Sunday, November 3, 2013

What I've Been Doing (Part Deux)

So I haven't been updating this blog overly regularly, but I thought I'd check in!

Like my last post mentioned, I'm still contributing theater reviews to The New England Theatre Geek (where I've been writing about Miranda JulyBryan Cranston, and other happenings in local Boston drama) and entertainment essays over on The Analytical Couch Potato.  For the latter, I participated in a podcast and hope to do more in the future.

I've also had some fiction published. And by some, I mean a lot, and with publications I adore.  Links below!

In 2012, I was very memorably part of Kazka Press's anthology Bronies: For the Love of Ponies.  My story, The Girl Beneath the House, received a mention over in this very nice review.  It was described as "Houyhnhnmish" (a reference to the talking horses in Gulliver's Travels) and inspired some hilarious comments on the post.

In April 2013, my poem Eat the Children (a title I still love) was published in the 57th issue of Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine. I also ended up reading the poem at the open mic for this past Readercon.

Another poem of mine, The Tiger is Herself, was published in August with Michael D. Thomas and Shira Lipkin for Flying Higher: An Anthology of Superhero Poetry.  They talk about it at length over on Julia Rios's Outer Alliance #34. It's available for free at Smashwords and has a ton of talented people!

The audio rights for my flash piece, Quiet Death Machines, were bought by the fantastic folks over at PodCastle.  It was posted in September and read wonderfully by David D. Levine. If podcasts are your bag, I totally recommend checking out the entire Escape Artists family (and donating if your wallet will allow it).

His Brother's Bite was sold and published over at Flash Fiction Online this past October.  Publisher Anna Yeatts is awesome and very kind.  She let me know that the story is the most popular of the quarter despite being up for only a month!

Over on Electric Velocipede, my poem "Cloth Leaves and Wire Vines" will be in the upcoming 27th issue.

So, the writing continues apace!  I'm no longer reviewing books (at least not too often) but I'm very happy about where this is all going.

Also, I have to say that moving to Boston has been an excellent decision. I have a lot of proof of that including this photo with bestselling author Neil Gaiman that ended up in the Boston Globe. I won a free ticket to that event and if I look elated in the photo, it's because I am.  I've been a fan for years and it's funny that he ended up in the area, too.  Also, his hugs are awesome.

Further updates on my life and writing will continue to be wildly sporadic!  For more regular stuff about me, I recommend checking out my Twitter.

Thank you.  I may not know who you are, whoever's reading this, but you're awesome.