Monthly Archives: December 2010

Meet Dirk Flinthart …

Way back when the VISION writing group was in its infancy, Dirk Flinthart walked into a session and life has never been the same since.  I think of Dirk as the Greenman of pagan mythology. Larger than life and full … Continue reading

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Angry Robot opens to subsmissions

Angry Robot will be opening their doors to unsolicited manuscripts in the month of March. Here’s the link. And this is what they are looking for: We’re publishing novels, either standalone or as part of greater series. We’re not looking … Continue reading

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Meet Maxine McArthur

I met Maxine McArthur at World Con in 1999. In those heady days Random House was developing a genre line which published Tansy, Maxine and myself. (Random House discontinued the line, orphaning all three of us). Maxine’s first book Time … Continue reading

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What will you do when you get the call?

They say writers serve a 10 year apprenticeship to learn the craft. I know I’d written 10 books before I sold my first one. In Tansy’s interview she said the one thing she would tell herself if she could go … Continue reading

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Meet Tansy Rayner Roberts …

I first met the sweet, but ever so sharp, Tansy at World Con in 1999. She’d just had her first book come out and we shared the same publisher. Since then we’ve shared many a ROR and convention. Tansy’s new … Continue reading

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Winner of Trent’s Give-away announced …

Picking a winner is always so difficult. I really hate it, particularly when you have such a nice bunch of answers to choose from. Gillian suggested the Aigues-Mortes (Dead Waters) in France and it is such a wonderful location that … Continue reading

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Meet Trent Jamieson …

I first met Trent at a Vision meeting back in 97, when Marianne and I were running the Vision Writers Workshop. He was working in a bookstore and writing short stories. Trent has had over 70  short stories published and … Continue reading

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