What I’m doing now.

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Updated February 18, 2023 from Springfield, Oregon.


I’m working on Lyssa’s Vengeance, tenth novel in the Sentience Wars series in Aeon 14 with M.D. Cooper.

40,000 words in and coming into the downhill stretch. It’s been a lot of fun to come back to these characters and I wish I hadn’t waited so long to do it.

I submitted a short story to the anthology We Dare 5 and I’m waiting to hear back on it.

I started attending Wordos meetings in Eugene, the writing group I’ve been part of since 2014. This group is what made it possible for me to write fiction professionally. Sometimes it feels like short stories are all I can get finished right now, but I’m still pushing ahead on novels.


I’m in the middle of a project to update about 3000 university housing doors to wireless access.

I’m a year into this project now, and it’s very much a matter of the details of tech. It’s one thing to go to a trade show and see a curated demonstration of something. It’s another problem to make that technology work 24/7 for residents. It’s been a huge learning curve for me. The project takes more time than I would like, but has been really gratifying so far.


We toured a Montessori school for our youngest back in January and have been waiting on the outcome of the school lottery. We’re going into a time of change as she transitions from daycare to kindergarten, and I’ve been feeling the passage of time.

The oldest is away at university, after three years of school from home during covid. We don’t talk as much as we used to and I miss her.