The Wand that Rocks the Cradle

is available for pre-order on Amazon.  Its eight speculative stories about family cover a wide variety of settings (historical, present-day, future, secondary world), tones (earnest, witty, gritty) and family dynamics (some resemble the March family, others the Lear family) but I find them all well-written and thought-provoking. Also all family-friendly in the sense of not … Continue reading The Wand that Rocks the Cradle

On Loss

This anthology deals with the pain, the surprises, and, in some cases, the gifts that can come with all kinds of loss: of loved ones, home, memory, weight, certainties, roles.... from a wide range of perspectives.  I was pleasantly surprised both by the breadth and scope of the book and by how connected it still … Continue reading On Loss

A new Kickstarter and some thought-provoking family fantasy stories

The Kickstarter for Oren Litwin's anthology "The Wand that Rocks the Cradle: Magical Stories of Family," which will include one of my stories, has just gone live. I liked the call, which seemed to solicit stories that were thoughtful and not entirely hopeless; I was grateful for Litwin's taking time to clarify that his preference … Continue reading A new Kickstarter and some thought-provoking family fantasy stories

An Open Letter to the Christian Right in America

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, I’m finding it difficult to be openly Christian in America today. I’ve heard some of you say that this is hard because Christians are being persecuted. I haven’t experienced persecution. I’m just struggling with the ways in which I hear my faith being used to hurt the very people … Continue reading An Open Letter to the Christian Right in America