A Minor Feast After the Famine

It’s been over a year now since my last blog post. My lack of recent activity here has a number of causes (excuses?), but I think I can sum it up by just saying “2020.” Even before the pandemic hit, I had a sense that my posts here were becoming increasingly elegiac, and I didn’t want to just keep regurgitating bad news, especially from a relative place of privilege as the year wore on. This year has been awful to almost everyone everywhere, but I’m aware of how fortunate I am to still have a job, a home, my decent health, and the relative safety of my loved ones. It feels neither productive nor fair to recap my own hardships when the vast majority of the country is experiencing the same or far, far worse.

So…2020, right?

But I do have this website for a reason, and that is primarily to share stuff about myself and my writing. And to that end, I have a couple of pleasant updates!

First, my sword & sorcery story “Three Hundred Pieces” has been reprinted in the most recent issue of Mythic. Buy it here.

Next, my pulpy science fiction story “Ahead of Dragons” is in the most recent issue of Planet Scumm. You can read the story online here, or buy the entire issue here. This story was a lot of fun to write, and I hope to play more with this setting in the near future.

There is even more exciting news on the horizon, but that’s for another time. For now, here are some photos from my trip to Montreal last year, when international travel was still a reasonable endeavor. The trip was for my day job, but I took the opportunity to pay respects to one of my heroes.

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