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Nov.24.2009
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I've now posted all three parts of "An Incomprehensible Force" on my almost-weekly podcast:  Welcome to my Bedroom Closet.  In order to write part three, I had to do research via the Paris sewer tour.  What else would you expect of a former underground storage tank operator?  Here's the...
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Nov.22.2009
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I'm looking forward to OryCon 31 this week.  Here's my schedule: FRIDAY, NOV. 27 3-4 pm, "Bread and cheese and yet not constipated?" in the Morrison room, with Laurel Anne Hill, Rebecca Neason, Lisa Linderman & Lenora Rain-Lee Good 4-5 pm, "Will blogs replace the conventional...
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Nov.17.2009
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This month, GUD Magazine reviewed my award-winning novel, Heroes Arise.  Here's an excerpt from their review: "Hill is very adept at building the world of the Kren; the reader gets a sense of how the people live, including what they eat and what they worship. She gives the Kren an honor code...
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Nov.14.2009
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Here's a new way of looking at the magic of the theater, Broadway and the world of dance.  Nth Zine published my short story, "Champagne and Balducci's," this week.  "Champagne and Balducci's" is a fantasy about a second-rate dancer (and Broadway show hopeful) in New York City,...
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Nov.09.2009
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I've posted Part One of a new three-part tale on my almost-weekly podcast:  Welcome to my Bedroom Closet.  Here's the basics. Mysterious deaths.  A stolen brooch.  A woman tormented by sorcery.  A seemingly harmless Russian fairy tale.  Add them together, sprinkle in a bit of Paris and the result...
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Oct.27.2009
Happy Halloween!  Well, almost.  Are you ready to enter my bedroom closet? This week, my podcast (Welcome to my Bedroom Closet) consists mainly of a reading adapted from Chapter 16 of my award-winning novel, "Heroes Arise."  Chapter 16 introduces my twelve-legged, elongated "spiders...
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Oct.25.2009
Happy almost Halloween.  If you're a fan of creepy stories, be sure to listen to Emerian Rich's "Wicked Women Writer's Challenge," recorded on "Horror Addicts" on October 11.  I served as a guest judge for the contest and offered my comments on Emerian's podcast.  The link to...
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Oct.23.2009
For those of you attending World Fantasy Con in San Jose  (October 29 - November 1), I'll be part of the panel on "Writing Human Characters, Whether or Not They're Human."  Hope to see you there.  Here is the panel description.  10:00 AM Gold Room: Writing Human Characters, Whether or Not...
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Oct.23.2009
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For those of you attending World Fantasy Con in San Jose  (October 29 - November 1), I'll be part of the panel on "Writing Human Characters, Whether or Not They're Human."  Hope to see you there.  Here is the panel description.  10:00 AM Gold: Room Writing Human Characters, Whether or Not...
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Oct.21.2009
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I've now posted the first of my two "Halloween" podcasts for 2009, complete with spooky music:  "Ghost of a Mushroom."  The podcast lasts approximately six minutes and relates the weird things I saw in the middle of the night last October.  "Ghost of a Mushroom" is a...
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Oct.15.2009
My friend, author and podcaster Emerian Rich, celebrates the print publication of "Night's Knights," her vampire novel.  Her book release party will be held on Friday, October 30, 7 pm, at Bay Books Concord, 1669 Willow Pass Road, Concord, CA.  Here's your chance to dress as your favorite...
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Oct.12.2009
Yesterday, I posted my latest podcast on Welcome to My Bedroom Closet, http://www.laurelannehill.libsyn.com. This 7-1/2 minute offering describes some of the techniques I used to improve my writing between 1997 and 2005.   I compare my two vampire coming of age stories ("Eternal Poetry"...
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Oct.11.2009
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Great news!  My award-winning science fiction/fantasy novel, "Heroes Arise," is now available via Kindle Books.  The link is as follows:  http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss?url=node%3D154606011&field-keywords=Heroes+Arise%2C+Laurel+Anne+Hill&x=19&y=18.  The current listed price...
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Oct.04.2009
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I've now posted my award-winning short story, "Real Vampires Don't Snore" to my podcast site:  www.laurelannehill.libsyn.com.  "Calliope Magazine" first published "Real Vampires Don't Snore" in 1997 and recently re-released the story due to popular demand.  My sense of...
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Sep.28.2009
Okay, everyone, I've now posted the concluding half of "Eternal Poetry" on my podcast site (www.laurelannehill.libsyn.com), also available for free on iTunes.  "Eternal Poetry" is a vampire romance and coming of age tale, published by "Nth Zine (Online Exclusives)" in...
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