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Want to attend this year’s Writers of the Future ceremony?

If anybody is in the LA area and wants to attend this year’s Writers of the Future Ceremony, it is open to the public and free. All you have to do is RSVP to contests@authorservices.com.  Sunday April 15 at the Wilshire and Bell Theater (corner of Wilshire and Lucerne). Many of the judges and past winners will be there; cool performances, and you get a chance to hang out with a lot of other authors.

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Hitting the Half Century Mark

Yesterday I hit 50, and had a terrific (and exhausting) day.  Even more surprisingly, I actually took the day off from writing!

Tallying up some numbers (time for a retrospective, I suppose): I’ve published 113 books, so that averages out to 2.3 novels per year from the time I was born (although the first few years weren’t very productive).

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Free download of my SF novel BLINDFOLD

Special for my blog readers: FREE download of my SF novel BLINDFOLD for all eBook formats. http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/17512and use the coupon code DA38W. (code is only good until March 31, so don’t wait)

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Schedule/Topics for Superstars Writing Seminar 2012

The entire writing and publishing world has changed dramatically over the past few years, so when we planned the upcoming Las Vegas Superstars Writing Seminar (April 30-May 2), we had to look carefully at the past lectures and panel discussions, giving the curriculum a thorough update and overhaul.

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Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade with STAR WARS

Last Saturday Rebecca and I were guests riding on the Star Wars-themed float in the Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade. We joined members of the Rocky Mountain Fan Force, the 501st Legion, the Mandalorian Mercs, and the Rebel Legion — which included plenty of Stormtroopers in kilts, Boba Fett, Jango Fett, Leia, Luke, various Jedi Knights, Tusken Raiders, Twi’lek dancing girls, an Ithorian Hammerhead, Greedo, the Rancor keeper, and other Star Wars favorites.

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New, never-published Frank Herbert novel now available: HIGH-OPP

Frank Herbert’s never-published novel HIGH-OPP is now available!  $4.99 in all eBook formats, all countries.  (We will have the print version in a couple of weeks.)  This science fiction dystopia is one of many manuscripts Frank Herbert wrote after the publication of his first novel, The Dragon in the Sea, and before he sold his masterpiece Dune.

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TAU CETI—free SF download for Kindle

My hard-SF novella TAU CETI is now available for free Kindle download, courtesy of the publisher Arc Manor, along with a sequel novelette written by Steven Savile.


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ON NOT QUITTING: Guest Blog by Brad Torgersen

Brad Torgersen is one of my former students both at Writers of the Future and  Superstars Writing Seminars. I thought other aspiring writers would particularly enjoy this essay Brad wrote.  Brad will also be attending the upcoming Las Vegas Superstars Writing Seminar.

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Less Than Two Months Until SUPERSTARS WRITING SEMINAR

If you’re an aspiring or established author who takes your career and the business seriously, our three-day Superstars Writing Seminar could take you to the next level.  After two successful Superstars Seminars in Pasadena and Salt Lake City, our next one will be held at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, April 30–May 2.

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