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General Updatery

2nd June 2012 | 0 Comments

* “The Changeling’s Lament” has been reprinted in Here, We Cross, an anthology of queer and genderfluid poetry edited by the amazing Rose Lemberg! I got my copy at Wiscon, and it is wonderful. I’m in such good company in this one. * “I Am Thinking of You in the Spaces Between” is a Million […]

The Year in Shira!

31st December 2011 | 2 Comments

This year’s publications: * “The Library, After” in Mythic Delirium #24. * “The Changeling’s Lament” in Stone Telling #5. * “Between Truth and Life” in Steam Powered: Lesbian Steampunk Stories, January 2011. * “The Portal to Heaven” in Electric Velocipede #21/22. * “Fortune” reprinted in ChiZine, May 2011. * “Valentines” reprinted in Apex Magazine, June […]

I Am Thinking of You in the Spaces Between

7th October 2011 | 0 Comments

I travel more than most, less than some, and I have a special love for liminal places. Especially when I’m alone and not having to manage anyone else. Buses, trains, airplanes. I like being between. In March 2009, I had the exceptional fortune to be on the now-legendary Trains of Heaven trip with SJ Tucker […]

The Changeling’s Lament

7th October 2011 | 2 Comments

Like many of my poems, “The Changeling’s Lament” started as a few lines scribbled on the notebook next to my bed – “I have studied so hard to pass as one of you. I have tells – blisters, tremors, bruises.” That sat there for a few months, I think; it lingered in the very back […]

The Library, After

23rd June 2011 | 0 Comments

I originally wrote “The Library, After” at the very end of 2008; it was one of five unprompted Wind Tunnel Dreams flash stories. (Note: I dug this information out of my personal blog; in so doing, I found that I use the word “library” in WTD stories rather a lot.) Several of the stories in […]


7th June 2011 | 0 Comments

Did you miss my anthologized stories from 2009 the first time around? Never fear, they’re not gone forever! “Fortune” (original post here) has just been reprinted in Chiaroscuro/Chizine – the same magazine that published the functional other half of it, “The Angel of Fremont Street”. (Related: the third story in that series has started to […]


14th February 2011 | 0 Comments

I am delighted to announce that I have sold my urban fantasy series, Shayara, to Drollerie Press! Shayara started out years ago as simply a story I told myself. Over the years, it’s also been a comic book and a web-based illuminated manuscript of sorts. The medium has changed, but the story has always remained… […]

The Portal to Heaven

14th February 2011 | 1 Comment

“The Portal to Heaven” was another Wind Tunnel Dreams story-prompt. I seem to have gone through a mild addiction to soft-singularity stories. “The Library, After” is entirely posthuman. “The Portal to Heaven” isn’t quite, but it’s getting there. What happens to heaven and hell after we upload ourselves? “The Portal to Heaven” appears in Electric […]

Between Truth and Life

23rd December 2010 | 0 Comments

Earlier this year, wonderful poet JoSelle Vanderhooft told me that she was editing an anthology of steampunk lesbian stories, and that she’d like me to submit something. “JoSelle, you know I hate steampunk, right? That it makes me go argh that the aesthetic is pretty much NeoVictorian with some gears glued on, and there’s no […]

Salt Brides

23rd December 2010 | 0 Comments

“Salt Brides” is yet another Wind Tunnel Dreams experiment; this time, my challenge to myself was a month of myth and fairy tale. All of my friends love selkies, you see. Several have written about them. But I never had, despite growing up half-in the ocean and writing about mermaids, mangrove dryads, and the like. […]