With the end of 2018 rapidly approaching, this is a perfect time to discuss my publications and writing achievements for the year. I only have a couple stories eligible for awards, but a lot has been going on behind the scenes.
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When Gracie’s Father Fought
When Gracie’s Father Fought arrived early this year in the Fell Beasts and Fair anthology. It’s billed as Noblebright, a powerfully positive branch of fantasy, but Gracie’s father goes through some tough times on his way to that positive ending.
The Soil Merchant
The Soil Merchant is Mad Max where the constrained resource is quality farming soil and everyone is polite. It’s a flash fiction piece in the fabulous Little Blue Marble, and I hope you’ll bounce over there to take a look. Soil science is a passion for me, and yes, I actually care very deeply about our soil health. Soil science fiction ftw!
I’ve started up a Patreon. For now it’s populated with essays dissecting modern short stories, investigating one fundamental aspect of storytelling for each piece. I’ve started with The Hook of Streets of Babel and The Punch of Things With Beards. From there I move into structure and the deep aspects of story that we don’t always get to hear about. The Punch is free if you’d like a sample of what the heck is going on over there.
Of course, if you’re interested in supporting my work at all, Patreon is the place to do it. Whether it’s $1 that gets you updates on my work or $2.50 that gets you the essays, I appreciate every single patron with the white-hot intensity of a million exploding suns.
There’s a lot in the works for next year. I hope you’ll stick with me for my story in A Punk Rock Future, which I’m dangerously excited about. I have a couple other sales due out next year, too, but aarrggh nothing I can announce yet.
Stay tuned and keep reading.