Hi Friends — it’s a tough thing to keep track of days and weeks, much less interviews and talks, in the midst of all **this**. My mind is more often on the well being of the world, my city, my family, students, friends, and everyone in the communities I’m a part of. Some exciting announcements have been happening, but they’ve been tempered by global events, so I thought I’d gather them here for the duration. I hope you’re well and that those around you are also. ~ Fran
Coode Street Podcast – 10 minutes with Fran Wilde: This week, I talked with Gary K. Wolfe about my recent and upcoming work, as well asmy spring reading.
Reddit – r/fantasy Virtual Con panel on writing with Ken Liu, Peng Shepherd, and C.L. Polk — this was a really great conversation, and you can read the whole thing!
The Hugo finalists were announced last week, and I’m so happy to share that “A Catalog of Storms” is up for a Best Short Story Hugo AND Riverland is up for a Lodestar. The ballot is amazing. You should check out the whole thing. I’m planning to attend and participate in the convention — will keep you posted on my schedule.
The Nebula finalists were announced about two months ago, and I didn’t post that here, but now I am! “A Catalog of Storms” and Riverland are both Nebula finalists! I’ll keep you posted on my Nebula schedule as well!
Also there’s this really exciting news — a new middle grade book coming from Abrams! The Sorries has been a whole lot of fun to write, and I’m delighted to work on it with editor Maggie Lehrman, who is brilliant. I can’t wait for you to read it!
Meantime, MACHINA wrapped up at Serial Box and you can download the whole season now for listening or reading at your convenience. AND season two of Ninth Step Station just started — that’s available here!
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Today!! (Friday!) My amazing @western_creative_writing colleague, screenwriter @jsmayank and I are starting a regular chat about writing – 10 minutes, 1 question each week on my IG live – 7pm eastern, 4pm pacific – come on by! #heyiwaswondering #writingcraft #screenwriting #authorsofinstagram #authorslive
I’m doing a new Instagram Live chat on my IG with screenwriter JS Mayank, called “Hey, I Was Wondering,” available every Friday at 7pm est, 4pm pst.
And I’m delighted to share that “A Catalog of Storms” is appearing in The Year’s Best Science Fiction, edited by Jonathan Strahan, and The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror, edited by Paula Guran.
Coming up soon – I have a short story at Tor.com on April 22, and an essay at Uncanny Magazine on May 5! Plus there are a few more things brewing, and I’ll keep you posted.
Thanks as always for reading, and stay safe!