I survived the 10-day extravaganza! Barely…I think I came down with some kind of bug in the middle of it, so I’m happy to be home where I can nap a bit and drink my tea with honey.

Meanwhile, I’m already gearing up for the next thing, which is the release of THE WILD DEAD, the sequel to the award-winning BANNERLESS. July 17 is the day. Reviews are starting to come in, and they’re lookin’ good!

Library Journal gives the novel a starred a review! The rest of that list is fine company to be in — I’m reading Novik’s new novel Spinning Silver (I scored an ARC), and it’s just as amazing as Uprooted was.

This thoughtful analysis by Nick Mamatas as part of his Books I Like series makes me seem much smarter than I feel most of the time.

Bonus picture from the trip:  Sunday at Denver Comic Con, I cosplayed with my niece. She was Hei Hei, I was Lisa Hayes from Robotech. We had a great time!


Denver Comic Con

June 13, 2018

Denver Comic Con starts Friday! I’ve got panels and signings on Friday and Saturday. Here’s the whole schedule for the Book/Authors track. Lots of good stuff!

And here’s my schedule:

12:30: Panel: Who Run the World? Girls!
3:00: Panel: Writing Women in Sci Fi/Fantasy
4:00: Signing Books at Tattered Cover Location B

12:30 Panel: I Need My Space!
2:30: Panel: Real Science in Science Fiction
3:30: Signing Books at Author Booth 1

See you there!

And I suddenly realized late last night that over 10 days I have two conventions and I’m teaching at Taos Toolbox and family is visiting. Wow, everything got crammed in there…



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My novella about the foibles of Gen-X vampire roommates (written well before What We Do in the Shadows I might add!) now has an audiobook version!  Here’s the page at audio publisher Tantor, and here’s the Audible link.

Publishers Weekly has reviewed THE WILD DEAD, which will be out in just over a month.

SoonerCon is June 22-24, and they’ve just posted my schedule on the site.

Things are settling down a bit, which is good, because I was going a little crazy there. Don’t worry, the crazy will start back up soon!


The ebook of Bannerless is going to be on sale for $2.99 one day, Sunday. So if you’ve been waiting for a sale… this is it! Go go go!  Here’s a link to editor John Joseph Adams’ page for the book, which has links to all the ebook retailers of your choosing.

My reviews of Annihilation and A Wrinkle in Time are up on Lightspeed.

In other news, Amazon is shutting down Kindle Worlds, their licensed fanfic arm, surprising pretty much no one. They never really promoted the platform to readers. Ultimately, I think there are too many established fanfic platforms out there, getting people onto this one was a struggle. Amazon failed to monopolize something, y’all.

But I do have two G.I. Joe stories up there, and if you’ve thought about trying them out, now’s your chance because they’ll be gone soon.

“That Famous Silent Issue” features Scarlett and Snake Eyes rescuing a diplomat without ever speaking a word.

“Luck Be a Lady” features Lady Jaye and Cover Girl battling Baroness on the streets of Las Vegas. And a cameo by a ridiculous scummy casino mogul named Eugene Tramp who it turns out is a shill for Cobra! Like that could ever happen in real life…


June’s going to be busy:

I’ll be on programming at Denver Comic Con on Friday and Saturday. The con is June 15-17.

I’m a Guest of Honor at SoonerCon in Oklahoma, June 22-24.

And right in the middle there I’m a guest lecturer at Taos Toolbox.

Seriously, I don’t mean to schedule everything all at the same time…


Wednesday update

May 2, 2018

This week I had the honor of being the first interview subject on the Dickheads Podcast — in which the podcasters are reading all of Philip K. Dick’s novels in publication order, and we talked about my PKD Award winning novel BANNERLESS. (never gets old saying that)

Here’s the link on Soundcloud.

And on YouTube.

And the May issue of Lightspeed has my reviews of Annihilation and A Wrinkle in Time.

It’s raining here in Colorado, which is nice. It finally smells like spring. But it’s also making me want to hibernate. So I may just go do that.


Monday update!

April 23, 2018

Just got back from diving in Key Largo. The weather was perfect, and it was snowing at home, which makes it all the better. Highlights: some big nurse sharks, some people-sized grouper, and a dancing lobster. So many things to see!

My review of “Downsizing” is live on Lighstpeed.

And my copies of the paperback edition of Martians Abroad arrived. They’re on sale tomorrow! Now, back to work!