Saturday, April 28, 2012

Now I have a Light Saber. Ho! Ho! Ho!

My 6 yr old made me a light saber for the Star Wars Kinect game.



Friday, April 27, 2012

A Little Present

In honour of the shuttlecraft, Enterprise landing in New York City, I offer my story, The Legacy of Charles Laurentian for your amusement.



Friday, April 20, 2012

Kathy (K.D.) Wentworth (1951-2012)

Kathy Wentworth died Wednesday, April 18 of cancer complicated pneumonia.  Besides being an accomplished author, Kathy was also a coordinating judge for Writers of the Future and taught the yearly workshop for contest winners.  Kathy has indirectly helped launch the careers of countless authors simply by choosing 6 – 8 stories every four months out of the thousand or so received every quarter.  She was a lovely, kind person, who will be missed.  She, above, most, had followed Heinlein’s directive to “Pay it Forward.”


K.D. Wentworth presenting me with my Writers of the Future trophy.



Friday, April 13, 2012

Aurora nomiantions are out with good news for the SWG

Suzanne Church has been nominated for Best Short Fiction for her story, “The Needle’s Eye” by Suzanne Church, Chilling Tales: Evil Did I Dwell; Lewd Did I Live, EDGE

This is her second nomination in as many years.

Costi Gurgu,  for Best Artist (Professional and Amateur Nominations)cover art for Outer Diverse, Starfire

And both Tony Pi and myself are part of Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales, edited by Julie Czerneda and Susan
MacGregor, EDGE, nominated for Best Related Work



Congratz to all


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Updated Ad Astra Schedule

Turning a New Digital Leaf on Reading
Mike Rimar(m), Douglas Smith, Rebecca Simkin, Stephanie Bedwell-Grime, Giasone Italiano, Marcy Italiano
With the advent of tablet computers, smart phones
and e-readers it looks as though many readers are
finally reading at least some fiction on electronic
devices. What sort of role will exist for printed
books in ten years time? What do you love/hate
about them.
Floor 2 Salon 2
4:00 PM

Peer Support, the importance of writing groups and critiques by
other authors

Mike Rimar(m), Ursula Pflug, Ian Keeling, Suzanne Church, Matt
Moore, Marcy Italiano
Writing can be a very insular experience, you and
your wordprocessor... during the process how do
you measure if you are on the right track- how do
you keep focus. A writing group is a great way for
you to receive honest critiques and support from
your peers.
Floor 2 Salon 3
11:00 AM

Reading: Mike Rimar and Douglas Smith
Mike Rimar, Douglas Smith
Floor 2 Salon 1
12:00 PM

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tentative Ad Astra Schedule

Saturday 4 pm-5 pm, Floor 2, Salon 2

Turning a New Digital Leaf on Reading:

Mike Rimar (m), Douglas Smith, Rebecca Simkin, Stephanie Bedwell-Grime, Giasone Italiano

Sunday 11 am-12 pm, Floor 2, Salon 3

Peer Support, The Importance of Writing Groups and Critiques by Other Authors:

Mike Rimar (m), Ursala Pflug, Ian Keeling, Suzanne Church, Matt Moore

And I should have a reading in there somewhere but probably won’t find out until game day.

Saturday, April 07, 2012

A contest from a fellow Tess 15 writer

Claire Eamer who also appeared in Tesseracts 15 has a new book coming out and here is your chance to win a free copy.

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Ad Astra 2012

I’ll be at Ad Astra Science FIction and Fantasy Convention this April 13, 14, and 15. I’m going to be a panelist.  When I know my schedule, I will pass it along.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

You know you’re on a role…

You know you’re on a roll when you’re writing a story and, on a whim, add a twist that just royally screws protagonist and writer because neither knows how to get out of this.