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Rob has also just noticed how outdated and lame his website has become and will be modifying it in the near future.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, April 29, 2014

"The Question" makes Diabolical Plots' The Best of Dunesteef 2012-2013+ list

My updated version of "The Question" made Diabolical Plots' The Best of Dunesteef 2012-2013+ list. "The Question" was my first published story, and I couldn't help tweaking it a bit when I was shopping it to audio markets. I think my updated version (with an ostrich) is the best version, but more importantly, the Dunesteef people who voiced my story were FANTASTIC! The only knock I had on their work is that they used seagull sounds in place of a ostrich noises, but who the heck has ostrich audio clips? Thanks again Dunesteef and I'm glad that David Steffen of Diabolical Plots liked the story.


Monday, April 28, 2014

Friday, April 25, 2014

"Mikey Frick Finds a Flower" reprinted by Story Shack and it includes FANTASTIC art by Alankrita Jain

Yikes! I've been so bogged down in my studies that I neglected to mention that my story, "Mikey Frick Finds a Flower" (originally appearing at Kazka Press) has been reprinted by Story Shack. One of the very cool things that Martin Hooijmans, editor of Story Shack, does is link writers to artists.The work done by Alankrita Jain is FANTASTIC and really captures my story perfectly. Even if you don't feel like reading my story again, it's worth following the link just to see Alankrita's artwork.


Sunday, April 20, 2014

"Water Finds Its Path" sells to Perihelion SF, and "The Flittiest Catch" to appear in Voluted Tales.

The Easter Bunny brought me an acceptance from Perihelion Science Fiction for my story, "Water Finds Its Path."  I've always liked this story, and I'm excited to appear for the first time at Perihelion. I've always admired their e-zine.

In other news, Voluted Tales will be reprinting my IGMS story, "The Flittest Catch." This will be my second reprint to appear with VT, and the first time "The Flittiest Catch" will appear outside of a firewall.


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

"Scents of Life" to appear in Daily Science Fiction.

Yesterday I received an acceptance from Daily Science Fiction for a story, "Scents of Life," that is what I consider "the best thing I've ever written" (so far). Unlike my other two stories to appear in DSF, this is a full length story. It incorporates some of the research I've done as a nursing student as well as some of my experiences with my father, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease. Believe it or not, it is actually a POSITIVE sci-fi story, something I've found all too rare in what tends to get published these days. I'm very excited about this sale, and it is likely to result in my upgrade to full Active status in SFWA. Yay!