So... a lot has happened lately.
This little guy joined us in February. His name is Milo. =)
He keeps us pretty busy! His older sister, naturally, adores him. His dad and I think he's pretty awesome, too.
But before that, while I was pregnant with him, we had even more exciting news....
I HAD A STORY PUBLISHED!
To say that I'm overwhelmed and excited about this is an understatement. It's seemed like such a drought in publishing things, even though I've been diligently sending work out and collecting rejections. Having children has changed my writing--made it better, stronger--in ways that I could never have anticipated. Even now, almost four years into motherhood, I'm still figuring out the new nuances to my work.
So, without further adieu...
My story, "The Splintered Stars", is available on Amazon
in the first volume of STRAEON. It's an awesome little new magazine! To whet your appetite, here's the first two paragraphs:
Maddox hated the ship-bright lights every morning,
and cold showers as Miyachun’s “Seranade” blasted
through the bathroom speakers. The other ensigns sang along to the martial tune, badly harmonizing, as they scrubbed their naked bodies next to his. Maddox wanted to punch them, to take a few teeth from their loud mouths, and feel their blood on his fists.
He settled for toweling himself off with rough efficiency
before slipping into his uniform. Breakfast stuck in his mouth, the algae and protein cubes damp between his teeth. He tried not to think of how they had been made, and what had happened to his own waste. They had run out of real food years ago—too many years for him to count—as they traveled further and farther away from the central core. Their last stop had been on one of the planets along the Neck, so far back that he only remembered the taste of orange beer in the spaceport bar.