News for May 7th, 2010

From Karina Fabian: The May issue of A Dragon's Eye View is up. Read about Vern's idea of a spa day, my latest publishing adventures, and what exactly is a puck?
Download it here: http://dragoneyepi.net/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=10
See it on MyEbook.com: http://www.myebook.com/index.php?option=ebook&id=35196

A new story at Mindflights: "Regarding Sir Chahan"
  by Matthew Wuertz - A scholar named Cole of Arkessler follows Sir Chahan in order to document the man’s life in the annals of the knights of Salincia. Cole expects a simple assignment, but instead becomes wrapped up in a tale of his own.

Jim Rubart paid a visit to Peg Phipher's blog. He reckon's he's a man without a genre, but I say there's a fair dose of the speculative in there. Read it here: http://goaheadandwearthepurple.blogspot.com/2010/04/genre-jim-rubart.html

Walt Staples has resigned the presidency of the Catholic Writers' Guild in order to spend more time with his family. Ann Lewis, the former vice president, has stepped into his place as president.


News for May 5th, 2010

The Christy Nominees list has been published! The Visionary category nominees are listed as follows:
  • By Darkness Hid by Jill Williamson • Marcher Lord Press
  • The Enclave by Karen Hancock • Bethany House Publishers
  • Valley of the Shadow by Tom Pawlik • Tyndale House Publishers

Carole McDonnell is featured in two special sessions of the online CoyoteCon Digital Author Conference which is running throughout May. One is on May 15th: The Speculative Christian. To attend, you need to register for a free session ticket. Numbers are limited. Go to http://coyotecon.com/tickets/ to book in.

Terri Main, author of the forthcoming mystery/science-fiction cozy Dark Side of the Moon, is running a contest on her Facebook fan page. In the novel, set on the moon at the end of the 21st century, lunar residents live in underground communities which look like small towns. The main character of the book, Carolyn Masters, a professor of history at the local university, has a new house. The house is automated with an artificial intelligence unit to manage the household chores, programmed to work best if it has a name. Go to http://www.facebook.com/darksidenovel . There is a status post where you can add a comment that includes your name for the house.


News for May 3rd, 2010

C. L. Dyck has posted Part 8 of The Moonborn Code: Counterintelligence http://scitascienda.com/2010/04/24/the-moonborn-code-part-8/
To read all the episodes, go here: http://scitascienda.com/category/loci-litterae/the-moonborn-code/

Krystine Kercher has posted part 2 and 3 of P'olleeaster: http://krystisbooks.blogspot.com/2010/04/polleeaster-part-2-of-5.html and http://krystisbooks.blogspot.com/2010/04/polleeaster-part-3-of-3.html

Sherry Thompson says: Last week, I posted 3 linked extracts from Earthbow Volume 1, beginning at: http://tree-lady.livejournal.com/95027.html I just added three more in another linked set, which completes a second scene. Please check them out when you have a chance. If they pique your curiosity, remember that Earthbow Vol.1 is on sale via Amazon. I'm currently working on the final draft of vol.2. Gryphonwood should be publishing it in a couple of months.

Rick Copple says: John Ottinger has graciously agreed to have me as a guest blogger. http://www.graspingforthewind.com/2010/05/03/guest-post-more-sin-please-by-r-l-copple/ There is a giveaway of two copies of Infinite Realities running that week as well: http://www.graspingforthewind.com/2010/05/03/giveaway-two-signed-copies-of-infinite-realities-by-r-l-copple/
And no, the article isn't a plea for people to sin more. To find out what I'm really talking about, you'll have to read the post. :)