Robert Lowell Russell* is a writer and trophy husband (obviously). He is a SFWA member and a member of the Writeshop and Codex writers' groups. He is a former librarian, a former history grad student, a former semi-professional poker player, and is now pursuing nursing degree (say "ah!").

Rob has also just noticed how outdated and lame his website has become and will be modifying it in the near future.

Update: Check out my NEW website (still in progress) at robertlowellrussell.com (it redirects to a wordpress account, but it's nice.

His stories have appeared (or will appear) in Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show, Penumbra, Digital Science Fiction, Daily Science Fiction (thrice!), Stupefying Stories (fice? what's the word for five?), and a whole bunch of other places (see complete list on the right side).

*RLR finds it a bit silly to write about himself in the 3rd person.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Won't someone help the children? Back the Kickstarter for Ember: A Journal of Luminous Things. You know you want to.

There are precious few paying middle grade short fiction markets out there so I really think it's worthwhile to chip a few bucks towards this Kickstarter. I did. You should too, because of peer pressure. All the cool kids are doing it.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/brian-james-lewis/ember-a-journal-of-luminous-things

-RLR

Monday, November 24, 2014

Two sales: "Operation Round Orange" to the Saturday Evening Post's NFF series and "Floaters" to Fantastic Stories of the Imagination

I'm happy to report that my story, "Operation Round Orange," will be appearing soon (this Friday, 11/28 I think) in the Saturday Evening Post's new New Friday Fiction online series. I'm particularly pleased by this sale since it's the first time I've sold a humorous story outside the speculative fiction markets, plus SEP's circulation, even its online content, probably dwarfs the circulation of all my other story sales combined.

I'll post a link when it goes live.

I'm also happy report a reprint sale to Fantastic Stories of the Imagination. My story, "Floaters," which originally appeared in Digital Science Fiction's Heir Apparent anthology will see new life with Fantastic Stories. "Floaters" was my first full length pro sale and Fantastic Stories will provide the story with a much wider audience. 

I'll post a link to it, too, once it goes live.

-RLR

Fireside #18 with my story, "Twenty Parsecs East of the Earth Bypass, Closed on Sundays," is now live!

My story, "Twenty Parsecs East of the Earth Bypass, Closed on Sundays,"and several others are now lives at http://www.firesidefiction.com/issue18/.

Check out the issue!

-RLR

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Got a hankerin' for a western, pardner? Read "Leave the Stone" and other stories in The Big Adios Western Digest

Got a hankerin' for a western, pardner? Read "Leave the Stone" and other stories in The Big Adios Western Digest. If you don't, you may be a yella-bellied Yankee or a no-good varmit.

-RLR

Sunday, November 16, 2014

"Cat Tail" by Bert Lowe (hey, that's ME!) has been accepted by Ember: A Journal of Luminous Things

I'm very pleased to announce that my middle grade story, "Cat Tail," has been accepted by Ember: A Journal of Luminous Things. This marks my first official children's story sale and the first time I will be published under my pen name, Bert Lowe.

Looks like I'll need to add some content to my Bert Lowe website. :-D

And for no particular reason, I'll also mention that Ember is currently running a Kickstarter campaign

Big yay!

RLR (aka Bert Lowe)