Friday, July 9, 2010

Publishing news, interviews and writing advice

My story, "Trapped Star", will be in the upcoming anthology, Beauty Has Her Way, by Jennifer Brozek, published by Dark Quest Books. See the whole table of contents on Jennifer's blog.

Any spy thriller fans out there? I just reviewed The Book of Spies by Gayle Lynds and interviewed her over at Mostly Fiction. What a ride that book was. Maybe reading it will infuse more immediacy and action into my sci-fi.

Tune in on Thursday for an interview with Fairwood Press' Patrick Swenson. Coincidentally, Locus reports that James Van Pelt's The Radio Magician and Other Stories (Fairwood Press 2009) won the 2010 Colorado Book Award. Patrick mentions Van Pelt in the interview as one of his favorite authors. Patrick is a publisher, writing retreat organizer and writer. He was also editor of Talebones.

Here's a treat: A video of David Brin giving advice to aspiring writers.

I would like to add that OWWW (Other Worlds Writers Workshop) will give you better feedback than you will find at Critters, in my opinion. And the formatting requirements aren't nearly as painful.

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