A Halloween Post

I never know what to blog about unless something comes up to blog about, if you know what I mean, but luckily something’s come up! Or three things, I guess. THING THE FIRST: The very first anthology I ever made a pro sale to just won a World Fantasy Award! I am so, so happy Read More…

Nice Words

Some fellow artists have written some nice words about words I wrote! Maria Haskins has described ‘The Last‘ as “Great stuff” here, which is thrilling given the other authors on the list. Said list is also delightfully curated, each story a gem. She does this kind of roundup fairly often (there’s another one up for August) so I Read More…

You Know, For Someone Who Writes A Lot

…I rarely seem to find something appropriate to write in here?! At any rate, a few updates! My short story, ‘The Last,’ is up at Metaphorosis Magazine! I described it as a quiet post-apocalyptic non-dystopia full of bad decisions and semi-sentient icebergs, which led me to think some things about apocalypses and dystopias in general that Read More…

Rejection

I’ve always read a lot of Faulkner – our (Catholic) high school library was, for some reason, crammed with it – and I’ve always deeply admired his writing, the lack of economy he displays, the musicality of it, the way he can and will write paragraphs and paragraphs on what would be, chronologically, a second Read More…

Phyllis Gotlieb – Sunburst

I picked up my original copy of ‘Sunburst’ as a wee varmint, aged maybe eight or nine, at one of our town’s semi-annual library sales, attracted by the blurb but mostly by the bright cover. It ended up being one of my favourite books and I re-read it several times before losing it when my Read More…

No Shit, There I Was Kickstarter

I have a story in this! I’ve already finagled at least two friends into pledging (me: “If you back this Kickstarter, I’ll buy you a scotch!” MEC: “DONE AND DONE.”). I am in alarmingly stellar company, so I find myself dying to read the stupid thing so I can see if I’m really the sour Read More…

Review at Speculating Canada

A thoughtful review of my story ‘The Adventurer’s Wife’ by Derek Stilles at Speculating Canada! This story appeared in the anthology ‘She Walks In Shadows,’ published by Innsmouth Free Press. Into the Darkness of Exploitation   I’ve read a lot of H. Rider Haggard, Robert E. Howard, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and other authors who thought that Read More…

A World, Building

I have some thoughts on worldbuilding and what seems to work and what doesn’t, but perhaps now would be a good time to add a general site disclaimer: When I write about books, what I’m writing about is taste, and here’s why: I follow a lot of writers on Twitter – for advice, banter, detangling, support, solidarity Read More…

Nevil Shute – On The Beach

Sometimes you just want to watch the world burn, you know? So I bookmarked a list of ‘apocalyptic’ books here and set about seeing which ones were available at my library and local used bookstore. In particular, I was looking to avoid well-established dystopias – I wanted to read about a world in the process of ending, Read More…

Author Page – Coming Soon!

Hello! This is the official author blog for me, Premee Mohamed, human writer and not a giant beetle in any way, shape, or form.   Actual content coming once I figure out this WordPress theme because I think I’ve broken it several times already.