you have read any of my science fiction novels, you may get the impression
that I'm on the cutting edge of technology and science. I work very
hard to give that impression. But the illusion falls apart in real
life. Especially when I try to work on this blog. My most recent
challenge is trying to figure out how to update the little bio blurb
that runs along the top right portion of this page (just below the
photo of me with the Mongolian Death Worm).
can't do it. I have hurled myself at the problem multiple times, and
I am foiled. This should come as no surprise, since every year I
have to jump through multiple (technical) hoops just to figure out how to pay for
I hope this is not my fault. I like to imagine that these
public sites struggle to be user-friendly by a wide range of yahoos
(like myself) who try to do more with the sites than they were
designed for (on more platforms and operating systems than most sites
have to cope with). Surely an army of programmers and designers toil
long hours, every day, trying to keep up with the demand. And
eventually they'll fix the glitches that frustrate my attempts to
update my own biography.
anyway – here's my update. I sold two novels to Tor, and the first
one, Medusa Uploaded is due
out in May 2018. It will be released in quality paperback, ebook,
and audio formats. The second novel is still untitled, and in
progress, and is a sequel to the first.
also got a few short stories due out: “Wraith” will be published
by Longshot Island; “Cruddy” will appear in Enter the Aftermath, and “Appetite”
will be in Enter the Rebirth.
UPDATE: Many thanks to John Cardoso, who read about my plight and figured out how I could fix it. From John's letter: "1. Go to your Google Profile. 2. Click ABOUT, which is next to the edit profile button in the upper right. 3. Under about Emily there should be an introduction text section; click the pencil icon to edit that. 4. Click OK once changes are complete."
There was a 24-hour delay while the whole shebang updated, and my changes were reflected on the blog. Yay! Bazinga! Success! John is da bomb. : )