Farewell for now, Superstars 2020. See y’all in 2021!
I slept 14 hours last night. It was not the sushi coma from the mountain of sushi I ate first-thing after I got home, it was the Superstars coma from the firehose of information I ingested. This year, I went to Superstars thinking I needed a break from it because Kristine Kathryn Rusch broke my brain during one of her infamous craft workshops the week before, and I had a crap-load of work to do. (Happily, mind you, because her workshop was insanely insightful, and I am anxious to do the work. But there is still work to do. And if there’s one thing I’ve never been afraid of, it’s…
A small launch, but a launch nevertheless
This past week has been so crazy busy that I almost forgot to mention one small but significant launch of my own — I’m officially published! Huzzah! This week, the Undercurrents anthology launched on all bookselling platforms. Inside are 23 terrific short stories from authors ranging from New York Times bestselling authors Kevin J. Anderson, Rebecca Moesta, and Jody Lynn Nye to first-time authors — including a story of my own, one I didn’t even expect to write.
Scholarship applications are now open for Superstars Writing Seminars 2018!
I have raved about the Superstars Writing Seminars before, which I attended for the first time in February. Created by Kevin J. Anderson in 2010 , it’s a “business of writing” type of seminar that focuses more heavily on how to turn pro than on craft (although there’s some craft type of stuff, too, including a whole Craft Day). If you are serious about a writing career, I highly, highly recommend attending this seminar.
Superstars Writing Seminar 2017, and the power of Tribe
I just got back a few days ago from the Superstars Writing Seminar in Colorado Springs, and I am still. blown. away. It wasn’t that the conference had fabulous sessions on craft or the business of writing (it did). Or that it featured several A-list SFF authors, some of whom I grew up idolizing. (It also did. One author whose author mother’s vision of dragons basically defined my pre-teen years walked by not 2 feet from where I was sitting, and all I could do was stare like a fan girl, tongue-tied.) It’s that the people who attended — the people like me, who aspire, and the people who have…