I just updated the calendar for local events. Scroll down and check it out. There's lots going on in the literary slice of Sonoma County.
I finished that Allen Steele serial, Galaxy Blues, and see that it is indeed available as a novel. Excellent character driven story with expert treatment of first contact issues. I recommend it.
Robert Sawyer has some helpful tips on getting good press.
For any Blues fans out there, might I recommend Tommy Castro to you? He's local, but destined for big things.
I'll post some excerpts of Under the Suns of Sarshan this week. I updated my bio and website. If you haven't visited yet, please do.