July 31, 2019: I'll be attending Dublin Worldcon, August 15-19, 2019:

(Friday) Modern Fairy Tales - 3pm
(Friday) Time Loops (moderating) - 5pm
(Saturday) Reading - 7pm
(Sunday) Kaffeeklatsch - 12pm

October 29, 2018: I'll be reading and on panel at AWP in Portland, March 27-30, 2019:
(Friday) Eco-Fabulism: Five Years Later - 9am
(Saturday) Women of Pacific Northwest Science Fiction and Fantasy: A Reading - 10:30am

June 2018: On July 1, I'll have the honor of interviewing Yoon Ha Lee at the Wing Luke Museum at 1pm. I'll also be one of several panelists at Burien Public Library's discussion of SF at 7pm on July 17.

February 22, 2018: I will be attending Norwescon 41 at SeaTac, March 29-April 1:

(Friday) Reading - 1:30pm
(Friday) Writer Talk: Rejection is a Harsh Mistress - 4pm
(Saturday) Writer Talk: Dig That Rhythm - 10am
(Saturday) Mass Autograph Session - 3pm
(Saturday) What Responsibility Do We Have As Writers? - 6pm
(Sunday) Tools of the Trade: Worldbuilding - 2pm (moderating)

December 14, 2017: I am the joyful, grateful beneficiary of the generosity of Artist Trust and Mr. Gar LaSalle, as well as unearned but abounding grace from God, and pleased to acknowledge their critical support for my work.

January 22, 2017: I will be attending ICFA in Orlando, March 22-26. Reading on Friday at 4:15pm with Isabel Yap and Tenea Johnson, and hosting a reading by John Chu, Fran Wilde, and Genevieve Valentine right before that, at 2:30pm.

August 9, 2016: MidAmericon II staff made some last-minute changes, and now I'm on program:

Reading, Wednesday 20:00 - 21:00, 2203 (Kansas City Convention Center)
Autographing, Thursday 11:00 - 12:00, Autographing Space (Kansas City Convention Center)
Panel: Things Everyone Likes But I Don't, Friday 12:00 - 13:00, 2503B (Kansas City Convention Center)

July 30, 2016: I'll be attending MidAmericon II and on panel at GeekGirlCon in October.

April 5, 2016: I'll be speaking at the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society's May 13 meeting at International House in Philadelphia. Open to all, if I'm not mistaken.

January 31, 2016: Boskone schedule is as follows:

Stories Within Video Games, Friday 15:00 - 15:50, Harbor II (Westin)
Writing: Nifty Narrative Tricks Saturday 10:00 - 10:50, Marina 3 (Westin)
Autographing, Saturday 15:00 - 15:50, Galleria-Autographing (Westin)
Reading, Sunday 11:00 - 11:25, Independence (Westin)
Writing: The Value (and Pitfalls) of Oft-Given Advice, Sunday 12:00 - 12:50, Marina 3 (Westin)

December 21, 2015: For 2016 I hope to be at Boskone in February, AWP in March, and MidAmericon/Worldcon in August. ICFA if the stars align.

December 9, 2015: Thesis revisions have been approved. I'm getting my M.A.! And it's job application time.

July 8, 2015: Deborah Standish at Uncanny Magazine has interviewed me for issue 5.

September 10, 2014: I will be reading as part of the KGB Fantastic Fiction series with Genevieve Valentine at the KGB Bar in Manhattan on Wednesday, October 15.

July 22, 2014: Schedule for Worldcon/Loncon 3 is as follows:

Reading Friday, 10-10:30am, London Suite 1
Kaffeeklatsch Saturday, 10-11am, London Suite 4
Panel: Writing Post-Colonialism Sunday 6-7pm, Capital Suite 9

November 8, 2013: So far, in 2014 I will be attending AWP in February in Seattle (on panel Thursday noon with Christian Moody and other wonderful people) and ICFA in March.

March 14, 2013: Been buried in work, swimming up to say: I'll be at ICFA in Orlando next week, giving a reading on Friday.

January 13, 2012: Betsy Huang of the Asian-American Literary Review interviewed me in August, and her interview has just been published on

November 19, 2012: Finally got around to updating some of the website, including bio and biblio. Added a PDF of "Tiger in the BSE" if you'd care to read it. Also, for anyone in the Pacific Northwest, I will be reading at Wayward Coffeehouse in Seattle on Friday, November 30 with a slew of lovely writers.

September 7, 2012: When I woke up this morning there was still a tiara by my bed and I was still feeling extraordinarily happy. Curiouser and curiouser. Will be reading at Writers With Drinks tomorrow evening, Saturday, September 8, in San Francisco.

August 8, 2012: Got back from Tennessee three days ago and found out this morning that "The Cartographer Wasps" has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award. Which was a childhood dream of mine. I knew what the WFA was before I knew what the Hugo and Nebula were. Steamrolled, again, and very happy.

May 6, 2012: "The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees" is also a finalist for a Locus Award. This is really cool! But I'm not sure I believe what is happening anymore (I mean really, how likely is any of this?) and now I'm going underground to work full-steam on the second thesis.

April 7, 2012: "The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees" has been nominated for a Hugo, and I have been nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Going from bribing friends to read my work to having strangers nominate it for major awards in the space of a year is something incredible, and I don't think it's fully hit me yet. Being included among so many wonderful works, I also feel very young, and inexperienced, and a bit overwhelmed. I'm very grateful to the members of Worldcon for their vote of support and confidence, and I am grateful again to all the people I've already named below. Congratulations to all the other nominees.

Feb 20, 2012: "The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees" has been nominated for a Nebula. Thanks to everyone who believed in this story, including Neil Clarke, who published it, Rick Wilber, Sheila Williams, and the people who reviewed it and nominated it. I'm up in Cloud 9.


On Feb 9, 2012 I performed with the Princeton Ballroom Dance Team in the Prokofiev/Krzhizhanovsky Eugene Onegin in Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University. NYT review here.

On Oct 17, 2011 at 8pm "Glass, Darkly" received a staged reading in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall, Princeton University. Information here and here.