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Writing Small

| May 16, 2022

I moderated a panel on “Writing Small” at Flights of Foundry, during which we talked a lot about flash fiction and other stories told in very small word counts. I was on a similar panel four years ago, since which time I’ve written and sold a lot more flash fiction and gotten a better grasp […]

Assembling Anthologies

| May 2, 2022

At the recent Flights of Foundry online convention, one of the panels I spoke on was about assembling anthologies. I’ve talked about this topic previously, though only in a very cursory way. This panel brought together people like me, who have edited Kickstarted anthologies with folks who have edited comics anthologies and anthologies showcasing underrepresented […]

Underrepresented Mythologies at QuaranCon 2022

| April 18, 2022

On April 7th, I moderated a QuaranCon panel on Underrepresented Mythologies, and it’s available to watch on YouTube (linked above).  This was a fantastic panel with five wonderful panelists who had great answers to my questions! We had people who have worked with a variety of Eastern European mythologies, Middle Eastern mythology, and a lot […]

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 […]

Flash Fiction

| August 28, 2018

I was on a panel about flash fiction at SpoCon with several other authors and editors of flash fiction. We differentiated between flash fiction and vignettes, talked about the difficulties of distilling ideas down to something suitable for flash fiction, and the various markets and awards (or lack thereof, in many cases) for flash-length work. […]

What Editors Want

| August 27, 2018

One of the panels I was on at SpoCon was about what editors want. We talked mostly about short fiction acquisition editors, since two of us on the panel were just that, but we also talked about other formats a little bit. The thing that I always come back to when talking about what short […]

Magical Menagerie

| August 21, 2018

One of the panels I was on at SpoCon was called “The Magical Menagerie,” which I described as the panel on monsters. I introduced myself as an author who loves vampires and also “things that live underwater that want to kill you.” I shared the panel with Dorian Graves and Sanan Kolva. Our conversation was […]

Punk in Science Fiction and Fantasy

| April 16, 2018

At Norwescon, I spoke on a panel about punk in science fiction and fantasy. At first, I was pretty sure that I didn’t have very much to say on the subject, especially in comparison to my co-panelists. But it wound up being a great conversation about punk music, the punk aesthetic, and the many, many […]

Conventions as a Learning Experience

| April 10, 2018

One of the things that I love the most about going to conventions like Norwescon is the opportunity to learn from other writers. Even if I don’t get a chance to go to many (or any) panels that I’m not on, I still wind up in conversations while working at our table, or at parties, […]

Don’t Forget: Norwescon this weekend!

| March 27, 2018

Here’s a reminder that Norwescon is this weekend, Thursday through Sunday! And if you’re going to be there, you can find me on the following panels, readings, and autograph session. I’ll be at the DefCon One table in the Dealer’s Room most of the rest of the time! Thursday The New, New Doctor 2:00pm – […]