Happy book birthday to The Missing Juliet, book 3 in my series for GLBTQ and straight teens and allies. I had an enormous amount of fun writing this --
- Key West!
- Hollywood film shoot!
- Science fiction film satire!
- Teenage girl crushes and first love!
- Boy actors in love!
- A kidnapping!
- A transgender sidekick!
Thanks as always to Bold Strokes Books for supporting these books, which got a great review in Lambda Literary earlier this year. BSB is a great publisher - highly recommended.
And now back to grading - only 54 essays left and I can call it a day.
This is one of my favorite pictures grabbed from twitter this week. The ISS against a daytime moon.
NASA threw me off track, as did end-of-term busyness and Mom's medical stuff and just being swamped.
Summer reading goal: 90 short stories in 90 days and tweet about them.
@sandramcdonald tracking so far: 37 stories in 48 days
Recent authors: Tony Li, Warren Ellis, Lorrie Moore, Leah Cypress, Sam Lipsyte, Jonathan Lethem
Upcoming this week: Adam Johnson, Elizabeth Zeimska, Jay O'Connell, and more I have not read
Also been reading Tess Gerritsen's awesome novel Gravity (medical and space thriller set aboard ISS), Lisa Zunshine's Why We Read Fiction (for school), and the Rainbow Rowell YA book Fangirl.
Also been reading for online critique group and a zillion student newspapers. Also been reading every Clint/Coulson fanfic story I can get ahold of. Also been reading non-fiction articles voraciously.
Lots of reading, like cool water after a long trek.
However! I really want to get back into a routine of reading and commenting on short fiction and long fiction and non-fiction, so I've started 90 days of Summer tweeting at twitter: sandramcdonald.com
Day 1: Clarkesworld 81, loved Paul McAuley's Dead Men Walking (Uranus moon, clones, assassins, mystery, death) and Graham Templeton's Free Fall (student debt! Space elevators!)
Day 2: Asimov's August issue, Kris Rusch's The Application of Hope. Female space captain. I really don't need to say more, because, female space captain!
Day 3: 14 hour school day, so no post
Day 4: Lightspeed June issue, Chris Barzak's story Paranormal Romance story was wonderful. Chris is a great writer and I loved the vegan love witch on a bad date.