The Kickstarter for the 2018 Young Explorer Adventures Guide is just over halfway funded to its goal. My story, “The Smell of Home” is in it, so if you’d like to read it and a whole ton of other great YA fiction about exploration, go give it a pledge.
One of the things I like about this particular Kickstarter is the number of tiers specifically dedicated to donating copies of the anthology to libraries. The goal is to give kids works that they can see themselves in, and I think we’ve got a great anthology to do just that.
I’ve sold “The Smell of Home”, a story about what it means to be where you belong”, to Dreaming Robot Press! It will be published in the 2018 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide. The Guide is a yearly anthology of middle-grade science fiction. They believe in publishing for a diverse range of characters and situations, which makes me proud to be one of their authors.
You can still pick up a copy of the 2017 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide if you need something to hold you over until the 2018 edition is out.
Sometimes, you need to refresh things a little, and sometimes you need to refresh them a lot.
The old version of the site was built around a comic I haven’t faithfully updated in over half a decade, and a world where blogging was one’s main way of getting one’s voice heard.
But now we have Twitter and Medium and all kinds of other sharey things – and we have blogs about our work and blogs we edit about our work, and this one? This needed a refresh post haste.
And frankly, I’m looking forward to refreshing the site again in another 13 years.