Hi everyone, thanks for sticking with me for this long. I know it’s been forever since my last post, but I’ve been deep in the querying trenches. I achieved more of my writing goals in 2019 than I have in my entire life, so my efforts were focused elsewhere for most of the year. But now I finally have a moment to breathe, so I’d like to share some very exciting updates!
In October 22, I received some news that made me feel like all my hard work had finally paid off. One of my short stories was accepted for publication at last. Macrophages will be appearing in the Aggregate anthology in early 2020. It’s a weird, eerie tale that deals with the often-overlooked topic of generational mental illness–and one of my oldest, most beloved muses makes a brief appearance as well. There’s no release date yet, but I’ll let you all know as soon as I get the word!
You know how once one exciting thing happens, it seems like ten more follow in close succession until you’re completely overwhelmed? This is what happened to me when I got the news that The Sun Beneath the Glaciers will be appearing the final issue of in Alban Lake’s Outposts of Beyond. This is monumental news as this was my very first “serious” short story that I wrote with the goal of publication in mind. This story hearkens back to my Lovecraft-fanatic roots: It’ll take you on a hair-raising hellride to the hidden depths of our planet and the human mind. It’ll be available in July 2020 from Alban Lake!
And just when I thought I’d had enough luck for one year, I got the awesome news that The Eternal War will be appearing in Volume 2, Issue 2 of The Kyanite Press. I’m especially excited about this one because their covers are absolutely jaw-dropping! They have a very talented digital painter on their team who turns every single issue into a true work of art. I’m really in love with the old-school design of this magazine, so my story being chosen was huge.
Here’s a little confession: The Eternal War was probably the nerdiest story I wrote all year. I had a lot of fun coming up with all the crazy alien tech and biology for this one, and I think any hardcore SF fans will seriously enjoy it. You’ll be able to get your hands on this one on February 1, 2020. If you can’t wait, you can already preorder it from the Kyanite Press!
Anyways, I don’t want to keep all of you for too long. I just wanted to share the exciting news and give everyone a chance to get hyped for what’s to come. I’m still querying Tales of a Starless Aeon Book One: To Be Young and Whole Again. I’ve been working hard on the yet-unnamed Book Two since the end of October, and I can promise you that this one is truly an Epic Space Opera that will take you to the far reaches of the galaxy and mortal understanding.
Happy New Year, everyone, and keep an eye out for more updates from the Dysnomian Galaxy!
Art by Desmond Varen