I’ll be appearing at the Conglomeration Science Fiction Convention this weekend in Louisville, KY.
Apex will have a table in the vendor hall. Currently, I’m not scheduled for any panels, though I have a feeling I might be invited to participate in a few.
I’ll be hosting a book release room party on Saturday night to celebrate the publication of Geoffrey Girard’s debut collection first communions (Apex Publications). It promises
Join me and other genre writers for our Spring 2016 session!
Please note that the start date of the session has been moved up one week due to a schedule conflict.
Sign up here! Venue: The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Meets On: Mondays, April 11 – May 9 Address: 251 West Second Street
Lexington, Kentucky, 40507
United States Cost: $72
Join a lively, diverse group of genre writers looking to imp
It probably should come as no surprise that I enjoyed The Last Weekend by Nick Mamatas. There are zombies. Gore. Sex (of course there’s sex…this is Mamatas, after all!). Power tools.
I’ve published Nick’s short fiction a half a dozen times and a book he wrote about surviving as a writer titled Starve Better. If you’re in the enlightened intersection of readers who have read both, then you can imagine that someone like Vasilis “Billy” Kostopolos (the protagonist of The Last Weekend) wo
Kid #1 attending the Cat Valente signing
With so much angst in the inner circles of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, it is easy to forget how much books mean to so many people.
When I heard that Catherynne M. Valente would be Lexington in support of her Fairyland series, I asked my daughter if she would be interested in going. I know Kid #1 loves books with strong female protagonists, and when she read the synopsis of the first book, she became excited and said she defini
Yesterday I mentioned that For Exposure: The Life and Times of a Small Press Publisher was eligible in the Hugo Award category of Best Related Work. I know many people have not read For Exposure, so I wanted to give you a taste of the craziness.
This chapter covers my experiences at Archon. I reckon I owe Sara M. Harvey and an anonymous kid (who kept calling me “Kentucky”) my life.
Should this chapter cause you to pull for your credit card, you can grab For Exposure from many
The end of March is the deadline for submitting your 2016 Hugo Award ballot. I’ve had a bunch of people ask if I was eligible in any categories. I am, thanks for asking!
I’m eligible in three Hugo Award categories:
1) Best Editor, Long Form (for Apex Publications) Apex released some high quality books last year. The Apex Book of World SF: Volume 4 edited by Mahvesh Murad, the collection Sing Me Your Scars by Damien Angelica Walters, the novel Severance by Chris Bucholz,
Last weekend I made my first appearance at Con Nooga. Robby Hilliard, director of the literary track had invited me to attend, so I decided to venture south and check it out.
I like Chattanooga. It’s a nice town that embraces its southern pride without being obnoxious about it. Tennessee whisky is a specialty there, one I enjoyed in a tasty and strong drink called Chattanooga tea. Mmm.
The Apex table, despite its poor location in the vendor hall, did good business.
I am a special guest at Con Nooga this weekend in Chattanooga, TN. This is my first time at this particular convention, and I look forward to the experience.
Here is my panel schedule:
Friday 4:00 PM Writing Believable Dialogue
Saturday 7:00 PM Writing Openings that will hook your reader 8:00 PM Steven King and Other Horror Masters
Sunday 12:00 PM Serious Depressing Dystopian Fictional Worlds 1:00 PM Terrible Writing Advice
A gaming tragedy happened to me yesterday. I’m still bummed about it.
I lost my saved game files for the Fallout 4 play-through I had been working on for over two months. I even reviewed the game recently. My character, a red-haired vixen (what other type would I play?!) dead shot named Jessica had traversed the Commonwealth in my place. She had found her lost son. Jessica had made the tough decision of which faction to join (The Institute); which companion to take as her lover (Curie
Over at my day job (Apex), we’re running a questionnaire regarding the possibility of bringing Apex Magazine to print. It is currently digital only.
I know a lot of this blog’s followers are either readers or writers, so it would be great to have your input regarding a dead tree version of the zine. If you have two minutes to spare, I ask that you fill out the questionnaire below. Thank you so much!