Actually, October is one of my least favorite months because it means winter is right around the corner. Snow and me don't get along. I should be living in Miami, not Denver.
Here's what's going on in writing:
- Street Rat is now available to read in the new issue of Abyss & Apex.
- The Bone Runner, which made semi-finalist in the Writers of the Future contest, has been accepted for publication in one of my very favorite magazines, Galaxy's Edge.
- The "Far Orbit Apogee" anthology from World Weaver Press, with my story "Masks," will go on sale Oct. 13, which is coming up fast.
- "Prime Time" will appear in Nature Futures sometime this month, I think.
Also, I will be at MileHiCon, Oct. 23-25. This convention is always a highlight of the year for me. This will be my first year participating on panels, and I might also be doing a reading. I'll post my schedule here when I get it. If you're around the convention, please stop me to say hi.
And things I'm reading:
- "Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline with my 11-year-old son. There are parts that aren't appropriate for him, so I'm editing as we go along. Overall, we are both absolutely loving this book. For the first time in a long time, my kiddo complains when I tell him we have to stop for the night and go to bed.
- "Dawn" by Erin Hunter with my 8-year-old daughter. This is the third book in the second series about the Warrior Cats. This series is darker than the first one and gets a lot into the devastation that humans cause to the ecosystem when we rip up natural open areas to build houses and roads.
- "Joe Ledger: Special Ops" by Jonathan Maberry. I've read three Joe Ledger novels, and now I'm jumping into the short story collection. I'm enjoying these stories a lot, more than the novels, which are also awesome. That's probably my natural inclination toward short fiction coming out.