Baseball for the Holidays

Stumped about what to get the baseball fan in your life for the holidays? Worry no more! The Comic Book Story of Baseball is the perfect companion for hot-stove season. If you orderĀ from Print: A Bookstore, I’ll head over there toot sweet and sign your copy so you have it in time for holiday giving.

 

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Only 78 days until pitchers and catchers!

20 Years

This month marks twenty years since I sold my first professional short story — “Rossetti Song,” to Gordon Van Gelder at F&SF. So everything that has happened since then is his fault.

I am profoundly grateful to everyone who has ever read anything I wrote…which, if you look back over those twenty years, includes:

  • 47 books
  • 8 games
  • 7 comic series
  • 2 graphic novels
  • 57 short stories
  • 2 short films
  • 1 TV episode

Readers and players, you’ve let me do a dream job for a long time now. Thanks.

Here’s to another 20 years! Or 40!

Writing, Rejection, Revision: A Parable, Sort Of

I wrote a story and submitted it to a magazine.

It was rejected.

I took a look at it and changed a single line of dialogue in the ending.

I submitted it to a different magazine and it was accepted.

Things I will never know: Whether the first magazine would have accepted the story if I had changed that line before sending it to them. Whether the second magazine would have accepted the story if I had not changed the line.

Thing I do know: The story will be out in the spring.