Guest Host Updates

  • Mercedes Yardley - Eeee! Stokercon 2017!
    It’s going to be so much fun. I’ll be hanging with dear friends and the Gamut staff down at the Queen Mary on Long Beach. Will you be there? Let’s meet up! Here is my schedule: Thu, April 27, 3pm – 4pm Librarians’ Day Building Diverse Horror Collections Description: International horror, horror written by women, horror about people of color. Learn how to seek out titles and authors that will make ... read more
    Published on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
  • Maurice Broaddus - HAPPY BOOK LAUNCH DAY (plus The Big Idea)!
    Happy book launch day to me! Buffalo Soldier is now out and about. Over on John Scalzi‘s blog, I write about the Big Idea. And the role my mom played in the story, because apparently I don’t talk about her enough. Or call enough. *** The Big Idea: Maurice Broaddus April has been light on Big Idea posts because I’m on tour (don’t worry, May’s gonna be packed), but let’s make sure we don’t get through ... read more
    Published on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
  • Michael Sullivan - The big 1,000,000!
    One of the nice (and terrible) things about writing is the fact that there is always a new goal to reach, a new milestone that lies just out of reach. It keeps me striving for that next level and each time one is achieved it acts as a benchmark of success to bolster my spirits on the bad days when a harsh review or frustrating day's writing can make me doubt whether I should be ... read more
    Published on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
  • Mary Robinette Kowal - My Favorite Bit: Marie Brennan talks about WITHIN THE SANCTUARY OF WINGS
    Marie Brennan is joining us today with her novel Within the Sanctuary of Wings. Here’s the publisher’s description: Within the Sanctuary of Wings is the conclusion to Marie Brennan’s thrilling Lady Trent Memoirs After nearly five decades (and, indeed, the same number of volumes), one might think they were well-acquainted with the Lady Isabella Trent–dragon naturalist, scandalous explorer, and perhaps as infamous for her company and feats of daring as she is famous for her discoveries ... read more
    Published on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
  • Gail Carriger - Alexia’s London: Supper April 24, 1876
    Supper for Today, 1876, in a London Townhouse Salt fish, soaked in water to rehydrate and remove salt, boiled and served with boiled parsnips and egg-sauce (AKA hollandaise) Roasted fore-quarter lamb and currant jelly – sliced and served with orange juices, cayenne paper, salt, and butter drizzled over the top, jelly on the side. Asparagus Lemon bread pudding ... read more
    Published on Monday, April 24th, 2017
  • Gail Carriger - Alaska Steamposium Report ~ Steampunk Outfits & More
    So the Alaska Steamposium in Anchorage was a tiny but enthusiastic little con, well worth a visit if you are in the area. They treated me like royalty and I had a lovely time. One of the things that they did was challenge the con com to dress as a Gail Carriger cover. Beatrix took this literally… Beatrix & Gail If you want to see more of her costume I’ll be posting a bunch of details ... read more
    Published on Monday, April 24th, 2017
  • Mur Lafferty - Ditch Diggers #38: Tobias Buckell and The Power of No
    Tobias Buckell Live from Morgan Freeman’s bear sanctuary, it’s the (Hugo Finalist!) Ditch Diggers with special guest co-host Tobias Buckell! Mur recounts Toby blowing her mind this past January at ConFusion in Detroit, which prompted his appearance on the show. Toby talks about accessing your inner asshole (the tactful version uses Toby’s description: “the power of no”) in negotiations as a freelancer. What happened when Toby had to stop accepting con invitations on his own dollar, ... read more
    Published on Monday, April 24th, 2017
  • Michael R. Underwood - Pike’s Peak Writers Conference
    This week I will be appearing as a faculty member for the Pikes Peak Writers Conference in Colorado Springs, CO. This will be my first time appearing as faculty at a multi-genre writers conference, and I’m excited to share my experience and ideas with up-and-coming writers. Here are the workshops I’ll be teaching at the conference: BE THE RISING TIDE THAT LIFTS ALL BOATS:  Networking in the Book World Writing compelling work is the most ... read more
    Published on Monday, April 24th, 2017
  • Gareth Powell - A typical writing day
    When answering questions at conventions and workshops, I’m invariably asked about my routine. People want to know how, where and when I write. Do I do it in coffee shops or at home? Do I use Scrivener or a notebook? Do I write in the mornings or evenings? To help answer those questions, and maybe give … Continue reading A typical writing day ... read more
    Published on Monday, April 24th, 2017
  • Seth Harwood - JACK IS BACK — 5/5/17 — Cinco de Harwood
    You want JACK PALMS (Mr. All Caps)? You GOT JACK PALMS! The man himself is returning to your earbuds in just 12 days on Cinco de Harwood – May 5th, 2017. That’s exactly eight years after Jack Wakes Up hit stores nationwide in its re-publication by Three Rivers Press (Random House). You found it in Borders, snapped pics of it on shelves of Barnes & Noble and all the indies we could find, and many of you ... read more
    Published on Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
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