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The Family Ghost

Very pleased to report that my short story The Family Ghost is now live at The Sockdolager in the Spring 2016 issue. This is a story about love, family and ghosts, set in rural India. A young girl is married off … Continue reading

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Talking of Dragons…

…and I was talking of dragons in my previous post. So, talking of dragons, I’m now reading Shadow Scale, sequel to Seraphina, by Rachel Hartman. Seraphina is quite delightful. It’s a fantasy story of a girl who is half-dragon and … Continue reading

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The Pillar of Shiva – now live at Triptych Tales

I’m pleased to report that my short story The Pillar of Shiva is now live at Triptych Tales. This is one of my favorite stories, and I am glad it has found a home. It also has a lovely illustration … Continue reading

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The Economics of Writing

I made eight short story sales in 2014 at pro and semi-pro rates. Not all the stories are published/paid yet, but last I checked, I made around USD 1100. Riches! What? Not enough to live on, you say? Well, it’s USD 1100 … Continue reading

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Short story now live at Abyss & Apex

Yay! My short story Hatyasin is now live at Abyss & Apex, a great speculative fiction magazine. You can read my story here.  I enjoy perusing the fiction they publish every quarter and am so pleased to find Hatyasin among them. All the stories are free to … Continue reading

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Short Fiction Update

I have a couple of short story acceptances to report, WOOT! So, in chronological order: Hatyasin was accepted by Abyss & Apex, a highly acclaimed quarterly speculative fiction magazine edited by Wendy S. Delmater. My story is scheduled for publication in … Continue reading

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Letting the geek out at SFContario

I just spent a fantastic weekend at Toronto’s annual Science Fiction Convention, SFContario. The panels ranged from the technical (climate change, anyone?) to the delightfully absurd (Huggy snakes, anyone?). I’ve listed some highlights below of a few of the panels … Continue reading

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Writing on Wattpad: The River of Forgetfulness

I’m reading Oryx and Crake. Like anything by Margaret Attwood, brilliant and disturbing. What an amazing writer. Did you know she has an account on Wattpad? Last year she wrote an op-ed in support of the world’s largest online community … Continue reading

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Looking for beta readers for a middle grade fantasy

I’m looking for beta readers for my middle grade fantasy novel. 40,000 words of second draft and I need a second, third and fourth pair of eyes. I’ve already edited it once but I’d love some feedback on the story … Continue reading

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Breaking the deadly loop of the debut writer

I’ve heard it time and again. If you’re a debut science fiction and fantasy novelist out there shopping your nine part epic fantasy on the Aardzork empire wars – don’t. Your first novel must stand on its own, regardless of … Continue reading

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