Fellow author (go read Watcher, now!) Audra Middleton interviewed me for her May Sci-Fi Madness month on her blog, Audra Writes. Find out why I would make a terrible Hollywood casting director. (No, it's not what you think.) Read the interview here. And did I mention you should go read Audra's book Watcher? Do that, … Continue reading Interview on Audra Writes
Do you ever get the feeling that you fell asleep in one universe, and woke up in another? I did, while out walking in our unseasonably warm weather, on this last afternoon of 2013. In the last two years, I've changed nearly everything in my life: work, vocation, where I live, who I live with. … Continue reading When you find yourself in an alternative universe: Fictional Lesson #4
On the 30th of each month, a guest author shares his or her take on how fiction of all kinds can teach us important lessons about being human. I'm thrilled to welcome the first installment, from the lovely and talented Diana Green. Since her childhood, growing up in New Zealand, Diana has been an avid storyteller. … Continue reading Fictional Lessons for an All-Too Real Life: Guest Author Diana Green
Seattle-area writer-types (and reader-types, for that matter): This coming weekend, November 2-3, brings Northwest Bookfest to Kirkland (at Northwest University). Digital publishing is this year's theme, and they have a terrific lineup of workshops and panels. On Sunday morning at nine, I'll present a workshop on "Connecting With Readers: Analog Adventures in a Digital World." … Continue reading Northwest Bookfest: See you there!
This month kicks off two new features here on Point No Point: Thirteen Good Luck Stories, on the 13th of each month, and Fictional Lessons for All-Too-Real Life, on the 30th of each month. "Every day, good luck comes in the strangest of ways." This line from a song by British singer-songwriter-slide guitar master Chris … Continue reading Stories of luck, life, and love
In the last couple of weeks I've experienced two descriptions of powerful mystical visions of death, heaven, and God: one from the Catholic church, and one from Robert Heinlein. I attended a funeral mass at a church run by Carmelite brothers, the same week I finished reading Heinlein's Job: A Comedy of Justice. While they … Continue reading Death, Heaven, God, and Sci-Fi
Today, I'm hosted by some of the lovely writers, imagination pioneers, and fellow Champagne Book Group authors over at their blog Worlds of the Imagination. Take a gander, and check out their work while you're there! Here's a teaser: Suddenly the story came to life, and I began to explore the ways science fiction and … Continue reading Worlds of the Imagination – Guest Blogger
Shameless "tooting one's own horn" alert: An Alien's Guide to World Domination received a four-star review on Long and Short Reviews. Read it all here. Best of all? It's thrilling to know this story touched a reader. I hope I never get over being floored by that.
Memorial Day reminds us all of some of the more important qualities of memory. I attended a reading by author and Honorary Consul General Helen Szablya recently; she and her family escaped Hungary as the Soviets were crushing the people's uprising in the 1950's. The terror of their escape still present in her eyes, Mrs. … Continue reading Memory, Today
I'm thrilled to say I finally sent off the short story, Some Old Ideas, for another anthology - this one's all about sci-fi. Thrilled because the story's done, and because, well, I must confess I like the way it turned out. Here's a teaser, but you'll have to wait a while for the whole thing … Continue reading Some Old Ideas – a teaser