Keep the binge-reading going with the Summer Reading List.
Included in this giveaway is The Fine Art of Keeping Quiet, which now has a reading group guide. You can download the guide in PDF format here.
Looking for something magical and romantic to read? Head on over to the Summer of Love and Magic giveaway and download a book … or ten.
Summer is a great time to binge read.
Exciting news! The Drabblecast is back!
The full relaunch is in the fall, but you can head on over and listen to the backlist stories, including Ghost in the Coffee Machine. (Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the audio.)
I love this audio production. It has sound effects! And music! And artwork.
If you enjoy both speculative fiction and the audio format, be sure to click through and give The Drabblecast a listen.
It’s good to have them back.
Need a quick read this weekend? Hop on over to Flash Fiction Online and read their June issue. All the stories are wonderful, but I warn you, Five Times I Have Slept at Your Bedside should come with a supply of tissues (but go read it–it’s wonderful).
And while you’re there, you can also read Steadfast, my (very) short and modern retelling of The Steadfast Tin Soldier (with an unapologetic happy ending) from the December issue.
Soshi Patel believes herself the last inhabitant on earth, trapped in an abandoned prepper’s shelter, living by candlelight and on canned peaches. Out of desperation, she uses the last of her good candles to build a ham radio from a kit. When she connects with a voice on the other side, it’s more than she could’ve hoped for.
But this voice, this Jatar, knows things he shouldn’t. As he comforts Soshi through the last days on a dying earth, it becomes clear that he carries his own burden, the weight of which can only be measured in time.
Note: this is probably the saddest story I’ve ever written; you’ve been warned.
Because this is Minnesota, and we really can’t help ourselves, I give you pictures from #Blizzard2018.
We’ve been snowed in all weekend. The pizza place where my daughter works called and told her not to come in for either shift this weekend. Her snow-day makeup dance class was canceled because of the snow.
In actual writing news, it was a slow week. I did manage to do some work on an article and some fairy tale reading and research. I sent out a reprint story as well.
And that’s about it. Now, I must leave you and go take some more pictures of the snow.
Because that’s what we do here in Minnesota.