Tuesday, September 18, 2012
I can't believe it's been nearly a month since my last post. Things have been busy here, what can I say? In addition to finishing two manuscripts (out now with beta readers or my agent), I'm getting ready to return to a full-time job as a researcher at a think tank.
I have some great events coming up in September and I thought I'd tell you about them in case you're in the area:
Wednesday, September 19: I'm reading with Paul Tremblay at KGB Bar in New York City, as part of the Fantastic Fiction series there. KGB Bar is a great literary hangout in NYC, home to several reading series. Fantastic Fiction features speculative fiction and is run by Ellen Datlow, the legendary horror writer, editor and anthologist. Stay tuned for photos of what is sure to be an awesome night. Address and details for the event here. It's short notice, but I would love to see you if you live in the NYC area.
September 20-22: I'm one of the presenters at the Hampton Roads Writers Conference, being held in Virginia Beach. I'll be teaching workshops on "Upping the ante: enhancing conflict in your stories" and "What to expect when you're expecting (a book)" on what happens after you sigh the contract with your publisher. Hampton Roads has tracks for poetry, non-fiction and journalism as well as screenwriting.
September 30th: George Mason University holds its Fall for the Book festival the last week in September, a great celebration of famous and local authors, and all things literary. I'm honored to be part of the National Book Critics Circle panel on literary fiction that crosses the line into genre fiction, with authors Louis Bayard (The School of Night) and Julianna Baggott (Pure), moderated by Laura Miller, Salon.com co-founder and literary critic. The panel is at 1:30 in Fairfax, Virginia, and future details are here.