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Torquere Press is having a weekend sale- from now until 11:59 est on Sunday, enter tgif2010 at checkout, and get 15% off your entire order.

You can find our complete set of stories right here.
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We got several different results for different stories.

First, The Balance of Silence, (coming out on 9.14.2010, in case you were wondering... ;) :

I write like
Chuck Palahniuk

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

Results for The Slipstream Con, and that thing I'm not allowed to call Codename: Pineapple, anymore. )


Jun. 29th, 2010 09:03 am
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I'm off to Seattle in about 10 hours. I will be gone for 10 GLORIOUS days! It looks as though I may be denied my foray onto foreign soil, but I'll live. Oh, Canada, will I never cross your borders?

I think I forgot to pack my flannel shirt, and I don't mean that in a "haha, grunge" kind of way. That shit is warm, yo, and I have been informed that I will be setting things on fire on a beach at night, and it could get nippy.

In other news:


I cannot WAIT.
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In summary- once I eat something and stop being a flailing freak, I meet wonderful people who do not roll their eyes when I wax rhapsodic about White Collar, Psych, Leverage, and the inherent RIGHTNESS of Neal/Peter/Elizabeth.

I want to go again. I have never experienced post-con letdown ON THE WAY TO MY CAR before. Everyone I met was awesome, and thank you for letting me babble incoherently in panels, or in, some cases, behind the booth at Dreampsinner.

And in conclusion- a world full of fangirls would make for a lot more laughter.


Jun. 19th, 2010 12:03 am
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I'll be at Con.txt this weekend, hanging out at the Dreamspinner and Torquere booths, in between panels on Psych, White Collar, Leverage, and anything else that vaguely hints at the bad guys being the good guys.

If you see me, say hello! My badge says Reesa (and Shea), my hair is ridiculously long, and I have bookmarks to hand out. (I use far fewer exclamation points in person, so there's a bonus.)
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Have you been having a shitty year thus far? Have Thing #1 and Thing #2 been creating crazy numbers of other Things that just keep showing up on your doorstep, unwanted and without a return policy?

Ladies, gentlemen, persons, others, maybe I present, in the grand tradition of JJ Abrams:

2010: The Reboot!

My friend and yours, [profile] greenmtnboy18, The Emperor of Vermont, has this to say about 2010: The Reboot!

"By the power vested in me as the Emperor of Vermont, we hereby proclaim today, all remaining 90 minutes of it, to be the official end of 2010. Tomorrow, June 1, begins 2010 Reboot. 2010 2.0. Year ends. Starts over. (Lord High Inquisitor, make it so.)


Seeing as I have no noisemakers, I'll have to go out to the hotel parking lot and try to catch a Mahwah squirrel to swing around by the tail until he squeaks. Maybe toss a few acorns instead of confetti.

There you have it, folks! Go find yourselves a squirrel!

(I should note, I have no problems with 2010, but I'm fully behind this plan because so many of my friends have had the shit kicked out of them by the last 6 months.)


May. 31st, 2010 05:19 pm
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We're home from Balticon, and while I generally hesitate to call something inspirational, I think that's what this weekend has been.

Just a few things-

-Our story, "The Balance of Silence", is actually being published by Samhain in the short novel category. Thus, I have indeed sold my first novel. It wasn't before I hit 30, but you know, I'm not 31 yet, so I'm calling it a win! It should be released in September. If I fall off the face of the earth in the meantime, someone sacrifice something to editing deities for me.

-Got to hang out with [profile] tammy_g, [profile] pezazul, [profile] greenmtnboy18, [profile] drinteot, and [profile] andpuff, which was, as always, fabulous. Especially thankful that Tammy and Kevin got to stay here for a couple days before the con, and Alex and Deb stayed here during! [personal profile] debmats, you were missed, and spoken of in the fondest tones.

-I started knitting a baby hat for a friend I used to work with, since she said baby hats are the cutest thing since babies. I need to finish a certain knitted monster, and the sweater for my sister, and for that matter, the sweater for ME!

-We met a bunch of cool podcasters, authors, and artists, and are planning a couple cons as participants later in the year. Capclave and possibly Ravencon.

And now, I'm going to go wash the con-crud off, and disappear into my edits for the next week. I hope you all had a great weekend, too!
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And our new editor seems to think so, too! We have been offered a contract for the first novella in our Spacers universe, and more details will follow!

The Slipstream Con, set in the same universe, but with an entirely new host of characters, is still chugging away. It is The Little Novel That Will. (Hopefully, anyway!)

Project Pineapple (a not-even-working-title) has just clocked in over 14,000 words, and the plot and details of some of the characters are unfolding for us day by day.

In the far-ish distant future, we're planning to return to the original characters in our Spacers 'verse, Lew, Jess, Denny, and Del, and untangle the complete clusterf@#* of a plot we had for them.

So what this boils down to is: OMG PEOPLE LIKE OUR SPACERS!!!!!!!! And also, WE SOLD ANOTHER STORY!
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(esp. [personal profile] laughingrat, who I think might secretly be the author of this site!)

What the Fuck Should I Make For Dinner?

It will charm and educate! It will delight and enrapture! It will tell you what the fuck to make for fucking dinner!

(Stolen blatantly from [personal profile] ame_chan. Alton forgive me.)
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The level of seething hatred I still harbour for my old job worries me sometimes. Like, I know it's pointless to hold onto, and I can accept that it's not healthy, but that doesn't stop me from wanting to scream and scream and scream at the people I used to work for. Sometimes I still have dreams where I DO.

Can you have PTSD from an office job? Because I think I might.
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I will be attending two conventions in the next month!

First, I'll be at Balticon, in Baltimore, MD, on Memorial Day weekend. I'll be attending with my writing partner, as one half of Shea Meier. (We will be tied together at the shoelaces all weekend.)

Con.txt in Silver Spring Maryland, where I'll be working the Dreamspinner Press booth, when I am not camped out yapping about White Collar OT3's, Leverage OT3's, and Psych... well, just Psych. Drop by, say hello, pick up some awesome books! (Including the anthology I'm in, Sindustry, Vol. 1! *pimpimpimp*)
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YAY! I am going to con.txt! Circumstances changed, and my publisher offered to cover a portion of the membership, and now I get to go!

Psych and White Collar panels, here I come!
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I have discovered the perfect frappucino. It's an extra coffee caramel frappe, with chocolate chips.

It is pure caffeinated bliss of the highest order, even worth walking in the rain to go get. It's supposed to rain all day tomorrow, and I don't care. It'll be me, my tall friend C, and my Umbrella Academy parasol, strolling along the GW campus to obtain this frozen confection of the gods. And it will be GOOD.

Also, it's possible that I'm within about 10,000 words of finishing a novel. Space opera caper story, you will be mine!
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I've just learned that Temperance Brennan is only supposed to be 3 years older than me. She's also (barring the fictional part) supposed to be a bestselling author, have a PhD, and be the top expert in her field.

Where exactly did I go wrong with my life?
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So, obviously, I haven't been updating here. Rather than bore you with the minutiae of days past, I think I'll just jump right back in and bore you with the minutiae of today!

I'm currently about 75% through our latest project, a sci-fi/space opera/caper novel. It's clocking in around 55,000 words at the moment, but we still need to write at least another 4-5 crucial scenes. I'm writing it with my partner (we publish together as Shea Meier), and we're not quite sure how we're going to give these guys up when we're done. It's FUN to write. I think I finally understand what the HELL my main character is doing, and can proceed accordingly. Well, I understand what ONE of them is doing. The other two are easier to follow along with, since they don't feel the compulsive need to lie when the truth would fit better. I got to share writing I'm proud of with my best friend, which I haven't done in... lots of years, anyway. So that was cool.

Supernatural continues to try and break my fucking heart every week. Glee continues to be a shiny ball of crack, now available in office-ready travel packs! (We had an office Glee and Pizza party on Wednesday. It was the Power of Madonna, people! It compelled us!) Psych is easily the most ridiculous show I've ever seen, and I love every stupid second of it. Only two and a half more seasons before we're caught up! Waaaah!

How's your life going?
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An actual email I sent. So sad.


From: Herberth, Reesa
To:Co-irkers of many stripes
Sent: Thu Nov 05 07:53:46 2009
Subject: Electrical Outlets of the World

You know how we’re never quite sure what power adapter end to send with a Blackberry when someone takes the loaner overseas?

Wonder no more!

A listing of exactly what type of plug you need, no matter where you’re going, with pictures.

I find it sad that I’ve reached a place in my life where this is REALLY EXCITING TO ME.

Dorkily yours,
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Sindustry: Volume 1 was reviewed at Dear Author today! Fin de Siecle received an A- rating, the highest in the book! (Along with [profile] lenorejblack's Fun and Games, which is my personal favourite.)

You can find the full review here.

For the giva-a-crap impaired, here's the full text of the review for my story:

"“Fin de Siècle” by S. Reesa Herberth
The only historical story in the anthology, this is an amazingly well-written glimpse into the turn-of-the-century encounters between an artist and a prostitute in Paris. Gabriel becomes Jean’s muse and they tentatively establish a relationship. The atmosphere and feeling of the story are brilliantly done, melancholy yet optimistic. And I actually like that although Jean and Gabriel find their way to each other by the end of the story, there is no talk yet of Gabriel giving up prostitution. Very well done. Grade: A-"

Thanks to Dear Author, and Joan/SarahF for the lovely review!
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We just got the nicest rejection letter ever from an editor. The bad news was that she didn't want our story for her space opera anthology. The good news was that she asked us to expand it into a novel!

There will be little to NO sleep tonight, I can guarantee you that!
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Who sold two more stories today?

Awwwww yeah. That's right.
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