredible experience, but it’s good to be home.
More about it when I don’t feel so ridden-hard and hung-out-wet. I’ll just say that Ian McDonald, our sixth-week instructor, was bloody marvelous — both as an instructor and a human being — and last day, one of our number got word that a piece of flash she wrote first week for Michael Bishop has sold to a major market.
It’s her news, so I won’t spoil it by saying any more than Hazzah!