Thinking Academically about Genre

At this year’s ReaderCon, I was chatting with a couple of friends and colleagues about the need for fantasy/sf books at different levels, from 100 level all the way up to graduate level (500-700), applying a US University curriculum numbering gloss. That got a positive response, and so I expanded it into a short essay,…

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LonCon schedule

Hi folks, I hope to see many of you at LonCon 3 this week, where I’ll be supporting participating in panels, Angry Robot Authors, and having my first ever Literary Beer event at a very British hour of 11 AM. Expect publishing gossip, geekery, and/or marketing secrets. On Wednesday at 6PM, I’ll be at Forbidden Planet…

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The Daily Deal!

Shield and Crocus is the SFF Kindle Daily Deal today, on sale for just $1.99. This means if you’ve been meaning to buy the book and haven’t gotten around to it, today’s your day to take the plunge. And if you’ve already bought the book, and loved it, this is a great chance to buy…

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The PROMONADO Continues

I’m still in major promotions mode for Shield and Crocus, so here are some greatest hits of the last few days: 25 Secrets of Publishing, Revealed! (Or: Inside the Bookish Shatterdome) at TerribleMinds. My Summer of the New Weird on Kindle Post. I held an AMA (Ask Me Anything) at Reddit’s r/Fantasy community. The Qwillery had…

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Link to the (Recent) Past

Shield and Crocus is here, and it has brought with it a PROMONADO! Here’s a round-up of recent goings-on in the land of Geekomancers and Shields of Audec-Hal: Reviews: “Underwood switches up from Urban Fantasy to New Weird secondary-world fantasy while maintaining excellent action-adventure beats…Aubec-Hal is a wondrous place, with many strange corners and facets,…

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BaltiCon Schedule

This weekend, I’ll be attending BaltiCon in Hunt Valley, MD. I’m excited to connect with local readers, re-connect with writer friends, and meet folks I’ve only spoken to online. Here’s where you can find me over the course of the weekend: Creating Your Universe Without Breaking Natural Laws (Panel) (Participant), Fri 16:00 – 16:50, Parlor…

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