March 4th, 2013


Darkness falls across the land...

...the midnight hour is close at hand.

Just a quick note before our regularly scheduled Inchworm Post: sometimes I will make mistakes in posts. Words get typed wrong, or mispunctuated, and we're all helpful people, we all like to help. Please, before pointing out a typo, skim to see whether someone else (or six someones) may have already pointed it out. I get cranky when the same things are brought up repeatedly before I can fix them, and that isn't fair of me. I'm only human.

This is the current shape of my 2013, with travel dates and everything. Beautiful travel dates. Hope to see you sometime in the months to come.


"Laughter at the Academy: A Study in the Development of Schizotypal Creative Genius Personality Disorder (SCGPD)," February 2013.
"Emeralds to Emeralds, Dust to Dust," February 2013.
Midnight Blue-Light Special, March 2013.
"Married in Green," March 2013.
"Daughter of the Midway, the Mermaid, and the Open, Lonely Sea," July 2013.
Velveteen vs. The Multi-verse, August 2013.
"Bad Dream Girl," August 2013.
Chimes at Midnight, September 2013.
"Train Yard Blues," October 2013.
Parasite, November 2013.

Half-Off Ragnarok, March 2014.
Sparrow Hill Road, June 2014.
The Winter Long, September 2014.

"Homecoming," unknown.


Borderlands Books, the Mad Science Tour, February 23, San Francisco CA.
Emerald City Comic Con, the Mad Science Tour, March 1-3, Seattle WA.
Release Party, March 9, San Francisco CA.
Disneyland, March 16-18, Anaheim CA.
Vericon, March 22-24, Boston MA.
JordanCon, April 19-21, Roswell GA.
Disney World, May 17-23, Orlando FL.
OASIS, May 24-26, Orlando FL.
San Diego Comic Con, July 17-21, San Diego CA.
Musecon, August 2-4, Itasca IL.
Lone Star Con (Worldcon 2013), August 28-September 2, San Antonio TX.
Mile Hi Con 45, October 18-20, Denver CO.
SFContario, November 29-December 1, Toronto Canada.

Boskone 51, February 14-16 2014, Boston MA.
Shamrokon, August 22-24, Dublin Ireland.

No fixed deadline/being written/unsold:

"Carry Me Home"
"These Antique Fables"
"Pixie Season"
"Frontier ABCs: The Life and Times of Charity Smith, Schoolteacher"
"The Fixed Stars"
"Attractive Narcolepsy"
"Musical Patchwork"
"Honey Do"
"Loch and Key"
"How Green This Land, How Blue This Sea"
"Blended Family"
"Jammed" (formerly "Rhythm and Bruise")
Unnamed critical essay

...just looking at that makes me tired.

I need a nap.

And the ghost of lost love whispers...

It's time to go back to Jonathan Healy and Frances Brown, as they settle down into their lives in Buckley Township, Michigan, and get ready to face what lies ahead. The next step? Marriage, of course, assuming they can make it to the altar...

A new Jonathan and Fran story, "Married in Green," has been posted on the InCryptid short fiction page. It is once again available in ePub, MOBI, and PDF formats, and is free for download. Please download, rather than trying to read locally! We do not want to swamp my server.

All cover graphics are by Tara O'Shea (be sure to admire the awesome cover she did for "Bad Dream Girl," which is new to the page). All electronic conversion thus far has been done by scifantasy. As both of them are awesome, we applaud them now.

Enjoy the adventure!

This post will also serve as the open thread, so expect spoilers in the comments.