My latest publication, “In Defense of a Water-Bound Adventure, My Dearest Fran”, is now available in the Spring 2018 issue of Mad Scientist Journal.
For “In Defense”, I drew on real local history, including news articles. The sea monster article appears on page 3 (and 4) of the paper: http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn83031157/1897-01-05/ed-1/seq-3/ Bottom, second column from the left, article title: “Cayuga’s Sea-Serpent Redivivus”.
At this point, we locals agree that whatever it was is dead, but for a while, folks were seeing it (them?) fairly often…
This story is a follow-up to “On the Methods of Preserving and Dissecting Icthyo Sapiens”, which they published in November 2013. You don’t have to read them in order, but I like how they work together to give you a fuller picture of my “mad scientist” narrator, and I am so glad my editors there snatched up this new story as soon as I submitted it.
Get it today!
Earlier this year, Redshift contacted me about my Apex Magazine story, “That Lucky Old Sun“. They’re a monthly science fiction audio drama anthology series produced by Fancy Pants Gangsters, in their third season. Redshift bought the audio rights to my story, and their cast recorded it like a old-school radio show!
Their current season includes work by Carrie Vaughn and Mari Ness, so I’m in great company. (All of their recordings are free to listen to — check them out!) Though I didn’t write “That Lucky Old Sun” specifically to be performed in this way, I always think about the audio quality of my work as I write, so I’m grateful other readers were able to “hear” it in the same way.
You can find Redshift’s performance of my story here.