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Mary Robinette Kowal

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Mary Robinette Kowal was the 2008 recipient of the Campbell Award for Best New Writer and her short story "For Want of a Nail" won the 2011 Hugo. Her stories have appeared in Strange Horizons, Asimov’s, and several Year's Best anthologies. She is the author of Shades of Milk and Honey and Glamour in Glass (Tor 2012).

Mary, a professional puppeteer and voice actor, has performed for LazyTown (CBS), the Center for Puppetry Arts, Jim Henson Pictures and founded Other Hand Productions. Her designs have garnered two UNIMA-USA Citations of Excellence, the highest award an American puppeteer can achieve. She also records fiction for authors such as Kage Baker, Cory Doctorow and John Scalzi.

Mary lives in Chicago with her husband Rob and over a d
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Mary Robinette Kowal When you're recording, you have to be word perfect without any stumbles. In practice, this means that we stop every couple of paragraphs because I…moreWhen you're recording, you have to be word perfect without any stumbles. In practice, this means that we stop every couple of paragraphs because I mispronounce something or stumble over a tricky word. Sometimes just random tongue-ties, too. When that happens, there's plenty of time to take a sip of water.

That's really the secret. Lots of hydration.

Also, in the booth, I don't have to project, which means less air passing through my mouth and less dryness. Comparatively.

Mostly, it's just water.(less)
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This is hilarious fanfic set in my Glamourist Histories universe. Whoever "Melody Ellsworth" is, she's nailed my voice. I suspect that it might be a group of my friends.

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“One must not put trust in novelists, Beth; they create worlds to fit their own needs and drive their characters mad in doing it.”
Mary Robinette Kowal, Shades of Milk and Honey

“She sighed to cover her agitation. “You are insufferable.” “I prefer ‘inscrutable.’” He smiled, softening a little at her teasing tone, and because she had allowed the change of topic. “Inexplicable would be more accurate.” “Inconceivable!” She rested her hand on her ever-increasing stomach. “Not any longer.” He laughed and kissed her on the forehead. “I do not think that word means what you think it means.” “Humph!” But Jane was delighted that she had managed to make him laugh.”
Mary Robinette Kowal, Of Noble Family

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“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. ... No artist is pleased. [There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others”
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“The process by which the inanimate becomes animate seems to the audience to be a real miracle.”
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“Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.”
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“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
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37365 Q&A with Mary Robinette Kowal — 10 members — last activity Sep 06, 2010 08:02PM
From August 25, 2010 to September 24, 2010 the author of Shades of Milk and Honey will be on hand to answer questions as well as ask a few of her own.
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Either you write it, Read it, But you must LOVE IT! DISCUSS!
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This is a place to discuss books by Christine Amsden, award-winning author of The Immortality Virus, Touch of Fate, and Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detect ...more
65868 THRONE OF THE CRESCENT MOON Q&A / Discussion Group — 72 members — last activity Mar 14, 2016 04:23AM
I'll be using this group to answer readers' questions and encourage discussion about my debut fantasy novel, THRONE OF THE CRESCENT MOON. So please, a ...more
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Ruins is the climactic final book in the Partials Sequence, and it comes out in just one month! Seems like a great time for a Q&A. If you have any que ...more
138403 Binders Ink — 264 members — last activity Dec 28, 2014 11:43PM
BFOWW for the win.
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