“Cherry-Blossom Droid” Artwork: Katie Gabriel

When I learned "Cherry-Blossom Droid" would appear in The Dread Machine, I was beyond excited to also learn that the editors would allow me to submit my own art. (More experienced authors have told me that's a rare opportunity.) So I asked my dear friend Katie...

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“Thank You for Submitting…”

When you start putting your stories out into the world, you quickly get used to seeing the words "Thank you for submitting..." in your inbox, and soon after, those words begin to evoke a Pavlovian panic-response, because usually they precede other words like these:...

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