Category Archives: Blog

These entries are ramblings about my life that have no connection with particular Kingdoms of Evil updates.

March Newsletter: I Got Chipped!

My GP is a real pro. I barely felt the needle go in. I looked away anyway, and I kept examining the wall while she gave the jab to Pavlina. I’ve been seeing a lot of needles go into a … Continue reading

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Flight of Foundry Convention

It’s official! I’ll be at the Flight of Foundry virtual convention in mid-April. Among other things, I’ll moderate a panel on #speculativebiology. Who wants to join me? https://flights-of-foundry.org/schedule/

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Interchange’s ARC is up on Netgalley

If you use Netgalley, here’s your chance to read Interchange before the official release date in July. Click on that thing ^ I’d be most grateful if you left a review. It’s the only way I’ll learn 🙂

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February Newsletter: Storytelling and worldbuilding

So there I was, leaned back in my IKEA poäng, road noises and children’s laughter streaming through the little window in my attic study. I gesturing at the phone clipped to its wobbly stand, trying to ignore my own image … Continue reading

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January Newsletter

Well, it’s halfway through February when I’m writing this. At least it’s not next week, right? The problem is that the biggest thing that happened to me in January isn’t my story. I can’t tell it, but it wouldn’t be … Continue reading

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December newsletter: the Pit and the Telescope

A couple nights ago, Pavlina came out of the shower with an idea about ideas. She had been having shower thoughts as one does, when she remembered something she regretted saying. Or maybe it was a fight she’d had with … Continue reading

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Interchange cover reveal

Guess what I found today “A year ago, Anne Houlihan uncovered a wormhole to Junction, a patchwork planet of competing alien biomes. Now, she and Daisuke are going back to investigate “The Howling Mountain,” the possible location of a wormhole … Continue reading

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November Newsletter: Facts are Bones

So there I was, done. I could feel it. The out-breath as I saved the file and shut down my laptop on Friday, yes, but more than that, the lack of the in-breath on the following Tuesday. Theoretically, there was … Continue reading

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Well, Boom

I just had the honor of participating in the NASA/Caltec Exoplanet Demographics conference, where I wrote a short story inspired by Will Misener’s presentation: “To Cool is to Keep: Residual H/He Atmospheres of Super-Earths and sub-Neptunes.”  The name of the … Continue reading

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October Newsletter: Prickly Pear Juice

So there I was, having another panic attack in the car. Yeah, it’s been a while since I wrote about something hard. Here we go! For context: 2 sets of PCR tests, quarantine, stomach bug, let’s all drive to Greece! … Continue reading

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