February 10th, 2015


You lean forward to go; you pull back to go slow...

...these are the horse basics you should know.

So I leave for New York tomorrow, and that means it's time to do some accounting, if only for the sake of knowing what's up, what's down, and where I left my head.


"Broken Paper Hearts," February 14, 2015 (website).
"Animal Husbandry" (reprint), February 24, 2015 (Wastelands 2).
Pocket Apocalypse, March 3, 2015.
"There is No Room For Sorrow in the Kingdom of the Cold," March 10, 2015 (The Doll Collector).
"In Skeleton Leaves," April 7, 2015 (Operation Arcana).
Rolling in the Deep, April 7, 2015 (Subterranean Press, limited edition).
"That Nitro-9 That You're Not Carrying: Violence and the Companion," April 7, 2015 (Companion Piece).
"The Myth of Rain," May 1, 2015 (Lightspeed Magazine).
"The Moon Inside," July 7, 2015 (Midian Unmade).
A Red-Rose Chain, September 1, 2015.
"Something Lost, Something Gained," October 6, 2015 (Seize the Night).
Chimera, November 24, 2015.

"Long Way Down," unknown (Genius Loci).
"Opening Band," unknown (The Paul and Storminomicon).


ConNooga, February 27-March 1 2015, Chattanooga TN.
Pocket Apocalypse release party, March 13 2015, Borderlands Books, San Francisco CA.
Walnut Creek Library Association Author Gala, March 14 2015, Walnut Creek CA.
Emerald City Comic Con, March 27-29 2015, Seattle WA.
Eastercon: Dysprosium, April 3-5 2015, London England.
Pike's Peak Writer's Conference, April 24-26 2015, Colorado Springs CO.
BayCon, May 22-25 2015, Santa Clara CA.
Westercon 68, July 2-5 2015, San Diego CA.
San Diego International Comic-Con, July 9-12 2015, San Diego CA.
Contraflow V, October 2-5 2015, New Orleans LA.
Tuscon, October 30-November 1 2015, Tuscon AZ.
Chessiecon, November 27-29 2015, Baltimore MD.

CrossingsCon, June 24-26, New York NY.

No fixed deadline/being written/unsold:

The Best Thing
"Target Practice"
"Take the Shot"
"My Last Name"
"In the Wabe"
"Carry Me Home"
"Pixie Season"
"These Antique Fables"
"Coming To You Live"
"vs. Spring Cleaning"
"vs. The Melancholy of Autumn"

Again, to clarify some recent confusion: some things, especially novel-length things, may appear more than once, on both the "publication date" and "being written" lists. This is because the "being written" list is an aggregate, which also includes "no fixed deadline" (IE, being written on spec or for the website) and "unsold" (IE, being written because I can). So new books will appear there for a long time before they vanish, since books take a long time to write, but may also have pub dates listed higher up.

Look at that list. It's so shiny!
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Well my bags are packed; I'm ready to go.

Despite some confusion about my flight times, I am packed and ready to depart for New York City tomorrow morning. I have lain in food and litter for the cats, so that they are not forced to kill and eat my mother. I have charged my electronics and synched my iPod and had my sister wash my hair for me, just in case the purple dye sets off the bomb sniffers again. (Seriously. The dye sometimes sounds a false positive on the TSA equipment. So it's best if Youngest Sister washes and blow-dries me the night before I fly, just to be safe.)

I'm sorry I was unable to get the hardship giveaway winners picked and packed before I went; that will happen as soon as I get home. I'll be at ConNooga in a few weeks, and I do hope to see you there. In the meantime, I'll be running around visiting my publishers, seeing my girlfriend, and missing my cats and creepy dolls and bed.

I miss them all already.

Wish me luck.