Christine Sandquist

Supplemental material for Writing Excuses — A Fire in the Heavens

NOTE: This is a post revived from the archives. This material was previously available prior to the page becoming unavailable — but now it’s back! You can read the novelette, A Fire in the Heavens, here. For Writing Excuses, we are demonstrating our process by actually working through some stories from brainstorming, through outlining, to the story …

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Where to Find MRK at Eastercon: Reclamation 2022

Eastercons are fan-run British Science Fiction Convention events and have run most years since 1948. They begin on the Friday of the Easter weekend and finish on the Monday, with a variety of panels, talks, workshops, Kaffeeklatsches (small group chats with an author), book readings, quizzes, gaming, filking (sci-fi sing-alongs) and much, much more. This …

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My Favorite Bit: James S. Murray and Carsen Smith Talk About Area 51 Interns: Alien Summer

Carsen Smith is joining us today to talk about the novel she co-wrote with James S. Murray, Area 51 Interns: Alien Summer. Here’s the publisher’s description: It’s the first day of summer vacation, and Viv Harlow just wants to relax with her friends at the beach before they all go to different high schools next …

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Join Us at Parnassus Books in Celebrating MOLLY ON THE MOON, April 13th!

Join me for the book launch of MOLLY ON THE MOON at Parnassus Books on April 13th, 6:30PM Central! There will be a little goodie from Molly for all attendees. Haven’t you always wanted to learn to make moon cookies? Space is limited due to Parnassus’ covid policy, so please make sure to RSVP if …

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My Favorite Bit: Khan Wong Talks About The Circus Infinite

Khan Wong is joining us today to talk about his novel, The Circus Infinite. Here’s the publisher’s description: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet meets Cirque du Soleil in this found-family, queer space fantasy Hunted by those who want to study his gravity powers, Jes makes his way to the best place for …

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Patreon Event: Interviewing Experts with Gabriel Swiney, Space Lawyer, 8PM Eastern Tonight

January 18, 2022— 7PM CST to 7:50 pm CST Mary Robinette hosts an interview with an expert in their field once a month for her $25 Patreon supporters. The topic rotates depending on the guest’s area of expertise. Gabriel Swiney is an international space lawyer for the U.S. Department of State. He advises the United States National …

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Tonight on Patreon: Interviewing Experts with Kat Eldred of Why Knot Fibers. Join Us!

Tonight at 8pm Eastern US I’ll be interviewing Kat Eldred, owner and founder of Why Knot Fibers. Join the $25 Interviewing Experts level, and come ask questions and hear all about it! Kat Eldred is the founder and dyer behind Why Knot Fibers, a small hand-dyed yarn company specializing in rich nature inspired tonal colors, …

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Tonight’s Patreon Class is When, Why, and How to Work with Author Assistants. Join Us!

Tonight’s class at 8pm Eastern is When, Why, and How to Work with Author Assistants with Christine Sandquist and Alyshondra Meacham. Join the $25 Class level, come ask questions and hear all about it! Christine Sandquist is an NYC-based sensitivity reader, editor, and author assistant to writers such as Hugo Award Winner Mary Robinette Kowal, Nebula Award …

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Join Us Tonight on Patreon for my Writing Class: Schmoozing 101!

Writing class tonight at 8PM Eastern! Learn how to get the most out of conventions with Schmoozing 101. We’ll chat about why one goes to conventions, some general concepts behind schmoozing, and then go into specific techniques. Learn about how conventions relate to your life as a writer, what types of goals you should have …

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Interviewing Experts with Astronaut Tanya Harrison – Tomorrow, August 17th! Let’s talk MARS!

My newest Patreon series, Interviewing Experts, continues tomorrow, August 17th, at 7PM CST (8PM Eastern) with Mars expert, Dr. Tanya Harrison. I’ll be conducting an interview with her as if I’m preparing to feature her job in a novel. You get to ask questions, too! Live captioning is provided for accessibility, and recordings are available …

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