I have a series of tough months ahead for my leisure reading. In September, I taught a workshop and read a lot of manuscripts, which took time from my leisure reading. I’ll be doing a longer workshop in October, and another in November. So any leisure reading I can do, I’ll be happy about. One novel that I did read, which I did not list, […]
Denise Little has edited a fun YA anthology called Witch High. She included my story, “Domestic Magic.” Lots of friends (and good writers) in this one too, including Christina York and Phaedra Wheldon. Pick this antho up. It’s fun.
The workshop has ended, but I’m still in teaching mode. It’ll take a few days for that urge to go away. Until it does, let me point out Andrew Wheeler’s excellent blog on one of the (many) pitfalls of publishing. He talks about having books passed over by the major chains, and some of the reasons such things happen. Unfortunately, it happens to a lot […]
A great new article has been posted on the F&SF blog site, interviewing a lot of women in the sf field about women & science fiction. It’s fascinating. I’m happy to be included in it. It’s an amazing read. Check it out here.
Recently, I read Dave Eggers’ essay on the future of reading in Esquire. It’s an excellent essay, using statistics to show us that the future of reading is extremely positive. This is an argument I’ve been making for nearly two decades now. After reading Eggers’ essay, I decided to post one of my R.L. Stine editorials from The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. The […]
My husband, Dean Wesley Smith, has a great blog on the importance of first readers. You can check it out here. He wrote it on the eve of our Master Class, which begins tonight. We’ll be teaching professional writers at a crossroads in their careers for the next two weeks. It’s a lot of work for both of us, so I’m not sure how much […]
Jim Baen’s Universe has hired me to write a regular column, called “Notes from the Buffer Zone.” They’ve just printed the first column in the October issue. You can find the entire column here. Also, the cover story by Mike Resnick is one of his very best. So go dip into the issue and enjoy.
Another new story out. This one is in Fast Forward 2, Lou Anders’ original anthology series. Somewhere in previous posts I have a copy of the cover without the wording, if you would like to compare. I have already read the introduction. Fascinating stuff. You can find it here. You can read a sample story at the Pyr website, located here.