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Norwescon Author Guest of Honor

I’m super pleased to be able to announce that I’m Author Guest of Honor at Norwescon this year. Norwescon’s the first con I went to as an author and will always have a special place in my heart accordingly. While … Continue reading

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Notes from the Internet Presence for Writers Panel

This is from the panel on Internet Presence for Writers from Norwescon a few weeks ago. Participants were K.G Anderson, K. Tempest Bradford (moderator), Chimedum Ohaegbu, and myself. Panel description: We’ve all heard the warnings, “Be careful what you put … Continue reading

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Norwescon Editing Panel(s) Notes

I was on two different editing panels at Norwescon this weekend. I’ve taken the liberty of combining my notes from both panels, but my notes from the first panel are much better and actually contain a page of quotes from … Continue reading

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2014 in Review

January: The Year Begins in the San Juans 2014 was a great year and I want to thank the wonderful friends and family that helped make it so. I started the year out in the San Juan Islands with Wayne, … Continue reading

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Catching Up

What am I doing right now? Mainly I’m elbows-deep in the rewrite of the fantasy novel, currently titled THE MOONS OF TABAT, which may change. But on other fronts:
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Norwescon 2013 Schedule

Surviving the Slush Pile Thursday 4:00pm-5:00pm Cascade 2 If the editor doesn’t read past the first page, it doesn’t matter how good the rest is. How to quickly capture and hold a slush reader’s attention. Cat Rambo, Gardner Dozois, Jenna … Continue reading

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The Pink Hair Manifesto

The first time I dyed it, I was about to head off to my first Wiscon – a large feminist science fiction convention held yearly in Madison, Wisconsin. As I’ve found the case at sf conventions since then, I wasn’t the only person there with an odd hair color; I glimpsed rainbows of pink, blue, and green. And I realized it was becoming. Complete strangers would lean over and whisper, “I like your hair,” including two flight attendants on the way home.
After the con the color faded, softer and softer, until finally, when I went to get a haircut, the hairdresser was cutting away dusty rose tips. I looked in the mirror and saw a middle-aged woman with a short, practical cut.
I bought a new kit on the way home and re-pinked my hair that afternoon.
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Thoughts on the Cons and Pros of Cons and Pros (pre Norwescon)

Conventions — are they worth it? A little legwork can help make your experience more productive, and sometimes more fun. Continue reading

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