Clarion West Write-a-thon

I am participating in the Clarion West Write-a-thon this year. Since it’s been 9 years since my own Clarion West class (2008), I have decided to have 9 goals:

  1. Write 3 new short story first drafts
  2. Revise and submit 3 existing short stories
  3. Add 3 chapters to my current novel WIP

The idea of the Write-a-thon is simple — writers commit to certain goals for the period of the current Clarion West workshop and collect donations that go to help the workshop. As I said on the website, I truly think of it as investing in the future of great speculative fiction. I have seen so many scarily talented people come out of the workshop and so I think it’s a no brainer to help support many years of fulfilling, enjoyable fiction for everyone.

I am not giving a specific fundraising goal, but I have decided to offer perks for people who want to donate specific amounts

I will be raffling off a complete series of my first three books — Falling Sky, Rising Tide, and Raining Fire — in print or ebook, personalized however you’d like.

For each $5 donation you get one entry for the raffle.

You get one additional entry for each $5 donation to one of my Clarion West 2008 Classmates:

https://www.clarionwest.org/members/douglaslucas/

https://www.clarionwest.org/members/tracyharford/

https://www.clarionwest.org/members/kira/

https://www.clarionwest.org/members/psbains/

https://www.clarionwest.org/members/tdelucci/

https://www.clarionwest.org/members/aowomoyela/

https://www.clarionwest.org/members/mcroft/

https://www.clarionwest.org/members/shanusmagnus/

https://www.clarionwest.org/members/carolryles/

https://www.clarionwest.org/members/edenrobins/

https://www.clarionwest.org/members/owen08/

https://www.clarionwest.org/members/pamelarentz/

https://www.clarionwest.org/members/christopherreynaga/

For a $20 donation, you can read any of the revised stories before they’re published.

For a $50 donation (stolen from Caroline Yoachim),  I will write a story of indeterminate length (but probably short) based on 5-10 words that you supply as a prompt (I will only use some of them).

For $100 you will be tuckerized in an upcoming work, either a short story or novel.

I hope you will consider donating to what is a worthy source of future art and entertainment and sponsor me here. 

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Raining Fire – Coming July 18, 2017!


Raining Fire, the third and final book in the Ben Gold series, will be released on July 18, 2017. This book ties up the story begun in Falling Sky leading to an explosive conclusion. Available for pre-order at Amazon and Barnes & Noble now.

Rising Tide -Out now!


Rising Tide, the sequel to Falling Sky, was released on October 6, 2015. Publisher's Weekly said, "Khanna crafts a terrifyingly dismal picture of the future, raising the stakes by gradually stripping Ben of friends and support while throwing him into increasingly dire situations. His worldbuilding remains solid and unsettling, and he never loses sight of the human element. The cliffhanger ending is sure to leave readers on the edges of their seats, panting for resolution."

Falling Sky – Out now!


Falling Sky, my first novel, came out October 7, 2014 from Pyr. It's an adventure story set in a post-apocalyptic future with airships. Publisher's Weekly called it a "solid and memorable debut" while Library Journal gave it a starred review and named it Debut of the Month. For more information, please click here.

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