My first review! HorrorScope did a review of Issue 20 of Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine (ASIM), the issue containing Beans and Marbles. It may ‘just’ be an Australian review weblog, but it’s still the first time any reviewer mentions one of my stories by name, not to mention my own name, and favorably at that….

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There was something else as well upon coming home from school camp. A delivery slip from DHL. The two boxes the delivery guy had attempted to deliver are much more interesting, but I can’t resist mentioning his unique approach to filling out the yellow-and-red notification form. It seems he had trouble entering information into the…

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It may not be the most obvious thing to have learned from Charles Brown, but it turned out to be a very useful lesson nevertheless: the proper pronunciation of ‘Arrrrrg!’ Charlie Brown is editor of Locus Magazine, the essential resource for any speculative fiction writer. Like in 2004, he made an appearance at the Writers…

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Upon coming home from work last night – yes, I still have my day job – I found three identical envelopes in my mailbox, their only distinguishing feature the huge and colorful stamps. The postmark identified them as coming from Australia, so my natural assumption was that my new Writers of the Future friend, the…

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