August 21st, 2009


[links] Link salad has a busy Friday

My short story "Skinhorse Goes to Mars" is live at Escape Pod — I'm quite enamored of their content rating.

Last Drink Bird Head comes to town — A cool flash collection, with many fine authors including my own self.

A question of freedom — Ta-Nehisi Coates on R. Dwayne Betts' very difficult path to writing. How hard have you worked to be a writer?

Pension Office: 1918 — Wish my personal library looked like that.

This Day in Actual Communist and Real Nazi History — In case, you know, you think liberals are Communists and/or Nazis. From The Edge of the American West.

The more things change — Tom Tomorrow with a link to an editorial expressing skepticism about the need for the presidents proposed health care reform, and confidence that capitalism and American ingenuity will eventually take care of any problems our health care system might have. From 1949. Yep, that worked out well.

An Officer's Experience in Our Christian Military — Think carefully about this one. Especially if you are conservative or a Christian.

?otD: Huh?

Body movement: 10 minutes of stretching and meditation, 30 minutes on stationary bike
This morning's weigh-in: 227.0
Currently reading: The Real Wizard of Oz by Rebecca Loncraine

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[conventions] (repost) Book signing 08/22, in Redmond, WA; open dinner to follow


Come see calendula_witch and me at a reading and book signing party tomorrow, Saturday, August 22, from 2 to 4 pm for the Grants Pass anthology! We both have stories in this fine volume, which is a clever and dark postapocalyptic anthology with a very cool premise. Authors scheduled are: Jennifer Brozek, Jay Lake, Seanan McGuire, Shannon Page and James M. Sullivan.

Saturday, August 22nd, 2 to 4 pm
Soulfood Books and Cafe
15748 Redmond Way
Redmond, Washington

Dinner to follow at 4:30 pm at Canyons in the Redmond Center - walking distance from Soulfoods. Booths across from the table for spill overs.

Redmond Center
15740 Redmond Way
Redmond WA 98052
Phone: 425-556-1390

Come and hang out!

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[personal] Updatery of various sorts, mostly travel and writing

Finished going through the Pinion copy edit last night. Whew, that was hard. Need to write a cover letter, and dip back into manuscript to propagate one more set of minor changes. My schedule the next few days is not conducive to a relaxed approach to these activities, and it's due, in New York, early next week. When I have time I'll try to post an overview of this round of my experience with the magical land of copy editing. I always learn something new.

In other news, several modest but groovy things happening in the wide world o' publishing deals. Reports as events develop sufficiently to become public knowledge, but it's been a good week in that respect.

the_child has her summer music camp recital today. Shortly after that calendula_witch arrives once more, and she and I are off to Seattle for various socializing type events, plus the Grants Pass reading and signing this Saturday afternoon, with open dinner to follow. Come on down!

Then Sunday we hie back to Portland for the wedding of thirdworld and agrathea. Monday morning calendula_witch lights out for San Francisco once more, and I head toward points Omahan.

See some, all or none of you around these various popsicle stands.

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