Article: An SFSignal Mind Meld on the Best Book Openings.
Interview: Wag the Fox interviewed me about Apocalypse Girl Dreaming
Podcast: Baen Books Podcast: BFRH 2014 11 21. Bryan and I talk about Shattered Shields.
Review: SF Crowsnest reviews Shattered Shields. It appears that the review, Kelly Jensen, really liked it. Awesome.
Review: Bookwraiths review of Shattered Shields. 3 out of 5 stars but really like it.
Sale: Apocalypse Ink Productions is running a Winter Special. Code: WINTER2014. 20% entire order. If you ever wanted my Karen Wilson Chronicles, or Industry Talk... or Jay Lake's Process of Writing... or Ivan Ewert's Gentlemen Ghouls series... or Peter M. Ball's Flotsam series... or Dylan Birtolo's Sheynan series... now is the time.
Writers: I am now open to edit your work. Here are my freelance editor rates.
Heads down on my novel, NEVER LET ME LEAVE. Have some links and podcasts and reviews and books!
Article: Writing Tips by Amanda Pillar. These are worth a read.
Article: Suvudu editor Matt Staggs asked for an article on anthologies. I decided to write about the little-discussed art of putting a Table of Contents together.
Interview: I was interviewed by Kindra Sowder for Horror Geeks magazine: Gamer Nerd and Wordslinger. Horror Geeks magazine is really neat. I like it.
Podcast Interview: Adventures in Sci-Fi Publishing. Talking about Shattered Shields with Bryan Thomas Schmidt. The topics ranged from marketing to diversity to RPG books.
Podcast Review: Game on Girl by Regina and Rhonda reviews Chicks Dig Gaming. My Google alerts gave me this one. It's really a fun look at the anthology. Especially when they refused to name author names but I recognized who and what they were talking about.
Review: Attack of the Books Reviews Shattered Shields. The reviewer, Daniel Burton, really enjoyed the anthology.
Review: Paul Weimer of SF Signal reviews Chicks Dig Gaming. 4 out of 5 stars. He enjoyed the book and asked some of the questions I asked.
Pre-order: JAZZ AGE CTHULHU with my novelette, "Dreams of a Thousand Young." Visit Assam, India, where a British dilettante wakes up one morning covered in bruises and welts, with a dead man in her bed and no memory of what happened in the last 24 hours. Her only clue is a trashed invitation to the exclusive Black Ram Club.
Publication: Short run boxed set: Under an Enchanted Skyline. Apocalypse Ink Productions has joined Martain Cantina's boxed Urban Fantasy set. 8 novels and novellas. $0.99. From now until December 30th. Includes my mosaic novel Caller Unknown and fellow AIP author Peter M. Ball's Exile.
Busy-busy writing. I will be at OryCon this coming weekend. Have some links.
Announcement: Colonial Gothic: Roanoke Colony. February 2015
Article: John O'Neil writes about the Apocalypse Girl Dreaming in Black Gate Magazine as a "future treasure." Awesome!
Cover Reveal: Evil Girlfriend Media revealed the cover of Apocalypse Girl Dreaming as well as their 2015 Publication schedule which includes a project of mine I had not yet announced.
Kickstarter: Not Our Kind. Tales of not belonging. $3000 to go in 6 days. I really would like to see this one funded. I'm very pleased with my story for this anthology. Help an anthology out?
Review: Chicks Dig Gaming. By Victoria Elisabeth Garcia in The Cascadia Subduction Zone magazine: "This piece [How to Design Games for Boys] is one of the book’s very best pieces. Lynnea Glasser’s “How to Design Games for Boys” is a knife-sharp satire of the sexist and fallacious assertions that are often made about why girls aren’t interested in games. Glasser delivers her first coup de grâce before the end of the first paragraph. Later lines about “trashy boys’ romance” and tribble-petting will likely make many CSZ readers laugh out loud. !is piece has the makings of an instant classic and seems destined to be read, quoted, and forwarded for years to come."
Review: Coins of Chaos by True Review. They appear to like it.
Review: Human Tales by the Geek Girl Project. They really liked it.
Busy, busy, busy writing and editing. Here are some links for you.
Authorgraph: You can get a number of my books electronically signed by me.
Article: The Anthology Balance. I wrote an article for the Locus blog about the balance between diversity and what sells. Hint: diversity sells.
Review: Shattered Shields video review by Other Realms Book Reviews. This is a first for me. Kind of exciting. She liked it.
Review: Shattered Shields. This one is from 50 Book Challenge. Another good review.
Podcast: Geekerati interviews me and Bryan Thomas Schmidt about Shattered Shields and a myriad of other things.
Horror Selfies: Read more horror! It's good for your heart. Also, don't forget about All Hallows Read. Give a scary book for Halloween.
I'm so close to the end of Chimera Incarnate that I can think of nothing else. So, here's some Bubble and Squeek for you.
Article: How to start freelance writing. This is a good one.
Review: A review of Shattered Shields from Black Gate. Yay! They liked it.
Review: A review of Caller Unknown by Unquenchable Reads. Yay! Anna liked it.
SFSignal: Inexpensive ebooks. Numbers 160 and 161 are important. :)
Ghosts in the IM: Conversations Between Writers. This one is between me and Luna Lindsey.
TOC: Chicks Dig Gaming full TOC from Mad Norwegian Press. Is it not glorious? Also, the Kindle pre-order is up. (The Nook and iTunes ebook pre-orders will be up soon.)
The Writer's Edition
Article: What does it take to write a book? The five qualities published authors share.
Article: How to Fall In Love With Writing Again. Dealing with burn out and the blahs.
Article: 21 Harsh But Eye-Opening Writing Tips From Great Authors. These weren't that harsh to me. More common sense.
Article: Writers, Should You Quit Your Day Job? Short answer: probably not.
Article: How to Write Descriptive Passages Without Boring the Reader or Yourself. All about touching the senses.
Kickstarter: Girls on Games: A Look at the Fairer Side of the Industry. It's already funded and I'm writing a chapter on tie-in fiction.
RELEASE: The Future Embodied anthology has been released. It has my short story, "The Bathory Clinic Deal," in it.
REVIEW: Coins of Chaos anthology reviewed by Russ Thompson of Hellnotes. He liked it!
REVIEW: Bless Your Mechanical Heart anthology reviewed by John Edward Betancourt on Girls of Geek. He liked it!
INTERVIEW: I participated in an SF SIGNAL MIND MELD with a bunch of The Future Embodied anthology authors.
FACTOID: Just figured out how much new writing I've done so far this year: 5 short stories, 3 novelettes, 70,250. Not bad. 3 of those short stories have already been bought. Not bad for the first 6 months of the year.
Article: Not written by me but worth a read: Ten Commandments of Social Media.
Article: Not written by me but worth a read: What do Editors do?
Award Nomination: My Shadowrun short story, “Locks and Keys,” from the Shadowrun Returns anthology has been nominated in the Best Short Story category for the Scribe Awards! Woo-Hoo!
Sale: I’ve sold my short story collection, Apocalypse Girl Dreaming, to Evil Girlfriend Media. I’m quite pleased with this.
Convention: I’m just back from Norwescon. As usual, I’m doing my list of ten. Seven of these are true.
1. I may or may not have met a person legally named Peter Pan.
2. I may or may not have had a panic attack at the Bless Your Mechanical Heart release party.
3. I may or may not have been randomly offered a condom.
4. I may or may not have signed so many books my arm hurt.
5. I may or may not have gotten a hangover.
6. I may or may not have plotted mayhem with Seanan McGuire.
7. I may or may not have convinced an artist to sell me a painting that was not for sale.
8. I may or may not have gone to bed by midnight each night of the convention.
9. I may or may not have been mistaken for someone else.
10. I may or may not have plotted murder at a Vorpal Games meeting.
REVIEW: My anthology, Coins of Chaos, was reviewed by The Nameless Zine. They liked it.
INTERVIEW: Sarna.net interviewed me about The Nellus Academy Incident.
ARTICLE: FlickFilosopher wrote an article about the TARDIS Little Free Library I have in front of my house.
COVER REVEAL #1: The Future Embodied anthology has revealed its final cover by the amazing Galen Dara. This has my story, "The Bathory Clinic Deal," in it.
COVER REVEAL #2: Evil Girlfriend Media reveals the cover for my anthology, Bless Your Mechanical Heart. The cover art is by the wonderful Larry Dixon!
COVER REVEAL #3: Baen Books has revealed the cover of my anthology, Shattered Shields, co-edited with Bryan Thomas Schmidt, by the talented Todd Lockwood.
I absolutely win the cover art game this week. I am happy dancing all over the place.