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Sunday, January 25, 2009


You know that phrase: too many irons in the fire? Sometimes, I'm a blacksmith.

Works in the Making

Harem of Droids:
When David Redd's toaster starts predicting the future he knows something is wrong. When he gets attacked by robots, he knows something is very wrong. Aided by corporate-spy/stripper Aiko and his baby sister/hacker extraordinaire, David has to stop a psychopath with dreams of world domination before his dissertation is due.
HoD is currently at the 50k mark, and will be completed and prepared for the agent-search as soon as I get my act together.

Based in the future, children called Apathetics are born. They are incapable of feeling emotions. The government grabs the chance to turn them into sleeper agents. Twenty years later, when the project is about to be deployed, three Apathetics find out about their past and decide to fight back.
Patiently waiting in the queue.

Perchance to Dream:
A "Hamlet" retelling from Ophelia's point of view.
Currently a very rough short story that is begging to be expanded, but needs to learn to wait its turn.

Long Island has been quarantined after a Native American curse sets a shape-shifter loose. A young man, the last of the people allowed to leave the Island, returns in search for his mother, a doctor who never left. He meets a young woman, Georgianna Never, who is trying to run away from her destiny as an Alpha.
Currently in the outline stages and waiting in a holding pattern until I learn how to function with negative sleep.


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Here are the answers to a few questions I receive on an alarmingly regular basis.

Q: Are you Puerto Rican?
No. I am Italian, Irish and German.

Q: You don't speak Spanish?
Shockingly, no. I took four years of Spanish in school and can barely converse with a toddler. I can speak a bit of Russian, but not enough that would be useful if I was suddenly dropped in the middle of Moscow.

Q: Are you married?
Definitely not. I have not yet found that 'special someone.' In other words, I haven't found that one person who doesn't bore me after more than a few months. Also, the only way I would seriously consider a marriage proposal was if he proposed to me with THIS.

Q: Do you have kids?
Emphatically, no. Nothing against kids, but I think that, for the most part, children are sticky and loud. I am also 90% sure I wouldn't be very good at parenting. It would be nice if kids came with a money-back guarantee.

Q: Do you live around here?

Q: Ninjas or pirates?
Ninjas. Hands down.

Any other prying questions you'd like the answers to?
Email me!


A short bio for those who don't like reading.

Nic Tusa is a 22 year old writer of things; mostly sci fi, fantasy and things that go 'boom,' however, the occasional thoughtful, sensitive piece. She currently resides in New York, but has dreams of moving to London.


A long bio for those who want to know.

Nic Tusa, writer extraordinaire to be, was born in 1988 in New York. She skipped kindergarten, did the traditional school thing, ran cross country and track, and wanted to be a doctor. Then James Joyce happened, she figured out that she liked neither chemistry nor physics, and decided to go to school for her REAL passion, writing.

After a four-year stint at a liberal arts college in upstate New York (oh, the snow), Nic completed her B.A. degree in Creative Writing, won a fiction prize, made two boys cry, wrote and drew a graphic novel, started working on Harem of Droids (the title of which came from a strange, yet forgettable conversation in the dining hall), and won a film treatment contest for the concept of Anomaly (which is also still a work in progress).

Currently, Nic plans on fleeing the country for the land of awesome accents, tea and Doctor Who in order to pursue an M.F.A. in Creative Writing (unless, of course, Hollywood calls and she's forced to move to L.A.). She is a fan of extreme sarcasm, giving advice (particularly relationship advice), and will talk at length about the following topics: Star Trek, Doctor Who, why caffeine is awesome, and steampunk fashion (among other things).