'Books on Fire' Contest To Give Away Kindle Fire HD Loaded with Books The Books on Fire contest, which runs through the end of December, is giving away a new Kindle Fire HD loaded with 13 books of science fiction, fantasy, and historical fiction (including mine!). Sponsored by authors Judson Roberts, Ruth Nestvold, Luc Reid, William Hertling, Annie Bellet, and me, Books on Fire can be found on the Web at www.kindlebooksonfire.com . In addition to the first prize winner of the Kindle Fire, ten second prize winners will win three eBooks of their choice from the list on the contest Web page. To enter, participants simply announce their three top book choices from the book list through any of these methods: Twitter (to @WinBooksOnFire ) The contest's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/KindleBooksOnFire , and/or The contest Web page. eBooks included in the prize pool include: William Hertling's artificial intelligence thrillers Avogadro Corp. an
Hey, thanks for swinging by the blog! If you're new here, I thought I'd post a few links to get you oriented. First, if you're coming over from Glimmer Train Magazine , you might be interested in a story of mine that was first published by them back, I think, in 1997, called "After Kimberly." It's available as a download on Amazon for $.99. (Though if you're really interested and broke, just drop me a note and I'll send it to you for free. Hey, I've been there.) Second, I've edited the Blue Penny Quarterly , a free online literary magazine for many years: our latest issue (optimized for iPad, but readable on most devices that read PDF files, which is most devices) is available here . Some great stories from some awesome writers that I recommend you check out. (Did I mention it was free?) And, hey, we're open now for submissions. Third, I wrote a fantasy novel I'd been dying to write for many years, and have published it
Many thanks to Glimmer Train Stories , for picking my story, The Mushroom Hunter , as the winner of their 2012 Fiction Open Competition! If you're new to my blog, welcome! Here's a post to get you started . And here's what the story looks like in GT.
Many thanks to Luc Reid, who interviewed me about world-building for his blog at LucReid.com . It was a lot of fun to talk about this stuff, and he got me thinking: where did some of these characters come from? (Hmm, good question.) How long have I been thinking about this stuff? (A very long time.) Read the interview here, and be sure to check out some of Luc's other articles while you're there: http://www.lucreid.com/?tag=beasts-of-the-walking-city