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Rob has also just noticed how outdated and lame his website has become and will be modifying it in the near future.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

Monday, April 4, 2011

"Blessed are the Sowers," to be published by Daily SF (my first pro rate sale!)

I just learned today that Daily Science Fiction ( is going to publish a flash piece of mine titled, "Blessed are the Sowers."  This will be my first "pro" rate sale (meaning I get 5 cents a word.  So... probably $50.)  Woohoo, I'm RICH!!!!!  [CORRECTION: it's 8 cents a word, BIG TIME BABY!] This time I can take my wife to dinner without having to punch the waiter in the balls and make a dash for the exits!

And to think, just today I was a bit bummed to have another story of mine savaged (somewhat deservedly) by an online writers group I'm part of (

I'm not sure when "Blessed..." will come out, but I'll put a link up when it does.