Awards Eligibility Post: Carlos Hernandez, C. S. E. Cooney

Hello, there! We are sliding in our Awards Eligibility Post just under the crack in the doorway here! Carlos Hernandez 2021 Publications Short Stories: “A Minnow, or Perhaps a Colossal Squid,” with C. S. E. Cooney (Mermaids Monthly, April 2021) Novelette: “Calamity Juice” (Rick Riordan Presents The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities: New Stories About Mythic Heroes, Disney Hyperion, September 2021) Poem: “On the Möbius” … Continue reading Awards Eligibility Post: Carlos Hernandez, C. S. E. Cooney

Anniversary Garland of Sonnets for Claire: Oct 2021 Edition

Today is Claire’s and my anniversary! This year, I am going to write her a “garland” of sonnets (also known as a “crown” of sonnets). The last line of one sonnet becomes the first line of the next one! We’re starting off with this, the first entry, October 2021: Anniversary Garland of Sonnets for ClaireOctober 2021 October is the year’s late-middle age.It sits in its … Continue reading Anniversary Garland of Sonnets for Claire: Oct 2021 Edition

Shakespeare Cabaret: Whores and Weeping Women

Originally posted on C.S.E. Cooney:
I just want to remind you–and remind me, yikes, Carlos and I really need to buy our tickets!–that Carla Kissane‘s amazing, subversive, feminist Shakespeare Cabaret Whores and Weeping Women is next month. Next month! What’s not to love about this woman? …and, since beginning this blog last week, now I must say… it’s THIS MONTH! THIS MONTH! October… Continue reading Shakespeare Cabaret: Whores and Weeping Women

Origins Game Fair: Our Schedule

Friday Carlos 2pm—Magic . . . as a Character? Jennifer Brozek, Carlos Hernandez, Daniel Myers Settings are like characters, each with their own flavor and tone and quirks. But what about magic? Can you say the same for that? If so, how do you give magic its own personality? Claire 1 PM—Processes and Practices: Tracy Ross, C.S.E. Cooney, Toiya Kristen Finley What peculiar rituals and … Continue reading Origins Game Fair: Our Schedule

Today’s Playtest: THE GHOSTS KNOW ALL YOUR SINS

Carlos and I have been working all morning to upload a NEW ITERATION of Negocios Infernales to Roll20. Today’s special guest playtesters are Jeremy Cooney and Rhiannon Parker-Cooney, known collectively as “The Pooneys.” (LOL.) They are both Master Game Masters, who run multiple D&D games–live and on Roll20–and we are SO LUCKY to have them testing for us! We’re testing, among other things, a 2-person … Continue reading Today’s Playtest: THE GHOSTS KNOW ALL YOUR SINS

Negocios Infernales is Acquired By Outland!

Carlos and I have GREAT NEWS! The fabulous people at Outland Entertainment have acquired our Table Top Role-Playing Game. It’s a GM-less, diceless, cooperative storytelling game, set in an alternate world called Gloriana (kind of like Spain in the breath before the Inquisition), and it uses a bespoke deck of 70 cards we created with art by Rebecca Huston! To receive our Infernal Newsletter, sign … Continue reading Negocios Infernales is Acquired By Outland!

Salissay’s Laundries: Research Tabs (and Teasers)

Originally posted on C.S.E. Cooney:
I’m having so much fun writing Salissay’s Laundries–or maybe, I should say, researching it–that I must simply share all my currently opened tabs on the subject. FOR POSTERITY. I’m currently almost 5000 words in, and probably just about halfway done. It will be one of the three new stories in my Dark Breakers collection, along with “Longergreen” and… Continue reading Salissay’s Laundries: Research Tabs (and Teasers)