Happy 2013, y’all! Here are some HM publications/news to get the year started.

• Sandra M. Odell’s “The Poison Eater” appeared in the anthology Deep Cuts from Evil Jester Press.

• Eliza Hirsch’s story “A Map of the Heart” came out in Con(viction): Anthology of the Con.

“The Passing of Grandmother’s Quilt” by Cat Rambo appeared on Every Day Fiction. It’s a flash piece about the grieving process.

• Issue #16 of Shimmer came out this month, with editing by Keffy R.M. Kehrli.

• January’s issue of The Colored Lens contained stories by TWO miscuers. Kris Millering’s “Those Who Do Not Reap” is about aliens, alien sex, and how stories grow. Emily C. Skaftun’s “A Fairy Tale” is a cautionary tale about firefly hunting, magic, and relationships.

• The stage version of Liz Argall’s “Dear Ms. Moon” was/will be performed January 26th and February 2 as part of Pulp Diction. If you missed the shows you can read or listen to the story.

• And finally, Bloodchildren: Stories by the Octavia E. Butler Scholars, is available now, with stories by ANOTHER TWO miscuers! Not only will you get Caren Gussoff’s new novel start, “Free Bird,” and Erik Owomoyela’s “Steal the Sky,” but the proceeds from the book support the Carl Brandon Society, which helps more awesome people attend Clarion and Clarion West. The anthology is only available until June.

April Showers (of words!)

This (previous) month in HM publishing:

Go read (or listen to) them! This is the best kind of rain: the kind you don’t need an umbrella for.

Norwescon Schedule – Keffy Kehrli

Thursday, 5:00 p.m., Cascade 8
Gadgets: Back to the Future
“I was promised flying cars! What happened to the flying cars?” What ever
happened to the neat gadgets of old-time SF? Weren’t we supposed to have
personal flying cars by now? Where are the atomic rockets (not to mention
the atomic automobiles)? Personal jet packs? Dinner-in-a-pill? Helicopter
flivvers? Visi-phones? Blasters? Are we doomed to a dull, mundane future?
Bart Kemper (M), Keffy R. M. Kehrli, Greg Paddock

Thursday, 6:00 p.m., Cascade 8
Tragedy, Comedy and Fantasy:
Should all fantasy be escapist and always end in ‘happily ever after?’ Of
course not. But how does a writer balance ‘happily ever after’ with ‘the
heroes paid a price for their triumph?’ How much reality do readers want in
fantasy, and when do real life consequences become a bummer at the end of
the story? The best told tales balance dark and light. What is the current
recipe for a book that both writers and readers enjoy?
Jean Johnson (M), Carol Berg, Keffy R. M. Kehrli, Kevin Radthorne, Garth
Upshaw

Saturday, 5:00 p.m., Cascade 7
Gender and Sexuality in SF/F
Does SF/F have a responsibility to work outside the gender norms? How do
SF/F authors play with gender and sexuality in their works? Are the works
of the early authors who played with gender, such as James Tiptree, Jr.,
still relevant? Up for discussion are the works of Tiptree, Jacqueline
Carey, and others.
Jean Johnson (M), Jake Ballin, Keffy R. M. Kehrli

Sunday, 10:00 – 10:30 a.m., Cascade 3
Reading: Keffy Kehrli
Daha’s Son, Epic Fantasy, Rated: PG
Keffy R. M. Kehrli

It’s my first reading! I’m excited, even if it is at 10am on Sunday.