Dear Robot Blog Hop


I'm super thrilled to announce the release of my short story, "Welcome to OASIS" as part of the Dear Robot: An Anthology of Epistolary Science Fiction.

DESCRIPTION: Dear Robot is an anthology of nineteen science fiction stories told in a variety of epistolary styles. Letters, scientific notes, manuals, and emails all tell different stories about the future. From a behavioral contract for interstellar exchange students to a transmission from an astronaut in space, these sometimes humorous, sometimes heartbreaking stories all use their structure to amplify their message—especially when that message is that a band of deadly robots are chipping away at the door.

To celebrate the anthology's release, editor Kelly Ann Jacobson has arranged a blog hop with the contributing authors. During the Dear Robot blog hop, which starts on Monday, November 30th and runs until Friday, December 4th, Dear Robot contributors will be posting their own inspiration stories on their blogs. Anyone who comments on either this blog post or any contributor’s blog hop post from now until the end of the day on Friday will be automatically entered in a drawing to win one of five copies of the anthology (please be sure to leave your email address in a way that cannot be spammed, for example: name (at) gmail dot com).

There is also a Goodreads Giveaway from now until December 10th for 2 copies of Dear Robot.


My story, "Welcome to OASIS" is about how the government most likely would manage a standard Science Fiction catostrophe--namely, the collapsing of two alternate realtiies. The story idea came to me while watching Season 4 of the television show, Fringe. Don't get me wrong, I love Fringe, but I became impatient of the collapsing alternate realities trope while watching the show because I seemed to be encountering it everywhere.  Having worked for state government for many years, I found my impatience manifesting itself in the form of an imagined tutorial offered by the government on how to deal with collapsing alternate realities. Having worked for state government for many years, I know first-hand how often government tutorials and instructions are inadvertently funny.  "Welcome to OASIS" was born. The title of the story itself is a bit of a joke: the first letters of the government system's name don't spell OASIS (they spell OSIAS). Anyone who has worked in government knows that half the time the name of the thing and it's acronym don't match up. I don't know if it's that the people naming it don't notice/are bad at spelling or if they pick the acronym/short name first and then try to shoehorn the name into fitting, but either way, it was always something we laughed about when I worked for the state. :-)

And there you have it! Remember, if you want to enter the Dear Robot Blog Hop giveaway, leave a comment below and visit all of the other participating blogs and leave a comment there as well. The more comments you leave, the greater your chance of winning!

If you have a moment, please take a look at the giveaway I'm running for my contemporary fantasy novel, Hereafter, as well. I'm giving away review copies of the book and when Hereafter reaches 50 reviews on Amazon, I'll give away two $50 Amazon gift cards. And don't forget to sign up for my newsletter to stay up to date on all my latest happenings. I'm participating in several other blog hops and big giveaways ($500 Amazon gift card giveaway!) this month and you aren't going to want to miss all of these announcements.

Be sure to visit these other Dear Robot Blog Hop stops as well for more chances to win a copy of the Dear Robot anthology:
Marlena Chertock
Kate Lechler
Jacquelyn Bengfort
Diana Smith Bolton
Gargi Mehra
Juliana Rew
Terri Bruce
Christina Keller
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