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Monthly Archives: June 2011
My son (called Tesla here in order to give him some plausible deniability in public) has an interesting way of looking at the world. I could explain, but instead I think I’ll just make a blog category and let the … Continue reading
(And also when you haven’t got a choice…) Meet the humble coco worm (aka “fan worm,” aka “tube worm”). I have seven. Three have names – Fluffy: Ed: and Shai-Hulud (Named for the fact that his tube is four times … Continue reading
I spent this morning finalizing my lecture notes for the master’s class I’m teaching in September at the 2011 Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Conference. (Can’t wait for another visit with the tribe.) If you’re looking for a conference, … Continue reading
Writing is a lonely road littered with distracting scenery. I’ll admit I’m easily – ooo…cupcakes! Two enduring lessons from last weekend’s Historical Novel Society conference have remained in my thoughts all week – the importance of finding your tribe and … Continue reading
Sixteen years ago this morning I was preparing to leave the hospital after recovering from a scary bout of pre-term labor. An hour before they checked me out, the labor started up again and the doctor decided to let the … Continue reading
We can’t always see our destination from the doorstep. It’s not much of a journey from the front porch to the street. It’s scary, and sometimes dangerous, to set off on a chosen road, but rewards are often greater for … Continue reading
Now that the Historical Novel Society’s 2011 Conference is over, I’d like to share some highlights and reflections, and to encourage everyone writing historical fiction to attend either next year’s conference in London or the 2013 event here in the … Continue reading
The first evening of the Historical Novel Society Conference ended on a high note. Harry Turtledove gave a fantastic keynote address, which I enjoyed in the company of the clan of HNS Tweeps (twitter friends, for the less-than-TwitterLiterate among you) … Continue reading
Yesterday morning I arrived in San Diego for the 2011 Historical Novel Society Conference (HNS for short). The Holiday Inn On the Bay is fantastic, and I took a long walk on the waterfront to compensate for the fact that … Continue reading