There’s Still Time to Help Me Get a Car

I haven’t had a car for almost two years now. I’m working hard to make this happen, but it’s been a slow process. Tempest helped me set up a site on YouCaring for my Birthday that we called the Birthday Car Fundapalooza, where folks could help pitch in, if they so desired. We made it up to about $1200,…

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A List of Some Awesome Authors on Patreon

It seems Patreon was on everyone’s brain the other night. While I was at Orlando Book Festival, a few budding authors asked me how to launch a Patreon campaign–I recommended they first Follow a few established authors already there. It’s good to see what variety of content is being created for Patrons right now…because there are some really talented…

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Living in the Future, the Right Way

On Saturday, I woke up sad. I’d had a lovely time at the beach with old friends the day before, but for some reason (which I now blame on ragweed) Saturday morning brought with it a weepy sort of melancholy. By Saturday night, my heart was full again. I was reminded what an amazing life I lead. And I…

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The Unbreakable Princess Alethea

(I should totally have my own television show with this title. Right? Netflix, call me.) * Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition. Nor does one expect, after months of carefully planning two simultaneous conferences (BEA and the SFWA Nebula Awards weekend), a spectacularly sprained ankle. It sounds like such a small thing, doesn’t it? Yet, this sprain was severe enough…

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The Princess of Many Half-Completed Movements

“She eased closer to him, studying his face. As if he might be someone she knew but didn’t fully recognize. She shifted to one side and checked his profile, reached out like she might ruffle his hair. He was hoping, but she didn’t. She was a girl of many half-completed movements.” –Tom Piccirilli, November Mourns November Mourns was the…

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In Which Alethea Interviews Sharon Shinn for USA Today

I am happy and honored today for two reasons: 1.) that I have the opportunity to interview one of my favorite authors, Sharon Shinn, and 2.) that I get to do it for USA Today’s Happy Ever After blog. The graphic novel publisher First Second is announcing today a collaborative effort between Sharon Shinn and Molly Ostertag called The Painted…

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In Which Edmund Schubert Withdraws From the Hugos

Edmund Schubert is a dear friend and has been since IGMS was but a twinkle in Orson Scott Card’s eye. For this reason (and because he has no true platform of his own from which to speak), I am posting this on his behalf. I fully support Edmund in his decision. He continues to have my love and respect….

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Tempest Hangs With the Mermaids

Today I’m over in the Waterworld Mermaid Lagoon, hosting a very special interview with my dear friend, the infamous K. Tempest Bradford. As some of you may know, Tempest blew up the internet about a month ago when she challenged readers to consider checking out books by authors they normally wouldn’t read. It was a strange thing to sit…

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