Did Twitter die?

I use a third-party app, Tweetbot, and it’s throwing this error stream. I’m seeing other reports of access issues, so this feels close to the end. 🥺😢

“Through the Mirror” is now available on Escape Pod!

An image of the Escape Pod logo with the text "Escape Pod" set above an escape pod flying away from a planet and its moon. In the background is a purple and blue nebula. Text at the bottom reads, "Edited by Mur Lafferty & S B Divya"

Escape Pod, The Original Science Fiction Podcast, has published my original short story, Through the Mirror for your listening or reading pleasure!

It’s a little under 3,000 words about the intersection of artificial intelligence, Christian nationalism, and resistance.

If you enjoy it, would you please tell a friend about it?

Thank you and thanks to everyone at Escape Pod, especially Mur Lafferty, for supporting this story and Eric Luke for his great narration!

(Image © Escape Artists, Inc.)

Heather Kilbourn is looking for work, December 2022 edition

Like many others in the tech industry this year, I received news this morning that my contract is ending at the end of December. So, I’m back on the hunt for a Principal- or Director-level role in people and business management, product/program management, customer experience analysis and optimization, or communications.

A flyer with tear-offs on the bottom like someone is advertising something. The top headline says, "Hello?" Below that is a picture of Lionel Ritchie. Below his picture is a sub-heading that says, "Is it me you're looking for?"

Each of the tear-offs is a line from his 1984 #1 hit single, "Hello".

I’ve been in tech for…well, a while, and offer a wealth of skills and experiences in the following:

  • People manager from executives to front line
  • Startup and Fortune 100 business operations experience
  • Product management for entertainment mobile apps/web with a 300M+ MAU
  • Website customer experience management and optimization for 75M+ page properties
  • Reactive and proactive communications (plus I’m a published author)
  • Datacenter operations, developer documentation support, project management, etc.

I get stuff done!

If any of y’all out there have any job leads for anything in the zone, I’d be most appreciative, thank you!

My LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kilbo/

My original short story, “Through the Mirror”, will be published by Escape Pod!

An image of the Escape Pod logo with the text "Escape Pod" set above an escape pod flying away from a planet and its moon. In the background is a purple and blue nebula. Text at the bottom reads, "Edited by Mur Lafferty & S B Divya"

The contract is signed, and I’m very happy to announce that the Hugo Award finalist Escape Pod, The Original Science Fiction Podcast, will be publishing my original short story, Through the Mirror!

If narrator scheduling holds, it should be available mid-December 2022 and you can be sure I’ll let you know when it’s available.

In the meantime, you can subscribe to their podcast RSS feed at https://escapepod.org/feed/podcast, follow them on Twitter @EscapePodcast, and listen to or read their back catalog at www.escapepod.org.

Thank you to everyone at Escape Pod for supporting this story!

(Image © Escape Artists, Inc.)

Central Park, New York City, August 21, 2022

A photograph taken in Central Park, New York City. The view is southwest over The Pond. In the foreground are blooming yellow flowers. The mid ground is the pond and trees surrounding it. In the background, skyscrapers tower.

I visited New York City this summer and took in the city and its galleries. I took a spin through Central Park on a Sunday and it was jam-packed with people doing all sorts of things.

But a close look revealed moments of natural stillness and beauty.

Photograph ©Heather Kilbourn.