Friday, December 6, 2013
Around a year ago I was asked to contribute a story to the upcoming anthology Shattered Shields. After some back and forth with the editor, I wound up bowing out because my story idea didn't fit, and while that was disappointing, I knew at the time it was the right thing to do. Well, good things do return, because that same editor invited me to contribute to his new anthology, and this one is even more intriguing because the theme is military urban fantasy.
Friday, November 29, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Every time I get one of these invitations I wonder what I'm missing out on. I've only done one convention in my life, and that was way back when The Jackal of Nar first come out. It was...interesting. Being naturally averse to public speaking, I decided pretty much on the spot that it wasn't something I wanted to repeat. And yet I do know that some authors really love conventions, and part of me envies them for that. I always think to myself, "thank god for the internet!" I'm much more at home in the electronic space.
Monday, November 25, 2013
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Saturday, November 23, 2013
You know how there are some "big name" people that you just don't like? For me, one of those has always been Sue Grafton. There's something about all those alphabetically titled books that has always rubbed me the wrong way. Honestly, that's not a good enough reason to dislike someone, but dislike is often irrational so what the hell. But I finally have something real to pin my dislike for her on---this interview from over a year ago. If you're a fan of hers, check it out--you'll probably enjoy it. And if you're into writing and publishing--as I know many of you are--check it out. She has a couple of choice things to say on the subject. Maybe I'm late to the party again, and all of you who are really into this sort of thing have already seen it, but let me just pull a couple of things out of the interview that chaffed me...