Dear all, I’ve been given clearance to release the two blurbs we’ve received so far for Shield and Crocus. “Blindingly creative, Shield and Crocus delivers action-packed, four-color fantasy with a lot of heart.” -Michael J. Martinez, author of The Daedalus Incident “Audec-Hal is a city where dispassionate robots co-exist with mad sorcerers and unpredictable storms…
That’s right, it’s time to roll for initiative, because Attack the Geek is now available on all ebook retailers around the world. …
At long last, the cover to Shield and Crocus has been revealed on Tor.com! Go over there and bask in the awesomeness, okay? I’ll wait here. Back? Super-cool, right? I was totally awed. Like, open jaw ‘Whaaa?’ awed. It think that Stephan Martinière is one of the best fantasy/science fiction artists working today (and might…
Dear all, The amazing team at Bitten By Books is hosting me for an interactive event to support Attack the Geek on Thursday 4/10 at Noon CDT. You can RSVP here — if you’re planning on attending, I highly recommend RSVPing, since it gives you a much better chance at winning the $50 gift card I’m…
Dear all, Today, the gracious Lord Penmonkey himself (Chuck Wendig) had me over to his blog to talk about the five things I learned writing Attack the Geek. Linkitude! …
Earlier this month, I had the sublime fortune of being a guest on the Hugo-Award-Winning SF Squeecast, joining Seanan McGuire, Paul Cornell, Lynne Thomas, and Michael Damian Thomas. http://sfsqueecast.com/2014/03/episode-34-ha-ha-ha-bang/ We talked about expectations, how expectations influence the way we experience content, how we squee, and how publishers/creators set expectations about their work. Then, at the…
Watching The Blacklist yesterday, I was reminded of how much I like the show, and how it hits me right in a crime fiction sweet spot. To that end, I asked Twitter and Facebook for recommendations of crime novels that would give me the same kinds of cool as NBC’s The Blacklist. Some recommendations so…
The Rules: list 15 writers/poets who’ve influenced you and will always stick with you. Don’t overthink. List the 15 influences in 15 minutes.
I’m going to skip authors who I met and befriended before knowing their work for this one (namely Marie Brennan, Darja Malcolm-Clarke, Alyc Helms, etc.)
These are roughly in chronological order of my encountering the author’s work.
Ursula K. LeGuin
George R. R. Martin
Chuang Tzu (probably not a real person)
Today I woke to the delightful news that Geekomancy and Celebromancy got recommendation shout-outs from Ramez Naam on Gweek, a BoingBoing podcast. *pinches self* Yep, that happened. Huge thanks to Mez, who is a friend, a wickedly smart guy, and an excellent author. His debut science fiction novel Nexus just got nominated for the Arthur…
Over at SF Signal, I took part in a Mind Meld about Epic Geek Debates, which is a topic so perfect for me I had a lot of difficulty narrowing my experiences down to just one debate to talk about.
With shout-outs to my Skiffy & Fanty colleagues, and especially Kommandant Shaun Duke.