Fiction For a Cure is a Second Life fund-raising event, which is part of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life campaign. Kat Klaybourne and I have organized the event, which features live and silent auctions, classes, readings and raffles. Kat reached out to donors and sponsors on the Second Life side of things, and […]Read more
Amazon floated a trial balloon in their dispute with Hachette to “take authors out of the middle.” Gigaom.com has the full text here. Within minutes of the letter’s publication, warriors on either side of the fight decried the letter as a cynical PR ploy, or praised it as proof that Amazon truly is sympathetic to […]Read more
Backing the Wrong Horse: Why choosing sides in the Amazon—Hachette feud is a moron’s choice for writers.
Let me state at the outset that the following is likely to outrage writers and publishers. Those who deign to comment will dismiss me as being ignorant or mistaken or secretly in agreement with the “other side.” I want to be clear: the “side” I’m taking in this discussion is mine and mine alone. I’m […]Read more
Heroes! is a project that began as the 2013 Origins Game Fair anthology. As we did with Time Traveled Tales, Silence in the Library and the authors in the anthology have entered an agreement to bring the book out on a profit-sharing basis. It’s a great deal for the writers, and that means we can […]Read more
I just finished reading Bart D. Ehrman’s latest book How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee. Ehrman is a historian of early Christianity and does not approach his subject matter from a religious or theological angle. He is a self-described agnostic who began his career as a born-again Christian. Because […]Read more
Casting news about the new Star Wars® film has created lots of controversy because of a lack of diversity among the cast. Many folks have been eloquent in expressing their disappointment and brilliant in their use of statistics to show why the cast should be more diverse. I agree with them, but for a different […]Read more
I almost titled this post “A half-assed Time Travel experiment.” The short form of what I’m looking at doing during May is a way to avoid distractions. It’s much too easy for me to get distracted by movies and TV shows and even email. I find myself justifying it all as “research” or, well, really, […]Read more