OSC’s IGMS: Issue 67

I’m in this month’s IGMS twice! My romantic wolf tale “Sweetheart Come,” and my narration of Leah Cypess‘s beautiful “The Cost of Wonder.” Some of you may have heard that June will be the last issue of IGMS. As someone who has been part of the IGMS team since its inception, I have feelings about this. I’ll try to…

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New Release: ONCE UPON A STAR ⭐️

I am so excited to announce that our next ONCE UPON anthology, ONCE UPON A STAR, is now LIVE! Best of all, it’s specially priced for release week for just $0.99!! That’s right, all 14 stories for just a dollar…starring my long-awaited SF tale “True.love“! From the bestselling authors of the award-winning Once Upon Anthologies, the next fabulous volume…

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Like a Box of Chocolates, 2015

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the passing of Andre Norton, Grand Dame of SF. It’s difficult to believe that it’s been a decade since Miss Andre left us. When Jay asked me to contribute something to the Andre Norton Books site, I thought it only fitting to offer him the essay I wrote at the time, my eulogy…

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SFWA Announces 2013 Nebula Nominees

The official Press Release: 2013 Nebula Awards Nominees Announced Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America are pleased to announce the 2013 Nebula Awards nominees (presented 2014), the nominees for the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation, and the nominees for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy. Best Novel We Are All Completely…

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Nominate Princess Alethea…for everything!

Okay…not *everything*. But I am happy to report that I have more than one work this year eligible for award nominations! Yay! * Best Novel /Andre Norton Award HERO (Fantasy, YA) — Second in the Woodcutter Sisters series of fairy tale mash-up novels. (Think “Once Upon a Time” meets “The Princess Bride”) Saturday Woodcutter is a girl with a…

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My 2013 Baltimore Book Fest Schedule

ACK! Too many things going on! I will only be appearing at the Baltimore Book Festival one day: this FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH. Here’s my schedule: 3:00-4:00pm YA Paranormal/Romance Location: Maryland Romance Writers Pavilion 4:00-5:45 Workshop: What’s New in Young Adult Fiction: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal Location: SFWA Pavilion I will be around all day (or, as soon as I…

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Do Not Miss This

I posted a Very Important Essay on the Waterworld Mermaids site today called “How to Lose an Award Without Losing Your Mind.” All you folks who were there with me (in body and spirit) the night of the Nebula Awards — you’re not going to want to miss this one. It’s personal. Which means it’s a good one. xox

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Letter to My Child, Alethea

Yes, Sweetheart, I AM your biggest fan (don’t tell Dad!) When you were little and they told us you were a gifted child we were so worried that we would somehow let you down as parents. It’s hard enough knowing what to do with a normal child but a gifted one?? What they didn’t tell us was that we…

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ENCHANTED Nominated for the 2012 Andre Norton Award

I’ve been hoping and wishing and praying for this moment since I bought four boxes of books from my friend back in 2004. Now, it’s official. ENCHANTED has made the final ballot for the 2012 Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy. I…I don’t even know what to say. Except maybe “thank you” to all the…

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Jan 26th SFWA Music & Authors Event

Here’s the official flyer for the Jan 26th SFWA event at Mad City Coffee in Columbia, MD — if you’re in the area, I hope you’ll join us. I promise to have some HERO swag! (I also hear their hummus is to die for. Must remember to bring after-hummus breath mints.)

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