Under the Influence

Tomorrow night is the SFWA Nebula Awards ceremony where the Andre Norton Award will be announced. Only half of the nominees are able to be present (six out of twelve is a pretty good turnout), but it’s definitely going to be a night for me…in particular…to remember. For now, I have one last day of being the shiny, almost-got-it…

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My MISTI-Con 2013 Schedule

For those up here in lovely New Hampshire at MISTI-Con: FRIDAY 3:45pm — Literary Reading (Gunstock) SATURDAY 10:00am — Meet The Authors (Gunstock) 4:00pm — So You Wanna Be a Writer (Gunstock) SUNDAY 3:00pm — The State of Young Adult Fiction (Gunstock) 4:00pm — Author Signing (Tent) 7:00pm — Masquerade Enchanted will be available for sale in paperback after…

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483rd Time’s the Charm

…at least, that FEELS like how many HERO cover reveals I’ve had to date. But this one is For Real and For True…and already up via publisher feed at Amazon UK. (But don’t ask me why the UK seems to have a December release date — I don’t know that answer yet.) One again, Art Director Christine Kettner has…

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Saturday May 4 — Loudoun Local Authors Fair

Come one, come all! (ESPECIALLY MY YAS KIDS!) *************** Local Authors Fair Cascades Library 21030 Whitfield Place, Sterling, VA Saturday, May 4, 10:00 am-5:00 pm This is your opportunity to meet and talk with many authors from our area who will discuss their latest works, chat with you, and sign books.  All ages, all day! *************** Of course, like…

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A HERO for Heroes

You want a copy of HERO *waaaaay* before October? GO GET IT. AND HELP A GOOD CAUSE. Day 7 Item #4: Author Alethea Kontis The Write Stuff for Boston Auction Day 7 Item #4: ARC of HERO and limited edition swag from Author Alethea Kontis You are bidding on: ·         ARC of HERO ·         Limited edition swag Opening Bid:…

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Her Majesty’s Dead Robots

Okay, first…can I just say…now that I’ve written the title to this blog post, I really want to go write the short story that goes along with it. *sigh* What the title ACTUALLY references is my guest spot on Justin Macumber’s Dead Robots’ Society podcast. I had a GREAT time talking to Justin and Paul and Terry last night…

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Waterworld Mermaid Day

Yes, boys and girls, it’s a brand new month — that time when Princess Alethea is swimming with the Waterworld Mermaids. Today in the lagoon I’m discussing Jude Deveraux, fairy tales, and things that happen in life that are, literally, stranger than fiction. Have you ever said to someone, “Man, you can’t write this stuff.” Well…I happen to subscribe…

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