Western Washington is currently experiencing a bit of a WTFkery – two major snowfalls within ten days. I may mock my neighbors’ confusion and lack of basic storm gear (seriously, people; buy a shovel. And use it. Half-assing clearing your sidewalk or driveway just creates a melt-and-freeze scenario that’s not good for anyone), but since the roads tend to be in the same half-ass-cleared condition, and over hills to boot… yeah, it gets unfriendly out there. Better to stay home, make French toast, and sleep until it’s over.
Or, if you’re on deadline, make a pot of cafe mocha and biscotti, and write until it’s safe to go outside again.
Which is what I’ve been doing, which is why there are three new things cued to release for my Patreon (the final installment of #damnitFran, the first intallment of The Mom Project, and the first serial installment of my fanfic-into-fiction), making it a really good time to join!
We’re also making serious headway into the production of the print edition of WEST WINDS’ FOOL (huzzah!) and getting the three stories of DUCHESS, PI up for sale.
What’s Duchess, PI, you ask? Sign up for my newsletter and find out first (and the first taste for free!)!
And, for those of you who like Ask Me Anythings, or just want the chance to seriously put me on the spot, I’ll be doing an r/fantasy AMA as part of the Pixel Project on Thursday, February 14th! Drop your Qs and I’ll make up some As!
I’m honored to be taking part in The Pixel Project this year!
The Pixel Project, a 501©3 anti-Violence Against Women non-profit, is proud to announce their 5th International Women’s Day (IWD) Edition of their “Read For Pixels” campaign featuring live Google Hangouts and in-depth interviews with award-winning bestselling women writers in honor of International Women’s Day 2019 and in support of The Pixel Project’s work to end violence against women.
My r/Fantasy AMA is Friday, March 14th
My reading and Q&A Google Hangout Session will be 6pm PST on March 22nd2019 (Friday)!
Mark the dates and join us!
And check out the other authors involved!
Dragged and prodded with a lot of “all the cool kids are doing it” and “nobody will know you’re not a cool kid, do it!” I am Doing The Hugo Thing.
(with thanks to the also-eligible CE Murphy for sharing the template)
The following works are eligible for Hugo nominations this year in the listed categories.
Best Novel: RED WATERS RISING by Laura Anne Gilman
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Best Novella: WEST WINDS’ FOOL by Laura Anne Gilman
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THE DEVIL’S WEST by Laura Anne Gilman
(SILVER ON THE ROAD, THE COLD EYE, RED WATERS RISING and the collection WEST WINDS’ FOOL and Other Stories)
Best Professional Artist:
Emma Rios (see: RED WATERS RISING and the paperback edition of THE COLD EYE)
Rebecca Flaum (see: WEST WINDS’ FOOL and Other Stories of the Devils West)
Tis the Season, which means it’s time for the annual Holiday Bookplate Offer!
Books are easy to wrap, fun to give, and support the authorial ecosystem! And for the low, low cost of an email, you can get a personalized bookplate (or set of them), complete with holiday doodle! when gifting one of my books – or you can keep ’em for yourself!
That’s right! For the effort of sending an email! you can get a bookplate signed to the person of your choosing, with the wish you wish for them (within federal, state, and size restrictions).
There. Your entire gift-giving list, sorted. :-)
(if you want an actual book signed, we can work out shipping details, but delivery is not guaranteed before December 25th)
Offer valid until January 10th, 2019. Please mark your header “Offer 2018” to ensure it’s seen in a timely manner.
I have a firm conviction that if you give someone a warm meal and a hot shower, they can do nearly anything they set their minds to that day. Which is why my first and preferred charities have always been food banks.
For several years, I ran #WillWriteToFeedOthers, wherein I wrote a story in November, and if you donated $5 or more (or equal goods) to a food bank, you got to read it. And that was fun, and we raised a lot of money for food banks across the US, Canada, and even in the UK. But then my life got (more) complicated, my dance card got over-scribbled, and I just didn’t have the time or energy to write another story at the end of the year. :-(
But I wanted to keep my commitment to those warm meals. So I decided that my 3rd quarter royalty check from Book View Cafe would go directly to that. It’s not a huge sum, but via Northwest Harvest, it will provide over 300 meals for people who would otherwise have gone hungry.
So thank you, everyone who bought books from me via Book View Cafe. Feeding your reading habit fed someone else’s body, too.
Under external prodding, I have finally updated my bio. Huh. That’s not too shabby, actually.
Laura Anne Gilman’s work has been hailed as “a true American myth being found” by NPR, and praised for her “deft plotting and first-class characters” by Publishers Weekly. She has won the Endeavor Award for THE COLD EYE, and been shortlisted for a Nebula Award, (another) Endeavor Award, and a Washington State Book Award. Her novels include the Locus-bestselling weird western series The Devil’s West, (SILVER ON THE ROAD, THE COLD EYE, and RED WATERS RISING), the long-running Cosa Nostradamus urban fantasy series, and the Vineart War trilogy, as well as the story collections WEST WINDS’ FOOL and DARKLY HUMAN. Her short fiction has recently appeared in Daily Science Fiction and THE UNDERWATER BALLROOM SOCIETY.
A former New Yorker, she currently lives outside of Seattle with two cats and many deadlines.