Today I'm up on Kaaron Warren's blog, talking about the spark for Cherry Crow Children:

There's a distinction, for me, between ideas and Ideas…

I'd totally forgotten, but her post reminded me that I met Kaaron in person through a workshop we did together. At the time, I was workshopping what would turn out to be "The Wages of Salt" — which is set in the same world as my Twelfth Planet stories, and can be thought of as the genesis for the collection. Which, given it was written in 2006, means this collection has been a long time coming.