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Later this week I’ll be heading off to Åland where I’ll be attending Archipelacon, a three day Science Fiction and Fantasy event. I’ll be on some panels and I’ll also be doing some readings, one from I Heart Robot and the other, an exclusive sneak-peek at Scardust!
If you’re in Åland and want to hang out, here’s where you can find me…
Friday June 26
15-16.00 Diversity in YA
Suzanne van Rooyen lets you know why diversity is important in young adult literature, tv and movies. She also makes recommendations on what you should be reading and watching.
18-19.00 LGBT in SF/F
It was standing room only at last year’s Finncon, so we are doing it again, this time with added gay guy. The LGBT+ (Lesbian Gay Bi Trans+) panel takes us over the rainbow to see what is new and topical in queer SF&F. Where are we today, What way did we come, Where may we go? Come and join us on the way.
Saturday June 27
13-14.00 Music in SF/F
Many writers publish a playlist of music they listened to while writing, sometimes even in the book. What are the benefits of writing to music? What sort of music is suited? Does the music get you in the mood for the book, or is it just background? Our panel discuss their various musical tastes, and try not to come to blows over them.
Sunday June 28
16-17.00 Readings from I Heart Robot and Scardust
New short story published!
It’s here! The Spring 2015 edition of Space and Time Magazine!
Space and Time Magazine is a forty year old publication of ‘strange and unusual’ fiction. I am absolutely thrilled that my short story SCIOMANCER was chosen for inclusion in their Spring 2015 magazine.
Here’s a snippet from Sciomancer:
Like human children with sticky fingers against a window pane, the darkness presses against the pale halo cast by the train lights. I feel the wraiths within that darkness watching me, their dead eyes peering from the otherworld that hovers just beyond mortal perception.
YA Scavenger Hunt 2015!
I’m so happy to introduce to you the Spring 2015 YA Scavenger Hunt Authors!
There are eight outstanding teams this season. I am going to be a part of #TeamGold! The Scavenger Hunt runs from April 2nd through April 5th beginning and ending at noon Pacific time on those days.
If you’ve never been a part of the hunt before you should give it a try. It runs like a giant blog hop, introducing you to new YA authors and books along the way. There are tons of prizes including a grand prize for each team. If you win one of the grand prizes you will get a book from each author on that team! For more information and to make sure you get hunt updates, sign up for news on the #YASH website.
As part of the hunt, I be unveiling exclusive content to do with I HEART ROBOT. You don’t want to miss out on this fabulous and fun event, but play fast because the hunt is only live for three days!
And now, here are the teams! (Hint: If you click on the image you can get a close up)
Even more awesome is that I’ll be hosting Erica O’Rourke, author of DISSONANCE – a science fiction novel featuring music! How cool is that!
I hope you are all as excited as I am!
THE HUNT BEGINS 4/2/15!