I’m over at Word Whores, talking about repetitive stress injuries – writer physical ailments and how to prevent/combat them.
I’m off this afternoon to one of my favorite local conferences – Bubonicon in Albuquerque, New Mexico. If you’re in the neighborhood, you can still get entry passes at the door. At $45 for the weekend or as little as $15/day, it’s a real steal! Especially with authors present like Tamora Pierce, Catherynne M. Valente, Mary Robinette Kowal, George R.R. Martin, Carrie Vaughn, Darynda Jones and… ME!
Seriously, I still get a major thrill that I get to be on panels with some of these authors. It can be surreal!
In other news, we have the DARK SECRETS anthology up for preorder now!
It’s already a bestseller at ARe, and in the Kindle Top 100, so very exciting! I’m really proud to be part of this fun collection with so many brilliant authors.
Apparently, this is my theme today!
So, if you’re at Bubonicon, be sure to say hi. Would love to chat and squee over all the cool writers there.
Happy weekend everyone!
Fortunately our list-makers over at Word Whores have chosen a one-hit list for this week’s topic: The most essential element for writing a successful series.
I’ll be at the Reading Until Dawn Con in October. To start the fun early there’s a scavenger hunt where you can win some really awesome prizes:
One of the main goals of Reading Until Dawn Con is to give our readers a chance to get silly and have fun with our authors. We’ve got a full schedule of games planned for October… but we thought it would be great to get the party started a little early. That’s right… some of us Featured Authors and Bloggers are getting a head start on the fun times and hosting a SCAVENGER HUNT! Authors and bloggers will be posting their logo/game graphics from August 17th through the 21st, and Reading Until Dawn Con will accept entry emails through August 25th. Since the Scavenger Hunt IS a game, there has to be a prize, right?? One grand prize winner will win DINNER WITH OUR EMCEE, DARYNDA JONES at Reading Until Dawn Con!! That’s right, just you and Darynda, chilling out and chatting over a meal, our treat. We’ll also have four runner up winners, who’ll each receive special book and swag packs from a few of the Featured Authors. So… who’s ready to start playing?? If you haven’t registered for Reading Until Dawn Con, now’s the time to get that done, so you’re ready to enter to win a meal with Darynda! Good luck, everyone… and happy hunting!
Scavenger Hunt Details:
There are twenty (20) logo/game graphics hidden on 20 of the feature author and bloggers websites. A schedule is posted at Reading Until Dawn Con, so you can see who will have their graphic up on which dates. All you have to do to play, is check out the website and/or blog posts of each of the authors or bloggers on their scheduled date. Keep track of who has which graphic, then once you have all 20, just email your list, along with the name/address you used when you registered for Reading Until Dawn Con, to ReadingUntilDawnCon @gmail.com
REGISTRATION is now open! Come party with the authors who keep you up all night.
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I got taken out for a surprise breakfast yesterday, so James switched with me, taking over my usual Sunday post. Thus, I’m at Word Whores today, talking about romance in science fiction and fantasy and whether the female POV is unfairly dismissed.