Archive for November, 2008

Science and Science Fiction

One of the hats I wear from time to time is my science educator hat. At an earlier point in my writing career I wrote a series of hard science fiction short stories designed to help teach physical science for the InterActions in Physical Science middle school curriculum, which was funded by the National Science […]

The Sneer

A peek into the inner workings of sfnovelists.  The blog here is our public face, but we actually talk to each, too.  Mostly we talk about business-related topics, but sometimes something less professional strikes a chord, and a symphony breaks out. Or maybe it’s something more like a bunch of dogs howling at the moon.  […]

Killing Off a Character

I’ve just started work on a new project — new series, new world, new everything.  I’m actually very excited about it.  Yesterday I finished the first chapter of the first book.  I mentioned this to my wife last night and then added in passing, “Yeah, the first chapter is done and I haven’t killed off […]

Rejections As A Way Of Keeping Score

I have something north of 450 rejections to my name at this point and that doesn’t even count my dating days. I used to keep much closer track and could have told you the exact number but the combination of relative success and having had a couple of agents in the mix over the years […]

Confessions of a Media Fan

This weekend I was at the Mall of America (don’t be impressed, I live ten minutes from the place,) at one of the ginormous bookseller box stores.  First let me say, I’m happy to report that despite the economic slump there were a zillion people buying books.  The place was packed, particularly the Manga aisle, […]

Start something new

It seems to be the time for it. It’s the “morning after”. There remains little to be said that hasn’t been said already. Good bye, Maverick. Good luck, Obama. But it’s like those happily-ever-after stories. The election was the endgame, and afterwards… well… they lived happily ever after, you betcha. And this is a fine […]

A truly magical book

Tomorrow, November 4th, is the release of my new book, The Black Ship. It is a truly magical book. Seriously. It actually does magic. You doubt me? You think I’m nuts? Well, I probably am, but I tell you, my book really can do magic.  I’ll prove it to you. *drum roll and please imagine […]

The Gift of NaNoWriMo

Let me state this right up front: I have never participated in NaNoWriMo before, nor have I ever been a big fan. Oh, I’m all for NaNo when it comes to other people. I love to cheer my fellow writers from the sidelines and marvel at their wordcounts. But NaNoWriMo has never been for me. […]

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Kelly McCullough

Kelly McCullough is a fantasy and science fiction author. He lives in Wisconsin with his physics professor wife and a small herd of cats. His novels include the WebMage and Fallen Blade series—Penguin/ACE. His short fiction has appeared in numerous venues including Writers of the Future and Weird Tales. He also dabbles in science fiction as science education with The Chronicles of the Wandering Star—part of an NSF-funded science curriculum—and the science comic Hanny & the Mystery of the Voorwerp, which he co-authored and co-edited—funding provided by NASA and the Hubble Space Telescope. Visit site.

Mike Brotherton

Professional astronomer, science fiction novelist (Star Dragon, Spider Star). Visit site.

David B. Coe

David B. Coe (http://www.DavidBCoe.com) is the Crawford award-winning author of the LonTobyn Chronicle, the Winds of the Forelands quintet, the Blood of the Southlands trilogy, and a number of short stories. Writing as D.B. Jackson (http://www.dbjackson-author.com), he is the author of the Thieftaker Chronicles, a blend of urban fantasy, mystery, and historical fiction. David is also part of the Magical Words group blog (http://magicalwords.net), and co-author of How To Write Magical Words: A Writer’s Companion. In 2010 he wrote the novelization of director Ridley Scott’s movie, Robin Hood. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Visit site.

Kelly McCullough

Kelly McCullough is a fantasy and science fiction author. He lives in Wisconsin with his physics professor wife and a small herd of cats. His novels include the WebMage and Fallen Blade series—Penguin/ACE. His short fiction has appeared in numerous venues including Writers of the Future and Weird Tales. He also dabbles in science fiction as science education with The Chronicles of the Wandering Star—part of an NSF-funded science curriculum—and the science comic Hanny & the Mystery of the Voorwerp, which he co-authored and co-edited—funding provided by NASA and the Hubble Space Telescope. Visit site.

Lyda Morehouse

Lyda Morehouse is the author of the science fiction AngeLINK series. She's won the Shamus and the Philip K. Dick Special Citation for Excellence (aka 2nd place). Her books have also been nominated for the Romantic Times Critics' Choice and preliminary Nebula ballot. She lives in the deep-freeze of Saint Paul, MN with her partner of twenty-odd years, their son, and lots and lots of cats (and fish!) Visit site.

Alma Alexander

Alma Alexander is a novelist, short story writer and anthologist whose books include High Fantasy ("Hidden Quen""Changer of Days"), historical fantasy ("Secrets of Jin Shei", "Embers of Heaven"), contemporary fantasy ("Midnight at Spanish gardens") and YA (the Worldweavers series, the Were Chronicles). She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two cats. Visit site.

Diana Pharaoh Francis

Diana Pharaoh Francis has written the fantasy novel trilogy that includes Path of Fate, Path of Honor and Path of Blood. Path of Fate was nominated for the Mary Roberts Rinehart Award. Recently released was The Turning Tide, third in her Crosspointe Chronicles series (look also for The Cipher and The Black Ship). In October 2009, look for Bitter Night, a contemporary fantasy. Diana teaches in the English Department at the University of Montana Western, and is an avid lover of all things chocolate. Visit site.

Jenn Reese

Jenn Reese is the author of JADE TIGER (Juno Books, 2007), an action-adventure kung fu romance, with tigers. Her short stories have appeared online at Strange Horizons and Lone Star Stories, and in various print anthologies like Japanese Dreams, Sword & Sorceress, and Polyphony 4. When she's not writing, Jenn is practicing martial arts, playing World of Warcraft, or dreaming of rain. Visit site.

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