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Guest Post: Zombies Need (Writer) Brains

I’m handing the desk over to ZNB editors S.C. Butler and Joshua Palmatier, so they can talk about their newest anthologies, and what they’re looking for….  Readers and writers, take note! Thanks to Laura Anne for inviting us to guest post today here at her blog. We appreciate the opportunity! The small press Zombies Need …

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Guest Post: Medical Excellence in the Middle Ages by E.C. Ambrose

I’ve decided to take advantage of a slight lull in the work schedule and…gasp!…take a day off.  But I leave you in the capable, if slightly gore-coated, hands of E.C. Ambrose, who has been delving into a particularly fascinating bit of history for their recent “Dark Apostle” novels…   Medical Excellence in the Middle Ages …

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and today I am Elsewhere…

Specifically, at Kris Rusch’s “Women in SF” blog, talking about… um, women in fantasy. (yes, Kris knew I was going to do that. Yes, she asked me to do that. Sheesh, people I have SOME manners…)  

Guest Blog: Juliet E. McKenna, on myth-making where there are no myths.

Juliet E. McKenna’s new book, SOUTHERN FIRE is out this week, and I asked her if she’d like to talk about the “making of” this new world….  Set in the Archipelago, the first book in THE ALDABRESHIN COMPASS tells the story of Daish Kheda, ruler of a peaceful southern domain. From the outer islands comes …

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Sir Terry

Everyone’s remembering Terry Pratchett, who has left us – not of his own will but under his own terms – too soon, at age 66, one step ahead and one finger raised to the Alzheimer’s trying to destroy him. My memory of Terry Pratchett is not Discworld-related. I came very late to the Discworld books. …

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Play “washed-up has-been or bright young thing”?

I find this slightly worrying and at the same time deeply reassuring.   (hint: James Patterson and John Irving both had their break-out novel at my age, and Janet Evanovich was older. None of them were on their first (or second) book.)   Explore the careers of some of the world’s most successful authors. Click image …

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Various and Sundry has to unpack the cat

Writerly Stuff: Revisions on many things continue.   I am very boring on social media during revisions, unless you’re privy to the maniacal cackling and frustrated sobbing…. For those of you following the progress of SILVER ON THE ROAD, I just sent the following character references off to our art director: Kasun Izzy I have …

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On Writing: My Writing Blog Process Tour

Mindy Klasky brought me into this blog tour with a few rather pointed – and makes-me-think – questions.  Like me, she started in fantasy and branched out – most recently with the Diamond Brides series.  Check her out!   1) What am I working on? Two projects, currently.  As L.A. Kornetsky, I’m writing the fourth Gin …

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