I started working on it sometime in December and... Read more of this blog post »
I told you yesterday about rumours that my publisher, Fantastic Books Publishing, was planning to issue the new, revised edition of my dystopian science fiction novella, The Methuselah Strain. Well, turns out those reports were true. Dan Grubb, the owner of the p...Read more of this blog post »
That award has prompted angry exchanges between literary heavywe... Read more of this blog post »
Today’s the last of four Sundays where I’ve had the pleasure to run you through some of New Lit Salon Press‘s wonderful science fiction anthology Startling Sci-Fi: New Tales of the Beyond. After being lucky enough to get a sneak peak of it, and loving it, I knew I wanted to try to boost the signa...Read more of this blog post »
Thanks you, Convergence Book Reviews! Read more of this blog post »
I'm signing and numbering all 250 of them, and I'm going to give them out at all my tour stopsc... Read more of this blog post »
Excerpts of Italian translations all collated into one dowloadable document (ePub, Mobi and PDF). Links at the bottom of this post
RJ Scott | Proteggere Morgan | Il miracolo di Natale | Natale a New-York
Sue Brown | Non succede mai nulla | Sabbia e sale - Serie Sull’Isola di Wight, Libro 1 | Rappo... Read more of this blog post »
Time to push this again - THE UNSPOKEN anthology proceeds go to cancer charities. Go buy it in paperback or ebook.
Stories by greats like Tim Lebbon, John Shirley, Guy N Smith, Anna Taborska and many more. Read more of this blog post »
So surprises (like trilogies) often come in threes!
First surprise: Courtney Pierce is the winner of theAprilcast-a-characterOblivion ARC give-away. Congrats Courtney!
And thank you all for your amazing Nevermore casting suggestions! I loved reading them and seeing the different choices. Maybe one...Read more of this blog post »
This year I was to pick up Nick Flynn--I practiced (my daughter plays Nick), made sure my camera phone was charged, set the mode to Airplane. I was prepared.
Except along the way, I was lucky enough to add Gregory Pardlo, this year's Pulitzer... Read more of this blog post »
“We must move out now,” Linvin answered. “Any farmer with livestock and crops still in the fields this far into the fall will be up at the break of day. We must not be discovered here. Furthermore, anyone... Read more of this blog post »
It's a well-known fact that I spend most of my days off at home--usually writing, sometimes working in the garden (more about that in my next post) . But yesterday, the first Saturday in May, was an exception.
My lovely friend Rob owns a store called Imagicka in Binghamton (a little over an hour a... Read more of this blog post »
So here, I’ll open up what will probably be a very short discussion: I love the book jacket art for The Gilded Hour, but I can’t deny there’s a big anachronism right in the middle of it. The novel takes place in 1883, and photo on the cover showsthe Washington Square Park arch. From the NYU websi...Read more of this blog post »
where the enthusiasmand energyand good willis so high
Bright and cheery welcome
students independently engaged
playing with words
Thank youFay Schoolfor a beauteousand deliciousvisit.
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My May Day themed historical short story with paranormal overtones Jack in the Green, is out today in its 2nd edition.
It’ll be available exclusively from JMS Books (and at a 20% discount) for one week, then at all major e-tailers on May 10th.
Jack in the Green
Stranded in a remote country villag...Read more of this blog post »
i really liked the way my gray floral sweatshirt fleece lady skater dress came out, so i decided to make another in a more summer-appropriate fabric:
this is a baby rib knit i got from fabric.com. i bought two colors of the same fabric: blue & hot pink. i think i originally bought them to m...Read more of this blog post »
You wouldn’t be a writer if you... Read more of this blog post »
“Setting the gently sloshing tank on the dresser, Ellsworth sprinkled in some food and spent a few minutes watching the little fish dart up and away from the surface, over and over again. Like always, it did something to him, that movement, something he could never quite figure out. It seemed to...Read more of this blog post »
I was reading the new Steve Jobs biography last week, and the author briefly touched on the roll-out of the iTunes store. Prior to the launch of the store, iTunes was just another place to organize songs, most of them no doubtstolen via Napster, which was terrorizing studios at the time.
Even with...Read more of this blog post »
You read that right: Just the annual bonuses for just the sliver of Americans who work just in finance just in New York City dwarfed th... Read more of this blog post »
Coming May 15, 2015 from MLR Press
The wilds of San Francisco are a long way from the rural-Utah beat of Deputy Joe Peterson.
Kabe’s former Dom, the man who protected him in prison, dies and Kabe, along with Jack’s other boys, returns to The City to pay their... Read more of this blog post »
In a long piece about apocalyptic fiction for NPR, writer Jason Heller calls The Apocalypse Triptych “the most ambitious, audacious undertaking of its kind” and describes the stories as “stories of loss, love, betrayal, and survival pitted against a backdrop of earth-shattering cataclysm” and as...Read more of this blog post »
I’m in Toronto for a couple of days, working on a show, before I go to Ottawa later this week.
I’ve had a nice time while I’ve been here, though I wasn’t prepared for how profoundly lonely I would feel after just 24 hours away from my family. I guess after months of spending as much time with my w...Read more of this blog post »
What is a story butscenes? Put one scene after another–and you have a story! Of course, it’s alittle more complicated than that. Those scenes have to hang together in a way that makes sense. They have to create a contiguous arc. Every one of those scenes needs to be integral to that arc. If a sce...Read more of this blog post »
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Resumes, Interviews & Careers was written to help you get more interviews, better job offers, and ultimately land your dream job.
I've worked with many students and professionals looking to advance their career... Read more of this blog post »
For those who’ve asked me on Twitter about the possibility of new Area X/Southern Reach fiction, I can report that I’m (slowly) working on a novella entitled “The Bird Watchers.” The novella is set during the last week before the event that created Area X and the viewpoint character is Old Jim...Read more of this blog post »
The first E-book in my QUAKER BRIDES series is on sale this week only for 99 cents! Normally $14.99. So don’t miss this sale!
(Click covers to purchase.)
H...Read more of this blog post »
In other news, it's supposed to be near 80F today (26C), and I can't remember how to do that. What do I wear again? Do I bring a layer? Should I open the windows? What's going on?
Only a few days ago, there were still piles of snow… Read more of this blog post »
A week or so ago I attended a school production of 1984. With a small cast, limited props and basic lighting and sound, they did an excellent job of bringing George Orwell’s classic novel to life. As I was watching, it struck me how relevant and frightening the story remains today (in fact, just...Read more of this blog post »
Two books I’ve read recently had quite an impact on me, and so I am sharing them with you.
The Remains of War, Surviving the Other Concentration Camps of World War II
by Pauline Kok-Schurgers
I forget where I read ab...Read more of this blog post »
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