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...

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...

“We Have Always Fought”: Essays on Craft, Fiction & Fandom

“We Have Always Fought”: Essays on Craft, Fiction & Fandom

Jun 2, 2014

Today I get to drop 85,000 words of collected essays on writing craft, publishing, marketing, publicity, fandom and celebrity on the internet – this time all in one neat package. “We Have Always Fought” is the title of the first blog post to be nominated for a Hugo Award, and is included in this collection for those who haven’t already...

Blood from Stone: Finding Joy When Writing Becomes Work

Blood from Stone: Finding Joy When Writing Becomes Work

May 14, 2014

I was sitting around with some folks at my day job, waiting for another colleague to arrive for a meeting, when someone asked me how my vacation had been. “Oh, the usual,” I said. “I had book deadlines.” This turned into a discussion about the trials of publishing, book covers, and author control over payments and marketing. After talking about how you...

I’ll Sleep When It’s May: Stop. Drop. And Write.

I’ll Sleep When It’s May: Stop. Drop. And Write.

Mar 28, 2014

I’ll be in stealth mode throughout April this year. I’ve got edits due on THE MIRROR EMPIRE and a writing retreat later in the month exclusively dedicated to burning through pages on book 2, and the last thing I need to be doing when completing loads of work is chatting with other humans, even and especially on the internet. The good news is I do...

Awards Eligibility and Recommendations

Awards Eligibility and Recommendations

Jan 13, 2014

I’ve never been keen on listing eligible works, especially when I don’t have many, but I keep fielding questions about this on Twitter, so here’s a post I can point ya’ll to instead of endlessly rehashing. Ok? Ready. Set. Go. BEST NOVEL (all) RAPTURE, my last book, came out in 2012, so isn’t eligible for any 2013 awards. Nor is the...

Surviving an Extroverted World, Pondering the Soft Apocalypse

Surviving an Extroverted World, Pondering the Soft Apocalypse

Nov 10, 2013

I hadn’t been to Europe in over ten years, so I was about due. Trips of this length have their drawbacks – costs being one, and exhaustion over the sheer logistics to get there being another. I’m pretty introverted, so navigating the astonishing mob of people en route to other places can be a nightmare. But if you want to live life to the fullest,...

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