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Rob has also just noticed how outdated and lame his website has become and will be modifying it in the near future.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, December 10, 2013

I am a Writers of the Future Contest Semi-Finalist for the Fourth Quarter, 2013

I have just been informed that I am a Writers of the Future Contest Semi-Finalist for the Fourth Quarter, 2013. It's cool to get so close, but also kind of a bummer. However, I'll be getting some feedback on my novella, "Star Heart, Skin of Darkness," so I expect I'll tweak it and send it back out. Hopefully it will find a home soon.


"Best in Show" to appear in Stupefying Stories

My scifi, flash length cat show story will appear in Stupefying Stories (probably it's Showcase feature). This is humor sale #4 for me to Stupefying Stories. It's nice that Stupefying Stories' editor, Bruce Bethke, and I seem to appreciate the same kind of humor. I'll post a link when the story goes live. It's one of my favorites!