Category Archives: Publishing
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 →
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 →
Zenn & Under Nameless Stars earn a thumbs up… from a sci fi buff who (IMHO) obviously knows his exovet SF
As I suspect you’ve sussed out from earlier posts, I’m always super-grateful whenever Zenn’s books are reviewed by the universe at large (thanks again, universe). And the review takes on a uniquely relevant slant when it’s spun up from a blogger working on his PhD in astrophysics … Continue reading →
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 →