Jenn Reese Writer, Artist, Geek


Whedonistas Launch at Gallifrey


This weekend, Whedonistas will launch at the Gallifrey One convention in Los Angeles. The weekend costs $75 and a day pass is $40. I’ll be on the launch panel attempting to say as little as possible. Whedonistas Book Launch Panel, Mad Norwegian Press Saturday, February 19th 3pm On the panel: Lynne Thomas Deborah Stanish Christa Dickson Lars Pearson Jane Espenson Kelly Hale Nancy Holder...

Jade Tiger eBook


It took me a couple of weeks to figure out formatting and cover issues, but I finally got my first novel, JADE TIGER, up on Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and GoodReads as an eBook. (Other formats may come later.) As for covers, I decided on two versions and am planning to try more as I go — it’s fairly easy to change them, and I’d like to see if some designs fare better than...

Alphabet Quartet: A, B, C


The Alphabet Quartet — written by me, Tim Pratt, Heather Shaw, and Greg van Eekhout — continues to be published at Daily Science Fiction! You can now read the first three stories online: A is for Arthur B is for Banyan Tree C is for Crate Email subscribers got “D is for De Gustibus” last night, but everyone else will have to wait until next Wednesday to read it online...

The Good Kind of Apocalypse


Those of you who know me, know that I’ve been a science fiction and fantasy writer my whole career. Well, now I’m a children’s author, too, and it’s as if a whole new, exciting world has suddenly appeared. A world that is, in many ways, completely different than the one I’ve been living in for the last 15 years. Luckily, I’ve hooked up with some other writers...

The Alphabet Quartet


Daily Science Fiction has begun publishing The Alphabet Quartet, the collaboration of 26 (mostly) flash stories I wrote with Tim Pratt, Heather Shaw, and Greg van Eekhout. If you sign up for Daily Science Fiction’s free email, you’ll get the stories delivered to your inbox, one every Wednesday for 26 weeks. You’ll also get tons of other great short science fiction and fantasy...

W is for w00t!


A few weeks ago, Tim Pratt, Heather Shaw, and Greg van Eekhout invited me to contribute to a special collaboration project, now called The Alphabet Quartet. Tim gives all the details in his post The Alphabet Collab, so I just want to mention two things: 1. This is my first time working with Daily Science Fiction, and I’m really excited about it. (And you should visit the site and sign up...

Story at December Lights


My story “Monstrous Love” is now online at the December Lights Project! December Lights is the brainchild of Stephanie Burgis and Patrick Samphire, who are posting fun and funny stories for the holidays. “Monstrous Love” is part of my Bulfinch High series, a light-hearted bunch of stories set in an anachronistic Greek high school. This story stars the son of the sculptor...

Whedonistas: My First Essay


I’m thrilled to announce my inclusion in Whedonistas, “A Celebration of the Worlds of Joss Whedon By The Women Who Love Them,” edited by the fabulous duo of Lynne M. Thomas and Deborah Stanish. The book will be released March 15, 2011, by Mad Norwegian Press. I’d never written a personal essay before “Something to Sing About,” but I just couldn’t pass up...

Interview: Jade Tiger, Fight Scenes, and Me


I haven’t done a lot of interviews about my first novel, JADE TIGER, so when the amazing Tiffany Trent (a kung fu* writer and fellow martial artist) asked me to answer a few questions about the book, I leaped at the chance. (“You want me to talk about writing and martial arts at the same time? Um. YES!”) Head over to Tiffany’s blog for the interview, and make sure to enter...

Wiscon Reading!


I am heading off to Wiscon 34 in a few days. As usual, my only scheduled programming is a reading: MYTH, MAGIC, & MACHINES SUNDAY 2:30-3:45PM VILAS (Inn on the Park) Four writers of middle grade and YA read from their work, including scenes from two spring/summer releases and previews of future releases: Rae Carson’s THE PRINCESS AND THE GODSTONE, Karen Healey’s GUARDIAN OF THE...

Book deal! Book deal!!!


I’m thrilled (and astounded, and most definitely flabbergasted) to announce that Above World and the next book in the series have sold to the wonderful Sarah Ketchersid at Candlewick!!! Yes, you read that correctly: Candlewick!!! Of course, this is all Joe‘s doing, and if we were playing D&D right now, I would totally let him have all the cool magic items we found, because he...

Now online: Monstrous Love


Following Patrick Samphire‘s lead, I’ve decided to put some of my older stories online. First up is “Monstrous Love,” the latest in my Bulfinch High series. “Monstrous Love” was first published in Flytrap #9 in 2008, and tells the story of Pygmalion and Galatea’s teenage son (who is made of stone, like his mother) as he attempts to survive his first high...



There have certainly been times when I thought I’d never get to write this post. Yet… here I am, writing this post. The world is mysterious and wonderful! But let me get to the heart of it:
I’m thrilled to announce that I have an agent — I am now represented by Joe Monti of Barry Goldblatt Literary!
You might need to reread that a few times. I know I just did.

Japanese Dreams


The anthology Japanese Dreams is now available! I haven’t seen the official Table of Contents, but I believe it contains my story “Lady Blade.” I ran a Dungeons & Dragons campaign in college with a friend of mine. I had the characters during their waking hours, and my friend Jim ran the characters when they were asleep. Although we coordinated themes and events, this system...

Montrous Love in Flytrap!


I got some fabulous news this weekend: My story “Monstrous Love” will appear in the next issue of Flytrap!!! I’m thrilled that this story has found a home, and ultra-mega-thrilled that it has found such a good one.  “Monstrous Love” is another tale in my (hopefully) ongoing “Bulfinch High” series. I read the opening at Wiscon last year. The first story in...

Eagle: Failed Zodiac Tale


My original Tales of the Chinese Zodiac appeared on Strange Horizons and, unsurprisingly, covered the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. When the stories were collected into a chapbook by Tropism Press, we added three new tales: Owl, Carp, and Mantis. This is the story that didn’t make the cut, printed here for the first time. I’m still trying to make it work, and still falling short...

Paper Cities: Taser


As you may have seen elsewhere on the blogosphere, Paper Cities: An Anthology of Urban Fantasy edited by Ekaterina Sedia and published by Senses Five Press is now available! Check out that Table of Contents—I’m in some mighty fine company, that’s for sure. My story in this anthology is called “Taser,” which is a companion piece to my story “Memree” which...

New post on SF Novelists


Hi folks! I’ve posted an entry titled Pushing Your Punches on the SF Novelists site. If you haven’t had a chance to look at SF Novelists before, you may want to. There’s lots of good stuff. I am very humbled to be included among the ranks of those authors.

Story at Farrago


The latest issue of Farrago’s Wainscot is now online. Part IV: Autumn contains a reprint of my story “Memree,” which first appeared in Polyphony 4. Here’s what the editors say about this issue, the last of 2007: . . . you’ll find fiction by Forrest Aguirre, Michael Jasper, Yoon Ha Lee, Timothy S. Miller, and Jenn Reese. This issue also features poets Mark Cox and...

Copyright and Me


Cory Doctorow at BoingBoing says that SFWA may have used the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) to inappropriately request the removal of numerous works from a site called Scribd. (I’ll link to SFWA’s statement when they post it.) Instead of bashing SFWA, I want to relate a positive experience I recently had with Creative Commons licensing. According to the CC website, Creative...

Wiscon Reading


I’m participating in a reading at Wiscon: Magic, Mermaids, and Other Things Starting with “M” A YA Fantasy reading by Kat A. Beyer Sarah Prineas Jenn Reese Heather L. Shaw Saturday 1:00-2:15, Conference Room 2 Look for our flyers. We’ve left spaces for you to suggest “Other Things Starting with M.” If we like your suggestions, we’ll try to work them into...

Paper Cities


Senses Five Press will publish Paper Cities, edited by Ekatarina Sedia, in November of this year. Read all about it! The anthology will contain my story “Taser,” which is a companion piece to my Polyphony 4 story “Memree.”
I’m really looking forward to this one!!

Jenn Reese Writer, Artist, Geek

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