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Review of Alice Payne Arrives by Kate Heartfield

| October 17, 2018

My latest book review is up at Mad Scientist Journal today. This week, it’s Alice Payne Arrives by Kate Heartfield, a novella of time travel, steampunk, and science fiction. It’s a very quick read, but enjoyable all the way through! This book comes out on November 6th, but you can preorder it now!

Fun for Friday: A New Sci-Fi Photo Prompt

| September 21, 2018

I found this photo when looking for a photo prompt for today, and it’s astonishing. I think it may be mocked up, because I thought drones were much bigger than this. Still, it makes for a good sci-fi writing prompt. What kinds of mischief could tiny little drones like this, if they became self-aware, get […]

Review of Once Upon a Fact

| August 8, 2018

I’ve got another book review up this week at Mad Scientist Journal, for an anthology of futuristic fairy tales called Once Upon a Fact. If this sounds like the sort of thing you might enjoy, you can check out my review here!

Fun for Friday: SciFi Name Generators

| December 1, 2017

I don’t write a lot of sci-fi, though occasionally my stories lean in that direction. So most of the random generators I post are for fantasy writing. But today, I’m sharing a page with sci-fi name generators, which will be helpful to my readers who like to write on that side of things. And someday, […]

Just Six More Days for the Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide Kickstarter!

| July 6, 2017

If you haven’t had a chance yet to check out this year’s Kickstarter for the 2018 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide, now is the time! The campaign has about 6 days left, and we’re SO CLOSE to being funded! Even if you’re not interested in reading a book of short stories for kids, there are a […]

Funding Now: 2018 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide

| June 15, 2017

Last year, my story “The Recondite Riddle of the Rose Rogue” appeared in the 2017 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide. I’m thrilled to be back for 2018 as well, with “Far from Home,” which is one of the very few sci-fi-ish stories I’ve written. The Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide series includes stories that are meant for children regardless of […]