May 29, 2009
Greetings from the road! I’m currently at the home of my good friend and fellow Magical Words blogger, Faith Hunter. She and her husband, Rod, have been wonderful hosts. Last night we had a signing with another fellow MW blogger, Misty Massey, and also author Gail Z Martin. It was not the best attended signing I’ve ever had, but it might well have been the most fun. Italian dinner afterwards, also great fun. All in all, a good start to the trip. Today we’ll be heading up to Charlotte, NC for ConCarolinas. Hope to see some of you there.
Today at Magical Words, we have a special guest blogger. Author Mindy Klasky has posted a piece on her career path and is now answering questions and responding to comments. Stop by the site and say hello!
May 28, 2009
On the road again….
Leaving this morning for the Carolinas — a signing tonight at the Barnes and Noble in Pineville, NC with Faith Hunter, Misty Massey, and Gail Martin. Then on to Charlotte for ConCarolinas tomorrow. More from the road as travel and events allow. Hope to see some of you soon!
(For details on the events see the posts below or my website http://www.DavidBCoe.com. Both have links to the bookstore and the convention.
May 26, 2009
A couple of friends of mine have new things going on with their writing today. Kelly McCullough, one of my cyber-buddies fromSFNovelists.com has a new book coming out today. The book is called MythOS and it’s part of his Ravirn Series. Please visit this site and readthe interview with Kelly that’s just been posted there.
Another friend of mine, an Australian writer named Alan Baxter, has just started a new contest on his website, and he is hoping people will come to the site and try to win a signed copy of one of his books. You don’t need any prior knowledge of Alan or his work to enter the contest, so check it out and maybe you’ll win a new book.
Today’s post, “More on Shameless Self-Promotion,” can be found at http://magicalwords.net. And while we’re on the subject, I will be signing books at the Carolina Place Barnes and Noble in Pineville, NC on Thursday at 7:00 pm. I’ll be signing with my fellow MagicalWords bloggers Faith Hunter and Misty Massey (C.E. Murphy couldn’t cross the Big Pond to join us), as well as author Gail Martin. All of us will also be appearing this coming weekend at ConCarolinas in Charlotte. Hope to see you there!
May 23, 2009
This is graduation weekend at my daughters middle/high school, and today was Honors Day, when students are recognized for achievements in academics, sports and community service. I attended, because I’m on the parents’ council and our organization was sponsoring the event and the reception that followed.
I dreaded the ceremony, because it has a reputation for being long and boring. But I enjoyed it, mostly because so many of the kids who were honored were friends of my daughter or children of friends. It seems like a day ago that I was watching them play youth soccer and little league, or seeing them in the sixth grade play. Now they’re juniors and seniors in college. It goes so fast.
My daughter was honored too, though because she’s only in eighth grade this year, she wasn’t eligible for most of the awards. But she was chosen for a leadership position in next year’s freshman class, which is pretty cool. Except for the fact that I REALLY can’t believe she’s about to be a freshman in high school.
As I say, it goes so fast….
May 20, 2009
Today’s post, “Are Our Books Really Children? And If So, Whose Children…?” can be found at the SFNovelists website. SFNovelists is maintained by approximately 100 published authors of fantasy and science fiction. Please visit the site and enjoy the post.
May 18, 2009
Today’s post, “Short Fiction Revisited,” can be found at the Magical Words blog site. Magical Words is the fantasy blog I maintain with fellow writers Faith Hunter, Misty Massey, and C.E. Murphy. Please stop by the site and enjoy this latest post.
May 17, 2009
So it comes down to this: I have a couple of hours left in my Sunday afternoon, and I can use that time to post something here about God-knows-what, or I can take a little nap. Actually, it’s a surprisingly easy choice.