• My latest poem is out today in Star*Line, Issue 45.4! It’s a very short, three-line, six-word piece of horror about an animal revolt. ✍️

    The issue is available in print or PDF, individually or with an annual membership to the SFPA.

  • Upcoming Writing Workshop

    “Crafting Fantastic and Imaginative Worlds” starts Oct 1st at 10 am PT. I’m planning new exercises with some old favorites, all of them using excerpts from speculative fiction & poetry to explore narrative voice & worldbuilding.


  • Another horror film I enjoyed this weekend was “The Night House.” Psychological-supernatural horror starring Rebecca Hall. She was fantastic. 🍿


  • If you’re into this kind of thing, “X” might be Ti West’s best film yet. There’s a lot more going on thematically than I was expecting. Just read he’s building a franchise around the film. I’m so there for it. 🍿


  • My friend Frances Lynch’s latest poem. Heartbreaking, powerful, and timely. πŸ“š


  • Currently reading: You’ve Lost a Lot of Blood by Eric LaRocca πŸ“š

  • I highly recommend the new 13th season of MST3K! I watched the first three episodes and two specials during the Backers Preview the past few months, and the show is as good as ever, with more freedom now on its own than what networks and Netflix offered in the past, but also more back-to-basics, low-budget goodness. πŸ“ΊπŸΏ

  • Good news from a former Writers Studio student: Andreu AbuΓ­n’s first novel, “Monegros,” is out now!


    Congatulations, Andreu! Looking forward to reading this. πŸ“πŸ“š

  • Trying something new for accountability: a “Writing in Progress” section on my website. Updating a progress bar kept me motivated during NaPoWriMo in April, but I struggle even more with writing fiction. πŸ“

  • Finished reading: Below by Laurel Hightower πŸ“š

    Did not let up from the opening page, and every single time I thought it would go in one direction, it went in another. A quick, terrifying read.

  • Currently reading: Below by Laurel Hightower πŸ“š

    Intense and scary from the first chapter. Then it escalates quickly from there.

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