The Old Thesaurus

So… I’ve been working on a story that’s set during Prohibition and part of it takes place during World War 1. When I was looking up a word for a friend I realized I had the book and that it’s perfect for the context and content of the period so I got it off the shelf and started browsing through it. It’s worth nothing in dollars, but the information and the presentation are a wealth of wonder. Click the photo or this link to see the Album on Google +.

1924 Thesaurus

The cover of my 1924 Thesaurus

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Schedule Update

Update to my DragonCon Sunday schedule: I’ll be doing two signings back to back!

Title: Supernatural Thrillers: Mystery & Suspense in UF
Time: Sun 11:30 am Location: Chastain ED – Westin
Description: Authors discuss the importance of the elements of mystery and suspense in their work.

Signing: With J.F. Lewis
Time: Sunday, 12:30 pm, Location: Larry Smith Books, Booth 103

Signing: With Faith Hunter (Whoohoo!)
Time: Sunday, 2 pm, Location: Missing Volume booth 328, 329, 330 in the yellow section on the second floor of the Americasmart

Title: Monster Menagerie: Supernatural Variety in UF
Time: Sun 04:00 pm Location: Augusta Ballroom – Westin
Description: Urban Fantasy features a wide range of supernatural beings, often in the same book. Authors discuss their diverse approaches.

Title: Light in the Darkness: Humor in UF
Time: Sun 10:00 pm Location: Chastain ED – Westin
Description: Authors in the genre often use humor, and this panel of authors will explain why they do so, and what type they employ.

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Praise from the Sci Fi Chick!

Got a nice review of Revenant: “With plenty of suspense, intrigue, adventure and drama – there is plenty of surprise along the way. This was an impressive and satisfying conclusion to a terrific series.” from SciFi Chick.com Thank you!

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Dragon*Con 2014 Schedule

Below is my Dragon*Con schedule (I shall be off getting in trouble on Saturday)

Title: A Magical Place: Setting in UF
Time: Fri 10:00 am Location: Chastain ED – Westin (Length: 1)
Description: Authors in the genre discuss how setting impacts the world of their stories

Title: Protagonist Professions in UF
Time: Fri 11:30 am Location: Chastain ED – Westin (Length: 1)
Description: Authors share how the daytime/mundane jobs their characters hold impact their supernatural existence.

Title: Supernatural Thrillers: Mystery & Suspense in UF
Time: Sun 11:30 am Location: Chastain ED – Westin (Length: 1)
Description: Authors discuss the importance of the elements of mystery and suspense in their work.

Signing: With Faith Hunter (Whoohoo!)
Time: 2 pm, Location: Missing Volume booth 328, 329, 330 in the yellow section on the second floor of the Americasmart

Title: Monster Menagerie: Supernatural Variety in UF
Time: Sun 04:00 pm Location: Augusta Ballroom – Westin (Length: 1)
Description: Urban Fantasy features a wide range of supernatural beings, often in the same book. Authors discuss their diverse approaches.

Title: Light in the Darkness: Humor in UF
Time: Sun 10:00 pm Location: Chastain ED – Westin (Length: 1)
Description: Authors in the genre often use humor, and this panel of authors will explain why they do so, and what type they employ.

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Revenant Reviewed

Oh look: The Reading Cafe has a review of Revenant (and a contest that ends today)! Alas, the poor reviewer had to jump in without having read any of the previous books and still liked it.”…an exciting storyline, with a wonderful heroine.” Not bad at all.

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What’s the Big Idea?

It appears I have a Big idea, care of the very generous John Scalzi.

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Wandering About

I’m still in Europe on family business, but I’ll be back in time for Dragon*Con. I’ll post my schedule in a few days–I promise!

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Now With Extra Bits!

I’ve got the original and first revisions of Revenant’s first chapter up in the new Extra Bits! page which you can find at my main site’s Miscellaneous listing. I’ll get the research and photos for Revenant up as soon as I can, but in the meantime, if you want to know more about how the book started, go check out Extra Bits!

 

Meanwhile, I’ll be offline for a while while I’m away on some mysterious business… WhooOooo…. See you soon!

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Book Day!

Revenant is out today! and it got a nice review at the Qwillery.

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Dragon*Con!

I have my tentative schedule for Dragon*Con–which currently sports 5 panels: two on Friday and three on Sunday. But it is a tentative schedule, no reading or signing stuff is on it yet. I should also have a book table signing and possibly some time at the SFWA table too, so I’ll update all that as soon as I have it. Stay tuned!

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Contest and Other Cool Stuff

Ooo… Vampire Book Club is giving away a copy of my new book! See how you can win it! And REVENANT made it onto the Kirkus “Your Best Bets for Speculative Fiction Reads in August” list! Whee!

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Sunset July 13, 2014

I didn’t have time to post these when they were fresh, but here are some photos of the local sunset on July 13. Quite spectacular, yes?
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These were all taken with my Nexus 5 Android phone camera with the native software, no filters or effects, and they were not photoshopped after the fact–only sized.

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