1 of 3. Okay, this poem is … perhaps a trifle self-indulgent?  But whatever, it’s for charity. As you may know, I have a series of short stories (links to which you can find under “Full Bibliography,” above) about Corwyn and Gwen, the Teachout sisters, lady adventuresses for hire.  Corwyn has a tendency, in timesContinue reading

The Cursed Headdress (a Teachout story)

This is a story (please note the “read more” button!) about the Teachout sisters, links to whose other adventures can be found in my full bibliography.  I think this can stand alone, but it wouldn’t be a bad idea to go and read “The Drowned Man” first.  For reasons.  (It’s cool.  I’ll wait.)  And, you know,Continue reading “The Cursed Headdress (a Teachout story)”

The Landlady (A Teachout vignette)

The husband told me it was time to post some fiction, so … this one’s for you, dear. This is a story (more a vignette, really) about the Teachout sisters, whose first adventure can be found in this issue of Beneath Ceaseless Skies.  I think this can stand alone, but it likely won’t do much forContinue reading “The Landlady (A Teachout vignette)”

Hey, people liked my stuff! (Or: Laura’s a little late to the party, but …)

Tangent Online put “The Drowned Man” on their 2013 Recommended Reading List.[1] Also, Jenny Barber placed “The Drowned Man” on her list of recommended “funky stories” of 2013 (and I’m not sure I can tell you how tickled I am to have that story termed “funky”–I love that word). So, yay, total strangers liked myContinue reading “Hey, people liked my stuff! (Or: Laura’s a little late to the party, but …)”

Obligatory Awards Awareness Post

So, why not? It’s awards season for speculative lit awards (Hugos, Nebulas, etc), and “The Drowned Man” is eligible to be nominated as a novelette (which makes me feel kind of impressed with myself, to be honest).  So if you have that ability and would like to, please feel free–the link is in the sidebar.Continue reading “Obligatory Awards Awareness Post”

The Island of the Crabs (a Teachout vignette)

I read the other day that the 2013 Christmas Island migration is underway, and I thought I’d finally put this up on the blog to … celebrate?  (See the end of the post for a couple of notes.) This is a story (more a vignette, really) about the Teachout sisters, whose first adventure can be found inContinue reading “The Island of the Crabs (a Teachout vignette)”

I have no catchy title, just lookie here!

So I was perusing Tumblr, as you do, and I found some other photos of this charming fellow on Seanan McGuire’s blog there (this one’s public domain, so I felt okay about posting it, plus it gives you a better overview of the fish). This is the sarcastic fringehead, ladies and gentlemen (and if thatContinue reading “I have no catchy title, just lookie here!”