It’s Tuesday, and I’ve got some news!
I’ll try and keep it short — lots to do, lots to do.
News the First
If you haven’t yet heard, my fabulous agent Sara Megibow sold the audio rights to the first three Ayala Storme books (STORM IN A TEACUP, ANY PORT IN A STORM, and TAKEN BY STORM) to Audible! This is huge news in and of itself, and I am SO excited to bring Ayala to a new format!
All three audiobooks and TAKEN BY STORM (ebook and print) will be out 1 December 2015!
And for a final massive kicker, the books are currently in production, being brought to life by no other than actor, author, producer, director, and all-round badass, Amber Benson.
I had the honour and joy of meeting Amber at Awesome Con this year, which was fantastic. I was crossing every available crossable when we sold the audio rights that just MAYBE a miracle would happen, and lo and behold, MIRACLE. I knew Amber had narrated John Scalzi’s books, and she’s just phenomenal in general. I cannot (truly cannot) think of a single soul I’d rather have bringing Ayala’s story to life.
News the Second
Baltimore Book Fest is this week! Not only am I going to be present, but I’m going to be doing ALL THE THINGS. The full schedule for the SFWA tent is here. The event is FREE, so I fully expect all you locals to come play with us.
My personal schedule for the weekend is here:
The Revolution Will Be Science-fictional… and Fantastic
What to read in SF/F and where to find it! Our panel looks at the latest trends in SF/F and the books people are talking about this year.
Panelists: Emmie Mears, Cat Rambo, Fran Wilde, Michael R. Underwood
When Sci-Fi & Fantasy Get Sexy
It’s not all rayguns and unicorns… join our writers to talk about the hotter side of science fiction and fantasy.
Panelists: Kelly Harmon, Carmen Maria Machado, Emmie Mears, KM Szpara, Jean Marie Ward
Making Magic: Magic Systems and Fantasy
Go beyond “Wingardium Leviosa!” with this exploration of magic systems in a range of fantasy settings.
Panelists: Tom Doyle, Anna Kashina, Elektra Hammond, Emmie Mears
12 PM: Signing in the SFWA tent signing table!
Location, Location, Location
Our panel of authors discusses what gives a strong sense of place to science fiction and fantasy, from Hogwarts to Neil Gaiman’s strange London Underground to every monster that has ever stomped Manhattan. We discuss the ways place informs fiction – plus, how to get your details right and what drives us crazy when authors get our favorite real life places wrong.
Panelists: Tobias S. Buckell, Kelly Harmon, Emmie Mears, KM Szpara
News the Third
Just announced — the Sunday of World Fantasy Con in Saratoga Springs, NY, I will be doing a signing at Flights of Fantasy Books and Games with Amalia Dillin, Garth Nix, Julie Czerneda, Alex Gordon/Kristine Smith, and Anne Bishop!
This will be Flights of Fantasy on Sunday, 8 November at 1800. If you’re going to be at WFC, you should come!
News the Fourth
This week I will be a guest on August McLaughlin‘s FABULOUS Girl Boner podcast. Girl Boner is ALL about celebrating women’s sexuality, empowerment, and arousal. I’ll be talking about sexual fluidity and my own bisexual/pansexual identity as well as challenges the bi/pan community face.
Come on down and see us! It’s gonna be a party!
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