Ah, February. Thou art so short, but so damn demanding. I’m really packing it in this month. It’s been the kind of month where I have to constantly keep re-prioritizing my to-do list, which grows lengthier every day.
First up is my conversation with Heather Massey, the bold navigator of The Galaxy Express. We’re a geeky pair, for sure. Here’s a link to our conversation on ‘Sex Scenes and the Male Gaze,’ in which we tear in to Robert Appleton’s ‘Sparks in Cosmic Dust‘ with unseemly gusto. Appleton’s a good sport, by the way, and a hell of a writer. Check him out.
Next I shared the very sad story of how I did a terrible thing and ruined a wonderful writer for myself. Please read about the tragedy here so that you might avoid the same mistake. While you’re at it have a click around on the Contact: Infinite Futures blog. There are some very entertaining authors posting on a regular basis.
I’m just getting ready to start in on edits for Mako’s Bounty, a short science fiction/romance novella soon to be released by Decadent Publishing as part of its 1Night Stand series. I’ve previously shared excerpts from it here and here. Click the links to meet the two main characters. It was so much fun to write this one.
I should also soon be receiving edits on Blue Nebula, the second in the trilogy that started with Blue Galaxy, published by Carina Press. Here’s an excerpt from Blue Galaxy and here’s an excerpt from Blue Nebula, which continues the story in Blue Galaxy, this time from Sola’s point of view. I’m still writing the third and final installment. It’s tentatively titled Blue Planet and continues the story from Destin’s POV. Here’s an excerpt.
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February is also Women in Horror Month. I have an interesting array of posts planned to celebrate. If you’re a horror fan please do check in on this blog throughout this month. I know you’ll enjoy what I’ll be offering. Incidentally, if there are any horror writers out there who would like to contribute a guest post on the topic or would like me to check out their related post, please use the contact form to connect with me.
Thanks for reading. And now – time to tackle that to-do list from hell!