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Arica Travis: Book 1

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Monday, April 16, 2018


Just wanted to take a minute and draw attention to how long it's been since I posted anything. And no, I haven't published much in the interim. I think I had one additional publication, but I'll have to go check now to make sure. It's been a while.

However -- I have managed to keep submitting to Writers of the Future each quarter, and I got another Honorable Mention today. So that's why I'm here. Hopefully I'll be back before another two years pass.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Life of Orpheus Is Live!

I had a new story posted on Sci Phi Journal today:

This was actually one of the first stories I wrote, so it has quite a bit of sentimental value for me. It's a little rough around the edges, but nice to see it in print. Plus, it has a really cool cover image:

It's been a while since I posted last, but I've actually been doing quite a bit of writing, just not a lot of posting. I'm probably posting more frequently over at @vjalrik on Twitter now (though still infrequent...), so I'll see if I can get a feed up on here. I'll have some more news coming up in the next couple of months!

Friday, June 3, 2016

New Work-in-Progress

Just a quick note I've started a new novel. This one's meant to be a middle grade science fiction, and I have to admit I'm pretty excited about it. I'm updating my word counts in the bar at the top, so follow along!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Managing Rejection Is Live!

My first nonfiction book, Managing Rejection: How to Measure Success as an Aspiring Science Fiction Author, is now available on Amazon.

It goes over some methods I developed for tracking short story submission performance.  It's pretty cool, so check it out!  I hope it proves to be as useful for other writers as it has been for me.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Fiddling with Layouts and Other Chaotic News

I went ahead and combined my old blog with my pen name blog, which naturally went completely smoothly without any problems of any kind.

Hopefully I'll be able to get all the bugs worked out...someday.

But for now, this is home, my one and only.  I have some stories out making the rounds, working on some other things, and should have some news to post soon....