Monthly Archives: September 2011

RainFurrest Mid-Con Report

Most of my panels are over, but they were a lot of fun! The highlight for me was “The Seven Habits of Highly Successful Writers,” mostly because I got to sit next to Alan Dean Foster for an hour and … Continue reading

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Let It Begin (RainFurrest Edition)

I am here in Seattle, and the first chance you have to see me is in the San Juan Lodge in the Convention Center at 7 pm, where I will join three other talented people to ask our audience the … Continue reading

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Where To Find Me At RainFurrest!

RainFurrest has one of my favorite writing tracks of any convention. They try really hard to bring writing to the fandom and I am really happy that they’ve enlisted my help. To that end, I help with a bunch of … Continue reading

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Compy Issues

FYI all: if you’ve sent me an e-mail recently, I have received it (probably). I’m just in the process of fixing the computer that usually stores my e-mail. I can get to stuff through the web, it just may take … Continue reading

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Wait, What Did I Ask?

I typed “How did people clean satin in 1900” into Google. In the first ten responses, I got links to pages with these titles: Some suggestions for unclogging your Epson printer Jesus Can Save You From Hell Cherry Hardwood Flooring … Continue reading

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The Idea Store!

Question from FA: “I was just wondering, when you don’t have any ideas for your books, how do you go about on getting them?” This is a variation on the old “where do you get your ideas” question that has … Continue reading

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Prejudice in the Market

There’s a story breaking about an agent that offered representation of a YA novel–if the authors removed “teh gay” from it. They hasten to say that they don’t blame the agent; the agent is just representing what will sell. This … Continue reading

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“Science Friction” teaser

I have a new book coming out at RainFurrest in just over a week! It’s called “Science Friction,” and it is a brand-new novella set in the Forester Universe. Here’s the blurb: Meet Vaxy the pine marten. He’s a graduate … Continue reading

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Ten Years Ago…

You’ll read a lot of memories of 9/11 today, unless you’re trying to avoid them by shutting off the Internet. If you don’t want to hear mine, that’s cool, but at least skip to the bottom and watch the video, … Continue reading

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The Hamlet Thing

A lot of you have heard of the retelling of Hamlet by a popular SF author(*). Though the novella was first published a couple years ago, and republished this spring, it’s only recently become Big News. The Big News (if … Continue reading

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