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Category Archives: near+far
Near + Far in Audio Form
As part of compiling the mobile application for Near + Far, I’ve been putting together a list of stories in audio form, many of them recorded for Clarkesworld< Escape Pod, and Lightspeed, along with a handful recorded just for this effort by Folly Blaine, Eric Hale, and myself. For those interested in audio versions, here’s the complete list.
On Writing: Building Connections
I had a wonderful time talking to Shaun Duke and Jen Zink of the Skiffy and Fanty Show last week. The podcast is up here. If you enjoy it and use iTunes, show them a little love with a rating on there.
A reason the interview wa so enjoyable was that they asked really interesting, incisive questions about the stories in Near + Far, in that way a writer desires and dreads at the same time, where they’re seeing some of your psyche’s underpinnings shaping the stories that you create. I’ve been mulling over some of those questions since then, and was thinking about one on the bus home the other day.
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Book Promotion Notes from the First Week
As you may know from the five bajillion posts and tweets and updates and god know what all else, I just had a book come out. I tried to have a somewhat coherent, or at least well-documented, promotion battle plan. … Continue reading
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Exploring Near + Far’s Interior Art: Row 5
Last day of the giveaway! Remember that you can comment five times (one per giveaway post) in order to be entered five times in the jewelry giveaway.
Exploring Near + Far’s Interior Art: Row 4 (Giveaway Day Four)
Day Four of the giveaway and row four of the art! This week has seen some nice press for the book, including a nice Tor.com review by Stephen Raets. If you’re looking for other places to possibly score a piece of the jewelry, try David Steffen’s blog, Far Beyond Reality, or the Goodreads giveaway for Near + Far. As always, comment here to be entered in this particular giveaway!
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Exploring Near + Far’s Interior Art: Row 3 (Giveaway Day Three)
I had to go find my last copy of the book in order to be able to look up the art this time. Tod snagged all my extras in preparation for the reading this Friday, at the University Bookstore in Seattle, at 7 pm. I’ll be reading with three terrific writers: Alma Alexander, Corry L. Lee, and Roz Kaveny.
So! Here’s day three of the giveaway. Comment to win!
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Today’s the official day that Near + Far is launched upon the world. Huzzah! If you’re wondering how to buy or spread the word about the book, here’s some details.
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Exploring Near + Far’s Interior Art: Row 2 (Giveaway Day Two)
This week sees the book getting officially launched on Wednesday. This week I’ll be doing a series of five posts about the interior art. Comment on a post to be entered to win one of three pieces of Near + Far jewelry; comment on all five posts and you’ll be entered five times. Here’s the second post.
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Exploring Near + Far’s Interior Art: Row 1 (Giveaway Day One)
This week sees the book getting officially launched on Wednesday. This week I’ll be doing a series of five posts about the interior art. Comment on a post to be entered to win one of three pieces of Near + Far jewelry; comment on all five posts and you’ll be entered five times.
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Folly Blaine reads “Zeppelin Follies” from Near + Far
The excellent Folly Blaine reads one of the stories from Near + Far, “Zeppelin Follies.”
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