Shades Within Us releases today!

Hey hey hey, it’s release day! Shades Within Us is out today!

Here’s a link to Laksa Media’s page, where you can see all the places and ways to buy Shades Within Us!

Don’t forget the snippet I showed you a few days ago as well, as a teaser for my contribution to the anthology!

Have fun reading!

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Throwback Thursday: Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig…

#ThrowbackThursday
It was two years ago tody that my flash piece “Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig” was accepted into Akashic Books’ “Mondays are Murder” online series!

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

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…

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