9 Reasons to Stop, Drop & Ukulele

I found myself in the early evening hours of the last Friday the 13th just smiling, apparently for no reason whatsoever. And then I remembered – I’ve just finished planning not one, but two ukulele-related acts for a sci-fi con, something I’ve been looking forward to and dreading for the past few years. I’ve been […]

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8 Weird(ish) Issues With Self-Editing

Self-editing, n. Hitting the keyboard with your head, repeatedly, until one of you gives in. During the Great Edits of the Second Werewolf Novel in 2019, I’ve discovered several things. Obstacles. Issues. #1 I migh be passable as a writer (the jury’s still out), but I’m absolutely horrible as a continuity person. Earlier today I had […]

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Free Fiction: Storm Protocol

Copyright by Vesna Kurilić, 2019. The moment the stormwatch sounded the alarm for the second time in as many days, Luca knew he was fucked. Since the seas around Lassoua never lacked in storms in the long decade since he’d taken over the lighthouse, it wasn’t about him needing more experience. He always kept the […]

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6 + 1 Reasons to Read: Yoon Ha Lee

So, thing is: my partner and I have spent countless hours discussing and (yup) worshipping Yoon Ha Lee‘s amazing The Machineries of Empire series this past winter. Here are just a few of the reasons I think probably everybody over the age of 16 (especially in the sci-fi ranks) should read the series. Now. Before […]

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