Monday, January 31, 2011

Announcement - When the Hero Comes Home

Yay!

My short story "An Evil Not Forgotten" will appear in the new Anthology "When the Hero Comes Home," edited by Ed Greenwood and Gabrielle Harbowy.

Coolness!!!!

Below is the text of the official press release:

WHEN THE HERO COMES HOME, an anthology of fantasy and science fiction tales—co-edited by Bestselling author Ed Greenwood and Gabrielle Harbowy, Editor and Associate Publisher, Dragon Moon Press—will be released in August of 2011 by Dragon Moon Press.

When the epic battle, the mission, the quest are over, can the hero go home again? Is she too changed to resume where she left off... Is the life he left behind is no longer waiting for him?

In WHEN THE HERO COMES HOME, these questions are addressed in nineteen powerful stories by some of today’s top and up-and-coming fantasy and science fiction writers.

"We've been very pleased with the stories we've received. Strong storytelling featuring great characters, from both new voices and established writers. They’ve given us wildly different approaches to our theme—which is just what the title of the book says it is," says Greenwood.

"It's a thrill to be able to work with Ed and with so many other talented writers, and to have an opportunity to showcase some of Dragon Moon Press's up and coming authors. Each story gives the theme its own fresh, fascinating spin. Whether you're into swords and sorcery, science fiction, or urban fantasy, there are stories here that will grab you," says Harbowy.

The anthology features new fiction by Jay Lake, Todd McCaffrey, Julie Kagawa, and an all-new Jig the Goblin story by Jim C. Hines.

Title: WHEN THE HERO COMES HOME
ISBN-13: 978-1-897492-25-3
Release Date: August, 2011
Publisher: Dragon Moon Press
Format: Trade Paperback, E-book
Distributor: Ingram

For preordering and promotional information contact: eic@dragonmoonpress.com


Did I mention yay? Because, YAY!!!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Geek Link! The Science of Social Networking

Apparently, a single new connection can dramatically increase the size of your social network. And here is why:


Interesting little article, which explains how my facebook fan page can leap up in the numbers.

If you'll all just join it, that is...

Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Green Hornet or, Dammit, They Said It Better than I Could!

I saw The Green Hornet last night and was trying to come up with a way to tell folks what a good movie it was. Loads of fun, completely irreverent, and a total hoot.

But while I was searching for a way to say it, I stumbled across io9's review, whose title alone said the whole thing better than I could:


So read their review, which sums it up very well, then I highly recommend going to see The Green Hornet. I laughed myself silly, and the explosions were pretty good, too.


Sunday, January 09, 2011

Science! Plastic to Oil in one easy machine...

Found this via Care2, a social action website. They have some interesting stuff on a variety of topics, so have a look if that's your thing.

Aniko Ito is the CEO of Blest, a Japanese company. One day, he wondered why we didn't convert the plastics back into oil and use them. So he built a machine that could.


And here's the video:


Cool, eh?

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Happy New Year!!!

It's a brand new year, and a brand new blog post!

I'm excited about this year. I don't have a new book coming out (damn this whole "life" thing with its busy "life-iness") but I've got one I'm working on and two others I want to start on.

I learned a while ago that one book at a time is the best way for me to write, so I have to hold back on the others for a bit. Still, it gives me motivation to hurry up and finish this one.

The day job that keeps me in beer and skittles is going along very nicely and I am enjoying my work. My daily schedule has resolved itself into something that I can live with and still do my writing and get some exercise (the latter of which fell desperately behind last year).

Now, because no post of mine would be complete without a shameless plug for my work, I will mention that the New Year is an excellent time to treat yourself to a new book or two. I recommend:


and


But, then, I would. That said, check out the reader reviews. They're pretty darn good!

And Look, I got Interviewed!
(I was mighty busy when this came out, first with NaNoWriMo and SF Contario, then with Christmas, so I missed telling everyone about it at the time.)

While I was at Con*Cept in Montreal, I was fortunate enough to be interviewed by Denis Lalumi├ęre of Cinemaniax and S├ębastien Mineau of SithClan. This guys did a great interview and asked some really good questions. Thanks to both for an excellent time.


The introduction is in French, but the interview is in English.

And I have to say, the folks in Montreal are wonderful. Had a great time, and they even put up with my lousy (and I mean really, really lousy) French. Must also thank Dragon Moon Press author Marie Bilodeau, who went there with me and did most of the talking. It was a great weekend.

So Happy New Year to all. I look forward to a great year of writing, conventions, and telling everyone all about it.

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