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.
Why sci fi writers aren’t your damn Eightball when it comes to predicting the future… tho apparently Mark Twain came close that one time.
Poor Mr. Spock. Forced to interface with the Enterprise’s lame non-interwebbed ‘puter… Why the lameness? Physicist Laurence Krause explains, revealing why SF authors & scriptwriters are chained to the past just like every other meat-bag non-prophetic mortal. Totally common sense-ical … Continue reading →
I live in (the rural Oort Cloud-ish outer reaches of) one of the planet’s coolest cities for authors. Just sayin’…
The Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature humans are awesome humans when it comes to being the kinda humans that authors appreciate. Also: I need to get into town and pick up one of those t-shirts. That is all.
Well, isn’t this special? (Yes. Yes it is. Never gets old.) FB pal Dana snapped these retro-tree-fiber-pulp specimens hanging out in ye local shoppe somewhere. Note that they’re trying to be cool-by-association with cool-kid Scalzi in the upstairs apartment….
At cons or workshops where I’ve been on panels, I’m usually asked “Dude, how did you land an agent?” (or maybe it was “Dude, how did YOU land an agent?!” but let’s not quibble). Well, there’s a site-page for that. Back when my first novel, Zenn Scarlett, was about … Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →