Some excellent news today--Fool's Gold has received an honorable mention in the Rainbow Awards! An Honorable Mention means that the book has received a minimum of 35 out of 40 points from the judges. Winners will be announced on December 8. *flailing happy dance* Here are what the judges had to say: So good - … Continue reading Honorable Mention!
Thank you Wendy for this excellent opportunity!
Jess Faraday and I met in a writing community on LiveJournal in 2004, and did our first Nanowrimo together in October that year. Along with several others, we formed our own writing and critique group, which has been going since January 2005. Jess was one of the first of us to get published, and she’s certainly one of our most prolific members. She has too many published books to be considered “emerging” any more, but it has been my pleasure and privilege to be part of her journey to publication — to see her emerge — and I’m thrilled that she agreed to do an author interview.
JESS FARADAY is the author of the Ira Adler series (including the Lambda-shortlisted Affair of the Porcelain Dog), the steampunk thriller The Left Hand of Justice, the Stein & Vincent adventures, and numerous articles, short stories, and translations. She teaches a short fiction…
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Getting back into the work-year--always a little difficult after summer break, and what an excellent summer break it was. Three weeks in New England, including a week on a working farm. Absolutely fabulous, but now it's time to buckle down again. Spring showed that last year was actually a lot more productive than it felt. … Continue reading Kitty! And other news.
A number of things swimming in my mind today. First, I read this article from BBC, speculating about robots writing novels. We already know that computers can and do generate news and sports stories--as well as children's books. The latter are easy to pick out, because they're generally assembled in China, feature licensed characters, and … Continue reading You Get What You Pay For
Living on the academic calendar, I mark time a little differently. The beginning of my year is in the autumn, and the end is sometime in the middle of summer, when we head off on vacation--because really, how much work does anyone do on vacation? The past few years have run on a cycle of … Continue reading Year’s End Review
CCWC Wrap-up This weekend I had the pleasure of attending CCWC (the California Crime Writers Conference) for the first time. It was a small, friendly, well-organized conference with interesting presentations, and I’ll surely be back next year. Here are the takeaways: PEOPLE: The panels were interesting and informative, but the best and most useful result … Continue reading Notes from the Calif. Crime Writers Conference
I stayed up way too late reading last night. And then I lay awake thinking about the ending for Fool’s Gold. Wondering if I should have written the story a different way—as if it were even possible. I’m not going to spoiler here—if you want spoilers, you can read the reviews at Goodreads. But I … Continue reading Late-night Post-Release Second-and-Third Thoughts @boldstrokebooks