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wonder, and adapting to a winter clime

It’s snowing and the sky is luminous. The night air is cold, but bearable, and soft to breathe. It’s not the now-rare sharpness of my childhood crisp winter mornings in the Valley. No, this snowy air is gentle. This is … Continue reading

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New story up at Strange Horizons

My first pro story, “Recognizing Gabe: un cuento de hadas,” is up at Strange Horizons. It’s my Week 5 story from Clarion West. It’s about seeing and being seen, and growing up. Also, tamales.

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busy, busy, busy

There’ll be a real post later this weekend, but for now some highlights: I’m furiously trying to get content up on my new official website. By which I mean, I’m grabbing stuff from [there] and trying to make it all … Continue reading

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new in town

Okay, I’m living in Portland. I’m also kind of quietly freaking out. If you know me, you should know that when I say “kind of,” I really mean “totally.” It has to do with the whole never having lived so … Continue reading

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because I want to post something happy today, damn it

I’ll post a link to it when it’s published, but now that the contract is signed I want to share some more details about my first story sold. I wrote the first draft of what’s now “The One About Gabe … Continue reading

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capitulation

I hired movers. They’ll pick up my stuff here in Lesser Outer Heck, and then go on to San Francisco to get the rest of it. I’ll just worry about getting myself, my car, my art, and a few boxes … Continue reading

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I’m kind of freaking out

I’ll be living in Portland in about a week–which is cool. That’s not the freaking-me-out part. Honestly, it’s just the move. Actually, it’s the packing up. By which I mean, holy crap, it’s the whole leaving California and living somewhere … Continue reading

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YES!

I’ve sold my first story. It’s the one I wrote for week five of Clarion West. It’s a pro sale to a well-respected market. More details once I’ve actually inked the contract. [Edited to add:] Thank you so much for … Continue reading

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decisions

So, living in the Central Valley has been exceedingly difficult. There have been some great things about being here–I love the time spent with my family–but I miscalculated how miserable this place makes me and how long I could stand … Continue reading

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second story submitted

Sent off the second of my Clarion West stories. I would have sent it off sooner except for the fact that the title was wrong, and I couldn’t figure it out. Usually, I don’t have trouble with titles. Not getting … Continue reading

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