Jan 6

January 6, 2016

Funny Books Don’t Win Awards So Don’t Bother Reading This Eligibility Post

Did you know Terry Pratchett never won a Hugo Award? No, seriously. He didn’t. Ever. I KNOW, RIGHT? I was shocked. I mean that. I was genuinely gobsmacked when I looked it up a while back. In fact, he wasn’t even short-listed for a Hugo until 2005, thirty-four years into his publishing career. And do you know what he did? This part abso-fucking-lutely blew my mind, folks. He turned the nomination down. The man turned down a nomination he’d been…

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Dec 24

December 24, 2015

It’s Christmas Eve and here’s a bunch of stuff I hope for you folks…

Today is Christmas Eve. I’m not religious, but I do observe Christmas. I enjoy the tradition. It’s one of a very few my family kept year after year when I was a kid. I enjoy the different feel of the holiday season as opposed to the rest of the year. Even in my most anti-social years of unabashed assholery, I was always my least cynical around the holidays. I could even be downright merry, although as a fat dude I…

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Dec 15

December 15, 2015

A bunch of VERY cool LUSTLOCKED news plus very organized shilling!

Hey, folks. If you’re joining our program in-progress, my new book ENVY OF ANGELS dropped just shy of two months back, and it’s been received better than I could have ever possibly anticipated. Both reader and critic reviews have been almost universally positive, including utterly sick write-ups from Publishers Weekly, Barnes & Noble’s Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog, SF Signal, and a slew of other review sites and blogs. People are loving and laughing at the book, and the latter is…

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Oct 20

October 20, 2015

An important message from an author (who is me) on the day of their book release.

I have a new book out today. It’s called ENVY OF ANGELS. It’s the first in a new series of books I’m writing for Tor.com Publishing called Sin du Jour, about a crew of professional New York City chefs and magic-users who cater events for the underworld of the supernatural. I do my best to make it funny and fucked up and unexpected and about people you care about. I think it’s pretty good. I’m writing at least three more…

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Oct 16

October 16, 2015

“Blisters” – A new episode of Ditch Diggers is live!

The Ditch Diggers are back, folks! A new episode of Mur Lafferty’s and my writing-as-a-job podcast has just released its 17th episode, titled “Blisters!” But first, if you missed it, you absolutely positively MUST check out our last episode of Ditch Diggers, episode 16, which was recorded live at Worldcon in Spokane and featured authors Kate Elliott, Linda Nagata, Aliette de Bodard, and Fonda Lee teaming up to take on Mur’s and my customized publishing industry version of a D&D-style…

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Oct 14

October 14, 2015

In which Tor.com reveals Goñi Montes’ amazing “Small Wars” cover!

[This was actually posted on Tor.com Publishing’s Twitter this Friday past, but as everyone seemed to be at one convention or another I thought I’d repost it, and I wanted it up here anyway.] This phantasmagorically amazing cover for my short story “Small Wars” was recently revealed by Tor.com Publishing and was created by artist Goñi Montes under the ever superior supervision of Irene Gallo and her crew. Check it out… I absolutely love this cover. It may be one…

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Oct 5

October 5, 2015

I’m pleased to announce I’ve sold books 3 and 4 in my Sin du Jour series!

Hey, folks. Big news today of which I am quite proud and immeasurably jazzed. It was announced on Tor.com that Tor.com Publishing has purchased the third and fourth Sin du Jour books, the urban fantasy series I’m beginning with them on October 20th with the release of ENVY OF ANGELS. What can I say? It’s fucking phantasmagorically amazing news. I’ve planned seven books in the series, each one titled after/thematically concerning a deadly sin, but was only initially contracted for…

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Sep 3

September 3, 2015

Ditch Diggers Live from Worldcon is now…well…live! Special Guests! New theme song! The greatest RPG variant ever played!

SO MUCH AWESOME I DON’T EVEN HAVE TIME TO GREET YOU, FOLKS. No, seriously, the newest episode of the Ditch Diggers podcast is so jam-packed with amazing things I scarcely know where to begin. It was recorded two weeks ago LIVE at Worldcon, the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention in Spokane, Washington. Mur and I had a packed, absolutely fucking fabulous theater audience who were overwhelmingly into the show. It was widely tweeted about as one of many, many folks’…

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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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