“…But Then You Read.” (Storify)

Sun 6 Jul
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Write When You’re Ready To Write (Storify)

Mon 2 Jun
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COVER REVEAL: Half-Resurrection Blues

Mon 2 Jun
Half-Resurrection Blues Final Cover
Beyond excited to reveal this stunning cover for my first novel, Half-Resurrection Blues, part of the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series from Penguin's Roc imprint. Y'all...I love this. That's the Grand Army Plaza behind Carlos, which sits right at the opening of Prospect Park and beside the... more

My Writing Process: Blog Tour

Mon 26 May
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My friend and mentor Tananarive Due asked me to take part in this excellent blog tour about writing process. It was passed to her by another friend of mine and fellow VONA alum Serena Lin. Here's Serena's post and here’s my contribution: 1) What are you working on? I’m juggling! About... more

Pub Deal Announcement: SHADOWSHAPER

Thu 22 May
In January 2009 I decided to write a book. I’ve always written, always made up strange worlds and sent characters hurdling into them, always dreamt of monsters. But until that day, I was scattered: a screenplay here, a few essays there. Some poems. None of ‘em went very far. I’d read all the... more

Storify on the Strange Horizons Long Hidden Review and Voice

Wed 14 May
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Breaking Bad Season 3′s Epic Finale

Mon 30 Dec
First of all, shout out to the amazing use of that opening preamble section. As the show's matured, they've put those couple minutes before the Opening Titles to amazing use. What's refreshing about it is that since the show is otherwise so tightly written, each tiny moment builds the story, they... more

Boardwalk Empire’s Amazing Penultimate Episode Disorder

Fri 27 Dec
***Massive Spoilers throughout*** Boardwalk Empire wrapped up last week and while it remains one of the best written/acted/produced/directed shows on TV, the finale left much to be desired. One thing that seems to happen with a lot of HBO shows is the phenomenon of having an outstanding... more

Introduction Speech for Nalo Hopkinson, December 13, 2013 Antioch University

Sun 15 Dec
  Some stories, when you finish them, make you want to run five laps around the block. Others make you throw the book/e-device, both for good and bad reasons. And then every once in a while you come across that rare and special story that when you land on that last word and put it down... more

Some Awesome Story Things About Breaking Bad Seasons 1 & 2

Fri 29 Nov
  Just finished season 2 of Breaking Bad, #EpicLatePass I know yes, shut up whatever I'm a busy man so there it is. Anyway, I guess everyone already knows it's amazing and all that but here are some things in the story-craft department that struck me as particularly above and beyond the... more