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End of Year 2018

posted Jan 28, 2019, 3:38 PM by Tina Connolly   [ updated Jan 28, 2019, 4:35 PM ]

artwork for the last banquet of temporal confections
It's a yearly blog post, woot! (AKA, it's time to update the appearances page for 2019, but I like making a record of what I did for the year. Especially when I go, hey, why am I so tired? Here's why.)

First, publications! My main 2018 work is a novelette I am very proud of, The Last Banquet of Temporal Confections, on Tor.com. It also appeared in the "best of" collection Worlds Seen in Passing: Ten Years of Tor.com Short Fiction. (And it has gorgeous artwork by Anna & Elena Balbusso.)

Additionally, I published a fun little flash piece, "Rejuve", on Daily SF.

Narrations! I'll try not to miss any but I always do. I need to put dates on my narration page so I can quickly find them, hm. Anyway!

Maria Haskins, Kaiju Outside Hope (flash), Escape Pod
Adam Knight, Hoping for Red, Escape Pod
N. R. Lambert, When the Slipling Comes to Call, Pseudopod
Rich Larson, Penitents, Beneath Ceaseless Skies
Christi Nogle, Promise, Escape Pod
Aimee Ogden, Your Words There for the World to See, Cast of Wonders
Ryan Row, My Heart is a Prayer, Podcastle
Fran Wilde, Ruby, Singing, Beneath Ceaseless Skies

I also ran 41 stories on Toasted Cake! Find them here.

picture of a panel at the orcas island festivalPlaces I went! I went to Norwescon, the Orcas Island Literary Festival, the Nebula conference, the Campbell conference, WorldCon in San Jose, and World Fantasy in Baltimore. (Okay, that was rather a lot.) I also read from my work at Annie Bloom's here in Portland, the Longview Library in Washington, and the KGB bar in NYC. I hung out at the first SW PDX Jolabokaflod at Broder Soder with a bunch of writer friends. And I was honored to appear on a panel about Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea books here at Powell's in Portland.

Things I taught! I taught "Podcasting 101" at the Washington County Writers Forum, "How to Give a Great Reading" for SCBWI, co-taught "Switch it Up" with Kate Ristau for Literary Arts, and "Building Characters" with Caroline M. Yoachim for Clarion West. I also led my one-week YA novel workshop in Kansas for CSSF again. I keep doing more teaching every year and I'm really enjoying how much I learn from it. 

And that's. . .more than plenty! I am very grateful to all the places that hosted me last year and I had a wonderful time seeing all the people I saw. See some of you this year, too!