Category Archives: Blog

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

August Newsletter: The Loud Beach

So there I was at the Loud Beach. The speakers glared down from the top of the cliff like something out of William Hope Hodgson. The Things that Oontz. “This Is Fun!” they seemed to bellow at the sun-burned shamblers … Continue reading

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Alternate History Anthology

“Levski’s boots hit the ground and he kept running…”   That’s the beginning of my alternate history short story, included with many others in the Tales From Alternate Earths III anthology, out this Friday the 3rd.   Find it here

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July Newsletter: The Karst River

I’m trying something new this year, which is a vacation. Last summer you might recall I struggled to find my peace with not writing. And the summers before that, too. The beginning of July would find me in the middle … Continue reading

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Interchange is out

…give or take a few hours depending on your time zone. If the “order now” button hasn’t appeared for you yet, whet your taste with the interviews I gave on Writer’s History podcast Time for Cakes and Ale podcast and … Continue reading

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June Newsletter: Behold, a Dog

So there was my younger daughter, caught in an epistemological crisis. She’s five. Let’s call her Mikhaela. It was one of those early summer days in western Bulgaria, when the clouds pile like surf over the mountains. Over the course … Continue reading

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May Newsletter: Waste and Sacrifice

There’s a certain mental trap. You’re drawing a map of a far-future Quebec. Or maybe you’re trying to determine a sound change from Proto-Indo-European to Ancient Thracian. In this case,  I was rejiggering an outline. Wealthgiver had hit a block. … Continue reading

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April Newsletter: The Good Blank Screen

So there I was, stumbling out of my attic studio in the Balkan Tower of Matriarchy. My head was spinning, my bladder was full. My mouth was tasted like dark chocolate because I always reward myself after writing. Even when … Continue reading

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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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