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Rob has also just noticed how outdated and lame his website has become and will be modifying it in the near future.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

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Daily Science Fiction accepts "If She Pushes the Button, Turn to Page 116."

I just learned this morning that Daily Science Fiction has accepted my humorous, choose your own adventure flash story, "If She Pushes the Button, Turn to Page 116."

This is my third SFWA qualifying sale. YAY!  But all of my SFWA sales are flash length, so I'm $20 shy of the $250 in sales I need to become a full member. 8-(

Cue Maxwell Smart/Don Adams: Missed it by that much.

Still some darn good news on a day where I could use a little.

RLR

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Walk the "Path of Stones" once again in White Cat's premiere issue of Conjurings (oops, and ask "The Question" again in Cosmic Vegetable.

I wasn't sure if my story, "Path of Stones," would appear in the premiere issue of White Cat's fantasy magazine, Conjurings, but sure enough, it's the first story. I need to add, because I don't think this was mentioned in the magazine, that "Path of Stones" first appeared in Penumbra.

I bought a copy (only $4.99)  and it's chock full of good stuff.  This is the TOC:

Contents
Path of Stones by Robert Lowell Russell.............................................................6
The Language of Life by Jeff Poole..................................................................10
Buck and the Twee Fairies of Interstate 20 by Gary Cuba...........................15
Book Reviews.................................................................................................18
A Noob’s Observations of the Wheel of Time Series by Kendra Jae...........23
The Padishah Begum’s Reflections by Shweta Narayan........................................25
Interviews: R. A. Salvatore and C. S. Marks...............................................36
Where Sea and Sky Kiss by Dan Campbell................................................................42
A Spell by Elizabeth Zuckerman.......................................................................................44
What Autumn Leaves by HC Playa.................................................................48
Yesterday Man by Trent Zelazny & Edward Morris.....................................................53
Movie Review: Oz the Great and Powerful................................................58
Wherein Dracula & Magneto Argue by Todd Miller...........................................60
Gaming Review: The Secret World.............................................................62
Pilgrim by Court Merrigan................................................................................................64
Joining the Party I’ve Been At All These Years by Cat Rambo.........................72
Shafted by Zachary Stoppel and Bartholomew Klick.................................................... 73
Fantasy & Spec Fic Conventions.................................................................77


Edit:  Oops. I forgot to announce that my story, "The Question," (the new an improved version) will be reprinted in Dreamscape Press's Cosmic Vegetable: Anthology of Humorous SF.

RLR 

Friday, June 21, 2013

"Elves are Douchebags" is now UP at Stupefying Stories' new eZine, SHOWCASE.

Check out my story, "Elves are Douchebags," and more at Stupefying Stories' new eZine, SHOWCASE. My story appears in issue #2, but issue #1 was fantastic, so do yourself a favor and check it out, too!

RLR

Thursday, June 13, 2013

I've joined the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

Today I decided to join the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. I've never been published in a children's lit market, but  I've been thinking about trying my hand at some middle school and YA level stuff. I like writing humor, and when I read the Captain Underpants books with my daughter, I find myself laughing just as hard as she does. 

First things first, I've got to think of a good pen name. Second, I need to turn that big kid inside of me loose and see what mischief he can get into.

RLR