I first “met” Mike Resnick through the long defunct GEnie. I had written a novel. I had, after revisions, sold it. I joined SFWA, and because I was a member of SFWA, I was given access to the SFWA RT. A chat room was attached to it, and Mike Resnick was frequently in the chat room. I spent time in the chat room. Mike Resnick frequently made me laugh. Loudly. He had an almost sibling-like desire to tease, and he did. I was afraid of meeting real professionals. Why? Because I don’t always remember how to behave. Because I say what I’m thinking far too often. FAR too often. Because I over-focus sometimes and my thoughts become a runaway train and in the end the only thing I am concentrating on is conveying … Continue reading
I’m answering a question that was asked on twitter that probably won’t be of general interest, but, well. It’s a question about the dedication of Cast in Deception. Over on Twitter: @msagara Hey, a few years ago a few of my friends and I turned up in the special thanks section of your novel “Cast in Deception*”. We were really excited about the shout out but I’m wondering, why did we turn up there exactly? The answer is a tiny bit circuitous — which is to say, this won’t seem like an answer until closer to the end. * PART ONE My household is basically a geek household — a house full of people who drift from one end of the over-focused spectrum to the other (can walk into moving cars … Continue reading
I have managed to fail to correctly step off a bus — on a day when there was no snow, no ice, no rain, and the sidewalks were perfectly normal. Apparently I tripped over an invisible turtle on the way out. I landed on my left elbow and knee. This has, apparently, caused a compression fracture in the elbow — although it must be minor because I was sent home from the hospital with an all clear, and someone phoned me 2 days later with a less clear – which is to say a phone call from an orthopedic surgeon letting me know that the intern on duty Monday evening missed a small compression fracture in the elbow while looking at the X‑rays. Everything is therefore being done with one hand — and as I’ve not finished … Continue reading
Today, the third of the Sun Sword books is now available in audiobook. The narrator is Eva Wilhelm — who thus far has narrated all of the West audiobooks. November – and the latter half of October – were about deadlines. Well, deadline. I have finished the first Severn book, The Emperor’s Wolves, and turned it in to Mira. (At this point, it will be sent to my editor, who will edit and ask for revisions that will add clarity to the book, because sometimes (still), the things that are on the inside of my head have failed to reach the page.) I am working on the next West novel, and will start working on the next Cast novel. And also, I have page proofs for the mass-market edition of Firstborn, … Continue reading
Tantor Media has just released The Uncrowned King, the second book of the Sun Sword series, in audio, narrated by Eva Wilhelm, the narrator for the House War series. As you can see, they’re using a different cover for the audiobook, (they’re using a different cover for Broken Crown as well, but I kind of missed that one >.>). In other news, I am going on a desperately needed writing retreat (deadlines), but will be back for Can*Con in Ottawa. This is very last minute for me because I wasn’t certain I could make it, so I don’t have a schedule that I can post. I will post a schedule if it arrives before I get back from writing, but I’ll probably be a little bit scarce until then.