Sometime in the very near future, reviews of my book will be appearing in the wild. I’ve gotten a lot… Read more On Reviews of My Work, and How I’ll Handle Them.
Exciting news! The Widening Gyre, my debut novel coming in March from Flame Tree Press, is now available for pre-order (in… Read more The Widening Gyre Now Available For Pre-Order!
So I attended Worldcon 76, in San Jose, CA. It was my first Worldcon; the last one in my neck… Read more My First Worldcon
Harlan Ellison is dead. It seems almost impossible. I’ve been reading Ellison’s work for almost as long as I’ve been… Read more My Harlan Ellison
I’m a dyed-in-the-wool Anglo who identifies as a Scotsman-in-exile, which is to say I come from a long line of… Read more Book I’m Looking Forward To: Trail of Lightning
My mother died when I was five. That means I haven’t seen her, or heard her voice, for 42 years. … Read more My Struggle with Mother’s Day
On Fridays, I allow a few minutes for students to ask me any kind of question they wish. Sometimes they… Read more The Ups and Downs of my “Stage Presence”
Shortly before I moved to Sacramento, my dad gave me brand-new cowboy boots and a cowboy hat, which I wore… Read more Reclaiming My Self
I had kind of a meltdown last night. More on that later, but first, let’s do the categories… Work Work… Read more How’s Michael Doing? Some Good, Some Bad.
Rewrite Work proceeds. I was done with chapter one’s rewrite, but then something occurred to me and I had to… Read more Rewrite, Work, Home