Book Signing, WOTF release day

You're probably sick of this picture by now.

You’re probably sick of this picture by now.

Today’s release day for Writers of the Future, volume 32, and it’s climbing the Amazon charts—it’s in the top 100 now for both SF and fantasy anthologies, and hopefully it will keep moving up the list. With 42 reviews so far, and an average of 4.8 stars per review, things are looking pretty great.

I’ve also added an Appearances list on my site, as I’ve got my first (fiction) book signing: Saturday, May 28th at the Downtown Seattle Barnes & Noble. I hope to see you there!

My first Newsletter

I sent out my first newsletter today, and there were two time-sensitive items I’d like to bring to your attention:

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Writers of the Future, volume 32

Writers of the Future, volume 32

Second, I’m giving away a sampler with three stories from Writers of the Future, volume 32. If you e-mail me and request the sampler, I’ll send it your way. The catch is, release date is Tuesday, May 3rd, and we’re trying to get as many Amazon reviews as possible—250 or more—on that day.

Clarion West class of 2016

I’m thrilled beyond reason to announce that I’ve been accepted into the Clarion West class of 2016. I’ll be joining seventeen other writers, taught for six weeks by some of the best writers working today. For a long time, it’s been a goal of mine to attend, and this is my year.

Congratulations to the other members of the UCSD Clarion and Clarion West classes of 2016, and condolences to all who applied but were not accepted. The only rule I know for sure about writing is never give up; its corollary is keep submitting. I would encourage all of you to try again.

Congratulations are also due to David Cleden, who won the 2016 James White award. While of course I’m sorry not to have won, it’s an incredible honor to have been a finalist–particularly in the same year as my Writers of the Future win, not to mention my Clarion acceptance. It’s already been an incredible year for me as a writer, and my thanks go out to everyone who’s supported my literary ambitions.

Time permitting (ha!), I’ll be re-tooling this site in the near future, to put more focus on my fiction.

First place in 2015 4th Quarter Writers of the Future contest!

I couldn’t be more pleased to announce that a story of mine has taken the top place in last quarter’s Writers of the Future contest.

I can’t say which story—the details need to be kept secret, because my story is in the running for the annual grand prize, which will go to one of the other quarterly first-place winners—but suffice it to say that I’ll be headed to Los Angeles for the writers’ workshop and awards gala in April, and I’ll post more details after that.