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Joelle Presby
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Niantic, the Merciful (AKA An Ode to Pokemon GO)

A post, in which it is explained that Niantic does, in fact, listen. Much to our regret. #pokemongo #niantic  
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My Schedule for the 74th WorldCon

MidAmeriCon II (AKA the 74th WorldCon) has a tentative schedule out. This is my programming schedule. I hope to see you in Kansas City!

Business Planning for Writers
Thursday, August 18, 16:00 - 17:00, 2504B (Kansas City Convention Center)
You've sold your first novel and now have to figure out how to make a living as a writer.  It is a lot more than just write and cash the checks, though.  Because a freelancer's income is never guaranteed, how do you budget properly?  Should you set yourself up as a corporation?  How do you handle taxes?  A guide to planning the business aspect of your career.
Richard Chwedyk, Gay Haldeman, Sean Hazlett CFA, Sebastien de Castell (M), Joelle Presby

Baen Traveling Road Show
Friday, August 19, 15:00 - 16:00, 2205 - A/V (Kansas City Convention Center)
Come join Baen Executive Editor Jim Minz and an assortment of Baen authors for the Baen Traveling Road Show. Learn about their new and upcoming releases. See the pretty covers. Win fabulous prizes. There will be free books for a lucky few…
James Minz (M), Sharon Lee, Steve Miller, Joelle Presby, Dr. Charles E. Gannon

The Downside of Collaboration
Saturday, August 20, 14:00 - 15:00, 2209 (Kansas City Convention Center)
It has been suggested that in a collaboration, each partner does 90% of the work for 50% of the money.  Although a good collaboration creates something that couldn't have been written by only one of the authors, there are downsides and negatives to every collaborative process.
Lynette M. Burrows, Eileen Gunn, Jeff Sturgeon, Joelle Presby, Rob Chilson (M)

Balancing the Creative Life
Saturday, August 20, 15:00 - 16:00, 2503B (Kansas City Convention Center)
Finding balance is a trick nowadays. How do you keep a day job, AND read AND go to galleries AND network AND absorb enough of the world to keep your brain well fed inspired and energized enough to create? Panelists discuss what keeps them going and engaged in their work and life.
Kelly Robson, Joelle Presby, Mark W. Tiedemann, James Van Pelt (M), Deirdre Murphy

#worldcon #midamericon2 #baen
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New blog post: Blessings of French Toast Be Upon You! (AKA Atlantic Hurricane Season Cometh)

http://joellepresby.com/blog/blessings-of-french-toast-be-upon-you-aka-atlantic-hurricane-season-cometh #Hurricane #frenchtoast  
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If you are anywhere near Williamsburg, VA for April 29 to May 1, stop by RavenCon and join me for my The Road To Hell Launch Party.

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RavenCon 2016! And CAKE!

One of my favorite conventions has moved several hours closer to me this year. I'm delighted to be coming back as a guest and look forward to reconnecting with many friendly con goers.

Raven is a great con for parties, so Saturday night with the gracious support of the Baen Barflies, I'm hosting a launch party for THE ROAD TO HELL. There will be cake. There will be booze. There will be non-alcoholic beverages, free book-related stuff, and a raffle for some signed hardcovers. It'll be a good time.

RavenCon 2016
April 29 - May 1
DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg
50 Kingsmill Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185

I'll post more when I have my final schedule.

http://www.ravencon.com/
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Podcasts and more podcasts... Here's a blog post compilation with links to the Baen Free Radio Show and SF Signal's own Three Hoarsemen talking with David Weber and yours truly about The Road To Hell (Multiverse 3) and more. Enjoy. :)

http://www.joellepresby.com/blog/multiverse-podcasts
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1st winner of the ‪#‎Multiverse‬ Book Giveaway Contest: Sonja Thiede - Runner-Up Prize won by chance in the first drawing.

The contest remains open.

Enter by leaving a comment or guess on my website or in the other ways described here: http://joellepresby.com/blog/multiverse-book-giveaway-contest.
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Hi World!
 
I’m celebrating the upcoming March 2016 release of The Road To Hell (Multiverse #3) by David Weber and yours truly.
 
I'm giving away a few advance reader copies which are normally only made available to book reviewers and professionals in the publishing industry. But to make it extra special, I decided to include copies of Hell’s Gate (Multiverse #1) and Hell Hath No Fury (Multiverse #2) as well.
 
Here are the contest rules. You can win by chance or you can win by skill.
 
WINNING BY CHANCE:
Respond to this to get yourself entered for one random chance to win. You can get additional random chances by responding at each of the other places I’ve posted this. Those places are: my website, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter.
 
WINNING BY SKILL:
Guess the final page count for THE ROAD TO HELL. You may enter one guess per person per site. Responding to this contest with a page count guess will automatically give you an entry in the winning by chance side of the Multiverse book giveaway. If several people have the same closest guess, the one who posted first wins.
 
GRAND PRIZE:
Multiverse #1: HELL’S GATE in trade paperback
Multiverse #2: HELL HATH NO FURY in trade paperback
Multiverse #3: THE ROAD TO HELL in advance reader copy format
 
RUNNER-UP PRIZE:
Multiverse #1: HELL’S GATE in trade paperback
Multiverse #2: HELL HATH NO FURY in trade paperback
 
There will be at least one Grand Prize won by skill and at least one won by chance. I reserve the right to allocate the Runner-Up Prizes as seems good to me. There will be at least three Runner-Up Prizes.
 
Let the winning begin!
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Hi World!

I have a book coming out! David Weber and I have completed the third book in the Multiverse series started with Linda Evans many years ago. The Road To Hell is available for pre-order now at Barnes & Noble and Amazon and will be coming to bookstores near you on March 1st.

Happy reading,
Joelle Presby
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