Thursday, January 12, 2012


I've self-published my poem/short story, Interview With the Faerie on Smashwords!

This piece was written years ago, and I've had absolutely no luck getting it published as either a short story or a poem! It's a bit short for a short story, and the lines are stanzas. It's too long for (what most people think of as) a poem.

It has Faeries...and borrows from Celtic mythology (particularly Lebor Gabála Érenn , or Book of Invasions.) And I would not say this is for kids, although it should be fine those 13+.

Smashwords is an e-book only distributor, so only an electronic version is available for now. It cost 0.99 and is available in your standard ebook formats.

I am looking into creating a paper version at CreateSpace in the future. 

In the meantime...please consider paying your hard-earned-buck to support my work! :-)

Friday, January 6, 2012

My Arisia Panel Schedule

I'm psyched to be paneling at Arisia again this year! Arisia is an awesome scifi/fantasy culture conference that takes place every year in  Boston. I'm usually a panelist on topics such as gender, sexuality, religion and sociology and how these relate to science fiction in books, TV and film. I'm often on panels about dystopian science fiction, as this is my primary scifi love.

Here's my current panel schedule...

Gender Limitations in SF/F with Greer Gilman, Jennifer Pelland, Trisha Wooldridge (m), Andrea Hairston. Friday 1/13 at 5:30 pm.

The Nature of Gender: Past, Present and Future with Raven Kaldera (m), Michelle d'Entremont, Dyschordiana. Friday at 10 pm.

Sacred Sexuality with Shava Nerad, Rev. Matthew (m), Dyschordiana. Friday at 11:30 pm.

Can You Like Literary Scifi Without Being a Snob? with Grant Carrington, John Bowker,  Andrea Hairston, Kenneth Schneyer (m). Saturday 1/14 at 10 am.

Broad Universe Rapid Fire Reading with Elaine Isaak, Phoebe Wray, KT Pinto, Trisha Wooldridge (m), Morven Westfield,  Kimberley Long-Ewing. Saturday at 11:30 am. ** All of the participants--myself included--will be reading from our works.**

Our Grim Meat-Hook Future with Steve Sawicki, Ken Kingsgrave-Ernstein (m), Glenn Grant, Alexander Jablokov. Saturday at 1pm.

Politics in Science Fiction with Ian Randal Strock, Walter Hunt, Mark L Amidon (m), Ira Nayman, Proprietor, Alternate Reality News. Saturday at 10 pm.