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Driven by Failure: A #HoldOnToTheLight Post

I am posting this as part of the #HoldOnToTheLight campaign started by Gail Martin. For more info on the initiative, please see below this post. And please check out all the other amazing, talented folks who’ve written about their own struggles. I am terrified of failure. The fear of failure is my own personal bogeyman.…
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The Strange California Kickstarter is Here!

“This anthology developed out of our love for the complexity and diversity of the state–features reflected in both the landscape and the people that inhabit them,” said Jaym Gates and J. Daniel Batt, the editors of Strange California. “California sprawls across a multitude of landscapes and has amassed a history full of the strange and…
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Charlotte, You Can Do Better

I wrote a thing on FB about a city I’ve come to grudgingly consider part of my life, and about the recent violence there. ** I’m having trouble figuring out what to say about the murder in Charlotte right now, and honestly, I’m a little scared of posting this, but I think it needs to…
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Pride and Process

I’ve been getting asked a lot lately how I keep everything straight. As an author, editor, and communications jack-of-all-trades, I wonder that sometimes, too, and if I wasn’t busy enough, I added 14 or so hours a week of working in a comic shop (because I can), and might be picking the horse training back…
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Project Updates

Whew. It’s been a long road, but I am happy to announce that Genius Loci has gone to all the authors, and is on its way to backers! The digital copies are already out, and we’ll hopefully be able to post links to the general sale version soon. We’re also working on backer rewards. And…
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It’s Been a Good Run

About six years ago, I quit my dayjob and went full-time freelance, working for SFWA, Paizo’s Pathfinder Tales, Prime Books, and others. Since then, I’ve handled an amazing variety of clients, from simple advice for self-published authors, to the memorable time the Ambassador from Finland and his cultural attache plied me with drinks while we…
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Announcing: Strange California

Strange California Take a journey up Highway 99. Stop off just north of Bakersfield where a young woman stands on the edge of Woollomes Avenue, looking apprehensive, debating if she should cross. She’s been dead for decades but the residents see her often enough that she’s become a stable fixture of the scenery, as normal…
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News from the Trenches

Oh man, it’s been a wild few months. I’m finally home after three or so months of travel–Dragon Con, Seattle, California, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany–and realizing just how much I have to do in the next month. So, what am I up to? First, the mundane stuff. The really awesome amazing cool announcement is at…
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Convolution Workshops!

After a last-minute cancellation last year, I’m returning to ConVolution in San Francisco for the 2015 convention. I’m really excited about this, I like Bay Area conventions, I’ve just always had scheduling conflicts since I moved. Better yet, I’ll be on some really exciting panels! Did You Really Think We’d Stop Talking About This? Saturday…
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Dragon Con Schedule!

Note: I am not managing the SFWA table this year, nor am I scheduled to do any time there. FREEDOM! Anyways. Italicized stuff is what I’m participating in as, er, a participant. Client things I mostly just need to be available as a book-mule. Free time is noted, but will go quickly! The lobby bar…
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