Thank you Granny for introducing me to genre (and horrible beer)!Read More
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Iron Angels, the urban fantasy/police procedural I wrote with Eric Flint has been chosen by Publishers Weekly as one of its top 10 picks for fall 2017 in the Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror category! Iron Angels will be released as a hardcover on 9/5/2017 from Baen Books.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
Lately, I've been thinking about inspiration -- not in the start your day right, devotional kind of way (though I could certainly benefit from that sort of thing), but more along the lines of writing and the genesis of a story.Read More