Publisher’s Weekly calls my story “A Stitch In Time” a “Standout” story!

Standout stories include Tonya Liburd’s “A Stitch in Time,” in which a young man uses his gift of time travel to relive moments with his deceased girlfriend only to sink into an addictive pattern…

The Survivor anthology appears to be slated for an August release, according to the review’s tag.
You can read the whole review here:
https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-59021-174-8

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I made Rich Horton’s Campbell Recommendation List!

So, yesterday, I got a private message that I made Rich Horton’s Campbell Recommendation List and I had to see it for myself.

From his website:

Finally, the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. This is given to the best writer whose first professional publication in the SF or Fantasy field appeared in the past two years (2016 or 2017). Writertopia has a page, not guaranteed to be complete, with a list of eligible authors: http://www.writertopia.com/awards/campbell .

I went through that list and came up with the following writers who have done something that impressed me:

G. V. Anderson (who already has a World Fantasy Award!)
R. S. Benedict
J. R. Dawson
Giovanni di Feo
Tonya Liburd
Benjamin C. Kinney
Finbarr O’Reilly
Vina Jie-Min Prasad
Rebecca Roanhorse
D. A. Xiaolin Spires

(…just WHAT…!?!?! THERE I AM!!!)
So excuse me I’m a be passed out on the floor with the vapours…

Review of my story in the upcoming anthology “Shades Within Us”!

I am extremely honoured that Derek Newman-Stille has reviewed my story from the upcoming anthology “Shades Within Us” edited by Lucas K. Law and Susan Forest!

“Tonya Liburd’s “Superfreak” is an intensely powerful and intensely painful tale that examines ideas of safety, security, and home.”

” “Superfreak” is a story that cuts to the quick, but it also reveals a great deal about the sort of lasting pain that comes from abuse and trauma.”

You can read the full review here:
Abuse and Ideas of Home

My Award Eligible publications for 2017

2017 is almost over. These past twelve months were filled with landmarks for my writing career: My first professional publication, getting two pro sales under my belt for SFWA qualification, a Rhysling nomination for my poetry, my first ever pro sale being on the Nebula Suggested Reading List…
…and without further ado, dear readers/followers, the obligatory Awards Eligible List of my works for 2017…!

  1. “Through Dreams She Moves”, longlisted for the 2015 Carter V Cooper (Vanderbilt)/Exile $15,000 Short Fiction Competition; appearing in the UnCommon Minds anthology, January 2017
  2. “Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig”, “Mondays Are Murder” Series, Akashic Books, Feb 6th, 2017
  3. “A Question Of Faith“, BookSmugglers, July 11th, 2017.
    (On the The Nebula Awards Suggested Reading List)
  4. To Have And To Hold” (flash fiction),  Polar Borealis Magazine,  July/August 2017
  5.  “Strange Ink” (poem), Polar Borealis Magazine, July/August 2017
  6. Let Me In” (poem), “ALLIGATORS IN THE SEWERS” Unnerving Magazine chapbook

Been a while, but… updates!

I attended CanCon! (www.can-con.org)
Public report incoming; I talk about the most important thing that I did/happened to me at CanCon in my Patreon update…(link below)

My poem, “Strange Ink”,  appears in Polar Borealis Magazine,’s July/August 2017 issue!

Alligators In The Sewers, an Unnerving Magazine chapbook, contains my poem, “Let Me In”!

Skiffy and Fanty Podcast interview me in their Signal Boost feature

I was part of Cat Rambo’s roundtable discussion on the #BlackSpecFic reports and what do no next for SFWA

New update in my Patreon!