My Approach to Beta-Reading

I’m in the process of beta-reading an enjoyable book, and it has reminded me that every now and then I use the phrase “beta reading” and people don’t really know what I mean by it, and that when I describe the way I like to beta read, occasionally it becomes clear that I do it […]

Sale: The Liar

Since I’ve got the contract in my hands, it is my great pleasure to announce that my novella “The Liar” will appear in the pages of the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. This sale is especially sweet to me. Not only am I excited to work with F&SF’s editor CC Finlay, but F&SF was […]

Good News, Everybody!

Full details will follow later, but I wanted to share some good news. First, CLAUDIUS REX news: The Table of Contents for this summer’s 2015 Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novellas, from Prime Books has been announced, and this late in the sentence you’ve probably figured out that REX is going to be in […]

Tasty, Tasty Gazelles

A friend of mine in college used to refer to the Discovery Channel as the “What’s Eating the Gazelle Today” station. If you paid attention to the proud majestic carnivores, you got a wonderful and varied show. If you paid attention to what they ate, you saw the same thing over and over. New writers […]

My Boskone Schedule

Is it really less than a month until Boskone 52? Yes, yes it is. And I’ll be very busy at it this year with four panels and a reading. My final schedule is below, and I think it will be a lot of fun: I’ll have enough time to read one of my favorite works, […]

Arisia Wrap-up

I got back from Arisia last night, and I just wanted to say that I had a great time. I was initially disappointed to only get two panels, but those two were a lot of fun, and it gave me a lot of time and flexibility to hang out with some folks I haven’t seen […]