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Aug.24.2013
I have a pretty major headache brewing, so I'll be brief today. "Migration," by Nancy Kress I received a copy of Beyond the Sun because I backed the kickstarter and I popped it onto my Kobo over the week. This is the first story, and it has everything good about science fiction. A brilliant...
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Aug.23.2013
Friday of vacation always feels a little bit like an end, even though there's still the weekend before I'm back to work. Add in that back-and-forth to Toronto yesterday, and the feeling of "aww" grows a bit more. Still, two more days, and a short story to finish and polish, and more stuff to...
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Aug.22.2013
Today I flew to Toronto and back, learned for a solid eight hours, helped design a trilogy of training modules, arranged multi-province conference calls, and chatted with a lady on a plane about Rebekah Weatherspoon's upcoming novel At Her Feet. Best plane flight conversation ever, by the way. To...
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Aug.21.2013
Today was a quiet day at home with my fella. I did some writing, read some books, and - oh yeah - my copies of The Lavender Menace: Tales of Queer Villainy! arrived. I can't wait to tear into these stories of gay supervillains, and I'm geeking out more than just a little bit at the cover, which is...
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Aug.20.2013
Back in Ottawa. While I really loved the galleries and the CN Tower, the range of theatre and cons and exhibits and other stuff going on (that all started after we left), Ottawa is my home. For one thing, people say 'thank you' here. Man, it was painful sitting anywhere where I could watched...
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Aug.19.2013
Today my husband and I went up the CN Tower and then visited the ROM (The Royal Ontario Museum). We both hadn't been since we were much younger and it was actually a whole lot of fun. For one thing, my fella forced himself up to the Skypod level of the tower and we walked around looking very far...
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Aug.18.2013
Today my husband and I are officially out and about, so this is one of my "cheat" entries where I typed stuff in earlier and set it up to go live on the right date. I'll copy this entry over to Redroom and link to it from Facebook and Tweet it and all that other multi-platform social media jazz...
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Aug.17.2013
Vacation is awesome. Today, my husband and I went downtown for no real reason. We watched the changing of the guard and wandered a bit, checked out the LEGO situation at Chapters, and then we had a drinks and a snack, then had ourselves a wander and came home. I love that we can walk right up...
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Aug.16.2013
After I close the store today, I'm on vacation. It's also two months until Light is released, so now is the time to get myself going on promotion and all the marketing focus that entails. I am so excited that the bookmarks have shipped (they should actually be arriving today, which is some...
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Aug.15.2013
Watching the publishing world evolve is interesting to me on multiple levels, what with being on many sides of the world of books. I sell them. I read them. I write them. So it's fascinating to me to watch new methods of publishing and seeing how publishers and bookstores are riding the changes...
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Aug.14.2013
Two more days to vacation. Not that I'm counting. Back when This is How You Die launched, I made an offer - if you write a review of the book (on goodreads, your blog, the nameless giant entity named for a female warrior), I'd craft a wee "mini-death" tale for you if you let me know you'd done...
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Aug.14.2013
In return for her lovely review of This is How You Die, here's the third "mini-death" thank you story. The reviewer drew "MURDER" from my remaining cards, but you can get a result from the http://www.machineofdeath.com/ site, too. If you want a mini-death tale of your own, just write...
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Aug.13.2013
In return for her lovely review of This is How You Die, here's the second "mini-death" thank you story. The reviewer drew "AFTER MANY YEARS, STOPS BREATHING, WITH A SMILE ON FACE" from the http://www.machineofdeath.com/ site. If you want a mini-death tale of your own, just write a review of This...
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Aug.13.2013
I'm on vacation next week. I'm not sure if I mentioned that. There's some planning to those days, some here, some away, but the biggest thing I'll be doing is working on my dream. Which is to say, getting ready to release Light. Sidenote, did I mention two people pre-ordered my book today?...
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Aug.12.2013
Post-inventory day is usually a day where I'm a complete vegetable. Since last night's inventory went pretty well, I instead mowed the lawn, went out and saw to my husband's birthday present, and managed to craft some bookmarks for the upcoming novel. I'm putting some of my day-job know-how to...
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