Burn it All Down: Wiscon’s Failure of Feminism

Burn it All Down: Wiscon’s Failure of Feminism

Jul 21, 2014

There are two ways to change an organization: the first is from the inside out – joining existing structures, working one’s way up through them, turning like minds to your cause, and revolutionizing the institution from the inside out. The other way to do it is to burn the fucker down to the ground.  The first way is much harder, as there’s a very real...

On Public Speaking While Fat

On Public Speaking While Fat

Jul 15, 2014

I admit that looking at pictures of myself the last couple of years always involves a bit of dissonance. Since God’s War came out and I switched to a job that no longer requires me to bike into work every day, I have – as has happened to many writers – put on about 70 pounds. This is easy to forget when you work at home a lot and don’t go out much. There...

Readercon Schedule: Boston area appearances!

Readercon Schedule: Boston area appearances!

Jul 7, 2014

So, right off the heels of CONvergence, I have a smaller, lit-focused con I’m attending this weekend outside Boston – Readercon. This will be a much slower-paced con, as I’m told there are only about 750 or so folks there, mostly writers and book-loving folks, which I anticipate will be a very, very different con experience. Certainly more my...

Mapping the Days of Our Lives: MIRROR EMPIRE Map & Giveaway

Mapping the Days of Our Lives: MIRROR EMPIRE Map & Giveaway

Jul 2, 2014

(if you’re only here for the giveaway, here’s the details: To enter to win a full-color, wall-sized map of what appears in MIRROR EMPIRE, signed by the author, simply reply to this post on Facebook, Google Plus, or @tweet the same to me @kameronhurley with tag #mirrorempire and let me know your favorite fantasy map, yours or someone...

The Angry Robot Imprint Bomb & MIRROR EMPIRE

The Angry Robot Imprint Bomb & MIRROR EMPIRE

Jun 20, 2014

I wasn’t going to comment at length on this, because MIRROR EMPIRE and EMPIRE ASCENDANT are published by Angry Robot Books, as opposed to its imprints, which were cancelled today, Exhibit A and Strange Chemistry. My heart goes out to all the staff and authors affected by these decisions, which I know were painful. I’ve had a contract cancelled...

CONvergence Schedule

CONvergence Schedule

Jun 20, 2014

Surfacing from the ragged bowels of the EMPIRE ASCENDANT manuscript to note that two weeks from today, I’ll be in Bloomington, MN for CONvergence. I’ll be rolling in midday or so on Thursday, and out of there Sunday morning. Do catch me at a signing or after a panel. I’ll also be bringing a few copies of God’s War,Infidel, and Rapture -...

You Don’t Have to Be Evil to Sell Things: A Primer on Ad Writing & Sexism

You Don’t Have to Be Evil to Sell Things: A Primer on Ad Writing & Sexism

Jun 6, 2014

I generally prefer to stick to positive imagery and commentary here, and I may eventually delete this post, but I keep seeing these lists of “vintage” sexist ads from the 50′s,60′s, and 70′s shared online so that folks may gloat about how “enlightened” we are in “this day and age.” I work in marketing and...

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