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A Holiday Reading Feast

It’s reading season, and here are nine novels all in a cozy bundle:

Grandma gives a sweater she knitted, Dad receives a necktie he doesn’t really like, the kids get toys that make a variety of noises, most of them loud, all of them annoying. What do writers give for the holiday season? They give the gift of stories that take the reader away to fantastical times or places, tales that can be blood-curdling or heartwarming, adventures that capture the heart of the season.

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Teaser Tuesday—A FANTASTIC HOLIDAY SEASON: THE GIFT OF STORIES

With Thanksgiving coming right up, it seemed appropriate to feature the new FANTASTIC HOLIDAY SEASON volume for Teaser Tuesday. This book is a wonderful collection of heartwarming (or bone-chilling) holiday stories for your good reading cheer. Includes tales by Patricia Briggs, Jonathan Maberry, Mercedes Lackey, Heather Graham, Kevin J. Anderson, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Brad R. Torgersen, Quincy J. Allen, Ken Scholes, Sam Knight, Mike Resnick, David Boop, and Eric James Stone.

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Brainstorming NAVIGATORS OF DUNE

It’s the grand finale of the Great Schools of Dune trilogy, which we launched with SISTERHOOD OF DUNE in fall of 2011 then followed up with MENTATS OF DUNE in March 2014, and now we will complete with NAVIGATORS OF DUNE.

Sisterhood

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Off the Radar

Yes, I have disappeared from my own blog for quite a while, only popping up to do a quick post about a book bundle in the past month or so.  I have been even more buried than usual with writing and publishing deadlines and life in general, and although I do post quick updates regularly on my Facebook page (and go here to join, if you aren’t already Following), this has unfortunately not managed to climb to the top of the stack.

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Things that Go Bump in the Night—Urban Fantasy Bundle

It’s that time of year to feast on great spooky stories—and Halloween means FUN as well as SCARY.  So, a batch of Urban Fantasy novels is just the ticket.

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Nanowrimo Writing Tools bundle—12 books for $15

I’ve curated many novel bundles before, but this one is a very special toolkit for writers.  Storybundle.com has put together a massive batch of useful books that will help you survive—and thrive—during National Novel Writing Month. Twelve books on writing craft, productivity, and business—by eight bestselling writers, a TV producer, and more.  And you name your own price.

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Concerts and Aspens

It’s been a fun two days, from loud music and crowds to utter silence and mountain beauty—and I loved both.

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Teaser Tuesday: MILLION DOLLAR PROFESSIONALISM FOR THE WRITER

Over the past twenty years, Rebecca Moesta and I have given our workshop  ”Things I Wish Some Pro Had Told Me When I Was Starting out” to thousands of writing students. In preparation for Nanowrimo next month, and also for the upcoming Superstars Writing Seminar in February, we put all that knowledge down on paper, including a lot of new sections that we never have time to cover in person.  This book won’t teach you how to write—it will teach you how to be a professional writer.

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Anniversar-Week—23 years!

On September 14, Rebecca and I celebrated 23 years of marriage.   In 1991, in the back yard of our house in Livermore, CA, we had a wedding ceremony surrounded by friends, with “Best People” Doug Beason and Kristine Kathryn Rusch.

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Rushcon 14—a Headlong Flight

When I do appearances and travel, sometimes I’m just a guest author. Sometimes I fit right in.  The Rushcon folks are definitely my people.

I was invited to be a guest at Rushcon 14 in Toronto, August 22-24, so I could talk about CLOCKWORK ANGELS the novel and the new comic series being released by BOOM! Studios. It’s always good to have any excuse to go up to Toronto, and I gladly accepted the invitation.

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