Category Archives: Writers of the Future

ACX Audiobooks: Can You Hear Me Now?

Just in time for Hugo nominations, I’m celebrating the arrival of my very first audiobook! Stars That Make Dark Heaven Light, narrated by the lovely Angela Dawe, is now available from Audible (ACX) as an audiobook. And if you’re new … Continue reading

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2015 Writing Income

I’m going to take a cue from author Jim C. Hines and post my 2015 earnings income from my writing here. In part, because I really like the way he shows his earnings trend, and in part because I personally … Continue reading

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OryCon is Coming: Here’s Where I’ll Be…

I’m pretty excited to be a panelist this year at OryCon 37 at the Waterfront Portland Marriot. Guests of Honor are Tanya Huff, artist Alan M. Clark, Ryan Wells, and Jason V. Brock. A little star-struck too, several of my co-panelists … Continue reading

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WOTF31 ROCKS!!!

One of the fantastic aspects (the very best part, IMO) of the whole Writers of the Future experience is the discovery and founding of your tribe. It doesn’t happen on the first day, or even the second, but as the … Continue reading

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Marketing 101 – Getting the Word Out

I’m back in the land of the living again, after 8 days in Hollywood for the Writers of the Future gala, home for three days, then back out to Lincoln City for an 8-day long craft workshop, I’m catching up … Continue reading

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Epilog – Writers of the Future

The pictures are still coming; I thought I’d share some of my favorites, along with some final thoughts about the experience. ‘Amazing’ hardly captures it, but it probably comes closest to summarizing the week. We arrived as a nervous and … Continue reading

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The Final Act: A New Beginning – WOTF

Wowie Zowie, it’s me. I won. The 31st Writers of the Future Golden Pen Award. For me, it’s a validation that I wrote a good story that people liked; and a confirmation that as a writer, I am on my … Continue reading

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