If you’ve been wondering where I am–not that it’s always about me–I’ve been hunkered down with a big novel. But I’m surprised to note that I’ll actually be getting out and seeing people three times in the next six weeks.
Saturday April 9 – Literary Orange
This is LA’s premier literary event, with over 40 award-winning authors participating on 18 panels covering Fiction, Non-Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction, Journalism, Romance, Children’s Books, Graphic Novels, Memoirs, and Poetry, along with panels on fantasy, the literature of war (featuring Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Jim Sheeler), travel, Latino fiction, and a panel featuring literary agents. Headlined by 3-time Edgar winner T. Jefferson Parker.
My panel at 1030: (signing follows)
Science Fiction: Galaxies Unknown Kay Kenyon, Dani Kollin, Eytan Kollin, Tim Pratt
Tim Pratt is a prolific and well-known SF writer, of course. And as a fun aside, the Kollin brothers comprise one of the few brother-teams to be writing in science fiction today. They have a new book coming out from Tor, The Unicorporated Man.
There will also be what looks like a fascinating panel with Barbara Hambly on Historical Mystery: The Past Unraveled.
Tuesday April 19 – SFWA Pacific Northwest Reading Series
The first date in the series is with headliner Brent Weeks, Jay Lake and me. The three of us will read and comment on our work Should be a fun evening! 7-8:30 p.m. at the McMenamins Kennedy School in Portland.
Each event starts with notes from the host, a leading local author, who has selected two of their favorite writers to complete the evening’s theme. In turn, each is given time to read from their latest work, interpreting and explaining their concepts and vision. In addition, space is provided for networking and conversation.
Upcoming evenings will feature Nancy Kress, Ted Chiang, Cherie Priest and Kat Richardson among others.
Wednesday March 16 – Ask the Book Doctor
I’ll be showing up at a members-only Write on the River event, answering questions about your novels and short stories in progress. Wenatchee, Washington.
5:30 wine-tasting – 6:00-8:00 p.m. Q & A with yours truly.