Bottom line Up Front (BLUF): I released the first book, Homecoming, of my science fiction series Osguards: Guardians of the Universe on 8 Oct 09 through CreateSpace.com. This blog is to respond to Veronica Henry’s question on how I liked dealing with CreateSpace.com.
I have published three of the four books prior with Iuniverse.com. I thank Iuniverse for extending the opportunity to me, but I felt like I was doing all the work and they were reaping all the benefits. Even though I… Continue
Ladies and gentlemen, this is your co-captain speaking, flying the passenger plane metaphor until the wings drop off.
As we approach cruising altitude, we thought it would be a good idea to start things off with some discussion of how to start things off. A flight check, if you will. Now, I know, it's normal to do the flight check BEFORE one takes off and, technically, we already did one, but, on GENRE 19 AIR, we like to live both dangerously and cautiously.… Continue
Added by Geoff Thorne on October 9, 2009 at 2:58am —
Hi, Folks. Geoff here. I'm the writer half of Genre 19. Todd, like all illustrators in comics, does the real heavy lifting by drawing the wacky stuff I put in the scripts. We thought, since the BIG ANNOUNCEMENT is about to, well, be announced, that it might be fun, at least on this blog, to talk about how the comic book, PRODIGAL: EGG OF FIRST LIGHT came to be.
This won't be a discussion about Story or Plot or Character; there won't be any spoilers for the… Continue
Added by Geoff Thorne on October 7, 2009 at 10:12am —
The past few days have brought several observations.
Little things: like wondering why I was not hungry at all during Yom Kippur. If anything, I was a little zoned out. I finally came home and drank some coffee because I was afraid that I would fall asleep during the performance that the choir—that I am a part of—was giving. I wish that I could say that I was occupied in prayer. No—I just wasn’t there at all.
I’ve been spending money, which I normally hate to do: buying a… Continue
A clock-work doll sits atop a wobbly mountain of rubble. He has dry, empty sockets where his eyes should be. His smile is wide and full of teeth. A fat tear hangs in suspended animation, mid-dribble down one dirty cheek. The aging sun is going down on the distant horizon, casting its purple gaze across the broken remains of a barren metropolis. There's a tentative click, then the sound of slowly grinding gears.
Suddenly, a sharp melody explodes… Continue
Books of Soul (www.booksofsoul.com ) has posted interviews with multi-award winning author, Sharon M. Draper, and first-time author, Michele L. Waters.
Sharon M. Draper is a highly regarded educator and author. She has been honored as the National Teacher of the Year, is a five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Literary Award, and is a New York Times bestselling author.
Similarly, Michele L. Waters has achieved success in her own right as an entrepreneur. She has now… Continue
If events are permitted to occur naturally, would prophecies become realities? Can a prophecy be changed by manipulating events? Perhaps prophetic revelations come to fruition when a sequence of events is manipulated, and that prophecy is, in fact, contingent upon those alterations.
A young widow leaves her home planet, heading out into the galaxy to a planet that will help her to reestablish her life as well as that of her young… Continue
I am trying to feel “Happy New Year” when so much hate is creeping across the land. After all, I know so many good people. Even my workshop members who I drive batty.
I got another call begging me to write or call my senator about health care. Done that 2 or 3 times already. I guess that I will take a page from my elders’ notebook and do it again--even if I don’t think they are listening. On Facebook, I pasted a phrase from Sh’ma which came, the essayist says, from Kotzker Rebbe:… Continue
(Note: this Sci Fi/Horror/Neo-Southern Gothic Fable is explicit and for mature audiences only...)
Augustus Wainwright was having an old familiar dream, of when he was thirteen and caught the dark chocolate upstairs maid smoking in his mother's bathroom, her private sanctuary. He'd fancied that gal all summer, and now he had her, close enough to touch. His face stretched into a goofy grin, he ordered the maid to his room near the back of the mansion.… Continue
Sigh--I went all "Black" on my writing workshop tonight.
One tires of having to explain the substructure of a story. On the other hand, it is instructive to see much how they miss. I have more or less decided that I will explain, but I am not going to denature Black culture.
In science fiction, you don't stop and explain how "ray guns" work, and I am not going to stop and explain that Texas Southern is a Black school and that maybe a character described as a student there… Continue
Well sort of considering the fact I never really destroy anything-just rethinking the order
my main focus now is trying to make everything fit....you know family trees timeline...that's really important to me..........
So the next story will be Children of Fire and Ice it has been brought to my attention that my Queen Phenica character is of great interest on other websites of course) and I need to elaborate on her more.
My blog is mainly over at LiveJournal, but perhaps I should double post here:
Did I finish a story for workshop? Yes, I made my goal. A bit late. And it means that I didn't log on to "work" work tonight. But it was emailed out to members. Now I guess that I have to do real work. And think of another story.
Added by MariesDaughter on September 10, 2009 at 11:00pm —
Wanted to let all the denizens of Black Sci-Fi SOCIETY
know that my novel is Now available on iUniverse.com AMAZON AND Barnes&Noble in 2 wks!
I am excited to get this love story out: truly one of the greatest untold dramas of the 20th Century. I say this not because they are my relatives. Black Herman
is described by history books as the "first black superstar of magic". Eva, the "Woman Buried Alive"
was his femme fatale, able to perform any trick he
could devise.… Continue
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