“Hello, my name is…”

Everybody gets the story this month—Patrons and blog readers and social media followers alike. Everybody. Because I’m the Princess, and I said so. * Hello, My Name Is… Katy. Simi. Justin. Ursula. Dallas. Kathryn. Bill. An unconscionable amount of good people have left this world since my birthday in January. Want to know the worst part? I feel like…

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Hypericon 2017

  Friday June 16th 3:00pm – Fantasy Writing – Alethea & Friends 5:00pm – Opening Ceremonies Saturday June 17th 12:00pm – Main Event – Alethea Kontis 1:00pm – From Kickstarter to Patreon: Making Donations Work for You 2:00pm – More Than Ideas, Seeing a Writing Project Through Sunday June 18th 1:00pm – Surprise Q&A *Copies of my books are…

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Miss Andre and The Norton Award

(This blog is part of the SFWA Norton Award Blog Tour.) ************* I don’t really get nervous speaking in front of crowds anymore. Public speaking is one of those skills that can be exceptionally difficult to learn, but well worth braving that initial terror to get to the other side. The biggest benefit is that when someone in an…

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Fairy Godmother Carol

…but she wasn’t a Berning yet. In honor of Fairy Godmothers’ Day, I present to you a page from the history book of one of my own Fairy Godmothers. At the age of 16, Carol traveled to Miami Beach, Florida with her family and sang “I Wish You Love” on the Ted Mack Amateur Hour show (brought to you…

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Ann Patchett, On Parnassus

If you did not happen to see The Colbert Report last night, click here and fast forward about 15 minutes to see Ann Patchett knock one out of the park for brick-and-mortar bookstores. WELL DONE, ANN! Here’s the link to http://www.parnassusbooks.net/. Go buy something.

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Blood Oath Reviews

Reviews of a different sort — from the movie that became my second credit on IMDB. (Not only is my name in the opening credits of Blood Oath…it’s even SPELLED CORRECTLY!) Before you read any–or all–of these, just keep one thing in mind: we didn’t set out to produce Shakespeare. We were a bunch of kids in the woods…

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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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