Vending Machine: Poetry for Change

I’ll be at the Vending Machine: Poetry for Change event at Karma Cafe in Canton, Ohio, this Saturday,  November 22, at 6pm. This charity event will have poetry readings and an anthology of poems which costs exactly one canned food donation per book.  Proceeds will go to a local food bank.  So come out, enjoy […]

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Trash

My short story, “Trash” is now available at Escape Pod.  This story was born out of a prompt from my sister, Grace, who asked me to write something about a character she’d created for a  D&D campaign. Obviously I changed Nanlee somewhat by putting her in a Science Fiction setting! Nanlee was a woman with […]

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Levy Fest Poetry Reading

To celebrate the life and work of d.a. levy, Cleveland poets will be reading this Saturday night at Lava Lounge in Tremont.  Festivities start at 8pm with the incomparable Mary Turzillo.  My slot is 9:40.  There is an open mic following at 10pm. Drop on by, enjoy some food and drink, and hear me read […]

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Jupiter Wrestlerama Available Online

My story “Jupiter Wrestlerama” is now available free on Lightspeed’s website. Brian took me to Niagara Falls for the weekend to celebrate my thirtieth birthday in February of 2004.  We walked around admiring icicles and got lost.  We ended up in a residential area, with a long slog on un-cleared sidewalks to get back to […]

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The Submission Process

Step One: Write a story Step Two: Submit story Step Three: A Magical Transformation Occurs the Moment the Mailbox Closes Step Four: Get Hopes Up ie, 8 weeks of ridiculous statistical analysis. Step Five: Receive Results 99% of the time:     1% of the time: Step Six: Return to Start   by

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SFWA Reception Postmortem

Well, I’m back from the SFWA annual reception in New York City and, having been at work a couple days now, finally got around to blogging the experience.  The short of it: I was a neurotic mess but had a lovely time with my hostess and wing-woman Alyssa Wong. Read more at my livejournal. by

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Business Cards!

My sweet husband said, “You need business cards for the SFWA reception!” “No one is going to want MY business card,” I said. But he went and made me some business cards, featuring artwork from his Celestial Stick People tarot deck. “The High Priestess was always meant to be you,” he said.  We ran to Office Max […]

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