Rebecca and I have attended DragonCon for about the past 20 years—it is one of our favorite conventions all year. This year, I've got a packed schedule, as well as three big tables in the Dealer's Room. Look for us under the listing WordFire. Here's my DragonCon autographing schedule for the Dealer's Room. Friday 12:30–2:15 PM Saturday 10 AM–12:30 PM 2:30–6 PM Sunday 11:30 AM–2 PM 4–5 PM Monday 10–11 AM 1:30–4 PM And here's my panel schedule. (Don't miss my reading on Sunday at 10AM, where I'll read a brand new Dan Shamble story!) FRIDAY 11:00-Noon Writing Workshop with Jody Lynn Nye Hyatt: Marietta (with Rebecca) 2:30 PM New York Times bestselling authors Hyatt Regency VI-VII 4:00—6:30 PM Things I Wish Some Pro Had Told Me Hyatt: Embassy D-F (with Rebecca) Saturday1 PM Magnificent Men of Fantasy Fiction Sunday10 AM Reading Dan Shamble “Role Model” story Hyatt: Edgewood2:30 PM Star Wars EU authors Marriott A706 (with Rebecca)5:30 PM Remembering Aaron Allston & Ann Crispin Hyatt: International North8:30 PM X-Track Anthology Marriott M106-10710 PM Humor in Horror Westin Chastain ED Monday11:30 AM Ask Me Anything Hyatt Centennial I [...]
Wed, Aug 27, 2014
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I've long established myself as a very prolific writer, and I've given countless talks and workshops on productivity over the years. Finally, I've put together all the most important advice I have to share, in a book just released by WordFire Press, MILLION DOLLAR PRODUCTIVITY. Available in all eBook formats for $4.99, or in trade paperback for $9.99. PrintKindleKoboNookAll other eBook formats Life is crazy and hectic for most of us. We're surrounded with personal and family obligations, jobs, fitness programs, virtual mountains of email, not to mention videogames, TV, smartphones, social networking, and millions of things to check out on the web. With all those distractions, how does an aspiring author find time to write? And when you do find the time, how do you make the most of it? Award-winning and #1 international bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson is one of the most prolific authors in the business. He has published over 125 novels—an average of five novels a year, every year, for the past quarter century. Anderson has taught numerous writing seminars and lectured on productivity, and here he shares his tips on how to find the time to write, and how to make the most of that time. Introduction Back in the [...]
Tue, Aug 19, 2014
Source: New KJA Blog
Every year for the past seventeen years since I've lived in Colorado, I have climbed at least one Fourteener, or 14,000-ft peak in the state. I've summited all 54 of them, so now I'm going back to do some of my favorites, climbing from different sides. This year, I set my sights on Mt. Lincoln, 14, 236 ft, highest peak in Park C0unty and 11th highest peak in the continental US. It's an impressive-looking peak as seen from Hoosier Pass, just south of Breckinridge. I had climbed it before, but this time I wanted to climb from a different side, on a little used trail. In order to get an early start on the trail, and thus avoid early-afternoon thunderstorms, I decided to stay overnight near the trailhead. On previous drives through the area, I had been intrigued by a tiny town right at the foot of Mount Lincoln, Alma CO, population Not Many, with a handful of buildings … something I called a “zombie town”—a ghost town that won't admit it's dead. I was charmed by the handful of “necessary businesses”—general store, feed store, liquor store, and a most intriguing little place called (this is its exact name) Alma's Only [...]
Mon, Aug 18, 2014
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From Kirkus Reviews Dan Chambeaux, zombie private eye (Hair Raising, 2013, etc.), once again juggles a series of cases as deftly as if he were equipped with the same tireless tentacles as his chief suspect. In the Unnatural Quarter, it's either a feast or an orgy of malefactors. Just as Chambeaux & Deyer's former client, frog demon Lurrm, is celebrating the opening of the Recompose Spa, his smartly refurbished zombie bathhouse, the competition between Alastair Cumulus III and Chambeaux's client Thunder Dick over which of them will be elected head of the Weather Wizards Fraternal Order breaks into open warfare, as each wizard stoops to new lows to undermine the other. Mr. Bignome, head of a ring of garden gnomes that robs flower shops, compounds his felonies by stealing the glorious baritone voice of Stentor, the ogre opera star who's frantic that he'll get fired by The Phantom of the Opera. Twelve-year-old junior mad scientist Jody Caligari seizes the moment to ask Chambeaux to take on a pro bono case: overturning his eviction from the underground lab he'd rented from fearsome Ah'Chulhu, the demon sewer landlord who's the richly tentacled half-breed son of a pair of Senior Citizen Gods. Ah'Chulhu, it [...]
Wed, Aug 13, 2014
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