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NEWS:

A story of mine called "The Hall of the Cavern King" appears in the upcoming anthology These Vampires Don't Sparkle, edited by Carol Hightshoe and published by Sky Warrior Books.

This fall I'm teaching The Art of Editing through the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies at Rice University.

In July I was a guest at ArmadilloCon in Austin. Once again, it was a terrific convention.

Last September I participated in a Science Fiction/Fantasy panel at the 2013 Waco Cultural Arts Fest. The other SFF writers on the panel were Patrice Sarath and Bryan Gifford.

Last summer I was a guest at ApolloCon in Houston and then at the World Science Fiction Convention in San Antonio, LoneStarCon 3.

The first E-reader editions of my science fiction stories are now available at Amazon. More are on the way and so is a sequel to Hurricane Moon.

Hurricane Moon

Pyr SF&F
ISBN 978-1-59102-545-0

 

"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 missed."—Starlog

"Top pick! …The characters are well defined; the science is imaginative but not whimsical; and the voyage is out of this world."—Romantic Times

"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 of Hurricane Moon
Cover Art by Brian W. Dow
www.briandowstudio.com

Hello and welcome to my web site.


glider
photo by John Cross

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 always beckons.  

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.