Looking forward to participating in Capricon later this week (February 14-17) at the Westin North Shore in Wheeling, IL in the Chicago North Shore. It’s a great conference for speculative fiction writers (and fans). Great panels, food, and parties. I’ll be on three panels: INDISTINGUISHABLE FROM MAGIC: SF OR FANTASY. One of my favorite topics: […]
Most of you know that bit of excellent writing advice, the rule about letting a draft sit and marinate for a time before diving into the revision process? It’s good advice, but a rule I don’t usually follow. Until now, that is, while awaiting the editorial notes for my forthcoming novel (working title: The Alchemy of Glass: […]
Ten years ago, I started writing for Blogcritics Magazine, especially about the TV series House, M.D., starring Hugh Laurie. More than that, writing for BC and about House re-launched my writing career, leading me on a publishing journey, multiple books (including The Apothecary’s Curse) and a whole lot or fun. With that in mind, I’m reposting […]
I’ll be speaking at a Chicago Writers Association Seminar August 12 at Columbia College, 600 S. Michigan, Room 401 (conference room). The Topic for the morning is Building Your Writing Confidence. Here’s the scoop! CWA members Barbara Barnett and Genevieve Davis will help writers in all genres address this debilitating condition. Genevieve will walk you through […]
Like a lot of dads from his era, mine was barely knowable. He was a WWII veteran (Army Air Corps), and went to trade school on the GI Bill. He talked rarely of his service, but enjoyed showing us his photos of his Air Corps mates and of the Senegalese soldiers with whom he’d served […]
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