12 awesome books to read

Here are some of the books I read, more or less recently, and would highly recommend. Some awesome novels: The Beautiful Ones, by Silvia Moreno Garcia The blurb: "In a world of etiquette and polite masks, no one is who they seem to be. Antonina Beaulieu is in the glittering city of Loisail for her first... Continue Reading →


I have a new monthly column at B&N Scifi & Fantasy Blog!

Some Mondays are better than others, and today is a most excellent Monday! My new monthly column at Barnes & Noble's Scifi & Fantasy blog debuts today! I will be doing a monthly roundup of speculative short fiction there, and I am so grateful to be able to spread the word about all the excellent... Continue Reading →

This one hurts

Ursula K. Le Guin has died. I've written about her and her books a lot on this blog through the years. She meant the world to me as a writer, as a reader, and as a person. She shaped me, and influenced my writing in ways I can't even really put into words. I read... Continue Reading →

New story forthcoming in ‘Abandoned Places’ – an anthology from Shohola Press (now available for pre-order!)

I'm super excited about this new anthology, coming from Shohola Press this spring - it's called 'Abandoned Places', and I share the TOC with a whole bunch of fantastic writers, including Bo Balder, Lauren C. Teffeau, Steve Kopka, Chris Cornell, Ransom Noble, Karl Dandenell, Cath Schaff-Stump, Shannon Ryan, Chris Bauer, Miranda Suri, Anna Yeatts, Chia... Continue Reading →

My stories & books

Links to all my recently (and not so recently) published stories and poetry: Fiction & poetry online Books & anthologies in current release Previously published works in Sweden My books at Amazon. My books at Smashwords. My books at Barnes & Noble My books at Kobo My books at Apple iBooks

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A cover-reveal for ‘Dark Flash 2’

Some small-ish self-publication news: later this year (probably in December or thereabouts), I'll be self-publishing all my 2017 stories for the Word Count Podcast in Dark Flash 2. I did the same with the eight stories I published on the podcast in 2016 (available from Amazon and Smashwords), and I thought I might as well make... Continue Reading →

Goodreads giveaway for ODIN’S EYE

I'm running a Goodreads giveaway for my science fiction short story collection 'Odin's Eye' (published in 2015) right now! You can enter to win one of three paperback copies, from now until August 21st. Enter the Goodreads giveaway! Goodreads Book Giveaway Odin's Eye by Maria Haskins Giveaway ends August 21, 2017. See the giveaway details... Continue Reading →

A musical collaboration of sorts…

This has to be one of the coolest and most unexpected things that has happened to me as a writer: Australian guitarist Graham Greene has written an amazing new tune - and it was inspired by my short story 'The Gates of Balawat' from my short story collection 'Odin's Eye'! You can read more about... Continue Reading →

April / May recap: stories, sales & reviews

What the heck, May? I had three stories appear in three different publications this past month. Not that I'm complaining or anything... quite the opposite! The lovely threesome: The Machine of the Devil in Flash Fiction Online. (Read for free, subscribe, buy the issue.) Metal, Sex, Monsters in Gamut. (Subscribe, or buy the issue.) Firstborn... Continue Reading →

Second reprint sale this month!

What a month May is turning out to be! I'm doing my second happy writer's dance this month: the podcast The Overcast just picked up my story 'Long As I Can See The Light' for a future episode! This short story originally appeared in the anthology 'People Are Strange', and I can't wait to hear... Continue Reading →

Reprint story sale!

The contract is signed, so now I can spill the beans: I just sold a story to the wonderful people at Cast of Wonders! It's a reprint sale, and the story is 'Tunguska, 1987', originally published last year in the anthology 'Tales From Alternate Earths' (Inklings Press). I am so happy and excited about this,... Continue Reading →

Book review – INFOMOCRACY, by Malka Older

The official blurb: It's been twenty years and two election cycles since Information, a powerful search engine monopoly, pioneered the switch from warring nation-states to global micro-democracy. The corporate coalition party Heritage has won the last two elections. With another election on the horizon, the Supermajority is in tight contention, and everything's on the line.... Continue Reading →

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