• Looking Back, Looking Forward
    It’s pretty typical of 2023 that I should be writing my usual year-end review several days later than planned. It was a year of great highs and horrible lows: I went in with friends on a shared property that will give me a house of my own plus a separate studio/office — and then saw…
  • Announcement – New Publishers for Old Books
    I’m delighted to announce officially that the Points books — Point of Hopes, Point of Knives, Point of Dreams, Fairs’ Point, and Point of Sighs — will be moving from Lethe Press to Catherine Lundoff at Queen of Swords Press, and the reissue will culminate with a brand-new novella, currently scheduled for the end of…
  • Hypothecaries, or where ideas come from
    The idea that became Night Sky Mine had its origins in a piece of legal boilerplate. At the time, I was working part time for an older lawyer who was winding down his practice; he needed someone to answer phones, type letters, and prepare a few documents for his remaining clients, most of whom were…
  • Why Write Queer
    I started writing queer characters and themes for the reason that I hear many other LGBTQIA+ writers cite: these were the stories that I wanted to read. When I sold my first novel, in 1984, most of us added, these were the stories I wanted to read, and that I couldn’t find anywhere else. These…
  • Re-reading: Dolphin Island
    I recently stumbled across an inexpensive ebook copy of Arthur C. Clarke’s Dolphin Island, which is a book I read to destruction when I was a young teenager. (Literally. The paperback eventually fell apart, which is why I no longer had a copy.) Going back to those books is always an iffy proposition, or at…