Saturday, November 12, 2016

Introducing ...

My daughter, sculptor Phoebe Scott, has new work -- and I'm thankful for the strange beauty of her mind. For more, visit her site.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Hypnagogic Hallucination Hunting...

I wrote this piece for Tor about my obsessive hunt for these pre-sleep hallucinatory slide-shows. Nabokov and Poe had them and wrote about them. I'd love to hear if other people A. have ever had them and B. want to try to recreate the experience. I'd love to hear how it goes. 

Yours in weirdness... 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

NOT ideal timing but ...

Look, I know the timing is tough ... what with it being an Election Day AND one of the most contentious and important elections of our lifetime. BUT my new novel comes out today so IF YOU WANT TO LOOK AWAY, YOU CAN LOOK HERE.

A novel about a fifteen-year-old girl who realizes that she has the ability to move between alternate parallel universes of her own making.

“…The clever, fast-moving plot features a strong, appealing heroine, Sylvia Plath's poetry, romance, betrayal, and heart-stopping suspense…” – Kirkus Reviews

“This ambitious sci-fi novel, filled with multiverses and what-ifs, has a slow and complicated buildup but contains complex world building that would appeal to fans of TV’s Orphan Black.” -- Booklist

“A fantastically fun mind-bender from start to finish, The Infinity of You & Me will thrill its readers and leave them hungry for more!” - Karen Akins, author of Loop and Twist

FIND MORE AT IndieBoundAMAZON, or Barnes and Noble -- or your favorite bookseller.   

Monday, November 7, 2016

The Physicality of Process...

I wrote the short story out of order, which was fine. But when I started to novelize it, the non-linear structure just couldn't be sustained. There were four plot lines and each of those was also told out of order.

I could only see one way to reorder -- a certain physicality.

I printed it and labeled sections pre or post or now or extra. Then I arranged all the marked pages as they were printed. Then I chopped them into sections pre, post, now, extra. After that, I put each section into their own chronological order. Finally, four piles emerged, each in order. I then went back to my document and cut and pasted a new draft. It lacks connective tissue but is roughly in place.