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Screaming from the mountaintop [Jan. 14th, 2014|11:21 am]
In case you didn't catch it from everywhere else I've posted it:

I've sold Thorn of Dentonhill and A Murder of Mages to DAW Books. As you can imagine, this is a huge deal for me.

And, yes, this is what I've been hinting at for a bit, and why I've put Banshee to the side for the time being.
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(no subject) [Jul. 1st, 2013|02:05 pm]
I don't usually link to my blog from here, but today's entry on Conventions and Harassment merited a bit more signal boost.
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(no subject) [Jun. 10th, 2013|03:51 pm]
In case you missed it from my other blatant plugs: my interview at Book Country
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(no subject) [May. 18th, 2013|03:45 pm]
So, last night the wife and I went to see Naked Girls Reading Sci-Fi, which was exactly what is says on the tin.  The five ladies came out on stage, dropped their robes, sat down and read selections from classics of sci-fi, as well as a few modern choices and ones they each selected as favorites.  The whole evening had a good sampling: Mary Shelley, H.G. Wells, Isaac Asimov, Frank Herbert, James Tiptree, Jr. (including an explanation of who Tiptree, Jr. actually was-- something I knew, but I appreciated that they talked about who she really was.)  I was glad to see, in general, that the performers clearly were real sci-fi fans.

All in all, a fun evening, and we enjoyed ourselves.  Next month their theme is reading local authors. 
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(no subject) [Oct. 1st, 2012|01:09 am]
OK, I know.  I know.  I should write over here more.  I need, in part, to figure out what my Livejournal is now, in what I use it for that is different form my blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

But, hey, have you read my blog?  Here's some highlights from the past month:

Evolving from a Fandom of One.
The Plotless Meander
Skipping the Travelogue

Plus I did several entries in August on sci-fi worldbuilding, which mostly ended up being about making starmaps. 
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And some small, good news... [Feb. 24th, 2012|12:18 am]
From Austin ScriptWorks Managing Director:

At long last, selections for the upcoming ScriptWorks 10-minute play showcase have been made!
  • SOFTLY AS IN A MORNING SUNRISE - Bob Barr
  • UNFAIR PRACTICES AT THE DPS - Elizabeth Cobbe
  • THE MANY SUICIDES OF MOLLY McVEIGH - Trey Deason
  • OCEAN SONG FROM A DESERT PLACE - Amparo Garcia-Crow
  • MS. EDWINA BACKLE'S APPOINTMENT - Aimée Gonzalez
  • SLEPT THE WHOLE WAY - Marshall Maresca
  • THE NORTH STAR TRANSGALACTIC - Anne Maria Newsome
  • THE GREEKS - Colin Denby Swanson
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Not all these plays were read at the salon reading the weekend we wrote them, but the ones I remember (mine, "North Star" and "Unfair Practices") all have strong Sci-fi and Fantasy elements.  This should be an interesting production.

The plays will run April 19-21 and 26-28 at the Blue Theatre.
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(no subject) [Feb. 17th, 2012|11:48 am]
Well, I'm in Boston for Boskone, and it's good that I've got an iPhone, because my laptop just died.  Fortunately, I had just backed up all my writing stuff Wednesday night, and the computer is still under warranty, so it's mostly an inconvenience right now.  

Now off to explore the city, and then have dinner with my sister's family.
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(no subject) [Feb. 13th, 2012|04:16 pm]
You ever have one of those days were you were waiting for several email responses? That's today for me. So I'm hitting check mail over and over again but nobody's writing. Yet.  
However, now I have an iPhone.  So I'm keeping busy figuring it out.  I'm posting this whole entry with the voice command.  I have to say I'm pretty impressed with how accurate it is.  Mostly.

Anyway, here's a blog post from this week.  http://blog.mrmaresca.com/2012/02/is-it-about-books-or-is-it-about-novels.html

See you all later.
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(no subject) [Jan. 12th, 2012|08:49 pm]
So what's news on my end?  I recently did some tweaking on the website, adding excerpts of Thorn, Holver Alley Crew and Maradaine Constabulary.  Also, I haven't missed a Monday or Thursday on my blog yet.  Today I talked about all the various *-punk subgenres.

Writing-wise: Rewrite of Holver Alley Crew done, sent to agent.  Still reworking Maradaine Constabulary.  Hope to have it hashed out by the end of the month. 

And thus, back to it.
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(no subject) [Dec. 16th, 2011|12:05 pm]
My wife and I signed up for a "cryotherapy" session, in part because it was a Groupon, and what the hell, try new things, right? But it involves essentially freezing yourself and supposedly relieves pain and aches. We'll see.

However, I found this bit in the instructions we were sent interesting:
"As a reminder, please remember that women wear only socks (cotton) for the procedure while men need to keep on cotton underwear (cotton) as well as socks."

Now, the different rules intrigue me, and I figure it's either,
A. male genitalia are especially sensitive to the treatment and therefore, you're going to want underwear on OR
B. Anya, the woman who runs the place, doesn't want to see your junk.

I suspect the real reason is B.

Meanwhile, here's a nifty little tribute to All The Movies of 2011.

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