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Sep.24.2009
Okay, I'm hooked.  I've avoided network serials for years.  No longer.  It will be FlashForward every Thursday night at my place for the duration.  Oh, how the mighty have fallen.  And, man, am I glad.  Congratulations to Robert J. Sawyer. (Please visit my website at http://www.laurelannehill.com.) 
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Sep.22.2009
Quoth the Maven (Laurel Anne Hill, Author of "Heroes Arise")
A subscription to my podcast, "Welcome to my Bedroom Closet" now is available for free on iTunes.  Go to the iTunes store and search on my name, "Laurel Anne Hill."  I've been doing short readings (9-15 minutes each) from my own works but plan to expand in the future to talk...
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Sep.13.2009
Quoth the Maven, Laurel Anne Hill
All three episodes of my award-winning short story, "Reaching for Rainbows" now may be found on my podcast at http://laurelannehill.libsyn.com/.  Each episode is approximately 9-10 minutes long.  "Reaching for Rainbows" is the story of a ten-year-old girl coping with...
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Sep.06.2009
Attention science fiction fans.  I've marked my calendar for Thursday, September 24, how about you?  The TV series FLASHFORWARD, based on Robert J. Sawyer's award-winning novel of the same name, premieres in the United States (on ABC) at 8 pm (Eastern and Pacific time) and 7 pm (Central time) that...
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Sep.01.2009
Some of you have been unable to view my readings on YouTube.  Therefore, I've started a new podcast, "Welcome to my Bedroom Closet."  (The land of out-of-style dresses and dusty shoes provides a suitable environment for recording.)  My first podcast includes Part One of my award-winning...
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Aug.20.2009
Come enjoy the San Mateo County Peninsula Festival and attend my free writing workshop.  I'll be presenting in the Creative and Home Arts section of the event, on the Creative Arts Stage.  The San Mateo County Event Center is located at 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo, CA.  My...
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Aug.17.2009
At the World Science Fiction Convention in Montreal, Kyle Cassidy (Neil Gaiman's photographer) took an amazing photo of me and my three-headed dragon puppet.  I'm so unphotogenic and he nailed the shot in only one try.  Please go to Kyle Cassidy's Flickr page to view the picture (http://www.flickr....
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Jul.26.2009
Every Picture Tells a Story , (1-026 Thu 14:00 1hr, P-510B Kids Programming) Laurel Anne Hill:  An artist draws a picture, then we create a story around it, guided by an expert storyteller. Which may lead to another picture... Wooden Train Building  (1-077 Thu 17:00 1hr, P-510A Kids Programming)...
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Jul.16.2009
While I was at Readercon last week, my friend, Emerian Rich, emailed me a marvelous "tour" of a writer's workspace--a single photo of a highly-organized desk with numbers identifying points of interest.  Although my own writing workspace is not nearly as tidy, it does possess a unique...
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Jun.18.2009
I'm a guest panelist at Readercon 2009 and working on my assigned reading, which includes China Miéville's "The City & The City."  I never managed to finish "The Iron Council" a couple years ago, so I groaned a little upon ordering Miéville's latest novel.  Silly of me.  My...
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Jun.08.2009
In 2005, Lynx Eye published my award-winning short story, Reaching for Rainbows.  Reaching for Rainbows tells the story of a ten-year-old girl as she copes with homelessness, a school assignment about Martin Luther King, and the narrow line separating imagination from reality.  I have used this...
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May.30.2009
   For those of you who haven't gone to my video page, here's the "official description" of my BayCon slide show with audio: For the love of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Steampunk, Laurel Anne Hill (Author of "Heroes Arise") and her husband, David, snapped plenty of photos at...
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May.21.2009
May 16th With Capitol City Young Writers
I had the pleasure of addressing members of “Capitol City Young Writers” last Saturday morning in the Sacramento State University Student Union.  Capitol City Young Writers is a nonprofit organization offering literary assistance to young writers on a national level.  All you young writers out...
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May.21.2009
Name that Dragon
All right, what am I going to name my three-headed dragon puppet?  The Three Tenors?  The Three-Headed Tweep?  I’m offering an autographed copy of my novel, “Heroes Arise,” to the person who dreams up the best name for my dragon.  For the love of science fiction and fantasy, send me your...
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May.13.2009
This is exciting news! I've been podcasted. To listen to the podcast, go to http://quoththeraven.libsyn.com/. Then scroll down to the bottom of the entry for April 16, 2009 and click on "Quoth_The_Raven_Episode_1.mp3." The interview by Lady Ozma was recorded at RavenCon in 2008 but not...
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