Category Archives: Blog

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

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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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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