Archive for short stories

We Have Always Lived on Mars


My new story “We Have Always Lived on Mars” is up now at!!!

You can also get it for your e-reader nook, kobo*, kindle

*remember, you can get your kobo ebook from an indiebound bookstore!

the art works (which I think is absolutely perfect and totally gorgeous) is by Carl Wien.

Short Story “The Ides of March” on Rookie Magazine!

Hey all! I’ve got a new short story “The Ides of March” (and it is the Ides right now!) up at Rookie Magazine! Hope you will go read it! And just look at the awesome art work that they paired it with. swoon! thanks, Ana!


For your consideration: my eligible short stories for hugo and nebula

Hello.  it’s been pointed out by Christopher Rowe and others that in the sci fi community we kind of have to remind people that we have stuff out there eligible to be nominated since so much of the awards are membership voted.  So, taking a deep breath, here it goes. 

For the Norton I have a YA hybrid novel The Year of the Beasts that is eligible. It’s alternating chapters of prose / graphic novel.  the prose is the story of two girls and the boys they like and the summer and the graphic novel is about a girl who is a Medusa who just wants to be a girl again (with a centaur, minotaur and mermaid friends)

I also have three short stories eligible for the Nebula and Hugo

A retelling of the Prince Lindwurm fairy tale “Brother. Prince. Snake” over at  

A zombie story “Always the Same. Till it’s Not.” over at Apex Magazine  

And of course “The Marker” in Ellen Datlow and Terry Windling’s fantastic AFTER anthology.

My 2012

My 2012 lit count

Novel. The Year of the Beasts illustrated by Nate Powell.

5 short stories.

“Always the Same. Till it’s Not.” Zombie Story Apex Magazine

“Wallflower” Vertigo Comics Ghosts #1 illustrated by Amy Reeder

“The Marker” in the anthology AFTER ed. by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling

“Brother. Prince. Snake.” A Prince Lindworm retelling on

“To Grandmother’s House” A Red Riding Hood retelling YA Review Net

Proud editor of the YA/C Section at the LA Review of Books . We had a great 2012. Including first ePub . The one piece I wrote over LA Review of Books blog was about making art when going through trauma.

Also I loved being the Correspondence Coordinator for Letters for Kids at The Rumpus. So delighted by all the Letters for Kids for @The_Rumpus more letters coming at you in 2013. Hope you will subscribe.

Creative plan for 2013. Write More books. More comics. More everything. And restart The Literary Diaspora @litdiaspora

Happy 2013, all!

Frost and The Mailman

It’s holiday time again! And just for you to download is a tiny little holiday story I wrote (originally for Vromans bookstore in 2010) Frost and The Mailman.

A mailman, Daniel Wasserman, and one of Santa’s elves, Frost try to save Christmas after it’s discovered that Santa’s mail has been forwarded to the South Pole.

It’s probably best read aloud to your little ones.

You can download it at Amazon Nook and Kobo *


cover by Jen Wang!

*p.s. if you email me proof that you downloaded it before 12/20 and a snail mail I will mail you a holiday card! IN THE MAIL!

Brother. Prince. Snake.

Please enjoy my retelling of the Prince Lindworm fairy tale Brother. Prince. Snake. over at


To Grandmother’s House a short story on YARN

Hello!  I am delighted to have an original short story over at the YA Review Network.  It’s a sci fi retelling of Little Red Riding Hood called “To Grandmother’s House” 


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