Did you know there’s only one week to go before Implanted is loosed upon the world?
Things are rolling along–make that steamrolling–and I wanted to briefly check in before I head to Austin for ArmadilloCon later this week.
I had a great time at RWA Nationals in Denver. It was intense, inspiring, and I left with lots of new contacts and things to think about. This is me (furthest on the right) and my New Mexico chaptermates having a blast:
When I got back to town, the amazing Fran Wilde put together a worldbuilding roundtable with a group of awe-inspiring SF authors, including me, Mike Chen, Malka Older, Peng Shepard, and Tade Thompson. Check it out at Tor.com.
I also got interviewed by the great team at Unreliable Narrators, where we talk about Implanted, the path to publication, and some of my influences. I had a lot of fun with their thoughtful questions.
Finally, early reviews have been trickling in, which is gratifying to see. Even more so since people seem to like Implanted! Special thanks to all the reviewers who took a chance on a debut author.
Hopefully one of those convinced you to preorder the book, if you haven’t already!
Lots of things have been happening behind the scenes of late. Lots of writing (of course!) as well as editorial and administrative stuff to get my novel Implanted out into the world. But the busyness is helping to keep my nerves at bay as review copies are getting prepped and I start turning my attention to promotion.
In fact, I was recently interviewed by the wonderful people at the Breaking the Glass Slipper podcast, where I was able to talk about my influences in writing the book. I had a lot of fun with the questions, so be sure to check it out:
Finally, a few weeks ago, I was able to participate in the Jack Williamson Lectureship, which is held at Eastern New Mexico University every year. S. M. Stirling was the guest of honor, and luminaries like Connie Willis and Walter Jon Williams were in attendance as well. Fellow NM authors Emily Mah and Sarena Ulibarri, who is also editor in chief of World Weaver Press, were also guests, and it was just plain fun to hang out and talk shop for the weekend with other SFF enthusiasts in the community.
That’s it for me. Stay tuned!
I’m thrilled to share the news that Angry Robot will be publishing my debut novel Implanted, out this August. I’m certain the next few months will be an amazing whirlwind in the lead up to the release.
You can read more about announcement at the Angry Robot homepage. You can also check out the cover and read a little more about my story world over at SFF World. And if you are really interested, Christopher Cornell on the Unreliable Narrators podcast teased a few questions out of me a few weeks ago while I was on there promoting the release of the Abandoned Places anthology from Shohola press.
You can even add the book to your To-Read list on Goodreads if that’s your thing.
All that said, it is an exciting time and I’m looking forward to the next stage on this journey. Accordingly, there will be some changes around here, so I hope you’ll stick around!
I’m happy to announce my short story “Glitch” can be found in Shohola Press’s first anthology Abandoned Places, edited by George Galuchak and Christopher Cornell.
The anthology comes out March 9th, and if you live in the Bay Area, there are some fun launch events coming up.
I recently had the opportunity to talk about the story on the Unreliable Narrators podcast with editor Chris Cornell. Other contributors are also interviewed about their stories and creative process, and the Unreliable Narrators crew always creates an entertaining podcast.
So give it a listen, and as a bonus you’ll get a sneak peek at a special announcement from me!
And be sure to check out the anthology when it’s released. I had a blast writing my story. “Glitch” is about abandoned code bases, video games, and murder birds, and you can get a bit of a sense for the story’s aesthetic based on the related Pinterest page.