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Nov. 8th, 2011

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OryCon Schedule 11/11/11 to 11/13/11

Because Science Fiction and Other ODDysseys (my main blog) is taking on a life of it's own and becoming a psuedo-magazine, I'm gonna have to stick more specific stuff about me elsewhere. Hence, this blog entry -- the first since late April!

I thought my OryCon schedule should exist somewhere. OryCon is in Portland Oregon 11/11/11. The theme this year is The Lighter Side of Horror. I'm on 11 panels this year! And I'm having dinner with a dozen friends Friday night and meeting two different cousins at two different times on Sunday. A cousin in every port. That's me. Anyway, I can't wait to see friends, family and fans.

FRIDAY
5PM Writer's Workshop - Science Fiction Short Story/Novel - Giving critiques to newbies with S.A. Bolich & Brenda Cooper

6PM To outline or not to outline, that is the question - with M.K. Hobson and Alma Alexander

7PM Women role models in science fiction - with Donna McMahon and Amy Thompson

8PM That's gotta hurt! (the benefits of character torturing) - with EE Knight, Adrian Phoenix, Rory Miller

9PM DINNER!


SATURDAY
10AM How to give a stellar reading - with Aimee C. Amodio

11AM How to prepare a manuscript - with John C. Bunnell, Wendy Wagner, Patrick Swenson

1PM Alien Etiquette - with Mary Robinette Kowal, David W. Goldman, Judith R. Conly and Louise Owen

3PM Blah blah blah, she said - with Mark Ferrari, William F. Nolan, Garth Upshaw, Karen Azinger, EE Knight

4PM Feedback workshop - with Camille Alexa, Ray Vukcevich, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Richard A. Lovett


SUNDAY
10AM A touch of Farmer, a pinch of LeGuin - with Claude Lalumicre, Ray Vukcevich, Andrew S. Fuller and Amy Thomson

11AM Broad Universe reading - with S.A. Bolich, Sara A. Mueller, Camille Alexa, Laurel Anne Hill, M.K. Hobson, Phoebe Kitanidis, MeiLin Miranda, Cat Rambo, Rebecca Stefoff

Apr. 26th, 2011

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Things are hopping at Science Fiction and Other ODDysseys

Awesome Lavratt is now available as an Android app and for Kindle. More ways to read about the hapless Horace and the cunning Aranna as the Lavratt has its way with both of them. Funny sci-fi in the spirit of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. All puns intended.

Over at Science Fiction and Other ODDysseys, these are the posts for April.

Time Enough at Last - apocalyptic views
What would you do in the aftermath of an apocalypse? Would you give neighborhood watch a whole new meaning? Would you share and share alike? What would you miss most if you had no power for a decade? Read my blog and leave your thoughts.

Awesome Lavratt gets Droidified, Immortals and digital manga
Check out tons of Immortals posters for the November release and a new place to get your Japanese Manga (translated into English)

EE Knight - serving up vampires
Interview with the science fiction author, EE Knight

Rise of the Planet of the Apes - watch teaser
A new apes movie is coming! Interviews, behind the scenes and clips from the movie

No Man's Land - final stages before publication!

See the cover and chapter icon for my story, "Immunity Project" in Defending the Future IV: No Man's Land.

Robert J. Sawyer on www:Wonder
Interview and review of www:Wonder

Engaging the senses - like a two-year-old
You have to see these pictures. My grandson has "raccoon paws" for sure

Jul. 23rd, 2010

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While everyone else is at Comic-Con...

I'll be reading from my WIP sequel to Awesome Lavratt at the library in Guerneville, CA tomorrow at 2PM. I'm also interviewing the lead actress, Heather Fagan and the Director/Producer of Browncoats: Redemption, a new fan-made movie set to release in September. The interview will be at Science Fiction and other ODDysseys, which apparently just won a Top 45 SF Book Blogs award. More details later.

My story, "Trapped Star" will be included in the anthology also set for release in September, Beauty Has Her Way, editied by Jennifer Brozek.

Over at Science Fiction and Other ODDysseys, I just reviewed Eight Against Reality, edited by Dario Cirriello.

Apr. 6th, 2010

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Photo Opp! Newest family member

There's a new deal on the wind for Awesome Lavratt. Stay tuned...
Just got another lovely review on Amazon - and I don't even know who wrote it. :)

I'm thinking of changing my profile picture across the board. But everyone knows me by my hat. On the other hand, who can recognize me without out it? I'm hiding behind dark glasses and under a hat.





Which one's better? Photo credit goes to my hubby, Patrick F. Wilkes.





On Sunday, I missed the Pascha (Easter) celebrations at church because of a bulging disk in my back. I also missed seeing my daughter on her birthday (also Sunday) with her new daughter, Lynnea Monique, that she popped out in just 2 hours early that morning. Can't wait to see them both. For now, all I have is pictures.



Mar. 15th, 2010

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Published again, and more reviews and interviews...

My short memoir, "The Rosary" has been published in another anthology. This one is The Mystery of Fate: Common Coincidence or Divine Intervention?

My review of Terry Pratchett's Unseen Academicals just went up at Mostly Fiction. If you missed it before, my review of Jasper Fforde's Shade's of Grey can also be found there.

New interviews this year on Science Fiction and Other ODDysseys include:
Me! I'm interviewed at Podio Racket.
Wendy S. Delmater, editor of Abyss & Apex.
Gail Carriger, author of Soulless and Changeless. This also links to a review of Soulless at Mostly Fiction.
Michael Hanlon, science editor for the Daily Mail and author of Eternity.
MK Hobson (wish I knew how to link to her LJ here), author of numerous short stories and books in the works.

This Friday, I'll post an interview with Joe Haldeman while the MF editor posts my review of his novel, Starbound on Mostly Fiction. I also have Greg Bear on deck for an interview to coincide with a review of City at the End of Time. Also, I have Jack Skillingstead on deck for an interview and have two reviews for him going up at MF. His first novel, The Harbinger, and his anthology, Are You There? And Other Stories. His a fabulous new writer that should not be overlooked.

I finally downloaded a client so I can more easily post to LJ. Hopefully, that will improve my blogging frequency here.

On the Awesome Lavratt front, the new story is half-finished. Poor Horace got lizard puke in the face.
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Writer's Block: Out of fashion

If you could choose which fashions would go out of style permanently, what would you choose, and why?


Those baggy, falling off the but jeans and shorts. Who would have guessed that would ever be popular, let alone hang on this long. Imagine all those men who will walk funny forever because they had to walk that way to keep their pants from falling down! Ridiculous!

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