This summer I'll be a guest at ApolloCon in Houston and then at the World Science Fiction Convention in San Antonio, LoneStarCon 3, and in the fall I'm teaching Shaping Your Story through the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies at Rice University.
In October 2012 I was a guest at the amazing Steampunk convention Octopodicon in Oklahoma City.
In July 2012 I was a guest at ArmadilloCon in Austin - always an incredibly rewarding convention.
In January 2012 I was a guest at ConJour in Clear Lake City. It was wonderful fun with kindred spirits.
E-reader editions of my science fiction stories are coming soon.
"Love flourishes amid technical puzzles and planetary mysteries in Latner's strong
debut... Well-known for her hard SF short fiction, Latner should win new readers with
this fine first novel."—Publisher's Weekly
"For those of us entertained by contemplating starship designs, planetary choice
criteria, and biological considerations, this book has it all. But the book is also a
great read for those who enjoy science fiction about people making choices based on the
kind of world and future they want to build for themselves."—National Space
Society Book Reviews
"Atmospheric, haunting and evocative, Hurricane Moon is not to be
"Top pick! …The characters are well defined; the science is
imaginative but not whimsical; and the voyage is out of this world."—Romantic
"Hurricane Moon…is a resonant achievement."—Washington
Post Book World
While this book recently went out of print, I have copies of the trade paperback.
Please contact me about obtaining an autographed copy.
Cover Art by Brian W. Dow
Hello and welcome to my web site.
I write speculative fiction and belong to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
(SFWA). I also work at the Rice University Library in Houston, Texas and teach creative
writing through Rice University's School of Continuing Studies.
When not making flights of the mind - i.e., stories - my favorite activity is flying sailplanes. I
have a private pilot glider rating and friends who own wonderful power planes. So the sky
I also write nonfiction. My articles on academic and technical as well as aviation-related and creative writing
topics have appeared in international, national, and regional print and online magazines. I
edit, proofread, and do business-related and public relations writing too.
Starting last year, and due to the circumstances of my mother's final years and days, I'm writing a book that I've titled Final Glide: A Nursing Home Coping Guide.
I have an MA in Systematic Theology from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. At
the GTU, I affiliated with the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences. There I was
able to explore the relationship between religion and science before I started writing science
fiction. My science fiction and fantasy tends to have theological or spiritual angles.