Category Archives: Authors & Their Books

Here, I’ll be posting about – and with luck receiving posts about and from – authors who have sold a book, or books, to publishers and know how that works and who are only too happy to share. I don’t really know the self-publishing realm, but would be interested to hear from any of you with experience, good or ill, in that arena.

Yo, writerly types: Here’s your chance to polish your editing & revision chops till they gleam – w/ Harvard’s Mary Rakow – in Iowa City, April 22 & 23

The ever-awesome IOWA WRITERS’ HOUSE gang presents a world-class workshop in editing & revision with a true Jedi Master of the art. Clickety HERE for all the details. Mastering Editing & Revision: A Writing Workshop WHEN: Friday, April 22, 6-8 pm … Continue reading

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1 Book 2 Book Literary Festival hits Iowa City on 2/27. The words are waiting for ya. C’mon in!

All manner of books-and-comics-and-artists-and-authors stuff is slated to rear up and word-out in Iowa City on Feb. 27th as the One Book Two Book Lit Fest & Jr. High Writing Jam storm into town and touch down at the Hotel Vetro, the … Continue reading

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The nice humans at the Des Moines Register dropped by the ranchito for a chat. Zenn appreciates.

Click on the image to watch me bumble my way thru an interview with the Register’s Kyle Munson about the first Zenn Scarlett novel. Then, head outside to roam around the property with me, Kyle and the DMR’s indulgent video crew. You’ll have to sit … Continue reading

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Win a free copy of the sci fi adventure that’s “like Jurassic World… ON MARS!”

For limited time (like, hours, probably….) the galaxy-bestriding goliath that is Amazon is offering up a giveaway to win your very own copy of ZENN SCARLETT. All you gotta do is follow the link and then follow @cjschoon on Twitter. Don’t miss out, … Continue reading

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St. Stephen’s guest-list appears. Zenn is overwhelmed.

The guest author/artist list for the upcoming St. Stephen’s literary festival is now up over at their site. Headliners include Pulitzer Prize-winner Tony Kushner (Angels in America), Tim O’Brien (The Things They Carried), Over the Hedge co-creator Michael Fry and … Continue reading

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Headed for NewBo Con, Feb. 7? Drop by New Bo Books for a Reading from Zenn’s Latest Adventure!

Are you one of the gazillion or so science fiction/fantasy/comic book groklings who are transporting in for the upcoming NewBo Con comics convention at NewBo City Market in CR on February 7? Well, y’all have an added attraction to shoe-horn into the schedule-y lobes of your wily, genre-seeking … Continue reading

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Don’t Mess with… this Texas Lit Festival.

Am honored to find myself on the list of authors and other creative types invited down to Austin, TX, for the 2015 St. Stephen’s Literary Festival in February. All the deets from the St. Stephen’s announcement: Another exciting event sponsored by the Friends of Becker Library is … Continue reading

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Zenn gets reader-luv. Thanks, SHS!

Zenn Scarlett #1 book at SHS @cjschoon thanks to READz club #iowatl #yalit pic.twitter.com/wdRYjADE4A — Kathy Kaldenberg (@scsdmedia) September 18, 2014

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This is cool: Kirkus Reviews Tags Under Nameless Stars as Best Bet for Spec Fiction Reads in April! Yay, Zenn.

From the profoundly discerning and generally awesome-pants book-scout savants over at Kirkus: Best Bets for Speculative Fiction Reads April 2014 By John DeNardo 4/2/14 There’s no shortage of great speculative-fiction reading, as evidenced by this roundup of the best bets for entertaining, thought-provoking and … Continue reading

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A few new reviews for Under Nameless Stars. And, yeah, they seem to like Zenn’s newest adventure just fine, thank you.

(Note: «««« means “4 stars.” For some reason, one cannot have real stars in this wordpress post and I don’t have time just now to figure out how to fix that. Annoying. I know, right?!) «««« “Under Nameless Stars is such an exciting … Continue reading

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