My Dragon*Con 2011 Schedule (Redux)

Because you might have missed it, here it is again. Write it down! And be sure to attend PRINCESS ALETHEA’S TRAVELING SIDESHOW! Readings! Dancing! Singing! Puppets! Rubber duckies! Zombie Haiku! Free FABULOUS swag bags for the first 48 people! Fun for the whole family! You don’t want to miss it! Convention Dates are Fri(9/2/11), Sat(9/3/11), Sun(9/4/11), and Mon(9/5/11) ——————-…

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Nifty Site of the Day

The nifty site of today is the Book Blogger Directory — the “Big Blog of Book Blogs” — most specifically, this page which lists a plethora of YA Science Fiction and Fantasy blogs. Definitely worth checking out!

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The Princess and the Unicorns

A few years ago — 2009 to be exact — I decided I was going to bring the unicorn back. I missed it. Not as something to bastardize or make fun of, but the honest-to-god legendary immortal being of magnificence and power. I remember reading all sorts of historical books about unicorns when I was a teenager, so I…

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Barrels of Ugh

The migraine monster has been raging for almost a week now, the fairy goddaughters have come home from vacation sick as dogs, and Dragon*Con is in less than two weeks. I can do this. I know I can. I am awesome. But I’m wondering if I should just get sick now and get it over with or fight…possibly to…

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Word Metrics Tues-Thurs

Figures, once I started with this that it would only take two days for me to get Shanghaied. Tuesday I had to work at the bookstore until 1am, and Wednesday I was down like a dog with a serious migraine (that I’m still fighting off). Yesterday I did get a lot of work done that I needed to do,…

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Parnassus Rising

Like many other folks who live in Nashville (or used to), I mourned the loss of Davis-Kidd Bookstore. I met David Sedaris at that bookstore, and Orson Scott Card for the first time. I had my very first booksigning there. The staff actually knew about books and cared about books and actually read books and recommended them to people….

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RIP Colin Harvey

I honestly don’t know what to say. No one from the Codex Writers has ever died before. I’ve been in shock since I woke up this morning and saw all the Tweets and thought groggily, “I know that name. He’s a movie star, isn’t he? Movie stars are named Colin.” Our Colin was a star, all right. I hope…

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Word Metrics

I’m posting this, and then I’m going to bed. I SWEAR. It’s back to the novel tomorrow. Date: Monday 8/15 Project: “Like a Thief in the Light” Deadline: August 15, 2011 New words written: 2264 Present total word count: 4464 words – FINISHED!

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The Secret Password

Okay, so I’m testing out my Super Secret Password Protected Posts with this story I just finished. I encourage you to enter the password and read the story, and then email me with your feedback! I wrote this one kind of quickly so I know it’s rough, but I sent it off anyway…because there was a deadline, and that’s…

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