2020 Fiction Year in Review

While 2020 has been… interesting… It has been a good year for my writing. My New Year’s Resolution in 2019 was to sell a story that would qualify me for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). Thanks to “One for the Aegis,” I’m now a member.

I had a viral tweet that gained me a lot of publicity. My short story collection “When Nothing Stares Back” has reached sixty reviews (average 4.4 rating).

Three of my stories that were published this year qualify for awards like the Hugo and the Nebula. The first two are free for anyone to read (you should!), and the last is a preview for one of their issues. This is also my last year qualifying for the Astounding Award for Best New Writer.

One for the Aegis,” in Daily Science Fiction, is my longest professional level short story yet. It follows a science fiction writer going through a bit of a crisis after aliens arrive on Earth. I learned a lot and had a blast while writing this one.

Arrows of Conquest,” also in Daily Science Fiction, is a drabble (exactly 100 words) that was inspired by a science fiction haiku of mine that was published in Star*Line. It’s about space travel and humanity, in a way, and has a twist that goes in like a knife.

Circle of Blood,” in Hybrid Fiction was a college writing assignment at first: retell a fairy tale. So I decided to turn an amalgamation of fairy tales into a short police procedural with hints of eldritch horror.

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