Tag Archives: A Writer’s Life

Try a small, friendly SF convention this weekend 0 (0)

Do you read SF/Fantasy? Would you like to meet a group of SF/F authors? Do you write SF/F—in which case, have you been wondering what happens at conventions? Well, here’s a small SF convention in Colorado Springs that’s fun and friendly, whether you’re an old hand or just trying a convention for the first time. […]

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Obligatory Post About Writing Resolutions 0 (0)

January 1st has always seemed an arbitrary time for making resolutions (other than ones involving taxes or fiscal issues—if so, then you have my condolences, particularly if you’re in California). So I haven’t been too fond about New Year’s resolutions and it should be no surprise that random resolutions involving writing, e.g. “I will write […]

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Signings, with tips to help new authors keep their sanity 0 (0)

This coming weekend (Dec 11th/12th) I’ll be signing with other authors for the benefit of non-profit organizations. On December 11th, I’ll be at the Park Meadows Borders, where any purchase (not just our books—and even online purchases with this coupon) will benefit the Pikes Peak Writers. For December 12th, I’ll be with a group at […]

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Trade Fairs: They’re all about the booksellers 0 (0)

A couple weeks ago at the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association (MPIBA) Trade Show, I helped out at a booth for the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and the local Mystery Writers of America. While I was there, it struck me that many beginning authors and writers don’t know much about book trade fairs. Are […]

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What do authors chat about at signings? 0 (0)

Jeanne Stein and I have much in common, more than just having our books shelved close (alphabetically) in the SF/F section. We’re members of RMFW and we both have strong heroines, where Jeanne writes Urban Fantasy (the Anna Strong Vampire Chronicles) and I write military-flavored SF (the Major Ariane Kedros Novels). Our first publications are […]

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PPLD Mountain of Authors, PPWC 0 (0)

Here I am at my table at the Pikes Peak Library District’s (PPLD) 4th annual Mountain of Authors. I was invited to attend and be on their genre author panel. Surprisingly, almost all the other authors spent their introduction time explaining why their books don’t really qualify as genre (to be fair, one of the […]

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