When You Let Go

When You Let Go

Dec 19, 2014

Three weeks ago, our ten year old Great Pyrenees, Nana, fell down the stairs. She had been slowing down of late, but I figured that was expected, as ten years is the lower end of the life expectancy range for these big dogs. But when we heard a scrabbling on the stairs, a thump, and that terrible hurt dog whining, we realized her decline was, perhaps, happening...

ConFusion 2015: Panel Schedule

ConFusion 2015: Panel Schedule

Dec 18, 2014

I’ll be at CONFusion next month (eeeee) from January 16th-19th. That’s… in 2015! 10 days before my book will be due! OH LORDY. I plan to be at the bar that Thursday night, so I do hope to see the early birds there as well to kick off the drinking right, as you can see my first panel isn’t until 5pm on Friday. And if you miss that...

Newsflash: All Quiet Until 2015

Newsflash: All Quiet Until 2015

Dec 16, 2014

So, now that the last announcement of the year is out, I’m off to go finish this fucking book that’s due in SIX WEEKS EEEEEEEEEE┬áso you can read EMPIRE ASCENDANT on time in October of 2015, so I can get started on THE STARS ARE LEGION which is DUE in October 2015 (yes, do the math there with writing/promo and life looks grim in October), so you can...

THE HURLEY ARCHIVES: Archiving Papers at NIU

THE HURLEY ARCHIVES: Archiving Papers at NIU

Nov 25, 2014

So this summer I was approached by a couple of folks asking about archiving my papers. This was, as you’d imagine (especially those of you who’ve been reading this blog for ten years) a rather surreal experience for me. The first time I thought it was a fluke. The second time, I was genuinely confused. Who would be interested in this stuff, really?...

MIRROR EMPIRE Back in Print! Holiday Giveaway

MIRROR EMPIRE Back in Print! Holiday Giveaway

Nov 17, 2014

After a tough few weeks (we sold out of the first printing in, like, a month) I’m pleased to announce that THE MIRROR EMPIRE is back in print! That means it should be showing up at your favorite bookstores (not just B&N) today or later this week. Amazon, B&N, Booksamillion already show it available, and any bookstore you ask should be able to order...

THE MIRROR EMPIRE In-Stock Date: NOVEMBER 11th (U.S.)

THE MIRROR EMPIRE In-Stock Date: NOVEMBER 11th (U.S.)

Oct 29, 2014

The publishing wheels grind and grind and grind, and now we have an official back-in-stock-date for THE MIRROR EMPIRE. As most folks know, my publisher, Angry Robot, was up for sale this summer at the behest of its parent company, Osprey, which resulted in a bit of a business interruption while they were transferred over to their new owner. THE MIRROR EMPIRE did...

On Becoming What You Hate, Redux

On Becoming What You Hate, Redux

Oct 15, 2014

When I was 18 I was living in a shitty apartment, far from home, with an emotionally abusive boyfriend. I felt totally powerless in my own life. I contemplated suicide often. I would learn, later, that taking birth control pills had caused a debilitating state of depression, one I simply could not shake, no matter how much I willed it. Being mentally fucked up...

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