Category Archives: Writing

Cthulhu’s Daughters

Just a quick note to say that Cthulhu’s Daughters, the mass-market American edition of the She Walks in Shadows by Innsmouth Free Press, is now available for purchase. This anthology is the home of my short story “Magna Mater”, which … Continue reading

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The Crocodile

Since the new Puppetland book has been released in .pdf format from Arc Dream Publishing, I’m sharing the research I did into historical and contemporary puppetry for the game. My second scenario for the game was called The Box. The setting … Continue reading

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The Somnium

Returning today to some research that I was doing in 2012! Fun fact of the day: Johannes Kepler wrote one of the first science fiction books, the famous “Somnium” (“The Dream”), over the course of several revisions between 1610 and … Continue reading

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The Shadow Orchestra

In honor of the new Puppetland book released in .pdf format from Arc Dream Publishing, I’m writing a bit about the research into historical and contemporary puppetry that I did to generate the characters, conflicts and settings I contributed to the game. There are four … Continue reading

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Year’s Best Horror Volume 8

One of the things that all horror fans in North America look forward to every year is the release of editor Ellen Datlow’s compendium of the Year’s Best Horror. The book is always full of great fiction, but it’s also … Continue reading

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Saying “Yes” in Science Fiction

Gizmodo published an article today called The Physics of Space Battles, by Joseph Shoer. I shared it on my social media accounts because I actually found it fun and enjoyable to read, unlike the vast majority of material written about … Continue reading

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The Womanly Art of the Sword

  Great article on a website called News Minute about a woman named Meenakshi Gurrukkal, who lives in the Kerala, an Indian state at the southern tip of the subcontinent. This 74-year-old woman is a martial artist, a practitioner of the art … Continue reading

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Maps of the North

I’ve been working lately on a story for a famous tabletop gaming franchise, which includes a detailed Arctic/”People of the North” setting. There’s always a bit of ethnographic research that goes into any story I write, especially if it which involves … Continue reading

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Norwescon Is Coming!

Preparations are underway for Norwescon 39! I’m doing research and compiling notes for all my panels, trying to connect with my fellow panelists through social media, and having some new cards made with free Steam Keys for my awesome indie … Continue reading

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Doing Diversity

Insert face-palm emoticon here. Today a quick word about diversity in our arts and media, and the why’s and the how’s of “doing diversity”. There are three highly important, very distinct concepts which people have a tendency to conglomerate into … Continue reading

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