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Joelle Presby
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It seems my career shift from part-time writer to full-time writer could not have been timed any more perfectly. I do not actually have a crystal ball, but it sure looks like I left government consulting just before the job stress levels would have made writing on nights and weekends absolutely impossible.

I feel for my old coworkers who are having to live in "interesting times" in the full Chinese curse sense of the phrase. Good luck Booz Allen!
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Knowing when something is over is a rare talent. Well done. 
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Anyone else get the eBooks Anti-Trust Settlement notice from Amazon? I got the class action lawsuit notice six months or more ago, but I didn't expect it to amount to this much money.
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My notice went to my spam folder. If you bought ebooks on Amazon published by Hachette, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Penguin or Macmillan between 4/1/10 and 5/21/12, they owe you up to $3.17 per NY Times Bestseller and $0.73 for everything else.
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Rest in Peace Ray Bradbury.
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For those of you out there who read the author Patricia C. Wrede's blog, it will be back up later. There's been technical difficulties. She was nice to email back when I asked about it.
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Patricia's blog is back up. http://pcwrede.com/blog/
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How is the first day of April Camp NaNoWriMo going? And for those of you in New Zealand, how is tomorrow's writing going?
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1st day went well, managed 2k which surprised me because I honestly only expected to write 600words with how busy the 1st was meant to be. Aiming for 40k, so it's a good start.
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I'm crossing my fingers and wishing very hard. Please God don't let me blow it. This is my first week as a full-time writer.

In honor of that, I've gotten a profile picture that is actually me. Yes, that is Niagara Falls in the background. The novel I'm co-writing with David Weber needs to have some scenes there. I'd never been and a whole lot of the rest of the reading public has. While I was suffering for my art (grin) on vacation up there, Andy snapped this photo.
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Notice the second name from the bottom on the lower right hand corner? My novella "Obligated Service" will be in print and available in stores this July! Here's the anthology's cover photo.
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Thanks!
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My short story, Grayson Navy Letters Home, was published today by Baen on the website. I am delighted to have my first sale.
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Thank you! I appreciate the encouragement. David Weber and I are currently working on co-writing the sequel novel following Hell Hath No Fury in the Multiverse series. I've also got some solo fiction I need to polish up and pitch to Baen Books. More stories are coming. Please keep reading!
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Hey there. You may know me from my fiction in David Weber's universes... Or from Booz Allen (no I didn't know Edward Snowden), or the US Navy (no I'm not a war hero), or from Cameroon (yes I am a missionary kid).

More about me here: joellepresby.com.
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I get paid to write. (If this is a dream, please don't wake me up.)
Education
  • United States Naval Academy
    1999 - 2003
  • Naval Postgraduate School
    2003 - 2004