WREK Sci Fi Lab Radio Show, Women Writing the Weird, and InterGalactic Awards Anthology Vol 1

Met up with Chesya Burke and J.M. McDermott yesterday afternoon to record a show for WREK radio’s Sci Fi Lab featuring local SF writers, hosted by Travis Gasque. Seems like we managed to touch upon nearly everything: books and fellow writers we admire, the writing industry, publishing trends and directions, writing habits and advice, SF movies, the wibbliness of genre definitions, the ethical issues of cloning and space colonization, writing multicultural fiction, and a slew of other topics.

It was the first time doing radio for all of us (Travis, obviously, excepted) and there was much gladness at the round-robin interview format. After having a data failure moment, as I usually do, on the “what’s your favorite book/author? aka what great book have you read recently?” question—there’s just so many that my brain crashes—I had a great time. Also helped the stress factor that it wasn’t live, with Travis assuring us that he’d edit out any weird pauses or overly rambling diatribes before the show airs, probably in late October or early November. (Stay tuned for details.)

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New Film Festival Website, End of the Rainbow, and Interview

Can’t believe July is almost over. Sort of freaking out about it, actually. The @#$! grand jury duty isn’t helping, either. It’s become a tired refrain, but I’m so behind on everything I wanted to get done. Y’know, I’m really sucking at time management, or I still have too many hamsters on my plate. Or both.

Well, I did lob off one more hamster. Just finished overhauling fosteronfilm‘s Dragon*Con Independent Film Festival website. (Shiny?) And we did accomplish a couple major homeowner to-do items: ripped the carpet out of the half-bathroom (I have hated that carpeting since we bought the house almost ten years ago; who carpets a bathroom?) and replaced it with linoleum and had our poor, laboring air conditioner checked over and cleaned. But I never get much satisfaction out of accomplishing domestic stuff. More like a sense of relief to have it done and out of the way.

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Sale to Dreams of Decadence and Author Q&A with Bards & Sages

Thanks for all the Nebula nom congrats from everyone! I’m thrilled, awed, and overwhelmed. Also keep having the urge to pinch myself, ‘cept that if this is a dream, I so don’t want to wake up.

In other news, made a sale with a sweet symmetry to it yesterday. Got an email from Angela Kessler, the editor of Dreams of Decadence (newly relaunched). Seems she still had one of my stories in inventory that she’d wanted to publish before D of D ceased publication back in 2006 and wanted to know if she could publish it in its new incarnation.

I said “Hell, yeah,” of course, and hence have sold a reprint of “The Few, the Proud, the Leech Corps” to her, slated for publication in their first new issue in July.

Also my weeklong author Q&A with Bards and Sages has started over in their forum. Swing by to say “hi,” gab, or even ask me a question.