"The Work of Wolves" (Asimov's, July/August 2019) has been trucking along nicely--lots of extremely kind reader feedback and a great reviews. The Locus Recommended Reading List is out this morning, and "The Work of Wolves" is up there for recommended novellas. I'm on an awards longlist! Life goal achieved! I'm not gloating, you're gloating!
I have a blog post up at the Asimov's Science Fiction blog on my thoughts behind the tech in "The Work of Wolves." (Out on newsstands now!) There are cute pictures of my dogs, so definitely click for that.
Yesterday during the Locus Awards Liza Trombi and Connie Willis awarded me the Second Banana for Meritorious Service. It actually made me cry. (Connie: "You are crying over a plastic. Banana.") Helping with the Locus Awards doesn't feel like any kind work. I get to drive Connie around and help Liza (who is one of …
I guess today is just my lucky day: look what came! I am a good dog. Read "The Work of Wolves" in the July/August 2019 issue of Asimov's Science Fiction, on newsstands now!
“We should tell scary stories,” Elizabeth said. “No we should not.” Piper lay next to the fire, head on her pack. “We definitely should not do that.” Read my first real horror story (bought by Ellen Datlow!!) here.
I hear rumors that the current issue of Asimov's is out. I don't have my copy yet, but hold on to your butts, guys: I wrote about dogs. Not these dogs though.
This is always the hardest part of writing a story: you've got it all down, and it works... mostly. There's something missing, and you can't quite figure out what it is. Here's my current process for getting through those "I just don't know what to do to fix this story!" days. What is this story …