Right now I'm at Bouchercon, the annual crime/mystery convention, which is being held in Toronto this year. So why am I bringing up cross-genre fiction while I'm attending a mystery con?Read More
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Gateway transported me from my life to a future earth, which I must admit, seemed bleak, but fascinated me. Other classic science fiction novels had socked me in the nose with sense of wonder, but Frederik Pohl's Gateway invaded my dreams.Read More
The streak isn't a new concept. Streaks are ever-present and are tracked in sports, the stock market, and gambling for starters. But what about writing? The idea of the streak in writing isn't new at all. I didn't see writing as something capable of a streak, like Joe DiMaggio's streak of hitting safely in 56 consecutive baseball games. Writers typically just try to sit down each day and get some new words down.Read More
I'll be on the road again this week and attending World Fantasy in Saratoga Springs NY, November 5th-8th. I'll be on a panel opening night--Thursday, November 5th at 4pm. Here is a description along with the panel participants from WFC's website:
Assassins, thieves, rogues of all stripes, it seems that no quest party™ is complete without a wisecracking roguish sidekick. But is there more to the Rogue than that?
Ellen Kushner (mod.), Alistair Kimble, Cinda Williams Chima, James Alan Gardner, Ryk E. Spoor
I'll be leaving for Raleigh, North Carolina around midnight tonight to attend Bouchercon 2015, the world mystery convention. Even though this is my first Bouchercon, the organizers were kind enough to invite me to participate in the program!Read More