As a tie-in with the anthology (and also because it's a fun idea), I have the first of several "Humans are weird" themed designs up on Redbubble. There are more on the way! Here's an example of what I have so far:
At the top of the page you'll see a link to an open-call anthology. It is an exciting thing that you should absolutely look into. If, y'know, you like science fiction. Reading, writing -- either/or. Especially if you like the delightful trope that's been floating around the internet for a couple years now, with humans being the oddballs of the galaxy one way or another. And if you enjoy Humans Are Weird / Space Orcs / etc etc, you should definitely join the Patreon that will be funding the adventure…
As of today, I'm taking a stab at living off writing income the way I've dreamed of since I was ten. It's beyond exciting. I'll have a Patreon going live soon, for those would would like an inside track on all the new projects. There are many!
To paraphrase Calvin & Hobbes, there will be further updates as events warrant!
The newest addition to the short stories section is a half-page bit o' fun that ended up being the first of several installments. I may post the others later. I may also come up with a better title! The current title is courtesy of my husband's high school students, who are big fans of the character. I would love to do more with him.
Then there was the call for poems in a new anthology, and my thoughts went thusly: (1) poetry is fun, and I hadn't written any in a while. (2) The rest of the book was…
I have two short stories in this anthology -- one is a weirdly poetic thing about surviving a magical apocalypse, and the other is prehistory for the book that's in the final editing stages right now.
I am very excited about both of these, but mostly about "Cursebot 9000."
The title will make some some sense after reading the story, and more sense after reading the book. There's one scene that references it. I didn't originally plan to write out that bit of backstory, but I'm very glad I did.
I love Humans Are Weird. I've been writing it for years, and now tons of people have shown up to play with the idea, and there are some fantastic ideas. Such fun!
In unrelated news, I have two poems in this anthology by the Redwood Writers. This was going to be a regular, run-of-the-mill collection of poems for this year ... then the California Firestorms obliterated a good chunk of…
I'll be selling my book and giving a talk about my favorite method of beating writer's block at the county fair this year! I'll be sharing a table with several other local writers -- we have the table for the entire run of the fair, though I'll just be there on Wednesday.
The fair has a holiday theme this year, and Wednesday will be "Talk Like A Pirate Day." There is no coincidence that this is the day I've chosen.
It's an experimental event for the Redwood Writers to take part in, and who knows how…