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Rob has also just noticed how outdated and lame his website has become and will be modifying it in the near future.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

Thursday, May 23, 2013

"The Old Fear" sells to Dark Expanse

The people at Dark Expanse have accepted my story, "The Old Fear." Dark Expanse is a massive, online sci-fi game, and recently they've been enhancing the game experience by contracting writers for stories based on the game. I won't spoil the content of my story, but I'll provide a link once it goes live. In the meantime, why not check out the game and conquer some aliens?


Sunday, May 19, 2013

Sales and reprints and new stories written, oh my!

Wow, it's been a while since I've added anything to my blog, but I have a lot to report.

New Sales:

My story, "A Day in the Life of an Unpaid Apprentice," was accepted by StupefyingStories and should appear in their upcoming Throwbacks issue. The story is about an unpaid apprentice working for a group of aging heroes.

Infernal Ink  has accepted my story, "The Devil's in the Details," for their January 2014 issue. There's a demon named Smooth Bob, and someone's goin' to HELL!


A reprint of my story, "Hole Cards," is up in the latest issue of Voluted Tales (and be sure to check out the 
other great stories in the issue)  

Toasted Cake will be doing a future podcast of my story, "There's Construction on Your Road to Doom."

A reprint of my story, "Path of Stones," was accepted by White Cat's Conjurings, and I think will appear in its first issue due in early June.

New Stories Written

Since my semester ended, I've written three stories in the last month, and I hope to make an announcement about one of them (at least) soon.

I'll add direct links once more of my stories go live.