Wednesday, October 9, 2019

HAUNTED by a Busy October!

You know how, in August and September, you (okay, I) say things like, "Oh, I'll do this in October! It's such a far away month, October."

Imagine my surprise that October has turned out to be a busy month! Who could have foreseen this happenstance?

This Sunday, October 13th, 12-6pm, I'll be at the Black Market Flea in the Cambridge Community Center! I'll be selling my comics, poems, an RPG to which I've contributed, and fiction!

I'll have a lot of the material I had at LadiesCon last month there with me, but I'm hoping to have a new zine to share, as well.

If you don't come to gaze upon my wares, may I suggest gazing on the gorgeous art, books, posters, prints, and jewelry other vendors will be selling?

Later still this month, I'll be hosting another Speculative Boston Reading on Thursday, October 24th 7-9pm at Trident Booksellers & Cafe!

I'll be asking questions and presenting readings with authors Errick Nunnally, Bracken Macleod, and Isabel Yap, all of whom have dabbled in fiction with horrifying elements and all of whom, to my knowledge, are enormously warm and kind.

Many thanks to Andrea Corbin for her continued work running Speculative Boston and making a space for genre writers to share their work and talk about their experiences. You should help spread the word around the Boston area!

Now, less of an event and more of a hurray, recommend my most recently published short story, "Brigid Was Hung By Her Hair from the Second Story Window" (The Dark Magazine) in its Must-Read Speculative Short Fiction for September 2019! They call it "haunting," which is endlessly pleasing to me. I'm in good company, too, as the list also includes a short story from a fellow Clarion 2011 classmate I deeply admire, the sweet, aching “A Bird, a Song, a Revolution” by Brooke Bolander.

If I'm keeping good company in life and online, I must be doing something right.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Surprise! I'm part of Ladiescon 2019!

For the first time, I'm going to be at Ladiescon, a local, one-day, free convention! I was on the waitlist to be a part of the con until this past weekend and I'm so pleased I got into it.

The Armory, Somerville MA
Saturday, September 21, 2019
11am - 5pm

Much like Boston Hassle's Black Market this past week, I'll be a vendor there, and selling my zines and comics! It also looks like I'll have some tabletop games from Voidspiral Entertainment available with my vampire short stories.

I'll also be on a panel where I get to talk about women in genre fiction.

From Mary Shelley to the Doctor - The History of Women in Science Fiction
12:30-1:20pm, Upstairs Panel Space

Panelists: Tracey Michienzi, Caitlin Walsh, Gillian Daniels

Science Fiction has always been a place for groundbreaking ideas, but it is more than Lucas, Roddenberry or Bradbury. How did Lucille Ball change science fiction on the small screen? What science fiction was written on a dare? Join us for a discussion of the history of women in science fiction and why they are so important to the conversation about science fiction and its place in today's society.

Even if I don't see you there, you should definitely just come by regardless. It's a great con, it has some wonderful vendors, and is well worth the visit.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

I'll Follow You Into The Dark

On September 1, 2019, my short story, Brigid Was Hung By Her Hair from the Second Story Window, was published by The Dark. I've been hoping to get into this magazine for years. The editors choosing my story shocks and delights me to my very core. Give it a read!

ALSO! Along with the generous comments made to me by readers over on Twitter, Charles Payseur at Quick Sip Reviews wrote it up and calls it "a fine read!" I'm so pleased!