Showing posts from May, 2017

The 2017 Rhysling Anthology

Hi friends,  Just received my copy of The 2017 Rhysling Anthology and I've spent the morning gawking at it. (I know, I know, I should be writing... but it's so purdy!)  I can't quite believe I'm in it, but even more stunned to report that Jane Yolen is also in it, who has been one of my literary heroes for a long long time. So. Here it is, edited by David C. Kopaska-Kerkel, published by the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association , with beautiful cover art by Liu Junwei . Copies are still available at Amazon  or at the SFPA link above!  Speaking of which, the SFPA is truly doing some wonderful work for poets and SFF writers. If you like such things, it would mean a lot to them to sell more of these books or to receive your small donation. Thank you friends. My love. 

Pacific Places

Hello sweet friends, Hoping this latest note finds you well. I've been down with a pesky and difficult illness these past few weeks, but I'm finally on the mend. Just in time to get outside, thank goodness. Bright flowers, abundant green, and patches of blue sky all deserve celebration here in dreary Seattle. Perhaps you've already heard, but we've had more rain here this winter than in all the 122 years they've been measuring and recording such things. So yay for sun, for color, and for the warming days! Many of you have been kindly asking me about the status with my agent, Sara Crowe, and TOUGH. No news yet, but I'll be sure to fill you in when I have some. Thanks so much for keeping tabs. April was chock full of adventures. First, I attended the SCBWIWWA (Society of Children's Book Writer's and Illustrators Western Washington) 25th Conference .  I met some wonderful people and enjoyed learning from the distinguishe