Fresh Selections

Musical Narrative on the News

A bit of “Glider” on the news.


Out and About in September




◊ Emerging Artist Grantee Conversation on Thursday, September 20th @7pm, Creative Pinellas in Largo


◊Performing Glider live at the Studio@620 . The variety show (opera, chamber, music, acrobatics and more) starts @8 September 21st and 22nd in St. Pete


◊ Reading/signing at Tampa Bay Megacon and participating in a panel about Women in Genre on September 23rd at noon in Tampa





◊ Performance and multimedia pieces on view at the Emerging Artists exhibit at Creative Pinellas in Largo. I’ll be performing live at the Opening Reception on September 27th as well

Writing in a Fire

The world is full of distraction and just lately that distraction has crept into a realm of intensity new to me. So how do you write when the world is on fire?

Pride and Joy in a Bundle

I’m proud to be part of the LGBT+ storybundle for June. Besides getting a great deal and some very fine novels by indie and small press authors, you can donate a percentage of your purchase to Rainbow Railroad, helping LGBT+ folks escape state-sponsored violence. Available until June 28th.

A View from Above – Icelandic Splendor

Last month I traveled to Iceland for research and recalibration. It worked well for both.

Recalibration? As I mentioned in a recent blog, I travel not just to inform my work but so I show up in it as I would want to. Sweeping vistas certainly help. So thought I’d shared a few images.

Into the Blogosphere

I am the pleased recipient of an Emerging Artists Grant, which means I’ll be blogging for the first time. To follow that particular journey meet me here starting May 23rd.

Out and About in March

–For those attending this year’s AWP in Tampa, March 7th @7pm come check out Centenarian Vision, an AWP offsite reading features authors based in San Francisco and Tampa Bays.

–Early Risers, March 16th @8:30am I’ll be performing a selection from an upcoming audio project at the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts in Orlando.  I’ll be sharing time/space with Charles Vess and lewis lain who’ll be presenting their fine work as well..

–March 23rd and 24th, come enjoy and engage in Nassau at the University of the Bahamas’ Blue Flamingo Literary Festival where we’ll delve into Afrofuturism. Exact time forthcoming.


Sycorax’s Daughters Is a Stoker Award Finalist

Congrats to the editors and my fellow authors and poets for the nomination. Kudos to all this year’s nominees.

Listen to the Opening of evolution®

Check out to hear the opening of evolution®,  the second and final book in the R/evolution duology, out in 2017.

Smoketown Wins the Carl Brandon Parallax Award –and there’s more

I’m honored and excited to say that Smoketown won the 2011 Carl Brandon Parallax Award–and R/evolution was an honorable mention.That’s a good day in my book.

Congratulations to Andrea Hairston who won the Kindred Award and all the honorees (such good company). Here’s a link to check out the honorees


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R/evolution on the Radio

Heads up. Radio, my romantic favorite, is still out there and this week “How the Carters Got Their Name” tripped across its waves. It was featured on the Black Tribbles show’s inaugural Octavia City  episode, a showcase of all stories and topics, Afrofuturistic. Check out it here

New Smoketown Review

Dear Author has just reviewed, Smoketown and here’s a bit of the reviewer had to say:

“The characters each had not exactly a secret, but maybe a small mystery behind them, which are  first hinted at and then revealed in each individual’s “song” which is played in the main symphony. I say “song” not because every character in the book was singing, but because at times the writing felt very musical and very passionate to me .
 . . I truly did feel that the city of Leodaire was a living breathing thing in this book; the city which was still hurting from the traumatic event of its past and which finally started healing at the end of the book.
 I really loved how the hope and darkness are both present in this story and that hope eventually prevails.”

The full review is available here.

“Swell of the Cicadas” in Shades of Blue and Gray

“Swell of the Cicadas,” my foray into ghost stories is coming out in Prime Books’ Shades of Blue and Gray, a collection of Civil War ghost stories, due out in August 2013.

Only Then Can I Sleep Excerpt

Just posted a short reading/excerpt from Only Then Can I Sleep if you’re looking for some alien love and metamorphosis. Now back to work on the fiction album.

Girls Out Loud Music Fest

This Sept. 15th I’ll be appearing with fellow author Lynette Mae at the Girls Out Loud Music Fest in St. Pete. GOL will feature Hunter Valentine, Geri X, and a ton more talented musicians and DJs.