AAAAH YOU GUYS I HAVE A RELEASE DATE FOR THE SONNET BOOK!!! *runs flailing squeefully about* "Risk A Verse: A Year in Daily Sonnets" will be released by Burrito Books on April 23, 2018! APRIL IS NATIONAL POETRY MONTH AND THE 23RD IS THE ANNIVERSARY OF SHAKESPEARE'S DEATH! HOW AMAZING AND PERFECT IS THAT?? And … Continue reading The sonnet book is out on April 23!
I'm still anxiously awaiting the release of my sonnet project book, Risk a Verse: A Year in Daily Sonnets, which Burrito Books will be releasing soon, but am happily distracting myself with loads of music! One particularly fun experience was performing a whole concert of new arrangements of Carole King's music with SACRA/PROFANA, including a performance of … Continue reading A Musical Interlude
Happy New Year, One and All! I have so much exciting stuff to report, but I should probably lead with this: a book containing all the sonnets I posted here during my year-long sonnet-writing project will be released in April! The pieces have been gently edited and lovingly annotated, so there's quite a bit of … Continue reading For Better, For Verse
So that piece of music for which I wrote the lyrics that was premiered earlier this month at SACRA/PROFANA's Summer Choral Intensive? SACRA/PROFANA posted a video of the performance! Don't the combined choirs sound amazing?? And isn't Colin's music gorgeous?? I am filled with joy and squee and excitement! I think Colin and I … Continue reading Eeee! Now with video!
I'm back, fresh(ish) from my annual writer's retreat in Michigan! I've had to miss the past two due to performance conflicts, so this one was especially needful. The house wasn't the most comfortable we've had, but it was bright and airy, only a few steps from this glorious stretch of beach. Despite walking to the … Continue reading Wordy Pursuits
Greetings, Folks! It has been a while since my last update, and while I don't have much new fiction news (I'm working on a couple of short stories with an eye towards a to-be-announced anthology and hope to have the book o' sonnets out next year), I do have some nifty things to share from … Continue reading Singing one’s heart out
It's been a fabulously busy start to 2016, but I am delighted to share that two of my short stories have been published in IMMANENCE, an anthology about gods, godesses, and demons! Now available on Amazon (Kindle, paperback), Kobo, Nook, and iTunes! I'm pleased as punch to have two stories included in this wonderful collection of … Continue reading Two new stories in IMMANENCE, plus bonus sonnet
It's been a busy final quarter of 2015, during which I have finished writing no less than three stories and had the great pleasure of singing in the chorus of Bizet's Carmen by the Pacific Lyric Opera. I'll also be singing Berlioz's Te Deum with the San Diego Symphony and caroling like a champ, because Christmas music is … Continue reading Adventures in Quantum Fiction
It's both strange and wonderful, after a year of writing daily sonnets, not be be writing daily sonnets. One would think that my post-sonnet-project schedule would feel less daunting, and yet anybody who knows me well knows that I'm happiest when I'm busy doing things that I love. So I've been no less busy this … Continue reading Lost Time
Your shaggy, winsome countenance belies A strength borne out of harsh austerity Unparalleled, comparative to size, A product of your insularity. Your humble, compact form inspires delight, Small children are entrusted to your back-- Beloved pets, devoted guides, despite Strong will, which manifests in training's lack. And yet I cannot look into your faces Without … Continue reading A Bribe For My Kind Editor, or Pony Up