Well, dearest readers, I have a grin on my face that won't go away. I received an email this week from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand (SFFANZ) informing me that "Babylon's Song" has been nominated for the Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Novella. If you recall, three of my stories … Continue reading Babylon’s Song Nominated for Sir Julius Vogel Award!
I'm happy to announce that Armistice is pretty much here. Well, almost here. I thought it would happen this weekend but Monday is D-Day. Then it'll be available on Amazon for $3.99. This morning the book went out to Kōsa Press subscribers. As a way of showing my appreciation to you, my readers, might I … Continue reading Armistice: A Surprise
This week Kōsa Press reveals the cover for the third installment of collected stories in the Inlari universe. Armistice features snapshots of life in this shared universe, from the very beginning to a century and a half after first contact. I have six stories in this anthology. Arthur Haas painted the cover and he did a stellar job. Check … Continue reading ARMISTICE: The Great and Awesome Cover Reveal
It's been a crazy couple of weeks. You probably noticed I posted Art of Fantasy really late last week. That is because I've been working on another flash anthology with the folks over at Kōsa Press. It's scheduled for the end of the year if everything works out. So far the collection promises an exciting … Continue reading Attack of the Deadlines
One of the reasons why Interspecies is so special to me, and specifically my novella "Babylon's Song," is that this is the first time I've ever written a female protagonist where I looked past the femaleness and focused solely on the character's mental and emotional development. This tale, heart-wrenching at times, explores heartache, determination, hope, … Continue reading Writing Babylon’s Song
A quick post to share a recent review of Interspecies (The Inlari Sagas). We were fortunate enough to receive a glowing review from the multi-award winning author, Lee Murray for SQ Mag. Lee had this to say of my novella, Babylon's Song: "The final story in the collection is Babylon’s Song by Woelf Dietrich. Ironically, the only … Continue reading SQ Mag Review of Interspecies
For the moment, anyway. These lists get updated hourly, I'm told. I woke this morning with a message that Interspecies reached the top 10 in both "Science Fiction Anthologies" and "Science Fiction Anthologies & Short Stories." Then Someone told me we were in the top five of the "Hot New Releases" on Amazon. I'm on my … Continue reading Interspecies is a Best Seller in Science Fiction Anthologies