HATH NO FURY Releases Today

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Happy Release Day, readers! Check your e-readers and click some links. Hath No Fury is out at last!

Edited by Melanie Meadors and featuring stories and essays by a slew of amazing authors*, with a foreword by Robin Hobb and an introduction by Margaret Weis, this anthology is all about female characters who defy the stereotypes of the genre.

In my story, “The Mark of a Mountain Poppy,” the spirit warrior guard of a prophetic prince unravels an impossible vision that threatens their homeland. This is the prequel to the book I just finished writing. It’s a little slice of a big fat world, so settle in.

Also: battle yaks and chimeric spirit monsters. Here’s a peek!

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Gen Con 2018

Hello readers! It’s been a while. So long in fact that it’s almost time for Gen Con again! I will be at Gen Con this year. If you too will be at Gen Con, here’s where you can find me.

Thursday
11:00 am, –Creating History in Your Speculative World
You’ve got a setting and a story, but how can you make it feel even more real? By giving it a history! Panelists discuss how writers can bring their worlds to life with historical details.(Downtown Marriott, Ballroom 1)

3:00 PM–Religion in SF&F
Religion can play a small or big role in your world. Come learn how to create a convincing religion or spiritual system and weave it into your world seamlessly. (Downtown Marriott, Ballrooms 3-4)

Friday
10:00 a.m.–Dealing with Imposter Syndrome
Imposter syndrome plagues everyone from rookies to New York Times bestsellers. Our panelists discuss how to deal with it. (Downtown Marriott, Atlanta)

1:00 p.m.–What Makes a Story Fantasy?
What exactly is a fantasy story, and how can you tell if yours fits the bill? (Downtown Marriott, Boston)

3:00 p.m.–Where’s the Restroom?: Dealing with minutiae of character life
They say the truth is in the details, but how many of those details should you include in your story? Where is the line between necessary info and TMI? Our panelists have answers! (Downtown Marriott, Boston)

4:00 p.m.–Signing with Cat Rambo and Chris Jackson
Cat Rambo and Chris A. Jackson are both brilliant, prolific writers. Cat and I both had stories in Champions of Aetaltis. Chris and I have yet to share a TOC, but he has excellent real-life stories about sailing. This is the best way to get a chance to talk to me! (Exhibit Hall, back of the exhibit hall)

Saturday
9:00 a.m.–What system of government is right for your world? How do you design
something that is convincing? Our panelists show you how. (Downtown Marriott, Ballrooms 3-4)

4:00 p.m–Costume Contest!
I’m judging the costume contest this year! If you haven’t been, it’s a wonderful show. I don’t actually know where this is yet!

I will add to this as more things come up, so check back! And hope to see you there!

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OrcaCon Schedule

Hi all!

Checking in ahead of Orca Con, an excellent, inclusive gaming con that will be held this year in Bellevue, WA. If you are attending, I hope to see you! If you are not, I hope you check out what they have to offer and make plans for next year.

On Saturday at 4:00, I will be discussing “Geeky Parents Raising Geeky Babies,” with Mike  Robles, Gabriel de los Angeles, Brittanie Boe, Kiva Maginn, and Tifa Robles. Come for practical advice, stay for the Tiny Mr. I stories.

On Sunday at 2:00, look for me at “A Day in the Life’ where I will talk about how to get anything at all done in this crazy modern world, along with Lynn Hardy, Britannie Boe, Liz Courts, Ari Marmell, and Jenn Sandercock.

 

Afterwards, I will be fleeing to the Oregon coast for a writing retreat, in the (probably vain hope) I will finish this book and then be able to talk to you about anything at all again.

 

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