the Author

Category Archives: Appearances

Posted in Appearances.

This, for those of you who will be at MidAmericon II, is where you can find me during the conven­tion. I’m really looking forward to crawling out from under a rock and seeing people :) Gateway Reading: Getting New People into Science Fiction and Fantasy Wednesday 14:00 — 15:00, 2209 (Kansas City Conven­tion Center) So… you want to engage a reader who is new to our genre. What factors should you consider? Which books or short stories, classic or recent, make the best entry points, and which should be avoided? Michelle (Sagara) West, Don Sakers, Mrs. Jen Midkiff, Arthur Chu (M) Writing Major Minor Char­ac­ters Wednesday 16:00 — 17:00, 2210 (Kansas City Conven­tion Center) Do you ever read a book and come across a char­acter that is so wonderful you want … Continue reading 

Posted in Appearances.

It’s just occurred to me that I won’t actu­ally be home for the release day of Cast in Sorrow. I’ll be in San Antonio, for the Worldcon. And this is what I’ll be doing there, offi­cially: Kaffeeklatsch Thursday 14:00 — 15:00 —- Best Prac­tices from Book­sellers Thursday 21:00 — 22:00 Our experts discuss hand selling, commu­nity-building, and other tips and tricks for new authors. Gini Koch (M), Michelle Sagara, Michael J. Walsh, Peggy Hailey, Lawrence Person —- Stroll with the Stars Friday Friday 09:00 — 10:00 Neil Clarke, Brenda Cooper, Ellen Datlow, Michelle Sagara, Bobbie DuFault, Gay Haldeman, Joe Haldeman, John Berlyne, Paul Cornell, Scott Edelman —- Reading Saturday 13:00 — 14:00 (I have 50 minutes! I am already trying to decide what to read) —- The Shift from Print … Continue reading 

Posted in Appearances, Cast, DAW, ebooks, Elantra, Essalieyan, Luna, writing, Conventions.

I am home. I have more or less recov­ered from the flight between Melbourne and Toronto (Michelle is not the world’s best trav­eler, for all kinds of reasons, not the least of which is: when I get off the plane, the first thing I want to do is crawl into my own bed and sleep for a day.) I loved Melbourne, though. I got a lot of work done, there. I have been working on Cast in Flame. My simple “Kaylin needs to find a new apart­ment plot” has kind of been hit hard by two unfore­seen compli­ca­tions. Unfore­seen because I had orig­i­nally thought of doing this story before Kaylin went to the West March. After the West March has compli­ca­tions that arise natu­rally from Cast in Sorrow. (I … Continue reading 

Posted in Appearances, Conventions.

July 27 – 29: I will be attending Conflu­ence, the small SF conven­tion in Pitts­burgh that I try to attend every year. Seanan McGuire is both the author Guest of Honor and the Filk Guest of Honor. I have a very tenta­tive schedule, but it’s likely to change a bit, so I’ll hold off on posting it. August 30-September 3: Worldcon!. November 1 – 4: World Fantasy Conven­tion. I theo­ret­i­cally have more free time (any non-guest of honor attendee can sign up for one panel, because there’s a much higher number of authors to readers ratio), but the conven­tion is also in the suburbs of Toronto, which means the book­store (where I still work part-time) will have tables there.

Posted in Appearances.

On May 5th, 2012, I will be setting aside my book­seller hat at Bakka-Phoenix books in Toronto, and donning the slightly more nervous author hat, from 3 – 5 p.m., where I will be signing my upcoming novel, Silence. Come and keep me company! There will be food, non-alchoholic bever­ages, and books, and me in my mostly native setting.   ETA: One of the best things about a post like this is discov­ering where other people are reading from. Even if they can’t come to see me :).