Thursday, January 31, 2008

Bulletins & Other News: Jan. 31, 2008

Lisa Mantchev -"The Girl With Blueberry Eyes" now online
"The Girl With Blueberry Eyes" is live at Fantasy Magazine for your reading enjoyment:

Robert McCammon - McCammon video from the 1989 WFC in Seattle, WA.
"Way back in 1989, Robert McCammon was the Guest of Honor at the World Fantasy Convention in Seattle, WA. I've just posted an 11-minute video of the Q&A part of "An Hour with Robert McCammon" at the 1989 WFC to YouTube. You can watch the 2-part video on the McCammon site, and it should soon show up in YouTube searches. Thanks to Sephera Giron, who sent me the videotape back in '89.

Also, I spoke with the Alabama Booksmith this afternoon. They still have a handful of signed copies of The Queen of Bedlam hardcover, but once these are gone, they're gone. The first printing of hardcover edition has apparently pretty much sold out and the Booksmith is unable to get more copies. Information on how to order a signed hardcover can be found at the top of the front page of the McCammon site. Robert McCammon is hard at work on Mr. Slaughter, the next Matthew Corbett novel."

Markedeloy - New website -
"Please visit my new website: MARKEDELOY.COM Getting ready for the new novel Life Suspended which is coming out in March at the World Horror Convention. DARK RECESSES PRESS"

Jeremy C. Shipp, Dark Fiction Writer - Jeff VanderMeer included my novel in best of 2007 article
Here's the article:

Writer's Digest - Finding the Right Editor
In the February issue of Writer's Digest, writer Mark Peters says searching for the right editor has some surprising similarities to online dating services. In fact, pitching an editor can be a lot like pitching woo. To read Peters' discoveries and experiences on the similarities between finding the right editor and online dating, visit:

News worth reposting:
Tor Books - Ender's Game Announcement
Check out the latest Tor Books blog regarding Ender's Game | | | Facebook Group |

The Smoking Poet - The Smoking Poet First Annual Short Story Contest
The Smoking Poet’s first annual short story contest is open to all writers in any genre. An entry fee of $10 per submission is required, payment to be made through PayPal. Submission deadline for the contest is May 31, 2008. Please send your submission with the subject line stating CONTEST/Last Name to

The Smoking Poet Call for Submissions
Submissions open year round. Send with editor’s attention in subject line: poetry, cigar reviews and stories to Zinta Aistars; fiction/non-fiction to Russell Rowland. For book reviews, please query first. For full submission guidelines and contact information, visit: The Smoking Poet Spring 2008 Issue Deadline: February 28, 2008

Jennings Grove - Chapter 9: Third Night, Part I
Part I of Chapter 9 is now live! Read more at:

Fantasy Author - Hubert L. Mullins - Short stories
"Hey guys, I posted this awhile back, but most of you might have forgotten. For those of you that have read both my books, you should head over to my official site and read the two short-stories that I've posted. They are nice seg-ways into the third book and will introduce you to the new characters. I hope you enjoy them! ~ Hubert | (PS: They are in the 'news' section of the site!)"

Word Weavers - Features: Kristen Tsetsi, Mario Fedele , Michael A. Beaudry
Head on over to the WW MySpace page to check out this weeks Special Features!

  • Kristen Tsetsi is our featured author, and as a bonus, you can read an exerpt from her touching book, Homefront
  • Mario Fedele's Trading Card is in the Spotlight this week!
  • Michael A. Beaudry enlightens us on Character Building in the guest blog!
Word Weavers Anthologies |

Are We Alone? - New Skeptical Sunday with James Randi
"As I look into the crystal ball, I see... I see... I see James Randi, magician and skeptic extraordinaire. It's the self-same Randi who once exposed Uri Geller's trick for bending spoons. What does he say now that Geller has apparently admitted he is a magician, and not a silverware psychic after all?"

Also, the Amazing Randi's last chance for all mind readers, levitation experts and other masters of the paranormal: you have two years to prove your stuff before the $1,000,000 challenge ends.

Plus, a recent Harvard study scans brains for neurological evidence of ESP... unfolding the origins of the fortune cookie... And Phil Plait rounds up the latest skewed cogitations of lazy brains: is a recent Rover photo evidence of Bigfoot on Mars?

It's Skeptical Sunday... but don't take our word for it. Guests:

  • Phil Plait - Author of
  • James Randi - Stage magician, paranormal skeptic, and founder of the James Randi Educational Foundation
  • Sam Moulton - Psychologist at Harvard University
You can listen to the new episode at:

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