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Rob has also just noticed how outdated and lame his website has become and will be modifying it in the near future.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

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

"Mikey Frick Finds a Flower" sells to Kazka Press

I received word this morning that Kazka Press has accepted my story, "Mikey Frick Finds a Flower," for their October '12 Flash Fiction Contest (theme: love beyond death) guest edited by Michael Haynes (a fellow Writeshopper and Codex member, though Michael read submissions "blind," without personal details attached).

The story is one of my personal favorites, and I'm glad it found a home. And better yet, there's no agonizing wait for people to read it since it'll come out in October.


Friday, September 7, 2012

A small story sells to a big magazine! "The Flittiest Catch" to appear in Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show

I haven't added much to this blog recently, but I'm happy to report that my flash length Deadliest Catch parody, "The Flittiest Catch," should be appearing in the November issue of Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show.

As you might expect, I'm very happy to have made it into this market. IGMS is a big deal, and I'll be curious (terrified) to read what reviewers think of my little story.

I tend to write stuff that falls outside of IGMS's PG-13 range, but I have two longer stories in the the pipeline that are PG-13, so with a little hard work (and probably some luck) I'm hoping this story is only the first of many to grace IGMS's pages.