Be a Cheerleader and Reduce Interaction with Permanent Nay Sayers

Think about the kinds of people you want to have in your life. Do you prefer the people who support your dreams and talents, or do you prefer the ones who constantly criticize you with the excuse that they’re pushing you to be “realistic” or “you won’t improve without learning what you’re doing wrong”? Now … More Be a Cheerleader and Reduce Interaction with Permanent Nay Sayers

When I Blog and Use Social Media, I Write for Myself and My Friends… Though I Have a Wider Audience

I’ve been writing about and sharing my life online on-and-off since I first got a LiveJournal account around 20 years ago (sometime in the year 2001). One of the things I liked about LiveJournal was that you could filter your audience because there was an actual community there, and you could learn about others and … More When I Blog and Use Social Media, I Write for Myself and My Friends… Though I Have a Wider Audience

The Long Process to Completing My Next Anthology, Marked by Scorn

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted any kind of update about my probably now long-anticipated second anthology, Marked by Scorn: An Anthology Featuring Non-Traditional Relationships. When I put out the submission call, I had recently moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, and was looking for a creative project I would be able … More The Long Process to Completing My Next Anthology, Marked by Scorn

Highlights from my first 8 months in the San Francisco Bay Area: June 2014-Feb 2015

Given I’ve not updated this blog the entire time since I’ve lived in Oakland, California, and my last post was about the comedy scene in Malaysia, I thought I’d write up a broad entry to discuss what I’m up to here, and some of the highlights of my experiences. Moving Stress Before I go into … More Highlights from my first 8 months in the San Francisco Bay Area: June 2014-Feb 2015

Indiegogo for Women, and a new crowdfunding perk for Solarwyrm’s anthology campaign

As part of Indiegogo’s International Women’s Day partnership, TODAY ONLY (March 3rd, California time) Indiegogo is donating $1 for every $25 raised for campaigns that empower women. Solarwyrm‘s campaign for launching our latest two anthologies is one of them. I already wrote a little about my Amok anthology in my last post, but of course … More Indiegogo for Women, and a new crowdfunding perk for Solarwyrm’s anthology campaign

Launching Amok (Asia-Pacific Speculative Fiction), and Crowdfunding for Solarwyrm

If you’re not already aware, the main project I’ve been working on for the last few months is Amok: An Anthology of Asia-Pacific Speculative Fiction. Submissions closed November 30th last year, and I finished reading through them all by the beginning of this year. I’m now at the stage of having the proof copy in … More Launching Amok (Asia-Pacific Speculative Fiction), and Crowdfunding for Solarwyrm

Interview with Kristen Duvall, Author of Femmes du Chaos

Today I’m interviewing Kristen Duvall, a writer I’ve been following for the past few years, about writing and some of her recent releases. She’s also running a giveaway to coincide with the release of Femmes du Chaos (pictured, right), which includes that and other books (like my novel, Adrift), and an Amazon voucher as the … More Interview with Kristen Duvall, Author of Femmes du Chaos