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THIS DARK EARTH Halloween Promotion & Giveaway

THIS DARK EARTH Halloween Promotion & Giveaway

Word has it that Hudson News – the dominant airport bookseller – is running a Halloween promotion display featuring a number of books, one of which will be This Dark Earth.  I’m going to be running a giveaway to coincide with the promotion. If you are flying in the United States…

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Not Attending ARCHON in STL

As the title says, I won’t be attending Archon in St. Louis this weekend of October 4th. Sorry about the cancellation and hope you all have a great convention!

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Novel Thoughts with Johnny Jacobs

Novel Thoughts with Johnny Jacobs

  Hey kids! Welcome to my little CORNER of the information super-highway! It’s super SWELL. Here’s where we’ll cyber-talk about books and stuff. Come on! It’s GONNA BE GREAT! If you want to become rich and famous as an author, listen to my advice! I’M LOOKING OUT FOR YOU! No…

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Authors and Fandom

To Fandom: Hey, the Internet is a big wide place and is in some ways similar to the wild west. If you say something, it’s public, and anyone in the world can view that and then comment upon it, if not on the same page then somewhere else where they…

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WorldCon 2013 Recap

WorldCon 2013 Recap

Learned a lot of stuff about the publishing industry and had much of what I knew of human nature – both the noble and the base – confirmed. Mostly through my own silly behavior. Took some notes during the convention and this pretty much sums up how I feel about…

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The Lennon-McCartney Theory of Self-Editing

The Lennon-McCartney Theory of Self-Editing

Once, a few years ago, I happened to pick up a couple of Stephen King novels I hadn’t read before. I can’t explain why I had not read them except maybe it was because they were massive and I didn’t want to commit countless hours, then. They truly were great…

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The Best Part of Writing is Making Shit Up

The Best Part of Writing is Making Shit Up

The best part of writing – other than the fame and fortune, right? – is when you’re in the groove and you just start pulling shit out of your ass and it works. All the mechanics of writing are subsumed and you’re free for imaginative play. (You might call it…

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My WorldCon / LoneStarCon Schedule

My WorldCon / LoneStarCon Schedule

I’m beginning to get very excited for WorldCon. There’s gonna be so many amazing writers and book people there, it’s out of control. Adam Christopher, Scott Lynch, Chuck Wendig, Elizabeth Bear, Robert Jackson Bennett, George R.R. Martin, Justin Landon, Doug Hulick, Courntey Schafer, Martha Wells, Steven Brust, Saladin Ahmed, Daryl…

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