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May 10

May 10, 2017

Presenting…The Freelance Writer’s Rebuttal Guide!

The essential and fundamental truth you must accept and fully understand about our business is this: There is nothing, not negative margins at the end of the fiscal year and not the pre-fall-of-Rome state of the government and not their parents being eaten by cancer, there is NOTHING the people who employ writers hate more than writers. The more their market or company or project utterly depends on writing, the more and more fervent their noxiously unctuous contempt is for…

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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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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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Jun 10

June 10, 2015

Behold: ENVY OF ANGELS cover revealed! Pre-order today!

Big day today, folks. Over on Tor.com they’ve revealed the phantasmagorically amazing cover for ENVY OF ANGELS, the first of my A Sin du Jour Affair series of novellas coming October 20th! The ebook version is now available to pre-order, which I strongly encourage you to do! Check it out! How sick is that? Seriously? Designed by Peter Lutjen, it absolutely encapsulates the spirit of the fun and darkly twisted world I’ve created in which food collides with the supernatural. From…

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Jun 9

June 9, 2015

When We Drive out the Innovators We Are Left Only with the Sad and Rabid

Hey, folks. Do me a favor. Go read Chuck Wendig’s post “I Stand By Irene Gallo” and Kameron Hurley’s post “The Revolution of Self-Righteous Dickery will Not Be Moderated.” I agree with them. That saves us a lot of time and redundancy. Past that I’d like to make a fairly simple point. I’m not a company man. I do very much believe in loyalty, but I don’t give it often or easily. I’m currently signed for two novella-length books with Tor.com, of…

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May 26

May 26, 2015

My Inevitable and Utterly Redundant John Scalzi Multi-Million-Dollar Deal Hot Take

I arrived home late Sunday night from a gathering at which some pretty decent smoked pulled pork was served to discover a noticeable theme in my Twitter timeline. Everyone I follow was abuzz over the same news item. I also had several DM’s and text messages awaiting me from folks who were sending me the same link. You’ve all no doubt heard about and/or read the announcement by now. SFF author John Scalzi has signed a very sizable ten-year deal…

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Apr 2

April 2, 2015

I’m pleased to announce ENVY OF ANGELS coming October 20th, 2015 from Tor.com!

  Big news today, folks. You might recall back in February I announced I’ve signed for two books in a new original urban fantasy series with Tor.com’s innovative novella project. Well, today I am pleased to announce that the debut book in the series, ENVY OF ANGELS, will be released on October 20th, 2015! This is a big deal, folks. I have neither the time nor the inclination to be humble about it. This is a big new thing Tor.com is…

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Feb 12

February 12, 2015

Tor.com and I Would Like You to Know Novellas Are the New Novel

Big news from the world of mainstream publishing today, folks, and for the first time in a long time I find myself playing a part in it. This morning Tor.com announced the inaugural list of their new novella line. Launching in September of 2015, Tor.com will be publishing up to five novella-length books a month. They will all be available in print, ebook, AND audiobook form simultaneously. It’s a bold, innovative move for an arm of one of the biggest…

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