Sweet & Reading Series at Ample Hills – March 24

March 5, 2020

Tuesday, March 24 I will be reading in downtown Brooklyn alongside Sam J. Miller and Nibedita Sen. This will be the inaugural event of a brand-new reading series, hosted by Randee Dawn. Please see the event Facebook page for details!
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New Trends In Sci-Fi and Fantasy panel at Kickstarter HQ

July 30, 2014

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Are you in the NYC area? Would you like to visit Kickstarter headquarters in Brooklyn and hear me and several other SF/F editors speak live in a FREE event?

Join us for a panel followed by some socializing and drinks this coming Thursday. Here are the details of this event:

 

Kickstarter Presents: New Trends In Sci-Fi and Fantasy

Thursday August 7 | 7 to 9:30pm

Kickstarter HQ

58 Kent Street

Brooklyn NY 11222

 

The line-up is:

Neil Clarke, editor of Clarkesworld magazine

Rose Fox and Daniel José Older, editors of the Long Hidden anthology

Alex Shvartsman, editor of the Unidentified Funny Objects anthology series

Brian White, editor of Fireside magazine

Margot Atwell (moderator), publishing community manager at Kickstarter

This is a FREE event, however there is limited seating available, so RSVP now to reserve a spot!

www.eventbrite.com/e/kickstarter-presents-new-trends-in-sci-fi-fantasy-fiction-tickets-12452635167

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On The Last Afternoon

April 13, 2011

This story was published at Every Day Fiction today. It’s linked here.

There are a lot of "end of the world" stories out there. Some concentrate on the heroics of averting the disaster last minute, while others work overtime to wring every ounce of emotional sap from readers/viewers (think "2012"). Precious few are about regular people – folks who have no major role to play in what’s coming. How would they cope with the situation? Might it cause them to make some rash, foolish decisions the way my protagonist does? That’s the story I wanted to tell.

I also enjoyed writing a story set in my home town. Authors are often advised to "write what they know." For a speculative fiction writer, it can be difficult to apply this recommendation to stories set in a wizard’s tower or outer space. Setting a scene on the Verrazano Bridge, which I cross fairly often, was a refreshing change of pace. I’ve since written a much longer story that is set in Brooklyn and plan on several more.