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Veronica Belmont

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Veronica is a video host and writer based out of San Francisco. Currently, she is working on Sword & Laser (podcast and video) and just wrapped up the Sword & Laser Anthology. Previously, you may have seen her on Tekzilla, Fact or Fictional, or Game On!

On BBC America, Veronica was the host of the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Pre (and Post) Show, and the co-host of Gizmodo: The Gadget Testers! She was also the original host of Qore on the Playstation Network.

Her first published short story appeared in HELP FUND MY ROBOT ARMY!!! and Other Improbable Crowdfunding Projects.

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Hey everyone!

My first published short story, CATASSASSINS! is a part of the Help Fund my Robot Army!!! & Other Improbable Crowdfunding Projects anthology.

I'm excited (and a little nervous). I also learned someone is turning it into an audio drama, so more on that later when I have the details!

Thanks to everyone who supported the Kickstarter for the anthology, and I hope you enjoy the stor... Read more of this blog post »
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message 17: by Tipper

Tipper Dun dun dun....CATASSASSINS! coming soon! :)

message 16: by Jena

Jena Thank you for the friend add Veronica! I look forward to the excellent reading recs! :)

message 15: by Sonic

Sonic Alpha Thank you for the response to my YouTube comment regarding the S&L group on the latest S&L video. I'll start posting in there, I promise.

I guess I better get my shields up, and set my phaser to stun... ;)

message 14: by Patrick

Patrick Veronica, I read this quote from one of Kevin Hearne's Iron Druid books and immediately thought of you and Bonnie Burton...but I can't post on Bonnie's wall so perhaps you can share it amongst yaselves if you are so inclined.

"On a Creep Scale from Hello Kitty to Cthulhu, I award it a Freddy Krueger."

Booksaremagic1 Hi Veronica! Been stalking your Sword & Lazer shelf recently. Picked up half of the list already. In the middle of finishing "The Fall of Hyperion" in audio book form :))

message 12: by Eric

Eric Birk Thank you for becoming my Goodreads friend.

message 11: by Robert

Robert jones im curious, what exactly does sword and laser mean?? also i wanted to thank you and sword and laser for allowing me to get back into reading. with the advent of technology and laziness i seemed to have stop reading from the age of 15 on i used to have a very extensive vocabulary and ive noticed its quite lacking lately watching s and l has enflamed my desire to read again thank you both for helping me rediscover my love for reading.

message 10: by Billy

Billy Guile thank you! i hope to learn from your obviously proven expertise :)

Kristen Thanks for being a good reads buddy! I've discovered some awesome books thanks to you and sword and laser. Looking forward to finding more :)

Graeme Stokes Hi Veronica thanks for the friendship

message 7: by Ruben

Ruben Thanks for accepting my friend request :D. Btw, I looked trough the books that you've read, and I can't believe that you haven't read the Terry Goodkind 'sword of truth' books, you should really try them :)

message 6: by Rick

Rick Barnett I am assimilated. Resistance was futile.

Terrea Thanks for the add! Looking forward to sharing book recommendations! =)

Adhameskandrany hi you very good my love

Ashley Hi Veronica,

I just wanted to thank you for accepting my friendship invite; I really appreciate it!

P.S. I love your profile pic!

Nathaniel Hi Veronica. Thanks for friending me.

message 1: by Jalil

Jalil hi tx for add

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