Reading in 2020 has been an up and down process for me, mostly down. Finding the mental space to simply escape has been a challenge. I'm a slow reader and lately it's taking me twice as long to complete anything. Short novels and novellas have worked best. As a writer, I'm exposed to recommendations from… Continue reading Finding Your Next Book
I have a problem. I have too many short stories. I've mentioned before about how the SFF market for stories, while healthy, is also small. I will make stories available here on the site, and through my Infectious Magic Newsletter. But today I added another outlet, Patreon. My first story, The Enduring Mage, is is… Continue reading Sharing Stories
I'm not a reviewer but sometimes I just want to give a shout out to a book that struck me in a good way. Mem is set in an alternate 1920s Montreal where terrible (mostly) memories can be extracted from a person. But that memory becomes a living 'clone,' a Mem. This is the setup… Continue reading Book Shout: Mem by Bethany C. Morrow
I finally did some short story reading recently. The story that stood out most to me was The Hummingbird Temple, by C. C. Finlay at Beneath Ceaseless Skies. It was a nice change of pace, low fantasy. Low meaning low level of magic, which is my kind of fantasy. A lovely tale. The Virtue Retreats… Continue reading Reading Short
I dreamt this path once;this course beneath wavering starsThe turns familiar,expectant, yet blossoming unknownThose I meet, travel oppositetoward waking, while I trudgedeeper into sleep If you enjoyed this poem, download my Free 13 poem mini-collection Stitches. My realist short collection An Important Sky is available from Modern Folklore Press.