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Where to find Mary at Con*Stellation

Mary will be at ConStellation in Huntsville, Alabama from Oct 13-Oct 15. Get tickets here. Here’s where to find her during the convention! Friday, Oct 13 Opening Ceremonies 6-7pm Madison-Decatur (2nd floor) Main Panel: Schmoozing 101 7-8pm Madison-Decatur (2nd floor) Main Meet Guests 8-9pm Redstone (1st floor) Panel: Fashion and Science Fiction 11pm-12am Twickenham (2nd floor) …

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Where to find Mary in October

Happy Fall! Here’s all the places to find Mary this month: October 7 Deep Dish SF/F Reading – Chicago, Illinois October 8 Online Class: The Progression of Character Arcs October 10 Online Patreon Writing Date October 11 The Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner – Chicago, Illinois October 13-15 ConStellation – Guest of Honor – Huntsville, …

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My Favorite Bit: Alethea Kontis talks about WHEN TINKER MET BELL

Alethea Kontis is joining us today with her novel When Tinker Met Bell. Here’s the publisher’s description: Everybody knows that goblins and fairies can’t be friends. But that never stopped Tinker and Bell. Bellamy Merriweather Larousse isn’t like the other fairies at Harmswood Academy, with her giant wings and their magical dust. “Southern Bell” works …

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My Favorite Bit: Tom Doyle talks about WAR AND CRAFT

Tom Doyle is joining us today with his novel War and Craft. Here’s the book’s description: America, land of the free… and home of the warlocks. America’s occult defenders are the secret families who have sworn to use their power to protect our republic. But there are those who reject America’s dream and have chosen …

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My Favorite Book: Fran Wilde talks about HORIZON

Fran Wilde is here today to talk to us about her novel Horizon. Here’s the description: In the Bone Universe trilogy finale, the living sky-city of bone towers is on the brink of destruction. Rebellion roils the skies. And almost-siblings, always friends Kirit Skyshouter and Nat Brokenwings seem to have lost everything, including each other. As the city crumbles, Kirit, …

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Added signings for Salt Lake Comic Con

We’ve added a few more signings for Salt Lake Comic Con, at the Writing Excuses Booth #1611. Come say hi! Thursday, September 21 (New!) Signing 5:00-5:30pm Writing Excuses Booth #1611 Puppetry 101: Bringing Inanimate Objects to Life 7:00-8:00 pm Room 151A   Friday, September 22 Writing Excuses: SLCC Edition 12:00-2:00 pm Room 151D Signing 4:30-5:30 …

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My Favorite Bit: Catherine Schaff-Stump talks about THE VESSEL OF RA

Catherine Schaff-Stump is joining us today with her novel The Vessel of Ra. Here’s the publisher’s description: While traveling in Venice in 1837, Lucy Klaereon, in order to save her family’s honor and her immortal soul, decides to commit suicide by drowning herself in the Grand Canal. Unfortunately for Lucy, she is rescued. Her rescuers …

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Paired covers for The Calculating Stars, showing a group of women on a blue field, and The Fated Sky, which has a lone astronaut against a red sky.

Why I’m so excited by the covers for my new SF novels

  My new novels have covers! Look! Look at the link and then come back and I’ll explain why I’m so excited by these. Have you looked? Okay. Amazing, right? Irene Gallo, art director at Tor, has knocked this out of the park. Those cover designs by Jamie Stafford-Hill, with silhouettes by Greg Manchess is so …

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My Favorite Bit: Susan Forest and Lucas K. Law talk about THE SUM OF US: TALES OF THE BONDED AND BOUND

Susan Forest and Lucas K. Law are joining us today with their anthology The Sum of Us: Tales of the Bonded and Bound. Here is the publisher’s description: The world of caregivers and unsung heroes, the province of ghosts . . . If we believe that we are the protagonists of our lives, then caregivers— …

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My Favorite Bit: Stephanie Burgis talks about SNOWSPELLED

Stephanie Burgis is joining us today with her book Snowspelled. Here’s the publisher’s description: In nineteenth-century Angland, magic is reserved for gentlemen while ladies attend to the more practical business of politics. But Cassandra Harwood has never followed the rules… Four months ago, Cassandra Harwood was the first woman magician in Angland, and she was …

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My Favorite Bit: Michael J. Martinez talks about MJ-12: SHADOWS

Michael J. Martinez is joining us today with his novel MJ-12: Shadows. Here’s the publisher’s description: It’s 1949, and the Cold War is heating up across the world. For the United States, the key to winning might be Variants―once ordinary US citizens, now imbued with strange paranormal abilities and corralled into covert service by the …

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My Favorite Bit: Ferrett Steinmetz talks about THE UPLOADED

Ferrett Steinmetz is joining us today with his novel The Uploaded. Here’s the publisher’s description: Life sucks and then you die… a cyberpunk family drama from the ingenious author of Flex. In the near future, the elderly have moved online and now live within the computer network. But that doesn’t stop them interfering in the lives of …

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