Swords & Steam Short Stories out now!

Yet again Flame Tree Press has put out a gorgeous new book full of swashbuckling, steam-punky adventures and alt-historical tales. My story, Fire To Set The Blood, is about a female doctor (who also happens to be a witch) called out to solve a mystery in a dying, CA gold rush town.

I’ll note, not without some squeeeeing, that my name yet again appears right next to Arthur Conan Doyle! Yep, twice now. Two times…


Watch This: “Ixcanul” an amazing looking Mayan-language film!

I cannot wait to see this film, Ixcanul, which roughly translates to, “the internal force of the mountain which is boiling and looking for eruption,” in Kaqchikel Mayan. In fact the entire film is in Kaqchikel, written and directed by Jayro Bustamante who is 1/4 Maya. Even though about 60% of Guatemala’s population is Maya, Maya stories are rarely told, especially not on the big screen.

So far it has a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes critics rating, which is kind of amazing!

Crime & Mystery Anthology

I’m incredibly pleased to announce that my short story, Skitter & Click, will be appearing soon in this gorgeous anthology, Crime & Mystery!

Flame Tree press makes amazingly beautiful books and I couldn’t be more chuffed that my story will be appearing next to stories by luminaries like Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, Jack London, Edgar Allan Poe, and Mark Twain as well as some amazing new writers like Tony Pi, Sylvia Spruck Wrigley, Dan Stout, and Ruth Nestvold.

Spooky Action Is Real: Or how quantum physics just seems made up

A new study from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands has proven that “two previously entangled particles, even if separated by the width of the universe, could instantly communicate.”

How, how can this happen?! I mean I have a very basic grasp of quantum physics, but locality seems so fundamental to my concept of the universe I just can’t wrap my head around this. So many possibilities…

Watch This: Tomorrow We Disappear

This documentary looks amazing, very excited to watch Tomorrow We Disappear when it’s released.

“Hidden away in the alleyways of New Delhi is the Kathputli Colony, India’s last home to magicians, acrobats, and puppeteers. This emotional documentary premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was named by IndieWire one of the “20 Best Documentaries” of the year. It will be released on iTunes and digital VOD on August 25.”