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Mary Robinette Kowal
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Peter Orullian joins us today to talk about his new novel, Trial of Intentions. Here is the publisher’s description: The gods who created this world have abandoned it. In their mercy, however, they chained the rogue god–and the monstrous creatures he…
Peter Orullian joins us today to talk about his new novel, Trial of Intentions.
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Today Sally Kilpatrick joins us to talk about her new novel, The Happy Hour Choir. Here is the publisher’s description: From debut author Sally Kilpatrick comes a hopeful tale of love and redemption in a quiet Southern town where a lost soul finds her way…
Today Sally Kilpatrick joins us to talk about her new novel, The Happy Hour Choir. Here is the publisher’s description: From debut author Sally Kilpatrick comes a hopeful tale of love and redemption in a quiet Southern town where a lost soul finds her way with the help of an unlikely circle of friends. . . Life …
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Let me start by asking bluntly, and then I’ll give details. My friend Nora and her husband Bob were in a horrific car accident. Horrific. As in, there seems to be an actual miracle involved in the fact that they are alive. This is the link to a fundraiser…
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It's horrible that they need money to be able to get medical care that we take for granted in the UK. I'm so thankful for the NHS.
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While on book tour (you are coming out to see me at Borderlands tonight, if you’re in SF, right?) I finished a short story. It’s 6700 words and I’m on a sort of tight turnaround on it. If you have time to read it tonight, will you drop your name in the…
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You(plural form) never come here--and it's not that far away. 
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I was supposed to have done this weeks ago, but I am a slothful and distracted person. I appreciate her patience and the opportunity to share the opening stage of this painting with her readers. So slothful and distracted am I that I still have yet to…
Mary, while away on her book tour, had the gracious idea to give me a guest blogpost about the portrait I am doing of her.
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I’m over on Goodreads answering questions. Because you can mark spoilers, that means you can ask me ANYTHING you want. Anything. I might lie to you, but I’ll answer it. Go to: Goodreads | Mary Robinette Kowal (Author of Shades of Milk and Honey)
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Examining ENDER'S GAME — The Cost of Breaking the Rules

I wrote this essay in a moving van as we were relocating from Portland to Chicago. It appeared in Smart Pop Book’s Ender’s World which was a series of essays looking at the novel Ender’s Game from different perspectives. Here’s a teaser. In 2005, I was…
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Let me start by asking bluntly, and then I’ll give details. My friend Nora and her husband Bob were in a horrific car accident. Horrific. As in, there seems to be an actual miracle involved in the fact that they are alive. This is the link to a fundraiser to help cover their medical expenses beyond what insurance will cover. …
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Today Chrysoula Tzavelas joins us to talk about her new novel, Citadel of the Sky. Here is the publisher’s description: A Dark Lord is rising. Again. But hey, that’s what the royal family is for, right? Kicking butt in nice dresses: a new epic tradition.…
Today Chrysoula Tzavelas joins us to talk about her new novel, Citadel of the Sky. Here is the publisher’s description: A Dark Lord is rising. Again. But hey, that’s what the royal family is for, right? Kicking butt in nice dresses: a new epic tradition. Her (not very) Serene Highness Princess Tiana tries her best not to think …
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Eli K.P. William is joining us today with his novel Cash Crash Jubilee. Here’s the publisher’s description. In a near-future Tokyo, every action—from blinking to sexual intercourse—is intellectual property owned by corporations, who take it upon…
Eli K.P. William is joining us today with his novel Cash Crash Jubilee. Here’s the publisher’s description. In a near-future Tokyo, every action—from blinking to sexual intercourse—is intellectual property owned by corporations, who take it upon themselves to charge licensing fees for your existence. Amon Kenzaki is a Liquidator for the Global Action Transaction Authority. …
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I’m attending BayCon 2015: Women of Wonder… and the People Who Love and Appreciate Them, from Friday, May 22, through Sunday, May 24. Here is my schedule: Friday, May 22 Celebrating a Woman of Wonder: Jane Austen at 240, 4:30-6pm, San Tomas Jane Austen’s…
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Puppeteer and writer
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  • Author of Shades of Milk and Honey | Professional puppeteer
    present
  • Other Hand Productions
    Puppeteer, 1995 - 2011
  • Tears of Joy
    Puppeteer and lead designer, 1993 - 1999
  • Lazy Town
    Assistant puppeteer, 2004 - 2007
  • The Puppet Kitchen
  • SFWA
    Secretary, 2008 - 2010
  • SFWA
    Vice President, 2010 - 2012
  • Shades of Milk and Honey
    author of novel from Tor books, 2010 - 2010
  • Glamour in Glass
    author of novel from Tor books, 2012 - 2012
  • Without a Summer
    author of novel from Tor books, 2013 - 2013
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Professional puppeteer and author of Shades of Milk and Honey
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Hugo-award winning author, Mary Robinette Kowal is a novelist and professional puppeteer. Her debut novel Shades of Milk and Honey (Tor 2010) was nominated for the 2010 Nebula Award for Best Novel. In 2008 she won the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, while two of her short fiction works have been nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Short Story: “Evil Robot Monkey” in 2009 and “For Want of a Nail” in 2011, which won the Hugo that year. Her stories have appeared in Strange Horizons, Asimov’s, and several Year’s Best anthologies, as well as in her collection Scenting the Dark and Other Stories from Subterranean Press. 

Mary, a professional puppeteer, also performs as a voice actor, recording fiction for authors such as Seanan McGuire, Cory Doctorow and John Scalzi. She lives in Chicago with her husband Rob and over a dozen manual typewriters. Visit www.maryrobinettekowal.com
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This is a great neighborhood resource. The staff is knowledgeable and committed to doing outreach. Plus they are speedy and affordable for bike repairs.
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Truly I only come here for events, and have never stayed. It's a beautiful building and very welcoming to event customers.
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I have to start by explaining that my dad came here when he was a little boy and it's where we always went when we came home to visit my grandmother. So for me, this defines what barbecue is supposed to be BUT it different from every other style of barbecue out there. It's very tasty. Let me put it this way... I'm a vegetarian and I always get a pork barbecue sandwich when I come here, with hot slaw. Make sure that you add plenty of the barbecue sauce that they have sitting on the table. The baked beans and coleslaw are also yummy. A couple of years ago they renovated but managed to keep the old school charm. I love this place.
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This is the old standby. When it is late this is always a cozy spot to nip into for a pint and a bite to eat. It's bar food, but it's a good Pacific Northwest rendition of bar food.
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The atmosphere is relaxing and friendly, with high ceilings, lots of natural light, wifi and plenty of outlets. More importantly, these folks take coffee seriously. It's perfectly brewed every time.
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