The Night When “Frankenstein” Was Born

Cover of "Outcasts: A Novel of Mary Shelley"

Dear Reader: This is to introduce my latest novel, Outcasts: A Novel of Mary Shelley. June of this year marks the 200th anniversary of “Frankenstein”, which has not been out of print for two centuries, and has spawned (heh) a host of related works. The girl who conceived him may have been a contemporary of Jane Austen, but she was about as far from that world as it is possible to get. Mary Shelley was a 19th century hippie: a practitioner of free love, an atheist, a feminist, an anti-war protestor and vegetarian—she broke all the rules. Outcasts is about…

FOGcon 2017 Schedule!

Greetings, Bay Area fans! It’s FOGCon time again, and I’m hoping to meet up with a few of you this weekend in Walnut Creek. I’m on two panels, and I’m doing an author reading as well. If all else fails, there’s a bar! (Although we are not doing Cosmos again. You know who you are…) Here’s my schedule: Writing Between Genres      Salon C    Friday 8:oo to 9:15 PM Moderated by the lovely and talented Madeleine Robins, we will be exploring how to succeed writing cross-genre work. What’s a cross-genre work? Perfect example: Cowboys & Aliens. Come talk about that horror-comedy…