strange california

See you at FOGcon March 8, 9, & 11!

FOGcon is returning to the Walnut Creek Marriott in downtown Walnut Creek, CA on March, 8, and 11!  This year's theme is "Performance," and the Honored Guests are Andrea Hairson and Ada Palmer.

I'll be putting the "amateur" in "Art! Amateur Sketchfest" on Friday afternoon at 3:00, wielding my markers to draw...something. What does it look like? Yeah, that's what I meant it to be. Probably. Join Micah Joel and me for this doodle-rama!

The Strange California anthology has its own reading and panel at 1:30 on Saturday! Hear Marion Deeds, K.A. Rochnik, Juliette Wade and me read from our stories (and perhaps another one or two we admire) and get the inside scoop from co-editor and illustrator J. Daniel Batt.

The rest of FOGcon, I'll be attending panels and readings and just hanging out. It's a cozy little con, a great size for excellent conversations. Hope to see you there!


STRANGE CALIFORNIA Kickstarter in its final week!

The Strange California anthology is home to my San Francisco story "The One Thing I Can Never Tell Julie." Right now, that home is floating in the ether. Strange California depends on crowdfunding, so to bring this creepy tale out of the fog and into the cold daylight, its Kickstarter must fund.

"The One Thing I Can Never Tell Julie" is one of 26 tales of California as it never was, as it might someday be, or as it might be unbeknownst to us. Editors Jaym Gates and J. Daniel Batt have selected stories from Seanan McGuire, Nick Mamatas, Christie Yant, E. Catherine Tobler, Tim Pratt, Nancy Holder, Marion Deeds, Juliette Wade, K.A. Rochnik, and more.  

Beautifully illustrated and with a cover by noted artist Galen Dara, the book looks gorgeous. Kickstarter rewards such as a custom blend of tea add a haunting note for all the senses. You can even become part of the book by buying a Tuckerization, making your name part of the ink and pixels that make up Strange California.

Secure your own copy of Strange California by backing the Kickstarter today, before your chance disappears into the fog.