Archive for the ‘magic’ Category

Whimsical critters for An Alphabet of Embers

Shortly before we hit goal, I promised to draw cheerful critters for the next 5 backers of An Alphabet of Embers. I have recently discovered the program Artrage, which is a natural media simulator for Tablet computers. I can no longer use natural media due to disability, but e-drawing with Artrage is proving to be relatively pain-free.

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Baba Yaga in July Apex

  Almost forgot to post this – but my fairly humorous poem “Baba Yaga Tries to Donate Money,” about the perils of crowdfunding, is up in July issue of Apex Magazine. A while ago I posted a draft of this poem for critique under lock on my Livejournal. Gillian commented: “And I accidentally found the

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poetry sale, reviews, remembrance

My mythic SF poem “Dualities” has been accepted to appear in Mythic Delirium. Lois Tilton at Locus gave my Strange Horizons story Teffeu: A Book from the Library at Taarona a “recommended” rating: A beautiful little meditation on the love of books and languages and words, and the narrator’s attempt to hold fast to that

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The Moment of Change – cover!

Behold the cover in all its glory! So tremendously happy about this. The painting is by the wonderful Terri Windling. The table of contents is here! The anthology would be released at Wiscon; I have organized an open-mic reading (everyone is welcome to read!) – and will announce the details here when I have them.

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A Single Copper Coin

When I was eight (I think), I read a folklore collection that included a Central Asian folktale that I want to share with you. Since I was only eight, I no longer remember the name of the folktale, or the specific collection from whence it came (I do vividly remember the illustrations, but it is

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The Making of “Between the Mountain and the Moon”

I promised to tell you about my magick4Terri Metamorphosis auction, which was won by Izzy (Hani) Jamaluddin. .  So I wrote a longish thing about my family, the never-ending quest for perfection, and folk art – but today I’m thinking it doesn’t really matter; so let me just tell you about my process. First, the poem. When I offered the

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