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Aug 25

August 25, 2015

Publishers Weekly is hoping for more stories from the Sin du Jour gang! Read their review of ENVY OF ANGELS!

Hey, folks. It was a big weekend for me and for my forthcoming book, ENVY OF ANGELS, the beginning of my new Sin du Jour series with Tor.com Publishing. Most of that involved Worldcon (which again, we’ll talk about later), but one immensely excellent thing actually had nothing to do with the con itself. On Saturday my editor Lee Harris tweeted the link to Publishers Weekly’s review of ENVY OF ANGELS, and I couldn’t be more pleased. They loved it,…

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Aug 25

August 25, 2015

Mikki Kendall is a freelancing Patrick Swayze in Road House on the newest episode of Ditch Diggers! (Plus brief Worldcon previews.)

Hey, folks. I’m a week late posting this here because I was getting ready to leave for Worldcon (which I attended, and which we’ll talk about later), but that’s cool because anyone who might’ve missed this one will get a second chance now. And you simply can’t miss this one, not if you’re serious about being a freelance writer. In my humble yet thoroughly informed opinion, there is no better example of a professional freelance writer in this here modern…

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Aug 18

August 18, 2015

An Editing Cyborg and a Fearsome Foursome of SFF Authors: Special Guest Shenanigans at Ditch Diggers Live!

I’m currently at a fever pitch trying to get myself squared away to leave for Worldcon, but so much amazing is happening I had to make sure all of you were updated on it lest you miss the podcasting, convention, and freelance writing event of the year. Hyperbole? Nay. We all know the Hugo Awards are the hot SFF ticket this week. HOWEVER, Sasquan/Worldcon is also the site of the first ever Ditch Diggers Live, where Mur Lafferty and I…

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Aug 15

August 15, 2015

Read the first two chapters of ENVY OF ANGELS *for free* in Tor.com Publishing’s Fall 2015 Sampler!

Two words, folks: Free reads. This is some genuinely cool shit. Tor.com Publishing has released a 100% free downloadable sampler of their fall 2015 line, which includes the first ten novellas they’ll be putting out in print, ebook, and audiobook over the next several months. Check it… “Enjoy samples from Tor.com Publishing’s first ten novellas in the Fall 2015 sampler! Featuring Kai Ashante Wilson, Nnedi Okorafor, K. J. Parker, Daniel Polansky, and many more, this sampler contains exciting new fantasy…

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Aug 6

August 6, 2015

We’re talkin’ all things comics industry with indie veteran Shawn Pryor on a new episode of Ditch Diggers!

Hey, folks. Campbell Award-winning author Mur Lafferty and I are back with a new episode of Ditch Diggers, *the* podcast about writing as a job. I’m stoked because this time around we welcomed guest host Shawn Pryor onto the show to talk about the comics industry, and We met Shawn during a private gaming convention at a castle in the woods of Ohio (no, really) and got to know him over a few rounds of the spaghetti western card game…

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Jul 22

July 22, 2015

Fill These Rooms: My Complete Worldcon Schedule

In less than a month’s time I’m going to be a guest at the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention, a.k.a. Worldcon, taking place during Sasquan in Spokane, Washington (if those sound like two entirely different things to you, listen to the latest episode of Ditch Diggers for a primer on how Worldcon works). If you’re a writer and/or reader of science fiction and fantasy it’s kind of a big deal. The Hugo Awards, which are pretty much the Oscars of SFF, will be…

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Jul 2

July 2, 2015

Late and Drunk to the Party: Kameron Hurley’s and Chuck Wendig’s Epic Two-Part Return to Ditch Diggers!

Hey, folks. I’m incredibly late posting about this, but when the first episode went live and for several days after the fact I was in the middle of the woods in Ohio with no internet access (it was bliss). Upon returning they were jackhammering the pavement in our complex non-stop, during which they hit a water main and killed all WiFi/cable, and I had plumbers coming in and out of the house and damaging our drywall and it was not…

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Jul 1

July 1, 2015

The ENVY OF ANGELS paperback is now available to pre-order!

Hey, folks. If you missed it, several weeks back Tor.com rolled out their Week of Cover Reveals, dropping delectable works of art for the first ten releases in their new, phantasmagoric novella line. Among them was the cover of ENVY OF ANGELS, the first book in my new series Sin du Jour. You can also click here to read a very cool interview I did with Tor.com about the series and the first book. The elevator pitch: The series follows…

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Jun 23

June 23, 2015

Kitchen Confidential: In Which I Spill So Many Beans About My New Series

Hey, folks. Over on the illustrious Tor.com I’ve given my very first in-depth interview about my new A Sin du Jour Affair novella series, which kicks off with Envy of Angels on October 20th. It’s an informative, entertaining, and customarily frank piece of business. I give more details about the world, characters, and story than I yet have. I also talk about food, being a hybrid author, and why and how I ended up working with Tor.com on this series….

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Jun 16

June 16, 2015

Plasmatic Fire: My Recap of Tor.com’s Cover Reveal Week

I haven’t felt what I’m feeling right now since 2008. Don’t worry, it’s nothing painful. I mean, nothing newly painful. I feel pain every day. I was a pro-wrestler for ten years. What do you want? 2008 was the year my first book, The Next Fix, was released by Apex. I was filled with that electric-current-over-the-skin, plasmatic fire feeling of the new, of pure possibility. Of course, then the book came out and took a dump and that feeling went…

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