N.K. Jemisin is currently my favorite author. Hands down. After the awful 2016 election with all its attendant harms and the visibility of so many incorrect, aching, angry people, I had to ask myself about the stories we tell. The stories we tell either open up possibilities, or shut them down. They tell us what … Continue reading Recommended Reading: The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
I'm teaching this half-day class at The Loft on October 28th for anyone interested in dark/weird/horror fiction. I personally engage in darkness to find the light, but the course takes a broad view of what horror is, what it's for, and how it can be done. More Information at The Loft website. Something Wicked This … Continue reading I’m Teaching at The Loft this Fall
I am trying to be better about website upkeeping. (I am bad at it.) There's a new review up at This Is Horror. I'll admit to being quite pleased with what was said about "The Triplets." Tried to reblog V.H. Leslie's post with pertinent links, but failed. Here's a pasted excerpt: With stories from Malcolm … Continue reading Shadows & Tall Trees 7 Reviews, Interviews, & Updates
Today is the release date for Shadows & Tall Trees Vol. 7, where you can find my latest story, "The Triplets." My copies arrived Saturday. When my partner went to read the soft cover version, a spider watched him from the ceiling, threatening to drop on him at any second. He wondered if the … Continue reading These Are A Few of My Favorite Things
What Is a Witch? What is a witch but a hag, an unruly woman, a spinster, a crone, any woman who exerts her own power and right to exist and act how she wants without the approval of the patriarchy? They try to burn us at the stake, hang us, drown us, imprison us, throw … Continue reading What Is A Witch?
So these posts were all disappearing into the ether as I made more of them, so I tried to bring back the "blog" portion of the page, not that I wanted to call it a "blog." So now I'm trying to see if new posts will archive to the page I put back or not. … Continue reading Another Dang Test
It is totally worth pointing out that when I first started putting this site together, I deleted one million preinstalled widgets and also the "blog" portion. I had zero intentions of saying anything about anything that wasn't simply linking to my stories and essays and maybe interviews I've done or will do or am doing. … Continue reading More On The Big Head Debate
It's occasionally suggested to me that I have a big head. This suggestion is usually offered by either my partner, who is a wizard, or occasionally by my best friend, who is also a wizard, and an editor. Wizards have a really big problem with barging into places, giant heads first, and declaring this and … Continue reading A Big Head
Are you reading these? Why? Why not, really? I have no idea what I'm doing. I'm not a web developer, but I am also too much of a weird control freak to just let someone else do this for me, though they've offered to for free. Do I have trust issues? Am I paranoid? More … Continue reading How Many To Read? How Many To Write?
It is similar to writing, but really, I should be working on my novel. A penny, a pound, a sunk cost fallacy, or dedication to doing a thing thoroughly?