New Stories and Poems for November

Posted by on Nov 4, 2016 in anthology:nonfiction, anthology:poem, anthology:story, Blog, novelocity | Comments Off on New Stories and Poems for November

My focus has been on books this past while, but I still have shorter works coming out as well. Here’s the latest!

5 Big Reasons Literary Agents are Important Beyond the Book Deal

– “Moon Skin,” Swords & Steam Short Stories
– “A Recipe for Rain and Rainbows” (reprint), Mysterion: Rediscovering the Mysteries of the Christian Faith

“Witch and Stick,” New Myths issue 36
“The Death of the Horse,” Remixt Magazine Volume 1 Issue 8
– “Morning During Migration Season” and “Horse and Girl,” Star*line 39.4


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At Novelocity: 5 Ways the Great British Bake Off Teaches You To Be a Better Writer

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016 in Blog, novelocity | Comments Off on At Novelocity: 5 Ways the Great British Bake Off Teaches You To Be a Better Writer

I am rather… fond of the Great British Bake Off. Therefore, it’s only right that I use the show as the basis for some writing advice in a post online over at Novelocity.

Find out how GBBO teaches you how to be a better writer, and always be wary of soggy bottoms.



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New Publications Through July

Posted by on Aug 1, 2016 in anthology:poem, anthology:story, awards, Blog, novelocity, online publication | Comments Off on New Publications Through July

Oh hey, August is here. This month promises to be outright crazy with the release of my story collection (TOMORROW!) AND my new novel Breath of Earth out on the 23rd, the trip to WorldCon in Kansas City, and writing projects looming overhead like a Super Star Destroyer.

That means I need to catch up on website stuff now while I have a few spare minutes, ’cause I won’t have those soon.


An incredible honorable mention:
– Ellen Datlow included my poem “The City” from Mythic Delirium on her long list for best horror of the year!

Over at Novelocity:
5 Tips for Writers Writing Book Reviews
5 Tips to be a Prepared Panelist at an SFF Convention

Reprint story publication:
“American Shadow” in Fantastic Stories of the Imagination
– forthcoming in August: “A Recipe for Rain and Rainbows” in Mysterion: Rediscovering the Mysteries of the Christian Faith

New poetry publications:
“Post-Apocalypse as Described by a Wine Reviewer” in Zetetic
“Footprints” and “Shopping Spree” in Star*line 39.3 (print only)



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Sloth Does Chicago: A Nebula Weekend Recap

Posted by on May 17, 2016 in Blog, novelocity | Comments Off on Sloth Does Chicago: A Nebula Weekend Recap

Over at Novelocity, I posted a photo blog about Nebula Weekend in Chicago. The experience was a blur of happy reunions and yummy food and inadequate sleep. Head over there for the full write-up!

Sloth Bean


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New Stories and Poems for April

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in anthology:poem, anthology:story, Blog, novelocity, online publication | 2 comments

New stories! New poems! New interviews! Shiny new galleys! Here’s the latest news.


– My advance copies of Breath of Earth decided to play with my cat and climb trees

“The Souls of Horses” in Clockwork Phoenix 5 (out today!)
The Human is Late to Feed the Cat” in Nature Magazine

“Stitched Wings” republished in audio at The Overcast

– “View From Above” in Space and Time, issue 125

Interviews regarding The Clockwork Dagger series:
Beth Cato on WINGS OF SORROW AND BONE and Historical and Cultural Accuracy at SF Signal
Catching up with Beth Cato, author of Wings of Sorrow and Bone, and the Clockwork Dagger series at My Bookish Ways
Steampunk, Gremlins, and Maple Sugar Cake: My interview with Nebula nominated author Beth Cato by Ruth Vincent


A reminder, too–my next Clockwork Dagger story is out in three weeks! It can be preordered now for just 99-cents.

Final Flight story

Final Flight story


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Playing Catch-Up: Podcasts, Poetry, & Other News

Posted by on Nov 24, 2015 in anthology:poem, Blog, breath of earth, clockwork dagger shorts, holy taco church, novelocity, podcast, public speaking | Comments Off on Playing Catch-Up: Podcasts, Poetry, & Other News

I turned in my Breath of Earth edits to my editor last week. That took a huge burden off of me, but I haven’t been able to take it easy. Revisions ate my brain and my time, so I fell behind on everything else: short story and poetry re-submissions, story edits for myself and for other editors, my web site, general organization… and let’s not even talk about the cleanliness (or lack thereof) of my house. It’s a good thing we have therapists here a few times a week since that forces me to keep the main living areas in decent shape.

I have also, belatedly, jumped into Thanksgiving prep. I made and froze a couple batches of my soft dinner rolls and soft and chewy chocolate chip cookie dough and compiled ingredients for two different kinds of dressing and some other sides to feed company. I love doing all this, but I confess, this year I feel flustered and frantic as I ready myself for the holidays and catch up on everything else.

Wings of Sorrow and Bone novella

As part of that catch up, here are my latest publications and tour spots:

SFSignal interview with Beth Cato, by Patrick Hester; recorded at Sasquan/WorldCon
Reading and Writing Podcast discussion with Beth Cato

“Riders of the Apocalypse: Death” and “Hera Herself, at 8’clock Tonight,” Grievous Angel
Reminisces of a Kraken Caretaker, Devilfish Review

Holy Taco Church:
Yummy Marinade for Chicken

Advice for NaNoWriMo as Posted on Twitter

As part of the Wings of Sorrow and Bone tour:
GeekMom’s Geek Speaks… Fiction! with Gremlins Galore! Geeking Out About Hideously Adorable Sidekicks
The Writer’s Life eMagazine interview with me


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