Getting published in an anthology is always fun. Suddenly you have a whole new book for your shelf and résumé—and you only had to write a few pages of it!

My middle grade time-travel story, “The Time Machine Next Door,” appears in Live Free or Sci-Fi, a collection of science fiction stories set in New Hampshire. This anthology is the third volume in the New Hampshire Pulp Fiction series. (Volume two, incidentally, features the first published short story by my talented and funny VCFA classmate Adi Rule, author of Strange Sweet Song.) Live Free or Sci-Fi is available from Plaidswede Publishing.

Bearers of Distance: Poems by Runners includes my poem “Waves.” This anthology of nearly 50 poems was published by Eastern Point Lit House in 2013.

The first anthology I ever appeared in (with a creative nonfiction essay called “Ice”) was Soul of the Sky: Exploring the Human Side of Weather, published by the Mount Washington Observatory in 1999, supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation. Soul of the Sky calls itself “a different type of weather book.” Contributors include some of my favorite science and nature writers: Jan DeBlieu, Diane Ackerman, Chet Raymo, Annie Dillard, Gretel Ehrlich, and an interview with Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm.

A silly flash fiction mystery story of mine appeared in the very, very seriously titled anthology Flush Fiction, from the publisher of the Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader series.

In “The Pit,” two swashbuckling adventurers take on nomads, demons and the most fearsome enemy of all: their girlfriends’ angry father. The story begins with the line “Erhard opened the window by throwing a chair through it.” It appeared in Beacons of Tomorrow: Second Collection, published by Tyrannosaurus Press in 2008. Short stories in this collection were selected from the Illuminations Speculative Fiction Writing Contest.

“Love the book; hate the title” is how one excellent review sums up Cycling’s Greatest Misadventures, from Casagrande Press, which includes my essay “Bicycles and Bagpipes.” The anthology features 27 true stories, some terrifying, some comical, some contemplative, some downright bizarre.