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Orycon Schedule

I’ll be at Orycon 38 in Portland, Oregon from November 18th and 19th. Here’s my schedule: Friday from 5:00 – 6:00 Minor Characters (Moderator)  Friday from 6:30 – 7:00 Endeavour Awards (Edge of Dark is a finalist!) Saturday from 10:00 – 11:00 Hybrid Vigor: Choosing both traditional and self-publishing Saturday from 12:00 – 1:00 Science Fiction […]

Post #8: The Last Hurrah!

This is the seventh post in my POST series of postings.  🙂 We’re funded, but not yet finished. We’re at $3,967 out of $3,500 and there are 45 hours to go.  This, of course, is great news.  It means POST will be read — we have 143 backers (collectively – for the two books – […]

Post #5: Why Crowdfunding, why eSpec?

This is the fifth entry in my series about POST, the novel that eSpecBooks is crowdfunding via Kickstarter.  For reference, we’re at $2240 out of $3500 at this moment, which is Saturday morning.  I’m telling stories about the book….and this is the promised story of why it’s coming out via a Kickstarter. It’s more than a story about […]

Post #4: On the Rising Part of the Curve

I’ve already told a few stories about POST – how I finally got use Cynthia Radthorne’s art, how the story started, and how it’s partly a conversation with another author’s work.  I’m telling these stories because eSpecBooks is currently crowdfunding POST and another novel by Jack Campbell (The Sister Paradox) on Kickstarter.  More about that […]

Post #3: A Conversation with “The Road”

This is the third entry in a set of linked posts about my novel POST, which will be out soon from eSpecBooks.  Note – if you get in on the Kickstarter, that will help out greatly. Writers often write in conversation with other writers. That’s natural – we read, and what we read moves us, […]

POST #1. POST! Really…my novel Post is now on Kickstarter!

I’m pleased to announce that eSpec Books is publishing my novel POST via Kickstarter. I wrote POST some time (pre-MFA) and I’m pleased to have it see a bright, shiny daylight right alongside a Jack Campbell novel.  I’ll talk about it here every few days to tell the story of how the book started, how it got picked up […]

Worldcon Schedule – Kansas City!

I’m really excited about this programming.  It’s all great.  Please note that my reading is early in the convention.  But hey, it’s right after one of may favorite topics, Environmental Speculative Fiction. So drop by for the panel and stay for the reading.  I also get to moderate some of my favorite writers….. The Re-emergence […]

Edge of Dark a finalist for the Endeavour award!

I’m pleased that Edge of Dark is a finalist for the Endeavour Award. The winner will be announced at Orycon on Friday, November 18. Here’s a list of all the finalists: Edge of Dark by Brenda Cooper, Pyr Books; Irona 700 by Dave Duncan, Open Road Integrated Media; The Price of Valor by Django Wexler, […]

Release Week Round-Up

I’m four days into the release of Spear of Light, which means I’m a pleased and exhausted author.  Here’s a round of some of what happened: three reviews, one reading (three to come), three giveaways, a preview, guest blog post and an interview. Thanks so much to everyone at Pyr, and to all of the bloggers […]

Win Free Books!

It’s one week before Spear of Light shows up in bookstores.  There are now three ways I know of to win books…. Head on over to My Life My Books My Escape (how cool is that name?) for a chance to win a free copy of Spear of Light.  They’ve also got one of the first […]