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WRITERS OF THE FUTURE: 2010 AWARDS CEREMONIES IN HOLLYWOOD

Since 1996 I’ve been a judge and guest instructor for the annual Writers of the Future Contest; Rebecca became a judge in 2007.  It’s one of the most gratifying things we do each year—teaching a dozen or so of the best new writers to emerge from the many thousands of submissions received each quarter.

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BLOOD LITE: OVERBITE

I just received my editor’s copies of Blood Lite II: Overbite, the second volume of humorous horror stories, just in time for Halloween.  The book should be in stores by next week.

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Rush and a Mountaintop

Two great Rush concerts in one week and summiting a 14,264-ft peak; it’s tough to decide which part I enjoyed most.  (On the other hand, I don’t have to decide.)

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Appearance Schedule for DragonCon

The following is my complete appearance schedule at DragonCon this weekend.  In addition we also have a table in the lower dealers’ room, and you can usually find me there if I’m not on stage.

FRIDAY

1 PM—reading (Hellhole and Blood Lite 2)

2:30 PM—autograph session (with Rebecca)

4 PM—How to Increase Your Writing Productivity (lecture)

SATURDAY

1 PM—Challenger Center panel

2:30—Oil Spill Disasters

4 PM—autographing (w/June Scobee Rodgers & Rebecca at Catalyst Game Labs booth, upper dealers’ room)

SUNDAY

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Meet June Scobee Rodgers at DragonCon

On Saturday, Sept 4, June Scobee Rodgers—founder of the Challenger Learning Centers—will be appearing with me and Rebecca, as well as Loren Coleman (publisher of Catalyst Books) at DragonCon in Atlanta.  We have a panel at 1 PM about the Challenger Learning Centers for Space Science Education, as well as the Star Challengers series and the new release of the first volume, Moonbase Crisis.

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Scribe Award trophy arrives

It’s very nice when the mail carrier delivers something other than bills.  A package just arrived with the very nicely wrapped trophy for my Scribe Award win for Enemies & Allies.  The award was announced at this year’s Comic Con International in San Diego.

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More support for STAR CHALLENGERS series

The annual conference for the Challenger Centers for Space Science Education was held this week in St. Louis, MO.  June Scobee Rodgers and Pam Peterson (Western Regional Director for the Challenger Centers) gave a presentation about our new Star Challengers series to promote the space program and education in science and technology.

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UK cover for HELLHOLE

Simon & Schuster UK has sent us their striking cover for HELLHOLE, my forthcoming original novel with Brian Herbert.

cover text:

Only the most desperate would ever dare to make a home on Hellhole.

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STAR CHALLENGERS—Official Announcement

I’ve mentioned previously the new Young Adult space series that Rebecca and I are writing to support the Challenger Learning Centers, Star Challengers.  The first book is about to be released, and the first press release just went out at GenCon last weekend, to be followed up by an official launch at the national Challenger Center conference in St Louis next week.

Here’s the text of the press release:

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