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Anglicon this weekend!

| December 7, 2017

This weekend, I’ll be at Anglicon selling my crocheted items, but I’ll also be appearing on a couple of panels! Friday, December 8: Steampunk 101, 3-4 p.m., Cascade 2 What is Steampunk? Where did it come from? We will answer those questions, explore the literary roots of the genre, and discuss its current popularity. Saturday, December […]

GeekGirlCon!

| September 28, 2017

This weekend, I’ll be at GeekGirlCon, one of my favorite Seattle conventions! I will primarily be womanning the DefCon One Publishing booth (H121), but I’ll also be on one panel and doing a signing! The panel is “DMing for Beginners,” Saturday, September 30th, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in Samus. I will be talking about how to […]

Self-Editing

| August 28, 2017

A couple of weeks ago at Spocon, I was on a panel on self-editing with Kat Richardson, Alex Fedyr, Grivante, and Elizabeth R. Alix. Here’s a distillation of some of the wisdom we dispensed. First, finish what you’re writing, whether that is a novel or a story. There’s a lot of temptation to tweak as you […]

Gothic Literature

| August 23, 2017

One of the panels I spoke on at Spocon, with Rosemary Jones, Fallon Jones, and Kaye Thornbrugh, was about Gothic literature. At one point in time, I was thinking about going back to school for a Ph.D. in Literature, with a specialty in sexuality in Victorian literature. So this panel was just my cup of tea! […]

Undead in Mythology and Legend

| August 21, 2017

Last weekend, I was on a panel at Spocon on undead in mythology and legend with Grivante and Fallon Jones. Both Grivante and Fallon Jones have books featuring zombies, while I have a couple of short stories featuring zombies (“The Glorious Dead,” which can be found in Unfixed Timelines, and “Origin Story,” which appeared in Black Girl […]

Story Ideas

| August 14, 2017

On Friday at Spocon, I spoke on a panel about story ideas with James C. Glass and Alex Fedyr. We wound up talking about a lot more than just story ideas (like outlining, parts of a story, and the different ways that screenwriters look at novels), but here’s some of what we talked about. One […]

Spocon!

| August 8, 2017

This weekend, I’ll be speaking on some panels at Spocon, a sci-fi and fantasy convention in Spokane, Washington. If you’re going to be there, here’s where you can find me! Friday, August 11, 2:00-3:00 p.m., Parkside II: Generating Story Ideas, with James C. Glass and Alex Fedyr Saturday, August 12, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Parkside II: Undead in […]