History That Never Was

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Locus Recap

| July 5, 2021

The Locus Awards events were online this year the last weekend in June, and while I didn’t participate in a whole lot, I watched a couple of panels that I thought were interesting. One was “Speculative Mood: Making Short Fiction Shine.” The panel wound up being different than I expected from the title, but it […]

Convention of Heroes Recap

| June 28, 2021

Last week was the Convention of Heroes, an online event hosted by Superhero-Fiction.com. There were a ton of great panels, and the best news is that you can watch recordings of all of them on YouTube! I particularly found the “How to Craft a Hero” and “Captivating World Building” panels useful for someone who writes […]

Upcoming Awards Conferences Online!

| May 17, 2021

A lot of conventions and conferences made a quick pivot to online versions last spring, and now that people have tried various platforms to see what works and what doesn’t, many are continuing online events this year. The Nebulas Conference is online again, with the conference running June 4-6 and the awards presented on the […]

Going to Foolscap!

| February 6, 2020

This weekend, I’ll be at Foolscap in Seattle! Foolscap is a very small convention with lots of folks who are interested in books and crafts and all sorts of other cool things, and it runs February 7-9. I’m on a panel about Publishing in the Digital Age on Friday evening. On Saturday, I’ll be interviewing […]

I’ll Be at GeekGirlCon!

| November 12, 2019

This weekend, I’ll be joining DefCon One Publishing at GeekGirlCon, on Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17. We will have a full array of our books there, including things I’ve written and edited! Come see us in the Vendor’s room this weekend at the Washington Conference Center (across the street from the big Washington State […]

History That Never Was at Washington State Summer Con

| June 13, 2019

This weekend, I’ll be at the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup, Washington, for Washington State Summer Con. The event will have celebrities, cosplay, vendors, and more, and DefCon One is among the vendors. If you’re attending the convention, you’ll be able to find us in booth A57 all weekend! Razorgirl Press will also be in […]

Emerald City Comic Con Recap

| March 18, 2019

I didn’t get to spend a ton of time at Emerald City Comic Con this past weekend, between my day job and writing that needed to get done. But I cruised the sales areas on Friday night (and chatted with my vendor friends) and spent most of Saturday at the convention or nearby. I went […]

Spocon is just a couple of weeks away!

| July 26, 2018

In a couple of weeks, we’ll head out to Spokane for SpoCon! I’ve got a couple of updates to my schedule, which you can find below! Friday, August 10, 3:00 p.m. (Evergreen) – The Magical Menagerie: Come and talk about some of the most awesome (and possibly bizarre) creatures from legend and myth. Friday, August […]

SpoCon in August!

| June 26, 2018

I had such a great time at SpoCon last year that we’re traveling back to Spokane this August! My schedule is still somewhat preliminary, but here’s where you should be able to find me at SpoCon. There’s also the possibility that I’ll have a reading and/or signing at some point, and I’ll post here when […]

Brass and Glass 2 now out!

| May 29, 2018

In case you were waiting for Brass and Glass 2: The Long Cursed Map, I’m pleased to say that it’s now available! If you’re interested in a signed copy, let me know! I have physical copies (which aren’t available yet on Amazon). I’ll also be at some events in the coming months, where you can see […]