Getting Ready for 2018

With the beginning of 2018, I took some time to determine what I wanted to accomplish this year. Since I will be attending the Futurescapes Workshop in April, I first want to be able to get a substantial amount of the manuscript I’ve been working on ready to be critiqued.

Curious Fictions is Featuring My Story Today

My story, “Every Orphan Child To a Good Home Should Go” is featured over at Curious Fictions. Curious Fictions is a great site, with a rather large repository of short stories, all reprinted in one place. If you didn’t catch my story about a fairy godmother trying to find the.

Thank you, Sylvia Moreno Garcia

On her blog, Sylvia has started to list Latinx authors in English Language SFF. I’m glad she decided to start this project, since I’ve written about this before. If you have any favorite authors, feel free to fill out the form included.

Revisions On a Story I’m Dusting Off

I dusted off a story I had thought complete years back, and started revising it. I like to go back over, rewriting entire paragraphs into what flows better for me, as well as re-ordering scenes to see how they change the effect of the story. Here’s hoping I can finish.

It’s Been a While, But Let Me Tell You. . .

. . . When it rains, it pours. Why haven’t I posted anything for a while? Well, let me tell you all about this Puerto Rican’s experience with black ice. On January 11, there had been what my phone’s weather app called a “wintry mix” falling since before dawn. I.

An Election Plus Two Deaths Equal a Retrospective

I’ve been wanting to write this, but struggled with the words. I mean, I’m a writer! How can a writer be at a loss for words? On November 9th, my fiancée and I sat stunned at the election day results. We had talked about what might happen, and both were convinced.

You Know You Want More Stories About “Strange California”. . .

My friend Ezzy Languzzi has a story that will appear in the upcoming “Strange California” anthology (being Kickstarted here). I helped workshop her story, called “Naranjas Inmortales.” It’s a creepy little story I’m eager to see out in the world. So, if you feel you don’t have enough strange stories.

Everything Good Must Come to an End – The Baltimore Bookfest Edition

It’s over. I was glad I decided to come down to the Inner Harbor on Saturday to meet some of my colleagues in SFWA. I was able to catch the last 15 minutes or so of the Black Sci Fi panel before attending the “Second Breakfast to Snozzberries” panel all.

Maine Vacation

Just like on the tin: I’m in Maine, on vacation for a week. Some interesting notes, in no particular order. I found out how to actually pronounce the “Ayuh” affirmative, as per the boatload of Stephen King books I’d read Maine loves its ice cream very very much–there are ice.

Great News! I Made My First Sale to Daily Science Fiction!

It’s been a few days since I got the news, but I was thrilled to receive the news I sold my story “Every Orphan Child to a Good Home Must Go” to Daily Science Fiction. The story is in conversation with the “Chosen One” tropes in fairy tales, and the.